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1/6/15 7:22 A

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emoticon so glad you're here!!!!!!!!

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1/6/15 12:03 A

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I keep finding more reasons to love this team...

"I can't get there from anywhere but here."

Proud member of the "Scaled Down" daily weigh in team!

Next Landmarks/Goals:
[ ] Healthy weight, not Overweight (under 168)
[ ] Transition to maintenance (around 148?)
[ ] Someday/bucket list goal: hike to Havasupai Falls (and out again...)


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1/3/15 11:43 A

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12/18/14 5:57 P

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I like the rule. It speaks to me and makes a lot of good sense.

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12/9/14 7:03 A

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Jennie, I am so sorry you're going through such a rough time. We're all here for you! Hugs to you!

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12/8/14 10:36 A

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Wonderfully said and a great rule, especially for me during a very difficult time - I am trying so hard to moderate and balance but don't want to feel too guilty if I slip up and I think being here supports that so very much and it is much appreciated

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12/2/14 2:32 P

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Very well said...

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That is the entire idea behind this team! I am so glad that you're here -- please let us know if there is anything we can do -- this group rocks! There is so much awesomeness in this team it oozes emoticon

Glad you're here!!

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12/1/14 10:20 P

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When I read this rule, I felt at home. Thank you for making this such a safe place to come. I look forward to being a part of this team.

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11/25/14 8:56 P

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10/30/14 11:54 A

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10/14/14 2:27 P

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Thank you everyone! So glad that everyone is here!

**Amber**

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10/14/14 1:51 P

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I love this rule...after all these years I can finally speak freely about my weight without feeling shame...it's been a long a difficult path but I've come to terms with it. Thanks for being here all of you and thanks for all the support you will give me emoticon

"Your life is the result of the choices you make. If you don't like your life, it's time to start making better choices."
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10/14/14 3:10 A

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Thank you for the team and brilliant rule!

I get food shamed enough...what I need is support. And boundaries. Looking forward to learning more about the team and everyone!

If we did all the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. –Thomas Edison

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I really appreciate this. We're all here on this site for support. Who needs shaming? Thanks for making this a rule!

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9/13/14 12:52 A

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who do the things that NO ONE can IMAGINE." -The Imitation Game


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9/10/14 4:42 P

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Superpower is Genetic engineering
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Mode of Transportation is Pegasus



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9/10/14 1:20 P

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I THINK PERHAPS YOU WERE BRILLIANT WHEN COMING UP WITH THIS RULE.

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Good point. The world would be well off if everyone kept their eyes on their own business!

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Thanks, Ann! I am so glad that you're here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Absolutely LOVE this rule!! Thanks for this! I am so excited to be here!

Ann

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Thanks, Rita!

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Love this rule and why I joined this team. emoticon

"The whole problem with the world is that fool and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts." Bertrand Russell

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3/11/14 6:32 P

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I want this team to be a fantastic and happy place to come to away from everywhere else where someone has an opinion about something. I got this rule from Go Kaleo and it has stuck with me ever since. My one rule for this team is this:

EYES ON YOUR OWN PLATE!!!!!

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It is simple: we are all on our own journeys and since there is no one size fits all for our journey, we need to be particularly careful that there will be NO SHAMING ON THIS TEAM in any form but, in particular, food shaming. We've all seen it. How do you define food shaming? It is simple: it is a judgement put upon someone about his/her food choices. In regards for the purpose of this team and in the face of moderation there is no food hierarchy here. Paleo, clean eating, low carbing, organic, vegan, vegetarian, etc. Whatever your preferred method of eating, it is a personal choice and it comes down to this very simple thing: there will be no food shaming.

When walking the line of balance and moderation it boils down to one simplistic formula -- all things in moderation. There is no question that there are certain foods that are more nutritionally dense than others, that is not in question, but in the face of the industry there is so much junk science that we are told to 'eat this, not that' and therefore an unhealthy balance and relationship with food can be created. For the sake and purpose of this team, a peach has the same emotional connotation of an Oreo.


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