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CLAIREESE's Photo CLAIREESE Posts: 6,851
11/18/11 9:49 A

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Welcome to Sparks SPEEDOXXL11 emoticon

Well you are at the right site that's for sure. I stumbled across this site 5 years ago, just web searching and sure am glad I did. Like Cheryl said, it's up to you how well this program will work. You have to use the tools, like anything else. Get on teams that will motivate you and have challenges to help you accomplish your goals and make you accountable. I believe this is the best place to be...it's free...so make use of everything they can offer. Maybe check out the Biggest Loser teams...they have new sign ups for January. Hope to see you on the ND threads too. You may have found they are doing challenges now...it's a good start just being here and checking in daily, reading other friends posts really can motivate you. Good luck to you on your healthy journey of living.

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CHERYLN's Photo CHERYLN Posts: 7,126
11/18/11 8:22 A

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Hi and welcome! I have struggled over the years in similar ways to you, no doubt like lots of people on this site. I think this is an excellent source of help...provided we use it. Like any program, I'm on-again/off-again with it. So it will be up to you how well you do with it. There are tons of tools here, recipes, trackers...the trackers really help a lot when you use them, or they have for me anyway. There is great suppor for every kind of team imaginable as you've probably already discovered. I've made some great friends on this site. The more you use the site, the better off you will be, so come often!



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DESERTGEM's Photo DESERTGEM Posts: 125
11/18/11 12:44 A

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Hi, everyone. I'm brand new to all this, so please excuse me if I'm writing this at the wrong place, wrong time. I live on the eastern border of ND, retired from 30+ years working at UND. I've been concerned about my weight, trying to lose, since my last child was born, about 25 years ago. I would be ECSTATIC if I weighed what I did 25 yrs ago - at 165, I was about 30 lbs overweight. Sadly, I now exceed my "normal" BMI weight by 100 lbs. I have gone to dieticians, Weight Watchers, OA, Weigh Down Workshop, multiple weight loss programs at UND. I did serious walking in the 90's, and got down to about 175, but acquired a serious case of plantar faciitis that took two years to go away. When I retired in 2006 I weighed about 210; I expected I would then be able to focus on weight loss. In reality, I have become less active, I have less structure in my life, and I can eat any time I chose to. I have focused on weight loss to such an extent that retirement isn't very much fun, and eating/weight loss is an additional emotional issue to be treated BY EATING. I need your support. I hope I am in the right place at the right time to develop a healthy relationship with food, my body and soul, and with living.

Hi! I'm Cathy, from Eastern North Dakota.

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