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    CEPHALOPODLYNN   14,769
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Thursday, May 02, 2013

A couple of the articles I was reading earlier said that dieting usually has a 95% failure rate, which is not exactly the most encouraging thing I've read lately. It's especially daunting since I've personally tried and failed before (a lot). I keep trying to figure out what's going to make this time any different from the others, but I'm not turning up a lot.

That's really the biggest reason I'm trying to overcome my social anxiety and participate more in the community and social aspects of weight loss: it's the only thing I can think of that I haven't tried yet. I mean, I do think I'm at a point in my life where I'm more prepared mentally and emotionally to make the necessary changes, but I don't actually know how much that counts for. It could be everything; it could be nothing at all. The good news is that I have all those past failures to draw data from; I already know some things that work and some that don't.

I guess I'm trying to focus on the positive.
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POSEY440 5/3/2013 2:41PM

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--VICKI-- 5/3/2013 8:34AM

  Take baby steps. Focus on just 5 lbs at a time instead of the whole amount you need or want to lose. Focusing on smaller goals make it feel more manageable. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 5/3/2013 12:57AM

    Good you are looking for the positive.

Keep going, you will get there!

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STEVEN2GO2 5/3/2013 12:55AM

    This social asspect of SP is very important to me. I consider myself one of those hiding 5% who have succeded. I have reached my goal weight and have maintained that for over 1.5 years. But the thing with the social part is when you need encouragement, just reach out here on SP and 99% of the time you will receive. There are a few 'bad' negative sparkers but you seem smart enough to ignore them. You do have the experience, so you know what to do, so just go out there and do it. Great luck this time, I hope you make it! Awesome first post!

Steven

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DWROBERGE 5/3/2013 12:20AM

    Welcome aboard the train to success. Keep focused. You can do it too. Go for it.

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RENATA144 5/2/2013 11:59PM

  Welcome emoticon

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MLBFAN82 5/2/2013 11:58PM

    I read a lot of articles too as I started my journey. What I saw again and again was that the people who used the food tracker to track all their food had a much better chance of success than those who didn't. (It really does stop you from adding that extra ice cream cone when you see how far over you will be going on your daily calorie limit!) So far it has worked wonders for me. Here's wishing you the best on your journey too.
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