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2/15/14 10:53 A

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Hi, my name is Lauren. I am 26 and the mother if a beautiful daughter, madelynn. As of this summer, a lot is changing in my life. I am moving out of state and in the process of a divorce. Weight is something I've always struggled with, starting from when I was a kid. My family never understood the struggles I dealt with, and I was always looked at differently and pushed into weight loss programs. No one truly ever made me feel beautiful for being me, so I never accepted who I was. I've battled depression pretty much my whole life, and still continue to. But as of last week, I realized that if I want to be happy, I need to quit doing it for everybody else and take control of my life. They say it takes two weeks to form a habit, so I intend to make exercising and eating right becomes a habit. I am 10 pounds down, and I know I'm strong enough to do this, but I also know that I need to accept myself, no matter what, if I plan to be successful in this journey.

Current weight as of 2/15/2014: 285
Weight loss goal by next year: 180

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2/13/14 5:09 P

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Hi, I'm Vicki and I have about another 70 lbs left to lose to reach my current goal. But I'm a work in progress and it's slow going so I'm trying to learn to accept myself more as I am now instead of how I want to be. But I will get to where I want to be. Just watch me and see.

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1/27/14 8:56 P

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Hi I am Jennifer..the flakagirljen means skinny jen in Spanish. I have been here before and dropped from 320 and weighed 165 since a few ski accidents and not being able to work out at the gym I just kept gaining weight. this has been a problem most of my life but I am not motivated to go to the gym and start eating right and this wonderful program with assistant from great people will keep me on the right track. My biggest challenge is accepting and being happy with my body. as one knows even when I was 165 I still thought I was fat...really that perception will get the best of me all the time. so here I am and here I go..
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My name is Lisa (nickname is Kitten due to the fact I REALLY love Hello Kitty). I am in my middle/upper 30's, married for 15yrs to a wonderful supportive man that I met while in the Army. I have two beautiful children, a Daughter, just turned 13 and a Son who is 11. They are my entire world, I don’t have any "outside" friends to speak of and family, well there is big issues there. I have been on Spark for over 5yrs on and off, mostly off the last 3yrs. My first year I went from 180 to 135 (size 20W to 8) and I loved it, felt healthy even though according to the BMI I was still "fat" ...I am only 5ft tall, disadvantages of being short, ugh. Then life happened. I hit rock bottom with depression. By Oct 2008 I did the unthinkable and went back home, which I had promised myself when I left I would NEVER go back. So we left Oklahoma and went to Wisconsin. We ended up living with my parents 11months, however about 8 months into that my mother and I had a falling out, real bad. I started having panic attacks and wasn’t able to sleep, I would go days without being able to go or stay asleep. We moved again in Aug 09, just across town, so it wasn’t much better. We lived in such a small town everyone knew what everyone else was doing. My Dr suggested that I try to go back to work in an attempt to reverse my severe social anxiety and depression. Well it back fired, I found work in Feb 2010 and had to stop by Aug 2010. Things just went from bad to worse. By this time Sept 2010 I reached my heaviest weight EVER, including pregnancy weights, 186. I was on medications for Manic Depression, severe anxiety, CFS, Restless leg syndrome and developed Fibromyalgia. By Feb 2011 I was on disability and would only leave the house when absolutely necessary about once a month or less. March of 2011 I decided I needed a program to keep me on track so I started P90X which I completed in 113 days (normally takes 90 but I had to take it a lot slower due to my body hating me). After I finished in July I for some reason hit rock bottom again and haven't been able to pull myself up since. In Dec my DH's work contract ended and has been without work since. We have moved again, from Wisconsin to Texas, to be closer to his family and get me out of the toxic location(even my DR said I wouldn’t even have a hope of getting better until I moved FAR away). We have been in TX for a little over 2 1/2 months now and I am still in a "funk". I cant seem to get and stay started. It seemed as if every friend I had made in the last 5yrs disappeared and I was doing this alone. I am usually the one everyone turned to when they needed help and now that I FINALLY admit that I need that help returned no one is there. So I deleted my previous account and now am started fresh with EVERYTHING. I need some sort of kick start and I just have to find the right leg to give it to me.

If I get to wordy just let me know to "shut it" cause I can go when I get going. Oh and if I ramble I am sorry now, my brain gets foggy at times and may seem like it makes sense but I go back later and read and sounds awful...lol. Hope I am not scaring anyone from getting to know me and I would love to get to know each of you better .


