SparkPeople Quitting - You Can't Start Until You Stop Team Messageboard This team is for the quitters of negative self-talk; shame, blame & the inability to love & accept themselves. Quitters of believing the lies that say they aren't good enough "unless" and "until". SparkPeople Quitting - You Can't Start Until You Stop Team Messageboard Hello Hi, I'm new at this telling myself that I am a good person, I can do it thing. Any encouragement would be great. I have always felt that if I did things for ME, I was a selfish person ... I really need to STOP that and say "I AM a good person". Thanks for "listening" and have a great day. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:13:17 EST September Challenge - The Buddy Challenge Hello Beautiful Ladies! <BR> Our challenge for the month of September is going to be pretty simple; I'm calling it the buddy challenge. Sometimes our journey can get very lonely; sometimes we feel like we have no one to talk to, no one to listen and no one encouraging us to keep going, no one telling us that we CAN DO THIS! So this month I want us to be more involved in our team members lives and their journey, I want everyone to have at least one person that can do that. <BR> <BR> So here ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:08:36 EST WE HAVE A WINNER! The winner of the Luxury SparkGoodie is... <BR> <BR> TEALADY0531! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <BR> <BR> Check your SparkPage for your Goodie! Fri, 24 Aug 2012 10:25:50 EST found this article interesting<BR>s/f/flattery_faux_pas.aspx?utm_campaig<BR>n=2012-08-15-121510&utm_source=diet-fi<BR>tness&utm_medium=email&utm_content=die<BR>t-fitness_Flattery_Faux_Pas&VID=121510<BR>&FromNL=1&sc_date=20120815T000000 Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:58:07 EST Hello and this is right on time!!! I ran across the team as I was reading The Countess's blog for the day and here I am! I read about the August challenge and I was just thinking about how I could and should do something for myself daily. I love it! Can't wait to start! <em>334</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 13:37:14 EST I thought this summed us up pretty well <link><BR>translation.asp?id=445 </link> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 09:18:55 EST TeaLady invited me :-) Hi! I'm Leisa and I'm a quitter! (I feel like I'm behind a podium at an AA meeting or something!) I've been hiding from and quitting things most of my life. I am tired of being a quitter! My mother was one of my greatest supporters. I could always count on her to push me and straighten me out when I tried any of my quitting junk. Well, Mom has been gone 5 years. <em>39</em> And I haven't found anyone to step up and fill that void. I am a pretty good encourager to others and won't let others... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:30:07 EST ~AUGUST MONTHLY CHALLENGE~ Welcome boys and girls, and children of all ages. The Quitting- you can't start till you stop team is proud to present THE AUGUST CHALLENGE!!!!!!!! That's right, we may have missed July. but August will not go wanting. We have a very special one for this month. It was the Idea of your very own team member the lovely and talented MOMAROW. Please stand up and take a bow MOMAROW! <BR> This challenge is designed to make you see your own worth. Too many times we put our wants and needs on the bac... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 08:28:51 EST Just What I Need... Hi all. I found your team while looking for teams about self esteem issues. I've struggled all of my life with this, and just as I finally got myself out of that boat my life took a pretty bad turn. I'm sure we all have our stories. Maybe one day I'll share mine. Right now I just really need a shoulder and kind words. <BR> <BR> Thanks, <BR> Tammy Mon, 30 Jul 2012 06:26:18 EST Finally Introducing Myself from Michigan! I've been a member for a while; but due to moving and such, haven't been on at all, really. My name is Midgie, and I live in Kalamazoo. I'm 49, and still have 100 pounds to lose. I've lost nearly 30, though. <em>67</em> Thu, 26 Jul 2012 07:51:40 EST Rejoined- new user name I'm sorry I left the team as I did. If you read my blog for today I hope you'll understand. <BR> A little about me for the newbies... <BR> I've got about 57 lbs I need to lose to reach my first goal and I'm hoping being back here in this team will keep me motivated since we're all in the same boat, more or less. <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:46:14 EST Starting 7/22 New members & who referred you HERE! This thread is for our new members referred to us during our contest! Introduce yourself and let us know who referred you! You may get your name in a drawing for a SparkGoodie too! <BR> <BR> <em>235</em> <em>229</em> <em>199</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>381</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:57:04 EST We're having a contest! Do you know someone who needs to quit? Who needs to stop beating themselves up and stop the negative self talk? Someone who could use the help and support of other Quitters? <BR> I think we have an awesome group starting! Everyone is doing a great job of cheering each other on. <BR> <BR> Here's the contest: <BR> Tell all your friends about us. Tell them they need to become Quitters too. Tell them they deserve to know how special they are, that it's time to quit being ashamed and stand tall a... