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1/14/12 10:02 A

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Coming back to SP and this team after being here on and off for several years. I can sympathize with you on the yoyo dieting and losing/gaining weight over the years. It's frustrating. Guess the best thing I have found that helps is the kind of support and motivation that you get here on SP. Definitely a slow loser so am glad to be back and trying to do it right this time. Good luck. You have lots of company here!
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1/8/12 1:30 P

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Welcome to SP and to the team! I can so identify with you - even though I didn't gain weight until I was in my 40's - but ever since then it's been you-you dieting for me too. I'm still struggling, but determined that 2012 is going to be the year I reach my goal, and maintain it!!

I am healthier and stronger since joining SP - but still working towards my goal.

I know we can do it.... we just need to make up our minds and be consistent!!

Good luck and happy Sparking!!

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1/7/12 4:22 A

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Hey Laura and welcome....

I know the Yo-Yo dieting thing....

This is a good place to get support to help break it....
Remember it is a journey

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1/5/12 5:07 P

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Welcome! Look under the "Community" tab & then under "Success Stories".

Only those who risk going too far can find out how far they can go.

Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth. Tame the dragon and the gift is yours. ~ Noela Evans.

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1/5/12 3:29 P

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1/5/12 2:13 P

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Welcome, just know that you are not alone. It seems as though I've been dieting all my life. Hopefully, this time it will work as it now is a way of life. You can do it. Good luck.

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1/5/12 1:26 P

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Never undermine your worth, by comparing yourself to others. ~Tonya J.

Confidence comes not from always being right, but from not fearing being wrong. ~Peter T. Mcintyre
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1/5/12 12:11 P

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They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?

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1/5/12 11:36 A

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Wecome Laura! You're in good company here! Enjoy the ride - it may be long but it's worth it.

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2012 must surely be MY year at last!!



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hey howdy there and all the best to ya! be good and have fun!

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1/5/12 9:27 A

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You aren't alone in this world.

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1/5/12 9:23 A

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1/5/12 9:08 A

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Let me just say... You are so NOT ALONE! emoticon emoticon

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1/5/12 7:39 A

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I too am a yo-yo dieter, so I feel where you're coming from. emoticon

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1/5/12 6:28 A

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I've been a yo-yo since I was 16 years old.
I though I was so FAT,but, really, I can't find a picture where I am fat at that age. emoticon
I wish things would've been different and I would've been accepted for who I was (my mom sent me to WW.)
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1/5/12 5:30 A

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This is a good place to learn a better way to live!

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1/5/12 3:34 A

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Hi Laura and emoticon .

I totally know where you are coming from. I started "dieting" at 14 when I was 5'2" and 165 pounds. I dieted for years. Last Aug (2011) I discovered Spark People and learned that diet is the nasty word I had thought it to be. Until I decided to make a healthy "lifestyle change" in my eating I couldn't keep the weight off.

Stick with us. We are a great group who will encourage you, give advice when asked for and help you on your healthy lifestyle change.

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1/5/12 12:44 A

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Hello and welcome.

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The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better.


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1/4/12 11:35 P

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i am dieting since i was 11 i have been great a losing weight but only to gain back more, the last time I joined a weightloss company and did lose 5o lbs on healthy diet, but even though i thought I had mastered the correct way to eat, Somewhere i get derailed and gain it all back, So here I am back down on bended knee begging for help and inspiration, Id love to hear about any sucess stories, especially from people who are over 100 pounds and nearing 50 years.

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