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5/27/12 10:21 A

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Hello! My name is Misty. I'm 35 years old. I'm a soon to be divorced mother of two (10 year old son and 7 year old daughter). In three days I will be celebrating the 1 year annivesary of the day I decided to take control of my life. I had decided that I was unhappy with who I was and what I had become. I was just a few lbs shy of 200 lbs (I'm only 5 ft 3 in.). I'm now 60 lbs lighter. I exercise daily. Joined the gym. My most recent accomplishment...I ran a 5K! The whole thing without stopping! 31.55. Even with these accomplishments I still struggle. I struggle with body image issues (seems once obese i'll always seem myself as obese). I'm trying now to be more positive in my thinking!

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4/18/12 3:20 P

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Hi all, another newbie, coincidentally also from bonnie Scotland! I think the idea of an accept yourself team is wonderful, especially as many of us beat ourselves up so often because of unrealistic expectations. I joined the site to get healthy on a budget - I can't believe this site is free!! Hello to all and best wishes, A x

Sure God created man before woman. But then you always make a rough draft before the final masterpiece. ~Author Unknown



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3/22/12 2:18 P

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Hi every1 my name is janey i am 24 and live in scotland! i always find i put myself down even if i have had a weight loss i always think that should be more..... its driving me mad i have tried different things to stop myself doing it. I just think i need to work on one thing at a time to work past the negative thoughts i have! if any1 has any ideas or feels the same give me a msg

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11/4/11 10:34 A

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Hi, I'm Bobbie. I've recently gone through an eating disorders program for binge eaters. They do not put an emphasis on losing weight, but on interrupting the behaviors brought on by underlying problems. The philosophy is that binging and dieting are but symptoms of things more serious.

That said, one of the hardest things I'm having to do is to accept myself today. I still want to live in the fantasy world where I imagine everything will be wonderful when I lose weight. I'm looking toward this group to help me figure out how to accept myself.


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"I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny. But we can have lots of good fun that is funny!"
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10/31/11 12:55 P

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Hi everyone! My name is Sammi, I'm 23 and a senior at my college right now. I'm working on a graphic design degree, then its off to graduate school for animation! I would love to make friends with you, but if you add me let me know because for some reason I don't get email notifications.

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6/26/11 6:41 P

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Hi Kristy, I'm new here as well. I totally relate to what you are saying. I know I should love myself becuase I am beautifully and wonderfully made by my Creator. Why is that not enough? I really need to learn how to love myself as He loves me.
Hi everyone, my name is Molly. I have been on this up and down weight roller coaster mostly for the past 3 1/2 years. I have struggled with my weight all my life, but after having my first son I lost all the weight and then some bringing me to my lightest. If felt great. I finally felt like I fit into what society says you are to be. I got pregnant again and 3 1/2 almost 4 years later still haven't lost the weight. Sad to say. Last summer I was the fittest I have ever been in my life doing the P90x program. After finishing that and going through rought stuff in life I gained back the 8lbs I lost with P90x. I didn't lose alot but I compeltely transformed my body. So basically since last summer I have been in a 10 lb weight extreme range. Major ups and downs. I am at my heaviest , my winter weight when it's summer, and i don't like it. My issue is food. I will always do the work , but food is my issue. I am embarking on a 15week focus to losing 15 pounds. I want to stay committed to doing this for me and not just slipping up like I normally do. I want to see myself stick it out, feel good, and just get to maintenance phase so I don't live in this emotinal roller coaster. I don't want to live that now either, but keep going back and forth is doing nothing for my mental health.

Age is only a number!

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One day at a time!

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6/24/11 4:28 P

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Hello everyone. My name is Kristy. I've been on SP since 2008. I had lost about 70 lbs at one time, then, due to changes in life & me getting lazy again, I've gained it all back. In fact, I just weighed myself & I'm 7 lbs more than I was in 2008. Anyway, to make a long story a bit shorter, I have since met a great guy that I will probably be marrying him (eventually, if he ever asks me..haha). I don't have the best body image. He loves me no matter but I know I would feel more confident & happier if I felt better about myself. So, that's why I'm joining this group in hopes to try to build more confidence in my body while I work on getting healthier. :D



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6/24/11 2:42 P

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Hi! I'm Andrea. I've been working on accepting and loving myself for a looong time now, but I think I may finally be getting there! And in the process one of my passions has become encouraging other women to love and accept themselves, too. Looking forward to getting to know you in this group!

