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I have already noticed that this team is so accepting and open. I know I will love it

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emoticon HMATTAX and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us again on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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emoticon to the team, FERALAUNTIE aka Linda. I'm so sorry you are feeling down and depressed, but thankful that you have found this team here on Spark. One thing that remains important here on Spark is to stay connected to your teams. If you haven't already done so, posting on any of the team threads or even starting a new thread will provide you with a lot of support and motivation. Whatever you decide, find something that works for you. We are here for you.

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emoticon FERALAUNTIE and emoticon to SparkPeople's DwD Team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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7/25/16 12:17 P

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Hi, my name is Linda and I have been on SP for just over 2 yrs. I have just decided that I cannot shake this depression not able to get a job, my age and my weight are not a good sell. I found this group when a another woman friended me. I am hoping if I do accept the fact that depression is causing me to withdraw, it will help me get ahead. I am 69 and have 2 cats and a condo in the Wash/Balt area.

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emoticon HMATTAX. I extend my condolences to you. Grief takes time and affects everyone differently. The good news is that you have already taken positive steps to control your food portions and to find relief for your depression. Know that we are here to help you continue working towards that healthier, happier you. Let us know how we might be able to assist you on any of our threads.

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emoticon to spark HMATTAX !!! I hope you find a better time this time with spark and a better overall experience with the program. Just remember to put your best foot forward and keep up the great work.

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Hello everyone!
I live in the middle of nowhere in central New Mexico. I have been off and on Spark for years, the first time losing about fifty pounds.After my husband died in 2013 I started to put those pounds back on. And kept putting on the pounds. Well, 90 pounds later I am here. I am 31 but have been the same 230 pounds for the last year.

Between having bipolar disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, and a love for food, I have the deck slightly off my side. The arthritis is pretty darn well controlled, but the bipolar is...variable. It tends to swing mostly to the depressive side...so, I am here

So this time around I am using Nutrisystem for the first two months to get my body used to portion control again, then switching back to regular food again. I love to cook, so I have to reign in my tendencies to cook decadently and eating lots of veggies. Three weeks in to the Nutrisystem and I am ready to get cooking, but I am still getting reoriented to how much I should be eating every day. I am even getting real food added back in to their stuff!

Anyway, I update the blog pretty frequently since I am a typeaholic. Thanks for taking me in and I hope that this whole getting healthy again process goes as smoothly as possible.





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7/24/16 12:41 A

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emoticon to all our new members and as for old members emoticon for returning to spark each and every day and continuing to be better people because of it!!!

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emoticon LOVELYAVIE and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle. emoticon

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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emoticon to the team, LOVELYAVIE aka Abby. I'm so sorry you are feeling alone and sad. Try to stay connected to your Spark Teams. They are a great source of support and motivation during this difficult time. (You don't need a diagnosis to be a part of this team.) Whatever you do, know we are here for you and what to help your find that healthier, happier you.

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7/18/16 2:28 P

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Hi everyone! I'm abby, and I'm 23 years old.
I'm not really sure if I have depression or not, I haven't really been to a doctor to check it out. And I'm not really open about how I'm feeling to the people close to me.I try my best to hide how I really feel. and try my best to pretend that everything is okay. But the truth is I'm not okay.I've searched online about depression. and when I read about them it as if its me. I don't know if it's really depression or it's just because i just want to have someone to talk to. There's a lot of people in my life, but they just come and go, and for those who are still there, they are busy with their own lives, and most of the time I just feel alone, even if they are there I still feel alone. Hope that being here, would help me overcome this even a little. Thank you

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emoticon MELAMA210 and emoticon to SparkPeople's DwD Team...Nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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emoticon to the team, MELAMA210 aka Amanda. I'm so sorry that life is so difficult for you at the moment. Hopefully, things will calm down quickly. You have made an excellent choice to try to combat your stress. Exercise not only helps to lessen stress, but it will also help you find that healthier, happier you! You are not alone on this journey. We are walking along side you!

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Hello! I'm Amanda! I was diagnosed with depression over 6 years ago, although I have struggled with it for a long time before that. Ive been having a really rough time with it lately. I have a lot going on. I started to walk again about 3 weeks ago to deal with stress, Its been going good so far. LIke many of of, I'm on meds to help control the depression. I also have bad anxiety. I'm a huge emotional eater and its hard losing weight with depression, being an emotional eater and I lose weight really slow to begin with. I joined this team to meet people who understand what I'm going through.

