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First Blog entry!!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Ok I'm not a natural blogger so lets just see how this goes...

I guess the main reason I'm here is because I sick of feeling like the 'fat friend'. Also growing up with an unbelievably and naturally skinny sister hasn't helped, especially since her favourite (and trust me, well meaning) refrain for years was :' Well, your never going to be slim so just stop worrying about it!'.For too long now I have ignored my weight and total lack of exercise and just worn horrible support panelled undergarments to suck in my waistline when I go out and meet friends...that is until I felt so under confident that I started feeling like I had to wear them everyday.

I struggle with feeling unattractive, I'm also generally the 'single friend' mostly I like to think that this is because I genuinely feel like I don't have enough time at the moment to deal with dating someone because I'm trying to focus on my PhD but I think it has a lot to do with lack of confidence too.

Anyhow! I'm here now and this first almost two weeks has been great! I really love the atmosphere of spark people the great support both of spark friends, the nutritional advice and of course the fitness tracking. I really feel like I'm taking big steps in the right direction now
The only slight bummer is that I'm so into sparkpeople right now that the science has taken a bit of a hammering emoticon for example I'm in on a Saturday and instead of working at the microscope I'm writing this... But no worries! I reckon i'll sort out a balance soon enough. At the moment I just need to work out how I'm going to get through a BBQ tonight without stuffing my face or having too much wine...

Thanks to anyone who read this! Loads of Love to all Sparkers xxx emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MSPEACHYJONES 5/22/2011 4:45PM

    Thank you all so much for all of your lovely words of support! I really am absolutely blown away by how sweet and supportive you all are! trust me, there are tears welling up! every comment here means the absolute world to me I can't even tell you! Oh and the BBQ went really well, your tips were a big help apart from treating myself to a few too many crisps i managed to keep my portions in check and also, importantly not feel horribly guilty about anything i ate afterwards,
Thanks again you guys you are all rockstars emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CURVYDIVA86 5/22/2011 2:06AM

    Congratulations on your first blog! Everyone has their demons, and it takes courage to share yours with the rest of us... but trust me, I think it helps. We all think we're alone, and then suddenly this wonderful community shows us that we're not at all. I personally really relate the situation with your sister. I was always chubby, nerdy, and perpetually single while my younger brother was athletic, attractive, and always had a girlfriend. Not fun!! It takes a long time to heal those emotional scars... much longer than it takes to actually lose the weight. The thing is, we all have our issues, but we're all in this together. Don't be afraid to lean on us!

Anyway, I look forward to seeing your journey progress! Just take it one day at a time. emoticon emoticon

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SQUEAKYTRISH 5/21/2011 11:17AM

    ah enjoy the bbq! hope the weather perks up!
you've done great for the past 2weeks so let your hair down! make good choices like chicken and salad where you can. Get some diet lemonade for a white wine spritzer. Most of all though have fun, if you over indulge don't kick yourself too hard.
watch out for the hungover munchies the next day, they always get me! Xx

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TURTLERASKIN 5/21/2011 10:37AM

    Yep, I agree with you -- the atmosphere here is really helpful to keep me on track too. Hope the barbecue was fun!

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HENRYSC 5/21/2011 9:09AM

    yes balancing SP and the rest of your life is hard at first. But then SP is all about balance so it will come.

Get a glass of water and carry it with the whole time at the BBQ, keeps people from offering you stuff.

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    Congratulations and good luck!

A tip for the BBQ.....try eating a small, healthy snack before you go. I recommend a banana. That way, you'll already have something in your stomach and won't be tempted to eat quite as much while you're there. Also, if there is a veggie plate, concentrate on that. Alot of this is about self control. It's hard in the beginning but the more, better choices the easier it will get.

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PRAIRIEGIRL30 5/21/2011 8:45AM

    Best of Luck! I know what it's like to be the Chubby, single's to being the hot, single friend everyone is jealous of. emoticon

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MIZPAM25 5/21/2011 8:27AM

    Best wishes on your journey, may each day bring you one step closer to your goal. Good luck with the BBQ. emoticon

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LOSTLIME 5/21/2011 7:43AM

    I wish you all the best on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSPEACHYJONES 5/21/2011 7:42AM

    Wow guys thanks for the support, thats really lovely emoticon

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RAPUNZEL53 5/21/2011 7:34AM

  Good Luck!

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SMFISHER99 5/21/2011 7:24AM

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BUDDHABOI 5/21/2011 7:22AM

    Thanks for sharing!... emoticon Best wishes for SUCCESS in your journey! emoticon

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NWLIFESRC 5/21/2011 7:04AM

    Good luck at the BBQ and welcome to the blogs

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