Andrea

Strip down, start running - and never quit! Keep your eyes on Jesus, who both began and finished this race we're in. - Hebrews 12:1-2, MSG


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6/17/11 8:56 P

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Hello SparkFriends. I am Kaitlyn, a college student in Arkansas. I saw this team on a friends page and thought "what a perfect group for me". I need to learn to accept myself!

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6/9/11 2:10 P

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Hey everyone! I'm Helen, and I am back on Sparkpeople after falling off the wagon for a few months. I am focusing on eating mindfully, exercising regularly, and incorporating more joy into my life. This includes accepting myself as I am right now, and living life now instead of the mythical 'when I'm good/pretty/skinny enough'. I'm looking to be more involved on Sparkpeople this time around, so feel free to add me as a friend!

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5/9/11 12:45 A

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Hi Team, my name is Taylor, I've joined this group because is right up my alley... accepting myself at times is difficult...I don't understand why, but it happens more than it should... I'm looking for support...cause God know I need it... I will be keeping close call on my food diary...not the best fun for me, but I see is absolutely necessary. take care and hope to hear from someone.

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4/23/11 8:20 P

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Hi Team! My name is Beth, and I am working hard to learn to love myself! I recently lost my Mom, and on the day she died I realized that the reason that we got on each others nerves was because when we looked at each other we saw the things we disliked in ourselves! Flared nostrils exposing nasal hair, a face that looks mad when in a relaxed state, thick ankles, too wide feet. So, I have been back to SparkPeople to work on ME again. Each day, BUCK NAKED in front of the mirror I look at my body, then look at myself in the eyes and say "I love you Beth, just exactly the way you are!"

'Don't look down, though your heart may be weary.
Don't look down, though your wings are on fire.
Don't look down, though the night may seem endless.
Theres' a reason you're flying so fast and so far. Let your FAITH be your STRENGTH and your LOVE be your GUIDING STAR.
- Dan Fogelberg RIP


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4/13/11 5:29 A

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good Morning - My name is Pat and I'm excited to have found this Team. I've been with Spark People for over a eyar now and am currently 4 pounds from my goal weight. Having been an obese child, I still struggle with looking in the mirror and only seeing 'fat Pat' so I need to work on that. Looking forward to reading all the chat threads here! have a great day, pat emoticon

I believe in myself, I am a strong woman. I will reach my goals, NOTHING & NOBODY will hold me down. I will live my life with integrity and intention. I will set a good example for my daughters and my son. I will be a woman that makes my grand children proud when they look at pictures of me long after I've left this earth.
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I hope I'm doing this right! I am a 45-yr old wife and mom from Alberta, Canada with 3 kids ages, 15, 12 and 10. I am just starting but thought this forum would be beneficial for me since I've been in therapy for abuse for 4+ months now. I finally feel strong enough emotionally to finally tackle the weight! I have not looked at my body in a mirror now for MONTHS! I hate how I look. I have weight issues my whole life which I now know stems from the abuse. My mother was my abuser and she is, unfortunately, the perfect depiction of Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

(My start weight is 222 lbs - not kg.)

I'm glad to be here and hope to reap benefit as well as be a benefit! emoticon

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"I am aware that I am less than some people prefer me to be, but most people are unaware that I am so much more than what they see."


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3/14/11 3:57 P

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hi ya'll! 27 yr old mom of 3 from PA here. Just joined the site this past week and loving it so far! I don't have much weight to lose but I'm realizing even a few pounds can be very tricky!! I started at 130 and was down 3 lbs to 127 last week. Trying to only weigh in every 2 weeks. I've had body and weight issues my entire life, mirrors are my worst enemy! I'm looking to learn to love myself and get healthy along the way emoticon

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1/27/11 9:46 A

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Hello all,
I'm Faith, 33, married with kids. Seems like a great team. Cant wait to get to y'all better! emoticon

"If you want to be respected by others, the great thing is to respect yourself." - Fyodor Dostoyevsky


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1/25/11 11:54 P

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Hey there~36yr old & new to the Spark "world" and am SO impressed by everything I've come across so far...and now this team!!! I'm thinking this team should be on a HUGE billboard somewhere for ALL to see & join and just maybe....so many people out there could be enlightened & accepting of themselves or others. Kudos!!
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1/22/11 12:18 P

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Hello everyone! I'm 28 years old and am not comfortable with my body at all. I hate getting out of the shower and seeing my body in the mirror. I'm looking forward to learning how to accept myself on my weight loss journey.