~Amanda~

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Yes, always keep in touch with doc!!

Debbie

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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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emoticon to the team, GODS_SERENITY. I certainly hope that this medication helps you get back on track. Remember to stay in touch with the doctor so if you don't get relief or any side effects crop up that your doctor is in the loop. In the meantime, feel free to check out any of our threads and jump into the conversation. We are here to help you find that happier, healthier you.

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emoticon to all our newbies. emoticon to SparkPeople and the team. It's nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Hi, I just joined.

Edited by: GODS_SERENITY at: 7/14/2016 (10:19)
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I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
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emoticon NB180788 aka Kirsten. You are off to a great start on this journey. Knowing that consistency in tracking your nutrition and exercise routines is a huge key to success. Another key is to clean out your fridge, kitchen and pantry and restock it over time with healthier choices. You can do this! It's about making one healthier choice after another.

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emoticon to the team, RISINGSUN2016 aka Erika. We're so glad you dropped in. Spark is a great place to find loads of information, support and motivation. They key is take all this information and find what works for you. (Don't forget to ask your doctor for tips!) Remember that this is a marathon and not a sprint. It takes time, patience and perseverance. Know you are NOT alone. We are here for you.

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Hi everyone

Thanks for just being there!

I'm Kirsten and I come from a long genetic line of depression in many forms. Like most of you, I take drugs to stabilise my brain chemicals and stop me becoming suicidal again. I can't ever take myself off them, but wish I could as they also affect my weight. Since being back on medication, I have picked up 25 kgs in 2 and a half years.
I am now trying to take back my life and starting with consistent tracking, exercise and eating right, I'm going to get back to a healthy weight, in spite of the medication.
I have no doubt I will stumble along the way, but it really is good to know that you are all there supporting each other and hopefully me when I need it!!!

Take care and have a great weekend!

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Hi, I'm Erika and I joined yesterday. I have struggled with depression for most of my life. I have medication and a daily meditation practice which helps a lot but I need to get my food and exercise on track. Thanks for reading me.

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7/7/16 9:30 A

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Welcome Katie. I hope you like this team, it has lifted my sprites many times, which has been very helpful to me.

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emoticon to both Spark and the Team, KAYLEEFRYE6 aka Katie. I'm so glad you took the time to stop in and introduce yourself. The good news is you are among a lot of members who understand depression and anxiety. Even better news is that you have noticed that you have let your "health and fitness goals go". You are so ready to make some needed changes in your life as you continue studying for your exam. Start slowly by setting small goals and then track them. As you see your success, continue adding more goals. Whatever you decide, enjoy this journey to a healthier, happier you.

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Hi! My name is Katie. I am new to SparkPeople and new to the team. I've been struggling with mood imbalances and possibly anxiety and depression over the last 4 years. I am studying for professional exam and have just kind of let my health and fitness goals go completely. I am the heaviest I've been in my entire life and would like to make a change. But I think that managing my stress/anxiety/depression would definitely help. Any suggestions and guidance would be much appreciated.

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emoticon to the team, TAMADOR. It sounds like you are extremely busy! However, have you phoned your doctor and asked them about this recent episode of depression? It might be worth the phone call. If you haven't already, you might set one goal that you can work towards on a daily basis. Even success meeting this one goal can help lift your spirits. Whatever you decide, know we are here for you. Please feel free to ask for whatever you need.

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emoticon to all our new team members. emoticon to SparkPeople and the team. It's nice to have you with us on the journey to a healthier lifestyle.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Tamador, I found that after a prescription dose of Vitamin D and everyday now with a daily dose of 5,000 iu of vitamin D, that I feel more energetic. I don't feel like running around, but I can get up off the couch and go to work. I suffer from depression and fibromyalgia, which also makes you feel very tired and achey. The vitamin D has helped me immensely. Going to bed earlier then most (before 10) helps too. On work nights I am sleeping by 9. Hang in there, you will find your answer and what works for you.

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Hi and welcome, TAMADOR. We're glad you've joined the team. I feel for you because I, too, have tried many medications and had much therapy over the years. My depression is hard-to-treat and it's challenging. I admire you for forcing yourself to walk - I know how hard that is when you feel depressed. It does make me feel better when I get outside and walk for even 10 minutes.

