SparkPeople Overcoming Social Anxiety Team Messageboard This is a team for all people living with mild to extreme social anxiety disorder. It's a place for us to know we're not alone. Can be used to meet people in person to practice to get better too. SparkPeople Overcoming Social Anxiety Team Messageboard Hi everyone.. Hi, I am Jenny. I am 39, living in Colorado. I am a hermit. I don't like people coming by to visit nor do I like to go out of my house. I have freak outs when these 2 do happen. I am on lorazapam to help me. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 17:04:49 EST Hello I can see that the forum isn't very active, but I thought I would introduce myself, anyway, and hope that there's someone around. <BR> <BR> I'm in my mid-late 20s, and I am on the weight loss train for the last time. I have been trying to lose weight for over 10 years now, but I am never able to stick to it. This time, however, I will not go off track, and I will get to where I want to be. I'm fine doing it on my own, but I've found myself to be really lonely recently. I don't get to leave ... Sun, 5 May 2013 01:17:23 EST Thought- rovoking podcast (Sorry for the typo in the header....that should say "thought-provoking") <BR> <BR> I know this team isn't very active right now, but I wanted to post something I found interesting and thought-provoking. (If you want to listen to the original podcast, I think it was the most recent one on iTunes. If you search Jillian Michaels in the iTunes store, it should come up.) <BR> <BR> I know all of us aren't necessarily trying to lose weight - some are just trying to live a healthy lifestyle/get ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 10:43:09 EST Hi! Mom of 10 needs help to improve life I am a mom of 10, my oldest is 20, my youngest is 4 months. I need to loose 100 pounds and get my blood pressure and cholesterol under control, however i have a bad habit of neglecting myself, my needs. My mother passed in 2002, and she was my best friend. I have had increasingly more episodes with depression and social anxiety, and food seems to be my comfort. I have no close friends or family, besides my own children. I figured i would give this site a try. I really think if i improve... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 01:01:27 EST Happy Turkey day everyone We are off to have a turkey day with family <em>4</em> It will be the first time meeting my step sister in real life <em>40</em> and there will be 7 there for the day <em>10</em> I think I'll go incognitoe. BREATH I'll tell my self that all day...BREATH! <em>334</em> just the thought !!!! <em>198</em> Hope you all have a good day Thu, 22 Nov 2012 04:47:00 EST Wisdom Wisdom is the tree of life to those who eat her fruit: happy is the man who keeps on eating it. (Prov.3:18) Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:49:46 EST I vow to give up for the next 7 days bread... this is a big one casue i eat way to much... like 10 12 slices a day Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:44:07 EST today I can play the guitar Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:39:06 EST What are your 3 biggest challenge? 1: stepping out my front door. <BR> 2: emotional eating <BR> 3: self motivation <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:35:24 EST check in even if its just to say "I was here" every little move we make, makes a step closer toward our recovery... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:24:57 EST Im just checking in today I just wanted to say Hi and that I am checking in... Im trying to get my self to move even if its just moving my fingers to post a message here. I hope I'll get to know you all better and feel more compfortable stepping out not just here but in the world... out side my house even would be nice... take care and have a blessed day Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:23:28 EST Anybody around? I was happy to see a social anxiety group on here but was disappointed by how tiny and inactive it was. Are all the socially challenged people gathering somewhere else on SP? If so I'd like to know where... I feel really alone with my AvPD. <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 14:29:50 EST Hi everyone! I have had social anxiety disorder since middle school but wasn't diagnosed until high school. I got to the point of phobia during early high school and had a hard time even leaving the house to go to school or anywhere else. I went to a doctor, got diagnosed, went on medicine, and went to therapy. I started out on zoloft, was switched to effexor, then back to zoloft, but lately I have been having a lot more anxiety than I used to on this medicine. I can just be sitting at home with my boyfri... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 14:58:12 EST Small Team! But not inactive. We have a small team right now, so if the page says that 'the leader is inactive', that's just because there's not enough people to really do anything yet! If anyone decides to use this page or ask questions or anything else I'll be around to respond anyway. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 18:39:55 EST A Place to Introduce Yourself Please please feel free to say hi, even if you don't know how to use the forums well. <BR> <BR> Hi! My name's Tanya. I looked for a social anxiety group and failed to find one, so I decided to make one. I hope some people join. <BR> I live in Seattle and I've had social anxiety disorder since about 12. I'm currently in therapy and trying to overcome it a bit, because it really prevents me from being myself. It's a huge challenge. <BR> I am pretty busy, especially since I'm getting pretty g... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 18:46:45 EST