I appreciate the warm welcome and you telling me you're available if I need help. It's wonderful you have friends you actually talk to over the phone! Thank you for the wishes on getting my social anxiety under better control.
I'm still getting used to the SP site and how to maneuver around. Once I get the hang of it, I'll look into some challenges and some team games.
All the best, Pat
current weight: 125.0
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the team. We are so glad to have you with us. on your great loss! You are a great pace to meet wonderful friends. I have three that I talk to by phone that live in different areas of the country. Please take the opportunity to meet new friends here. I am just a click away as are many. When you feel confident join some challenges and play some games on your teams. Best wishes on doing the things to help your social anxiety. Nola
Kansas~ CST Each step taken is a calorie left behind!
Hi Alicia, thanks for the welcome and for sharing some of your background with me. You've been through a lot! I hope you'll continue improving even if it's slowly. That's terrific you've lost so much weight! Being on prednisone and maintaining your weight is a feat in itself. Kudos for doing that.
It means so much for you to tell me to contact you if I need help. If I can help you in any way, please contact me also.
Welcome Pat. I'm Alicia. I have also been dealing with anxiety most of my life and it seems to get worse due to some experience I have had. I go to talk therapy once a month and am learning to live a new life due to the life changing events that have occurred in my life over the past year. I went from being totally independent to totally dependent in a matter of 6 months due to a massive Lupus flare. After diagnosis in November, I have slowly gained more independence but I have had to learn to give more control of everyday things over to my husband and parents. I can no longer work outside the home, at least for now (I'm still hoping that will change, but have my doubts.)
My weight battle began in high school and still plagues me. During my illness flare, I lost 80 pounds and have successfully kept off 70 of them. However, I am taking prednisone and that makes the process of keeping off the weight even harder.
I hope you find peace within you heart and a lot of SparkPeople to help you on your journey. If you need anything feel free to contact me. I check my computer throughout the day, so am here if you need anything.
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