Several threads on the team forums lately have had team members talking about fatigue. Many of us have family members who found out they had sleep disorders (in my husband's case, sleep apnea) and my daughter's circadian rhythms were off. Sleep disorders can cause great fatigue and low energy levels. Other common problems are lack of Vitamin D (mine and my daughter's were ridiculously low and we had to take prescription strength for a while, then change to supplements), and of course thyroid disorders can cause problems. Just mentioning all this in case you haven't seen your medical doctor in a while - maybe a check-up could help in addition to your therapy and meds for depression.

Again, welcome to the team!!!

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Hello I'm new here, I've suffered with depression many years. I've tried all sorts of medication, and therapy. I feel very fatigue, no energy or motivation to do anything. I've been forcing myself to walk and try to get into the excersise mood (which I use to love) but it's been hard.

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Hi and welcome to all new members!! We're glad you've joined us!!

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emoticon to the team, KESIATAH. I love your goal you up on your Spark Page: "Learn to think, eat, and live healthier." That is a goal we are all striving to meet. I understand you love to cook and bake and you are working toward healthier recipes. What a great change to undertake! After going through all you have, regaining control is so important and this is but one way to do that! Tweeting recipes and trying new ones allows us to enjoy our food but in a healthier version. This change alone will help you find that healthier, happier you.

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emoticon to the team, HEALTHYLADY58. I'm so sorry you are dealing with so much within your family combined with your medical issues. You are in a difficult situation, but I absolutely love your attitude. The Biblical quote you use to motivate you is a great reminder that our attitude affects our entire being. Thank you for that reminder. Whatever you decide to do, know we are here to help you succeed.

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emoticon to the team, HEALTH_NOW. You are off to a great start on this journey to a healthier you. By documenting everything, you can see trends of when and what you are and are not eating. This allows you to make changes along the way. Also this is a great document to share with your doctor. They can help you dissect the info and add helpful advice. In the meantime, we are here for you.

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Welcome to the team Health_Now and HealthyLady. Good luck on your journey!


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Welcome HealthyLady 58 and Health Now

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Hi JuneWalker, I just want to say way to go on your progress! emoticon

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Hello Team,
I am 58. I have depression, but I am thankful that I have to work; it gets me out of bed. Some Saturdays I can stay in bed for hours and have to talk myself to get up, When I say this is the day the Lord has made, let us be glad and rejoice, then I get up. I realize that I am wasting a day. I have a wonderful husband that lets me sleep as he knows I work hard and tire easily. I also have fibromyalgia. I love food and always have had a weight problem since I was a young girl. I eat when I am tired, procrastinating a project, happy and watching TV. I just joined Sparkpeople and find that if I stay on the computer, I don't eat. :) emoticon then before I know it it is time for bed. (my husband is disabled and watches TV a lot) I love reading different articles and ideas from all.
Keeping track of all you eat is good so you can see where you can improve on. Have you tried hard boiled eggs for the protein? I find protein helps keep me fuller longer. Keep positive and don't give up. Small changes make huge results!


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Hi, I am new here. I have struggled with depression and anxiety since childhood. I am 58 now. I comfort and binge eat. I often feel like a failure in life and about not being able to control my food intake. I am thoroughly documenting everything including how much I eat, even though it embarrasses me at times. I do see a trend that I don't consume enough protein. I really struugle to get to 10% protein when I know it should be more.
I am looking forward to getting to know the group.


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SPLORI- I see you have been here on Spark since 2008, but I'm not sure if you were ever welcomed here. I would hate to have you think you have been overlooked so, in case you haven't been,

emoticon to the team. We are glad you are here and that you took the time to post. If we can help you along this journey to a healthier you, please feel free to ask.



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6/23/16 1:30 P

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Welcome to the team

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Consult not your fears,
but your hopes and dreams.
Think of not about your frustrations,
but about your unfulfilled potential.
Concern yourself not with what you have tried and failed in,
but what it is still possible for you to do.

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emoticon to the team, DUCKTURNIP and good luck with that interview. My fingers are crossed for you. I'm sure this is an extremely stressful time for you. Please stay connected to this team so that we can support you and help you stay motivated. You are NOT alone.

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emoticon to both Spark and the Team, BFITZH2O. We are so glad you are here and that you took the time to introduce yourself. We are a supportive team that will help you through those tough days and celebrate with you as you meet your goals. If there is anything we can do to help you, please let us know. We are here for you.

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Diana. I need to be using this group more as I'm very depressed.

