to The Slowest Loser Team and Good Luck on your Spark Journey.
"A wise and frugal government, which shall leave men free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned - this is the sum of good government."
"I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. " Thomas Jefferson
AND ...YOU HAVE FOUND A WONDERFUL PLACE TO BE...YOU CAN LEARN SO MUCH HERE AND MEET THE MOST AWESOME PEOPLE YOU WOULD EVEN WANT TO MEET....I HAVE MY UPS AND DOWNS, DOWNS AND DOWNS BUT I NEVER QUIT...REMEMBER TO ASK QUESTIONS AND STAY ON THE MESSAGE BOARDS AND YOU WILL GO FAR....UNTIL LATER... SLOW IS THE BEST WAY...
current weight: 220.0
Fitness Minutes: (19,728) Posts: 656 10/28/11 6:26 P
Wow! WOW!! What an incredibly friendly and welcoming team - thank you so much! I am simply stunned at what joy SP has brought to me in the past 5 weeks since I almost missed it whilst trawling the internet to find out about gastric band surgery! Apart from my weight issue, I am lucky to have a great life, family and friends - but, having felt that I was at the Last Chance Saloon, with those swing doors closing on me as I decided surgery was not for me, suddenly, there was another door right in front of me! The SP door. I opened it, peered in, entry was free (which pleased my Dearly Beloved! grin!) and everything and everyone inside seemed bright and very cheerful - so I made the CHOICE to step inside. It was the best decision I ever made. I have quite a way to go, 63 more stubborn pounds, but am extremely upbeat and committed now that I've realised it isn't a race and that I'm not on a diet, with a beginning and an end and, of course, the familiar frantic temptation inbetween! I promise to do my very best to support my new Friends and anyone else in this team who I might 'meet' and who needs friendship and a kind word. In the meantime, thank you again for your lovely welcome messages.
Pounds lost: 40.0
Fitness Minutes: (1,145) Posts: 1,464 10/28/11 5:47 P
A hearty welcome to you! The good thing about consorting with us is we are multi cultured and seem to relate to everyone. I'm what we call a Heinz 57, a mixture of Scott/Irish and Britt. My family has been traced by a ships manifest for John Drudge from Brittan to Pennsylvania prior to the revolutionary war. So, you are among family and friends.
current weight: 259.8
Fitness Minutes: (17,465) Posts: 103 10/28/11 11:17 A
Welcome to the Slowest Loser's Team. It's my favorite team. I am from the States but live on the Western coast of Africa, on the Equator, so I think we are only one time zone apart. I too am a SLOW LOSER!
"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.
Left Knee Fracture: 3-5-12 Left TKR 6-19-12
Pounds lost: 5.2
Fitness Minutes: (82,325) Posts: 9,913 10/28/11 7:26 A
I joined SP about 5 weeks ago and my Page says why I've chosen to hook up with the wonderful people across the Atlantic. Most Brits are way too reserved for what I need and my decision has been well rewarded. I was frantic in the first 3 weeks because the Gremlins In The Scales (GITS) wouldn't budge. Thanks to my fab SF's, especially newbie here, Maryann2323, I'm now more settled about the whole deal and have lost 9lbs. By weird coincidence, I'd just that day done a blog about 'The tortoise and the tortoise' (Bloggo JoJo) when I saw the existence of this team, so it seems like serendipity to be joining it. I hope so much to interact with Friends as supportive as I've been blessed with to date and promise I'll be as supportive to everyone else too.
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