I am terribly sorry that you have gone through so much. Weight and abuse go hand in hand unfortunately. I don't have pics of my real life on here either. I have never felt anything from any members that I need to have anything my real life revealed on this site. Although some do, most people I interact with do not have pictures of themselves on here. Good luck with your weight loss journey, but even more with healing.
Fitness Minutes: (51,647)
5,721 6/7/13 12:13 P
to Sparkpeople and wishing you much success on your journey!
Fitness Minutes: (81,098)
6/7/13 12:01 P
1MORETRI ... Hi and welcome to Spark!! I wish you lots of luck on your journey!!
Thank you for joining us. It's no one's business if you don't show your face or give us your name. I have plenty of Spark Friends who I have never met, seen their face or know their real name. It's ok .... I still value them in my life and on this journey. Sounds like you have a valid reason for keeping private.
We are here for you!!
6/7/13 11:41 A
Welcome to Spark! I think you'll find a loving, supportive community here, and we don't mind if you lurk :) Feel free to share as much or as little as you want -- we're here to help and support you. I'm sorry for what you've been through, but I send you best wishes for present and future happiness!
Fitness Minutes: (0)
6/6/13 8:08 P
Thank you. I appreciate you taking a moment to post a message to me.
Fitness Minutes: (0)
6/6/13 8:06 P
Thank you so much. I spent over a decade being taunted by my ex and then he teamed up with his new wife and nearly caused me to have a nervous breakdown while I was in a high risk pregnancy. I am the way that I am because of it. I just can't put myself out there to give him/them more ammunition. They are both bullies. I've been able to have a measure of peace in the last 6 months and I'd like to keep it that way. There are things I'd like to talk about, need to talk about, that I absolutely couldn't feel comfortable doing because of them. My ex and I have a child together and he used to use anything and everything to pull me apart from my child. I asked my ex once while we were still married if he really got pleasure from being cruel to me and he said, "You know, I really do". So, I hope I can still come on here and talk without being shunned as a lurker or something worse but if not I guess I'll just read the boards, keep doing my meal plans and try my best.
Welcome to SP. The ride is rough, but getting there is the key.
Fitness Minutes: (64,427)
6/6/13 7:44 A
People who choose anonymity should be *respected* and NOT*disdained*! You bring up a very, *very* valid reason for doing so - seems to me that so many are taking the view that "you're hiding because you're a coward or a suspicious person" - and that is such a $#!@# shame!
Welcome and best wishes on your journey to better health - and we are all ENTITLED to take part of that journey, whether you put your full self out there or not!
Fitness Minutes: (0)
6/6/13 4:09 A
I am a 43 year old mom of three from Kentucky. I choose to not reveal my name or post a photo of myself because there are people in my real life that use Spark People. People that I would not share the intimate, gory, details of my real life with and the struggles I have with food addiction. People who would gossip about me and talk to my abusive ex about me so him and his wife can get a big laugh out of my pain. Kind of like he used to do when we were married. I read on here that there is some disdain for people who choose to be anonymous such as I and that is O.K. If you are like that, we probably would never be friends in the real world anyway. I need to be able to speak the unvarnished truth about myself, about my food addiction, about the pain and suffering that I experienced in an abusive marriage and I CANNOT feel comfortable doing that. I hope you all can understand. I need help. I need support. I need to be able to speak candidly.
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.