Lord, I have cried unto Thee, hearken unto me; attend to the voice of my supplication when I cry unto Thee. Let my prayer be set fourth as incense before Thee, the lifting up of my hands as an evening sacrifice. Psalm 140 [141]: 1-2


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6/21/16 1:32 P

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Hello. I;m new here.

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Hi TCG290676 Welcome to our team.

Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.


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emoticon to both Spark and the Team. I'm so sorry you are struggling so. One way to get through those difficult days is to read and/or comment on the Team Threads. There is a lot of support, motivation and care offered from the members. Many times you don't even have to post in order to get a "lift". Know we are here for you and that you are NOT alone.

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Hi. I joined sparkpeople a few weeks ago. I am a wife and mother of two teenagers and struggle with my eating every day. I am a binge/compulsive eater who sometimes purges as well. Suffering at this point from mild depression, I am doing much better than I have in the past. I just don't like myself very much.
Am looking forward to reading about how everyone else copes and any ideas they may have for getting through the days.


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emoticon to the team, JUNEWALKER! I'm so glad you took the time to post a short intro. It's always good to hear from our team members. As you can see, we are here to support and motivate you. You are off to a great start with your walking program. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. You are NOT alone on this journey to a healthier you.

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Thanks for the welcome!
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6/15/16 10:38 P

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Welcome, Junewalker, from across the pond!

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Welcome JUNEWALKER to the team and to your new life here on sparkpeople!!!!

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Hi! I just wanted do say a quick intro - I'm 52, happily married, no children or pets, like walking, gardening, listening to music, reading and cooking, and am a born again Christian. I live in England and have been in a gloom for about 6 months I think. It's time to do something about it. I'll be looking over the spark depression teams I joined today and other websites, and walking more, as I feel sure that if I went to the doctor he would prescribe more exercise. Looking forward to getting to know you!

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Welcome MalificentladyJ. Lots of good articles and lots of support here. Your came to the right place. Give a shout out if you need to talk.


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emoticon MALIFICENTLADYJ. I'm so sorry to hear you are struggling! The good news is that we are here for you whether you are having a good or bad day. Feel free to lean on us! Whatever you decide, enjoy this journey to a healthier, happier you.

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Hello friend! I, too, have the "depression is waaay worse than the mania" issue! I actually enjoy the mania because I rarely see it! But neither is healthy, so I guess we must tame both beasts! If you ever need a friend, I'm here!

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Hello everyone! Rejoining Spark People after a few years! I have a few mental health issues, but the doozies are Bipolar Disorder Major Depression, and PTSD. Haven't been taking care of myself at all, and am now tired of being mad and sad all the time! Time for a positive change!

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If you havent been welcomed by me already emoticon PLATINUM755 and welcome to spark people and the team.

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emoticon to all our newbies and emoticon to SparkPeople and the team.

You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.

Don't be afraid to give your best at what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves.

It is never too late to be what you might have been.


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Welcome to all our newest members!!! Its a journey that were all on together!! Use us as support!!!

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emoticon SPARKL3SUSAN!!

I am happy you have joined our team. The key to success is doing what works for you, and I am impressed that you recognize and have done that for yourself. Be sure to let your Spark friends know how we may be of help to you.

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emoticon SPARKL3SUSAN aka Susan. You have a great mind set for beginning this journey again. It is not just about weight loss, but mind, body and spirit. As we change each of these we will begin to feel better on all accounts. If there is anything we can do to help you from feel overwhelmed this go-around, please feel free to ask. We are here for you.

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Welcome SPARKL3SUSAN !!! We are here to help so use the forums to your advantage.

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Hi, I'm Susan. emoticon I'm sort of new. I think I was a member here for a short time a couple of years ago, but for some reason dropped out. I think I felt a bit overwhelmed with Spark and I felt overextended with teams. I have been on Spark for a few years on and off, but recently changed my Spark ID out of paranoia that people who know me could locate me here and read all of my personal stuff. I deleted most of my photos and blogs -- anything that could identify me personally.

So now you know about my irrational fears. emoticon

I have bipolar depression, but I feel more at home in groups dealing with depression than with groups of people with bipolar disorder. I am depressed much more than I am hypomanic. I also deal quite a bit with anxiety and OCD.

I look forward to getting to know all of you!

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emoticon to both Spark and the team, KALISBACK aka Karen. I'm so sorry to hear about your broken foot. Hopefully, it will heal quickly and correctly. I'm so glad you can take this time to focus on yourself and your journey to a healthier you. If you need anything at all, please ask. We are here to help you succeed and stay motivated.

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