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1/21/11 11:21 P

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Hi! My name is Denise and I am learning to accept myself and being gentle and respect my body! Looking forward to this group. I'm ready to be nice to me!

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1/12/11 12:17 P

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Hi, I'm Maggie, 23, from CT. Looking for motivating SP buddies.

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Hi my name is Rena, I am 45 and been around for ages.. I have issues even if I have done stuff..
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Rena

"I shall shape my future. Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own. I am the force; I can clear any obstacle before me. Or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsbility. Win or lose, only I hold the key to my destiny."
-google first. ask questions later
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11/19/10 2:27 P

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Hello...My name is Meagan..I'm 27 years old. I've Sparked in the past and strayed but I'm ready to Spark and stay. I look forward to getting to know many friends and I am committed to bettering myself and living a healthy life.
Happy Sparking.

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11/19/10 5:47 A

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Im 24, norwegian and a SAHM of two perfect boys under 3. After a whole life of obsessing over weight ive steadily gained and am now dangerously close to obese.I've clearly mised the point and i really need to learn to love myself, and then, when I love my body I wont treat it like crap, right?? Just think, all that time, energy and frustration spent all for nothing, why?? I am now officially the largest person in our group of friends and im devastated.. The exact thing i was fearing! I let it happen, why?? I just dont understand myself right now.

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Hey, I'm Jen! I've been a member of Spark since May and have been struggling recently. This group looks like a perfect fit for me now. Thanks for the support! emoticon

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Hi, my name is Katie and I have been a member of SparkPeople for about 2 years but have not been very active on the site until recently. I am excited to be starting up and catching the Spark that each of you has to offer, please feel free to visit my page and if you feel so inclined add me as a friend so we can encourage eachother! ~Katie

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Hi, I joined Sparkpeople in September of this year and I think this website is awesome! I heard of Sparkpeople from one of my older sisters. I want to lose weight before my wedding in April of 2011.

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Hi everybody!
I'm restarting Sparkpeople and have seen some pretty motivating progress. I was really excited when I found this group!

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9/1/10 12:53 A

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WELCOME TO THE TEAM!!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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8/31/10 9:54 A

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emoticon to our wonderful team. I hope that you find this team to be very helpful. I think it's great for personal growth.


Co-Leader of Get Fit and Stay Fit for Life

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8/30/10 8:07 P

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I've been with Sparkpeople for 3 years but just found this group and I think I could definitely benefit from all the positive posts. I'm a 40 something mom with three grown kids. I like to spend my time quilting, reading, cooking, baking--not very active hobbies! I'm involved in volunteer work with a couple of different women's groups and our church here in Okinawa where I live. I have a very supportive and wonderful husband--and two adorable little dachshunds!
I'm looking forward to getting to know you all.



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8/11/10 1:03 A

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Welcome!!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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it has help me tremendously


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8/8/10 6:54 P

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Hello everyone. I think this team is a great idea! It is so important to accept yourself.

Come Join my team Muffin Top-Less

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"I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13


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:)

Lauren from Chicago!


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Thank you SparkGirl:)

**Men's best successes come after their disappointments.**
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Welcome to the team, SurfGirly! We're happy to have you :) I hope you enjoy it here (both on SP and on the team :)

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Hello SurfGirly here! Day 2 after being on SparkPeople multiple times...finally it has stuck to me that I have to do this slow and deliberate. And learn to appreciate myself along the way.

**Men's best successes come after their disappointments.**
Henry Ward Beecher.


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emoticon to this wonderful team!!!!


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Welcome, SummerLover!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hi everyone!! I'm starting my second month on spark! Thought I'd join this group so I can learn to appreciate myself and the little accomplishments I make, even when they aren't happening quickly.

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Welcome to all of the new member's we are so happy to have you!!!!!


