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How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed

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  • I used SparkPeople 6 years ago and reached my goal weight.....now for various reasons I've gained it all back plus another 50. I can't do any exercise except my exercise bike due to many physical problems and I get discouraged very easily.

    Two months ago I relieved my old girls (dog....Misty)pain by letting her go peacefully at the vets. She was 15 3/4 years old and the love of my life....a week later my other girl (Lady) went blind and found out from the vet she was severely diabetic and so I had to have her put down with no warning.....she was 8 and I only had her 2 years from our local OSPCA. I am still devastated and this Christmas was so hard....both my girls were rescues....I got my Misty at 2....she had been locked in a barn allowed out once a day and Lady came from a Mandarin family that was returning to their homeland....

    So now you all know my whole life even if you didn't want too...

    This time I really want to succeed so I need as much encouragement as I can get......

    Thank You - 12/27/2015 2:16:51 PM
  • I love my SP family! - 12/6/2015 11:25:51 AM
  • GMBRUCE
    Surprisingly this is a difficult one for me. If I tell my husband or mother it will be bad if I end up letting them down yet again. I started a new job and I'm just not close enough with my new co-workers to share something like this. Not sure who to tell. - 12/4/2015 3:43:21 PM
  • Good practical advice and ideas :) - 10/1/2015 12:10:35 PM
  • PISHI54
    LIKE: setting a reminder on the calendar! - 10/1/2015 8:00:14 AM
  • If your phone or computer has an alarm or reminder feature, use it to your benefit..... - 9/4/2015 12:43:48 PM
  • VILLIE50
    Today, I will make a healthy meal replacement shake and eat a piece of fruit for lunch. - 9/3/2015 1:14:10 PM
  • My bother has the habit of buying sugar filled cereal for his kids and for himself most times he does not eat breakfast.
    I have tried to express my concern but he is 11 years older than me and they are his kids..... - 8/1/2015 11:49:27 AM
  • LOLAWESTCOAST66
    Hello,
    I just joined Spark this evening...so cool! My goal for Day1 is I will create a menu for the next 3 days. - 7/30/2015 3:58:55 AM
  • VICTORIA122814
    Today, I will walk Two Miles. - 6/24/2015 3:14:05 PM
  • Today I will use my fitbit for something other than a watch! I will walk 3,000 steps and continue learning how to navigate around on my spark page(s)...Day ONE starts for me June 11, in the mean time...making much better food choices. I love whole foods and always have plenty in the house..unfortunately all those "junk food" critters found their way back in..time to kick'em out for good !! - 6/7/2015 1:33:24 PM
  • GR8BASS
    Day 1 of the challenge - write down every bite I eat - 5/17/2015 10:59:10 AM
  • I am a widow living alone and my children are totally involved in their jobs etc. I finally persuaded my friend to join me in workouts at the local rec. centre and I'm really grateful for that. We started this week; 3 days a week; with a personal trainer.
    We both have diabetes, arthritis and chronic pain; so need similar routines. :-). - 3/27/2015 7:46:50 PM
  • SVANDERMEER
    The support starts with deciding to take charge of your health. Support from others is wonderful and a great blessing, but the first step is to be self-motivated. Surprisingly when those around you see your commitment, they will support your efforts. - 3/1/2015 4:04:09 PM
  • PINEBLISS
    Checking in. Hoping to get over negative self talk and actually do something about 20 lbs I put on in the last 2 years. Making me feel bad about myself. - 2/23/2015 8:47:22 AM

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