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Thursday, October 09, 2008

I am getting encouragement from Spark People to help me get down under 200 pounds. I am borderline diabetic and I do not want to go over the border. I want to change my life. I have only 10 more pounds to go for my first goal. I enjoyed the vision board project but I am going to redo it because I did not realize I could do it in the 8 1/2 by 11 format at the time I did it... I am getting emails and support. I am finding people like myself really knowing the only thing I can really change is myself.
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    the kitty litter cake just looks too real, it;s disgusting! You all must be really fun people. I hope she got a prize. agggggggggggggggggg
    3540 days ago
    Hi. Is this ljoeB I have been looking for here. I am Bluebunting from Real Age.
    3542 days ago
    There is a trouble shooting section here at Sparks that has several great suggestions to try. It really helped when I added the Sparks People address to my email address book. Every now and then I still do not receive Sparks email or message board responses. How I love to log on and read through the mail! And the feedback and encouragement does help. It feels like you have a small army of sweet people cheering you on. And we are cheering you on! Also it helps to run your computer through your virus scan every day after you finish up online. I also run scan disk once a week also, keeps things tidy. Or Sparks may be having a tech problem ? I do hope tomorrow will be better for you! Hugs, Debbie
    3542 days ago
    Don't give up! Take it one day at a time! Spark People is a wonderful resource. I love the Chat room for the 50+ team...such caring, supportive people there! Give us a try!

    3542 days ago
    Perhaps you would get more encouragement and responses if you go to one of the threads and join in!! I have never done a blog before but I post regularly and have met such wonderful people. Find one that suits you and jump in!!

    3542 days ago
    I have not seen any of your previous posts but I think it's great that you only have 10 more pounds to reach your first goal. I have noticed that I can get pretty impatient when trying to reach a goal. I guess it's the need for immediate gratification. For me, I think that impatience can cause me to feel discouraged on days when everything is not perfect. Just the other day I was feeling exactly like that. Do you know what I did that helped? I read the spark pages of my team members ... and what an education that was. Just by reading what other people are going through or have accomplished was enough to get me moving again and cheer me up. I don't know if that will help but you might want to give it a try.

    I honestly believe that you'll make it below 200 if you stick with Spark People. Keep logging in the food you eat everyday and stick with some sort of exercise plan. And when and if you feel discouraged again, send out an SOS like you did today. You won't cross that border!!! Beverly emoticon
    3542 days ago
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