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 20:39:38 EST !!!ideas for augest challenge!!! Were looking for member idea's for Augest challenges If you have any ideas let us know. this topic will close july 29th. Remember this is your team too any and all idea's are good ideas Tue, 17 Jul 2012 08:28:18 EST what r our july challenges I loved the look in the mirror challenge. I have found lately that the more supportive I am to others the better I do, so my suggestion is that everyday you find some place on sp to be supportive to someone else. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 09:12:53 EST Hi from Tennessee My name is Patti. I have been a member of Spark for almost a year now but just recently I quit smoking & thought this would be a good team for me! Thu, 5 Jul 2012 20:23:58 EST For our Countess! Our lovely leader is going through a rough time right now. Let's give her some words of encouragement to get through this! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 09:43:43 EST what's for dinner I am a stay at home mother of three and I am board with my meals so I wanted to know what you are cooking so I could find something new that hopefully my kids will eat and that isn't a million calories. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 15:29:06 EST whats your name and where are you from I am Dawn and I am from Worthington MN Tue, 19 Jun 2012 10:10:24 EST Hi I am Marie Hey Guys, I'm Marie. I saw this SparkTeam and I just had to join because I seem to have a serious problem with the negative stuff. I am trying to get better but so far no such luck. I know I am still really young to think all negative about stuff but unfortunetly I do. Fri, 8 Jun 2012 03:03:57 EST I was invited by a quitter to be a quitter I had recently posted a I'm a quitter. I have been on spark people for some time with very little follow through on my part. I received much encouragement as part of this encouragement i was invited to join this team . I am all for leaving the negative behind I am looking to look and feel good and looking forward to interacting with some people who feel the same and have an understanding Sun, 3 Jun 2012 14:05:45 EST Hey there! :) I'm Sharon-Marie, and I joined this team yesterday. <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to getting to know y'all. <BR> Be blessed, <BR> Sharon-Marie Thu, 31 May 2012 15:58:46 EST The June Challenge As you may know, we have a challenged for June! <BR> <BR> I am naming this challenge the "Operation 'Listening to Myself'". I decided on this one because I think we all have issues with our self-talk/self-thoughts; some of them are so ingrained in us and have so permeated our lives that we don't even notice that we are saying/thinking them, so we keep on saying/thinking them, which just serves to keep us where we are. So, I thought that it might be good for us to work on that this month. <B... Thu, 31 May 2012 15:46:50 EST Hi from North Carolina Hi Everyone, I've been with Spark People since March. I read the Countesse's last few blogs and have been quite inspired. When I read her latest blog about the June challenge, and about this team, I just had to join. I am looking forward to this challenge, and also, admittedly, a little fearfully. It's hard facing ourselves, our feelings and learning how to deal with them. I also, tend to avoid the mirror. I just started learning to love myself, about a month ago. I decided that even ... Wed, 30 May 2012 23:49:08 EST The Encouragement Corner Here is a forum to help encourage/motivate our teammates and ourselves. You can post encouraging thoughts, quotes, articles, photos; if it's encouraging, it's allowed here! <BR> <BR> Here's a few encourgaing quotes to start off: <BR> <BR> "Whenever you feel like giving up, remember why you set this goal in the first place." ~Unknown <BR> <BR> "Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can.... Tue, 29 May 2012 14:16:17 EST Hello from Winnipeg Hi Team! (took me a few days, but I finally got around to introducing myself!!) <BR> <BR> My name is Debbie. I have been on & off SparkPeople for about 5 years. I have successfully lost some weight, then life happened (baby #3, etc.) and would like to work at losing some more. I have come to the conclusion that I don't need a magic number on the scale, I am looking to get healthier, fit & toned. <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting to know you all! <em>30</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 00:47:54 EST Hello from Canada's Capital Hi there - <BR> When Countessa posted her I Quit blog I was completely impressed. She was saying what I was thinking for quite awhile. I have never exercised