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9/8/11 9:24 P

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Thanks for the intro, Candy. We are here for you, and when you get to the point of asking yourself "what does it matter," you've got to promise yourself that you will spend plenty of time posting that question on Spark forums where we will all remind you that your LIFE matters!

Rome wasn't built in a day and the extra pounds will take some time to go away. Commit to small changes that will help you see continuous and small successes - one or two pounds a week is PLENTY and once you've reduced your weight by 10%, I promise you that you're going to start seeing substantial health benefits.

Make "do-able" changes in small steps and you will succeed! We're cheering you on!

Diane

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9/8/11 9:05 P

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Hi there ....
My weight loss journey truly starts today when reality hit me like a smack in the face. A team member and I decided we were going to support each other in getting healthier and lose weight. Well as things can happen where I work, this support thing grew into something bigger. Speaking of bigger, we are now doing our own version of the Biggest Loser and today was weigh in. I knew I was huge ... I refer to myself at work as "2 ton Tony" much to the dismay of my fellow workers ... then I went to the clinic to weigh in, since work does not have a scale capable of handling my weight. I braced myself, told myself you are bigger then you think, do not be surprised. Wrong, I was much bigger then I expected and I was beyond surprised. At 372 pounds, no wonder I have trouble walking, standing, doing anything, but I have only me to blame, and now I need to get it off.
I know myself well, though, I will work hard at this for a couple of weeks, maybe even months then say I am done, it is too hard, what does it matter, and that is where I will need support, help and just flat out scolding when I decide to give up.
As for other info about me, I am single, no children, 47 and want to live to be 97.

Candy

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