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5/6/13 9:49 P

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Thanks for the warm welcome and support. I'll touch base with you both by email as right now I'm really seeking that peer support. I think it may be the last key I need to be finally successful. Virtual support is OK and can be useful but if you know of any in person groups please let me know as that's what I'm really seeking.
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5/2/13 4:09 P

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Welcome, Stephanie! We are a small but intimate team. By that, I mean - personally speaking - that we care about each other, as evidenced by SP communications, even though most of us have never met.
A group of us do try to get together occasionally for walks and camaraderie.
I go to the Central Y, too. My schedule is not routine, but I would love to meet you there sometime. Usually, I'm in the ladies' fitness room on the treadmill, or in the pool.
My email is Feel free to contact me there, or via Sparkmail.
I think you'll find this site to be very helpful. There are so many opportunities for health advancement on it. I've been a member for over a year and am still finding new aids on it!

Again, welcome aboard!
I'm headed to the Y!

Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. A. Einstein

 current weight: 135.0 
5/2/13 3:21 P

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Welcome to Spark People and to Winston-Salem Sparkers. There is plenty of support here, and this is a great group of people. Feel free to email me any time. I also go to the Y, mainly the one on Robinhood Rd, but sometimes to the other branches.

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5/2/13 3:12 P

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Hello, I am new to SparkPeople and looking for support. I've lived in Winston Salem for about 20 years and I'd like to lose 100lbs. I'm currently enrolled in the Transformation Nation Triad, but it has been a disappointment. I was hoping to find some diet buddies, people who to talk to who understand the pain and how hard it is to lose a large amount of weight, but the people in my group just have not connected. We're getting to the end of the program and out of 25 only 4 other people regularly show up. I don't need someone to exercise with as I have a good exercise routine at the Central Y and do some sort of exercise, mainly swimming every day, but I really want a buddy, someone to talk to. What is the best way to find friends on this site?
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