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Sunday, June 24, 2012

It's my nature to work hard at getting good at whatever I try. When I don't do well I look at what I've done and try to figure out what I can do to get better. When I do that I'm focusing on me and I don't like focusing on myself too much. It just seems too self centered.

I'm most comfortable when I'm working on something like this lifestyle change and I'm in a group. I want to do well but I also want to share what works for me with others so they can gain confidence and accomplish what we're all trying to accomplish. I don't compete with anyone but me so if someone I know does better than I do then I am delighted. I understand how important it is to YOU and I want you to succeed. I know I'm not alone in my attitude. I see many people cheering on others and giving them support.

The great thing about Sparkpeople is that you're only alone if you choose to be alone. You can do this alone but you don't have to. Ask questions, share your setbacks, and enjoy your successes with others. You can do it alone but you will enjoy it more if you do it with friends and you have a lot of friends here.

Enjoy the ride,

Lew
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SCOTMAMA 6/27/2012 12:09PM

    Just saw a comment you made on someone else's Spark Page -- and after reading this blog of yours, I know I need you as a friend. Hope you don't mind, us "old timers" have got to stick together!

Hugs, Eve

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TEXASFILLY 6/26/2012 6:56PM

    Excellent advice, Lew! Love it! Thank you for sharing your experience and wisdom. *hugs* All the best, BonnieBlue~

P.S. I found you through our mutual SP friend, MDButterfly, so I took the liberty to emoticon you! emoticon emoticon

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MDBUTTERFLY 6/26/2012 9:56AM

    Altho I keep getting detoured...I keep coming back here for that reason...friendships of people who understand. Cheering on others while getting the same in return. Having a personal journey and at the same time one that is shared.
Glad youre a part of that Lew cause YOU ROCK!!

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ONUTHIN125 6/26/2012 9:18AM

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REXTINE1 6/25/2012 11:29AM

    Well said. Everyone is gregarious to some degree, but it gets irritating when someone is overly competitive. It may be fun for a while, but does get old, so having companions is a lot better long term.

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GLORYB2014 6/25/2012 9:19AM

    I so agree with you Lew!
We need to focus on ourselves but it's wonderful doing this in a group, where we can cheer on others and share our days and get good tips/ideas.
I'm not a competitive person either, I just love to see others doing well and will go all the way with them, right along beside them!
Great to be on a team with you, you are so positive and cheerful!
Have a wonderful Monday!
Gloria

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GRAMMAP1 6/25/2012 12:32AM

    I like the attitude of many who have lost weight. They are glad to share and even advise others how it was done. You are so right Lew. It is a great organization! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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COCHESE321 6/24/2012 11:20PM

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JEWELLE217 6/24/2012 10:30PM

    Very well said!

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SHERMOR13 6/24/2012 9:51PM

    You're so right - it's good to be part of a group working toward mutual goals. AND while some have already lost their weight;, others are just beginning! BUT we all have one or two things in common. Losing weight is hard work - I always say IF it were easy, no one would be 5 ounces over weight.

SO let's all keep up the good work AND enjoy being a part of a great group!

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