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Welcome to both of you!! We're happy to have you!! We can't wait to congratulate, support, and cheery both of you on as well!! Woohoo!! I love when the team sees some new faces!! Let's do this!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hi there everyone!
I can't wait to congratulate, support and cheer you all on!
Can't remember the name of the song but there's a bunch of kids going
I know I can be where I wanna be
If I work hard at it, I'll be where I wanna be....
seems appropriate!

A year from now you'd wish that you had started today!
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Goal weight: 115lbs

I keep losing weight but it keeps on finding me!! ;P!


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Anna here! Day 1! I am super excited!

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Welcome to the team, Skittles!! We're happy to have you!!

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Hello Everyone.. I am new to this team no to Sparkpeople though.. I am a member of about 15 teams on sparkpeople...lol.. But, I want to join teams that I feel are necessary to help me on my journey...

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Nice to have ya, Angela!

Lauren from Chicago!


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emoticon Angela!!!!


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Angela from Wisconsin!

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Welcome to the team!!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hiya everyone! My name is Silvia and I am new to this team. I have lost just about 100 pounds, and I am still struggling with low self-esteem and low self-confidence. I also have major body image issues that I want to learn to work on!
Best of luck to everyone!
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I would like to be a part of this group. I am from central Indiana, 55 years old.

And, I want to be more self accepting. More about this later.

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hey!! I'm new to this team

There is nothing more complete than a broken heart. For in the depths of the pain you will encounter the risen Jesus Christ.' Mark Brown


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Thank you Carly it's nice to meet you


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Welcome Carrie! I am new here too and so happy to see you!

Carly

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Thank you Lauren! It's is good to see you too!


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Welcome Carrie! It's been good seeing you around SP :)..we're happy you've joined us on the ACCEPT YOURSELF team!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hi my name is Carrie I am 31 yrs. old. I have started to learn how to accept myself just recently and it is still a work in progress and it will always be for me.


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Expect an e-mail to go out when we begin!!! Woohoo!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Thank you for the welcome! I would be extremely excited to be a part of your challenge :).



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Carly

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CHILL83301..you're definitely in the right place. We're about to start up an official Accept Yourself challenge and we hope that you will be a part of it!!!! Dealing with the mental aspect of gaining/losing weight can be the hardest part of all, and we understand that!!! We're so happy to have you!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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I don't know if I belong here but I need support and help and this place seemed like there were people here who are struggling with something similar to myself. I lost a significant amount of weight a couple of years ago and I have never really dealt with the mental aspect of it, that is currently coming back to bite me in the behind because I still view myself as someone who is not worthy of love or affection and I hold myself back for fear of what might happen if I truly am myself. I have never loved who I am or what I am about and I want to change that so I can be a better wife for my husband. He loved me when I was at my heaviest (when we met) and he has supported me through this entire journey. I need to give him the gift of being mentally healthy so that we can have a strong marriage. Any I am here to give support where I can and I hope to journey through all of this with you all.

Carly

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Amanda! welcome to SP!! You're going to love it, if you put the time and effort into the site YOU WILL SEE RESULTS...we're about to start a challenge that is going to help our team members work on accepting themselves..I think you're really going to like it!! Once again, welcome to Sparks!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hi Everyone,

I'm Amanda and I'm new to the group and to SparkPeople. I've been working for a while on finding myself, being myself and accepting myself so this group seems like a great place to be!

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Welcome Kelly!! We are so happy to have you!! Feel free to participate in our success journal thread--remember to take note of all the great things you do!!

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hi, I'm Kelly and just joined the group. I have always had a hard time accepting the way I am and could use all the help I can get in learning to love me for me! Can't wait to meet everyone!!

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Hello! I'm Lauren!! I'm 22 years old and I am now a co-leader of the team!! I'm here if any of you guys need ANYTHING :)

Lauren from Chicago!


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Hello!

I am new to the team! I love the idea of accepting yourself as you are! Really great idea!

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Back on track and sticking to it!

Make it Count video: youtu.be/WxfZkMm3wcg (watch this it is VERY inspirational!)
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Hi everyone!

I am new to the team and just trying to put the wheels in motion. I want to learn to be happy with my less than stellar physique right now and try to focus on the positive. I am a 37 y.o. wife and mother of two and want to set a positive self-image example for my son and daughter.

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Here is a thread you can tell us a little something about yourself if you choose to.

Just can't live that negative way....make way for a positive day!
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