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Social Phobia and Losing Weight

Monday, November 12, 2007

Somehow the veil of the internet makes it so that I'm not as concerned about what others think.

Yes, I like it when I'm showing progress and others notice. I do like having others to talk to, and complain to, from time to time. People who know and understand what I'm going through.

I know that I wouldn't be able to meet with a group in person and get the same benefits that this amazing website has given me.

Basically I'm really greatful that I have been so succeessful with this. Really greatful that I am able to talk about my experiences with relative ease.

Thanks to those who've always had encouraging words for me and lent me their ears. (well eyes, technically!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HONKEIE 11/14/2007 8:12AM

    I never had probelms with large groups, they always have problems with me. I am such an attention wh(ore) that most ppl end up hating me haha. And yes you have improved above an beyond, keep it up and who knows, you might even end up on tv as a spark success story

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TWISTMONKII 11/12/2007 10:58AM

    I can relate to this as well. I have social anxiety. The kind where, on a trip to the dentist, I am more freaked out about the reception desk and waiting room than the dentist chair. Even places I've been to a million times (like the bank) are difficult because it's always a new set of people. It's an annoying disorder to have. My rational side can make no sense of it yet is powerless to make it stop. Oh well. I too am thankful for sites like these that make interacting a little easier. I've met a lot more decent people online than I could ever manage to meet offline.

I think you're doing a great job with your goal! I find it inspiring.

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GRAYCATBIRD 11/12/2007 6:42AM

    Hi, Amber! I have social fears, too, and can really empathize with what you're saying. It's SO much easier for me to express myself in writing! I looked at your page, and you're doing really, really well! It's an inspiration to me!

Portland, Maine

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