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J2740LOU SparkPoints: (250,890)
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8/27/13 5:17 P

My husband.

QUADCMOM SparkPoints: (100,779)
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Posts: 9,470
8/27/13 5:11 P


Visit my team "Vacation / Travel Support Team

It's set up for people who need support while away from home, whether it business or pleasure.

DELRIO1 Posts: 5,705
8/27/13 9:06 A

from myself only

Edited by: DELRIO1 at: 8/27/2013 (09:06)
CSKIES1 SparkPoints: (62,418)
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Posts: 2,637
8/27/13 8:50 A

myself but my dd as well!!

The change begins with me and it begins now!
TCANNO SparkPoints: (172,056)
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Posts: 29,266
8/27/13 6:22 A

Mostly SP but a few friends as well

Trev, Kent Southeast UK

How can you know that you can't unless you have tried and failed.
Join the 10 minute exercising challenge and get exercising.
See what you are made of by joining the 10k steps day challenge.

FIRYMIST35 Posts: 1,154
8/27/13 12:37 A

Friends, sometimes family and sparkpeople.

8/26/13 11:55 P

SparkPeople Friends

SHERYLDS Posts: 13,699
8/23/13 9:21 P

emoticon and emoticon

Sheryl from New Jersey, EST...2015 Summer final wt. 225
EL for 2015 5% Challenge...Spirited Underdogs Team
LOUIE-LILY Posts: 2,632
8/23/13 8:04 P

God, a couple of close friends, and . . . SP


Galatians 5:16: �I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.�
CIRANDELLA SparkPoints: (59,534)
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8/23/13 6:26 P

SP & me.

"If you're going through hell, keep going."

- Winston Churchill

EMMACORY SparkPoints: (156,085)
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8/23/13 5:43 P

God, family,friends


SPERRIN2012 SparkPoints: (172,353)
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8/23/13 4:34 P

It's SP & me

GRAMMYNSC Posts: 669
8/23/13 3:38 P

God! My family, Myself and SP!

Love Kitty emoticon

Life is like a only works when you push it!

The reason people try to put you in a box is because they know you're a gift!

PENNYSAVER2 SparkPoints: (101,156)
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8/23/13 3:30 P

Weekly Support Group

I CAN do this ONE day at a time.
STRONGERLEANER SparkPoints: (142,543)
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8/23/13 3:24 P

For fitness and health, I am the key component.

I find Spark to be a helpful tool but in my "real life," there is really just me. Others start out with me and then give up. At times I've even been told I was losing too much weight, exercising too much, or eating too little, all while I was in a healthy weight range.

With all my faults, it still comes down to me.

HOPE: Holding On, Praying Earnestly...from Guidepost Magazine

I'm working my way back to the size I want to be.
On a journey for strength and good health.

8/22/13 8:18 P


2BDYNAMIC Posts: 13,221
8/22/13 7:01 P

My husband often telling me how great I look!

~Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
8/22/13 6:59 P

The majority of my outside support comes from my friends, family, and coaches. My friends are inspired by my consistency, my family is there during hardships, and my coaches just knock me around and get my head right emoticon (They actually do way more than that, my coaches are AWESOME!!) emoticon

But my inside support comes from G-d, who ordained our bodies as His living, wakling, breathing (and sometimes MMA'ing) vessels to be light ofr His Kingdom.

The decision to eat right and workout is mine, and that keeps me going!


CEDARBARK1 SparkPoints: (2,485)
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8/22/13 6:41 P

From me.

I have to live with me. I get acknowledgments from others, but ultimately, I'm the decider.

Got rid of the ticker cuz my scale decided to flatter me unduly. I haven't re-gained, just got a better, honest, scale.

Just because you steam it, doesn't mean you can't add herbs and spices. (A gripe at those insipid restaurant "healthy choice" menu selections.)

My blog:
AZULVIOLETA6 SparkPoints: (66,733)
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8/22/13 6:27 P

I don't really have any in-person support right now, but I don't have anyone sabotaging me either, so I am good. :)

Earlier in my journey I found lots of support in friends that I made at the gym, and especially from people in my Zumba class.

My family and friends at a distance are also very supportive when I see them, through Facebook, etc. My doctors have been amazing too as I have far exceeded what they thought I would be able to do.

Dances: salsa (standard/LA), casino, rueda de casino, cumbia Colombiana, cumba Mexicana, bachata, mambo, cha-cha-ch, merengue, reggaetn.

Dances to Learn in the future: flamenco, tango Argentino, samba, belly dancing, bhangra, danzn, Cuban rumba, ballroom rumba
ADIOSALL Posts: 5,197
8/22/13 5:45 P


JMOUSE99 SparkPoints: (141,356)
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8/22/13 10:40 A

SP, specifically the Amazon Warriors on the Biggest Loser Challenge (new teams signing up soon!)

