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8/23/11 11:37 A

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I totally understand how you are feeling! I have always called it my "all or nothing attitude." Either I do it all the way, 100% perfect or I can't seem to do it at all. I'm sorry you've had a hard time, but SP is a great place to find support. I hope you are able to have great success here!

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6/14/11 11:17 A

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I can totally relate! Now, I'm not really an extreme perfectionist (even though I am somewhat), but I have fought the weight problem all of my life, and I hope that I can finally win the battle! Feel free to talk to me when you need support. Best of luck!

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6/13/11 12:33 P

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Hey everyone!

I just joined the team and hoping for some support. I've always been overweight. As a child, I remember going to the doctors and having him tell me that I needed to lose weight. I feel like I've been on a perpetual roller coaster in trying to lose weight and it never works. I'm either on a diet or I'm straying from it.

I recently realized that half of my weight loss issues deal with my perfectionism. I thought because I was fat and not losing weight that clearly I wasn't perfect or a perfectionist. But I've learned that being a perfectionist just means that when you can't be perfect at dieting, you just give up.

It's hard to talk about these things with my family. We were raised perfectionists because of my father who is a stern perfectionist and will be the first to tell you what you are doing wrong. We're all extremely overweight. We don't talk about any of our problems. I've tried to discuss hard subjects with my family before, but they turn awkward and avoid it. I need a support system to lose this weight, but I can't seem to find it with my family. I hope I can find that here at spark people

I'm tired of being overweight with low self-esteem and confidence. I want to love myself. I want to go to the doctors without thinking that whatever my problem is, that they're going to blame it on my weight. I want to be healthy for the first time in my life.

Can anyone else relate?

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