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How to Get the Support You Need to Succeed

Get Your Friends, Family and Fellow SparkPeople on Board



12/30/2008 12:03:52 PM

Liz, I'm new to the sp site . Iam very excited about finding it . I need to lose 50 lbs. My husband and kids aren't that excited about my new adventure. Thanks for the article it gives me hope .


10/27/2008 9:37:06 AM

Would have preferred that this article not be gender-specific in regards to the spouse. There are men with non-supportive wives.

Also would have liked perhaps a sister article about spouse/friends who actively work against your weight loss efforts.


8/25/2008 11:31:26 AM

I've only been on SparkPeople for a week but I find it is great! I enjoy reading all the articles, they are super for getting info & help. This article was really helpful & I am now joining a walking group with a friend of mine! I'm a bit timid yet on SparkPeople, I have not gotten on the message board or spark team etc. but I eventually will!


7/4/2008 11:05:10 AM

I am completely on my own. I lose a pound but my DH finds it. I cut back my portions to reasonable sizes so my DH thinks more for him.


5/30/2008 3:46:40 PM

Love the article - tried losing the weight solo and it was very slow going. Lots of obsticles and no support at home. But I am doing this for myself so I joined Lindora Weight Loss program a few weeks ago specifically for the support. I go to the clinic every day and having someone that comletely supports me and is excited about my success makes all the difference in the world. Having this site is also amazing. I have never seen anything like it. I have gotten some great tips, recipies and it is nice to know that I am not alone in my fight. We are all fighting the same battle. Good luck everyone !


4/18/2008 12:37:15 PM

KINI08's SparkPage
27 lbs lost and husband STILL bakes peanut butter cookies at night, (SO much worse than buying b'cuz I have to SMELL them all evening and even when I go to bed). Gr8 article for those of us with unsupportive or insensitive partners - Thank you!


2/23/2008 7:40:08 AM

JIBBIE49's SparkPage
Great article. My children are supportive of me, because they don't want me to have heart disease, etc..


2/21/2008 2:12:34 PM

TWINSMOM31's SparkPage
Love the article - if you have significant others or not, you must have friends that are like family!! I am married, but do not have the support and encouragement from my DH or family, so I rely soley on SP! Thanks again!

Oh and for those of you who are complaining -- adapt the article or don't read it at all.


2/21/2008 5:29:32 AM

NANCYLEE46's SparkPage
Thank you for this article Liz!!!!
Actually this is my second time reading it trough, before I really realized how important it was to have the correct supports in my life. It made me take a look at my goals and action plans to see if I had supports to match up with each of them. I was so motivated , I blogged on this topic, am incorporating supports into my action plan, I also posted 2 message boards, one who is your most important support and secondly, I did a challenge to add a support to areas lacking the appropriate help. I will be interested to see if anyone gets it the first time around, like I did not. I appreciate your dedication. Keep those articles on supports rolling.

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