without being on a diet. I have never dieted without a program or tracking. Believe it or not I have tracked my food in one way or another for 25 years. <BR> <BR> I want to live with passion and joy. To savour the moments. To exercise because it feels wonderful (which it does) to stop tracking because I am eating like a normal ... Tue, 22 May 2012 14:04:01 EST From Your Esteemed Leader Hey Team, <BR> <BR> I decided to create a topic for this instead of emailing you all the time; don't want you to end up with a billion "updates" in your inbox. As you know (if you read the email) I'm looking for a new team name and picture. I'm also in the process of adding some team goals, and if you have any ideas or suggestions on that front I'd love to hear them, too. Furthermore, if you have any input on ways to help your team mates or just make our team better in general, d... Sat, 19 May 2012 12:21:38 EST Its Quittin' Time! Hi All <BR> <BR> This Quitting makes me quite excited because I think its the only way to go. I know that I am only fighting against myself if I don't deal with the self talk and the critical self parenting. It's like I've taken over the role - nobody has needed to tell me for a long time that I don't make the grade because I've been getting in there first. Not any more! No more allowing faulty perception or thinking I'm not enough. There's such an arrogance in that when consider it - to thi... Fri, 18 May 2012 09:40:04 EST Hi from Australia Such positive vibes are coming from this team. <BR> <BR> I remember a movie called 'Avanti' with I think it was Jack Lemmon and Juliet Mills. She is weighing herself and realised she had lost weight. She realised that the reason she was losing weight was because she was happy. <BR> <BR> We need to be happy with ourselves and the rest will follow. <BR> <BR> I would love to join this team if you will have me. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Countess, your message is an inspiration Fri, 18 May 2012 05:28:14 EST The Good I Did Today!!! <BR> <BR> I did something awsome today and want to shot out to the world !!! I DID THIS!!! And i <BR> <BR> thought hey mabye others would like to have there bragging rights to.So brag on my fellow <BR> quitters!!! Thu, 17 May 2012 14:21:46 EST Howdy from Texas! Hey y'all! Just wanted to take a minute to introduce myself. I'm Kelley. I live in San Antonio. <BR> I know it says that I'm the "team leader" but really, I just put the info together. Every single person who decides to join here is a team leader. This quitting thing takes work every day (at least for me, maybe y'all are further along than I am), and having support and encouragement makes it just that much easier. So thank you for joining and for encouraging me, and I hope I can be an encoura... Wed, 16 May 2012 16:57:59 EST Hello to all the quitters out there What a liberating feeling to finally be able to Quit! For years I've been told, Don't Quit, Never Give Up. Well, I'm not quitting on myself, but idea of quitting my negative thoughts, and toxic behavior that has done me such a disservice, well that is something worth quitting and long overdo. Thanks to the Countness for sharing her blog which was truly an eye opener and awakened a new way of thinking. The word "quit" has always had a negativity attached to it. It meant I failed, once aga... Wed, 16 May 2012 09:13:21 EST Hi there Fellow Quitters I'm Nanci from Nebraska. Thank you for the inspiration to quit! I am having a little talk with the voice in my head that tells me I'm not good enough and telling it to SHUT UP! Wed, 16 May 2012 08:13:52 EST What Are You Quitting What are you quitting. Are you quitting baggy clothes? are you quitting hiding? tell Us what your quiting Tue, 15 May 2012 12:40:15 EST Hi From Florida <em>213</em> Thought I'd better introduce myself, for those that don't know me. <BR> I'm Vicki and I live in Florida. <BR> I'm working towards making the healthiest choices I can when it comes to taking care of myself. <BR> I want to make exercise a top priority as I have a couple of health issues that exercise would improve. Also it would definately give me more energy. <BR> I am basically trying to keep all my nutritional numbers within a set goal I think will work for me. It's not stric... Tue, 15 May 2012 12:07:16 EST Why Quit? We’ve always heard that you don’t quit. Quitters are losers, they’re weak; they have no backbone…. <BR> I though, beg to differ. I think some quitting is exactly the right thing. Some quitters are winners; they are strong, brave, and tenacious; these quitters are not the ones that give up, but rather the ones that stand up. They stand up and say “ENOUGH! I won’t be pushed around, bossed around or tossed around for one more minute!” . They come out from their cave of depression, take off thei... Tue, 15 May 2012 11:43:23 EST woo hoo first to join!!!! As stated I am the first to join and can't wait till the hordes of "quiters" conqure the world! <BR> My matra is I beat the odds. The the odds don't beat me! RAAAAWWWWWRRR!!!!! ATTACK THE DAY Tue, 15 May 2012 11:03:57 EST