Lenore (Vancouver, Canada)

Bronze Wellness Warrior - BLC27, BLC28 & BLC29
Winds of Change Lodge - Camp WannabeFit 2015
Amber Amazon Warrior - BLC21 to BLC26

Shared pain is lessened. Shared joy is increased. Thus we refute entropy.
- Spider Robinson

What fits your busy schedule better: exercising 1 hour a day or being dead 24 hours a day?
- Glasbergen

People who don't like cats were probably mice in an earlier life.
07SOJO Posts: 1,648
8/22/13 9:59 A

I have friends and family who support me wanting to lose but they always order or cook stuff I shouldn't be eating like desserts and ice cream. I don't want to totally cut those things out but when I'm trying to lose, I definitely cut down on the sweets.

You NEVER regret a workout!
Love Sojo
DLBROWN93 Posts: 887
8/22/13 9:37 A


GDANE3 SparkPoints: (127,495)
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8/22/13 9:33 A


BOB5148 SparkPoints: (174,460)
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8/22/13 9:19 A


GINNABOOTS Posts: 7,129
8/22/13 8:58 A

my husband

PICKIE98 SparkPoints: (361,628)
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8/22/13 8:56 A



Lost 66 pounds!

ALBERTJON SparkPoints: (3,133)
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8/21/13 9:28 P

Primarily myself. My wife, unfortunately, is not much on diet and exercise. My younger daughter is supportive, since she eats healthy and exercises almost daily, doing both running and weights. Other than that, I use on-line groups to be supportive.

"If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred...Have you seen the fool that corrupted his own live body? or the fool that corrupted her own live body? " -- Whitman

“Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string.” -- Emerson

"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." -- Thoreau
JAMIRBLAZE Posts: 1,273
8/21/13 9:09 P

Myself, mostly.

KMMAKI SparkPoints: (85,590)
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8/21/13 8:58 P


SLIMTHICK2 SparkPoints: (87,034)
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8/21/13 8:56 P

TRACYDH SparkPoints: (23,619)
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Posts: 221
8/21/13 8:00 P

my awesome husband! he's Sparking too :)

144AUTUMN SparkPoints: (75,311)
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8/21/13 7:56 P


EMPRESSAMQ Posts: 5,077
8/21/13 7:53 P

from myself

Moving in new directions.
FENWAYGIRL18 Posts: 5,866
8/21/13 7:36 P

hubby and son

Starting to like the new me!
Waiting for my garden to come to life!
MAMA_CD Posts: 1,505
8/21/13 7:27 P


MAMA_CD...count your blessings!
"To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift.
HLTHAPPINESS4C Posts: 22,622
8/21/13 7:07 P

Yes support is such an important component in this healthy living lifestyle. I really have struggled with binge eating/emotional eating. My support in this area comes from other spark team mates and spark friends, my therapist and a while ago it came from a nutritionist that I was seeing. Also I have great support from close friends as far as people who I can turn to when stressed, sad, lonely, ect. and of course there is my relationship with Jesus. He is my ultimate support.

I do however have trouble with friends who love sweets which are my downfall and many times we will meet at DD and have a donut. It's hard to say no. I don't think they purposely try to sabotage me; they just are used to us meeting at DD or similar places. I need to say no or take an apple with me when I order my coffee and they order their donuts.

My boyfriend works hard to support me, but sometimes he himself struggles and we trip each other up.

Cynthia~~~ A follower of Jesus Christ!!

Proverbs 3;5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; acknowledge him, and He will make your paths straight.
TACDGB Posts: 6,136
8/21/13 6:15 P

I support myself.......and Jesus of course. No one else seems to care one way or the other. and that is fine with me. I know I am doing the right thing.

MEGAPEEJ Posts: 732
8/21/13 5:52 P

I agree that having a good support can be a cornerstone to this journey!

I have 2 people that are really supportive of me and my healthy lifestyle in 2 different ways. The first is my husband - he encourages me to go to the gym with him even when I don't want to, and will gladly check my form or teach me a new exercise as needed. He compliments not only how my body has changed, but also how hard he sees me work. The other person is my boss, who's also a good friend. She and I started our weight loss journey at the same time, so we would share recipes, successes, frustrations, tricks for shopping and making healthy meals, and support. I know that not everyone cares that I dropped a pant size, but she always cares and I love that I can share with her. I consider them both to be very supportive and it helps me not to backslide because I know it's not just me that sees and cares how I'm doing.

Do something everyday that your future self will thank you for.
GPHOENIX Posts: 2,839
8/21/13 5:23 P

Support is such a key component to making healthy life style changes. Where are you getting your support from? Do you feel that your current level of support is either helping or hindering your progress. What do you consider to be supportive?

Thanks so much for reading this post. Have a great day.

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