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5/8/12 10:40 A

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Hey Debi emoticon so glad to have you with us. We have a small core of active folks on this team. I'm hoping to have a few more outings together over the coming weeks and months. It'll be great to meet you as well!
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5/8/12 9:33 A

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Hi Debi...welcome!
At 240 my feet, back and knees were killing me. That has all gone away since losing weight.
Sparkpeople is such a great site! Jump in!


Weight loss is accomplished with the mind.

A person who wants something WILL find a way....a person who doesn't will find an excuse.

Which do you prefer?
The pain of self discipline?....or...the pain of self regret?

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5/7/12 7:54 P

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Hi everyone!

This is my first *real* day with this group. In the other real world I joined SparkPeople years ago, and just deleted emails as they came into my email box. I thought I could do it alone. Or with weight watchers. So, I deleted annoying emails from my inbox, because I wasn't ready or I didn't have time, or some such nonsense.

I started yoga a few months ago and developed knee problems. I quit my walks and my yoga because of said knee problem, hoping it would go away. Finally, last week I went to the doc to get a diagnosis. I am relieved to know that it's just arthritis! But the worst of the story is that I gained 15 lbs during my *break*. Weighing 240 now, I'm over the edge of frustration and self-disgust.

Today is my first pro-active day, and I feel empowered already. I'm looking forward to making new friends, I'm hoping to have people to get out of the house with to DO things. Making time and priority for myself is what is necessary, and if I don't do this, it's certain that no one will do it for me!

Looking forward to meeting you!


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