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10/27/14 9:14 A

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10/26/14 7:31 P

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pretty happy

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I am grateful beyond measure to be able to answer happy to very happy!

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10/25/14 7:40 P

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Usually happy to very happy


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10/25/14 6:26 P

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Holidays and special days can be so much fun. Just pre-plan for those calories!!


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On a typical day, how happy do you feel?



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It changes every day

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JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,617
10/22/14 9:57 A

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We are not a family big on celebrations. As an introvert gatherings of people are generally stressful for me...even when it is people I know and love.

I seem to experience more joy in the simple day-to-day things.

I'm open to a changed outlook though and am interested in what the rest of you have to share.


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PATTI7177's Photo PATTI7177 Posts: 878
10/21/14 6:51 P

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My spouse is definitely my greatest source of support. He encourages me, tells me I am beautiful, tells me how proud he is of me after each workout, and reminds me he loves me no matter my weight.

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10/19/14 7:34 P

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I love family weddings!

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I am an intensely private person and learning to reach out for support has been difficult, but has also been the secret ingredient in my success so far. Very few friends or family know or understand my struggles with weight and health. Reaching out on Spark and meeting friends in a safe and anonymous environment has been instrumental to my consistency. Thank you Spark friends!

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Thanksgiving and Christmas

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10/19/14 4:04 P

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4th of July and holidays

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HDHAWK's Photo HDHAWK Posts: 22,687
10/18/14 6:40 P

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Birthdays


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10/18/14 4:33 P

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Weddings and family reunions are tied.
Love meeting new and current family members annually!

Since I choose to EAT right and DRINK right, I suppose you could say I LIVE right!

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KRYS210's Photo KRYS210 Posts: 77,791
10/18/14 3:58 P

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Should be a great season for all of you with these dedicated commitment strategies!


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Milestone birthday

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Bar/bat mitzvah

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LIVERGIVER's Photo LIVERGIVER Posts: 1,745
10/13/14 10:12 A

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Thinking about heading into the holiday season, I have started tracking nutrition again. I had stopped, thinking that it was less necessary after having reached my goal, but have found that maintenance works much better when I keep up with the nutrition tracking. Go figure!



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I'm waiting for the okay from my eye doctors to resume my weight lifting, etc. In the meantime I'm walking and tracking my foods.

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10/12/14 5:59 P

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I am really making an effort to cook more at home so that I have healthy meals throughout the week.

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I am working on consistency and better planning

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I'm going to do better with my tracking and holding myself accountable for every lick and nibble. Hopefully this will deter me during the holidays from licking and nibbling.

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Doing anything will be a fresh start. I haven't done well in the food or exercise department lately.
Once we get past this funeral and home again I can get started again.


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JEANKNEE's Photo JEANKNEE Posts: 22,617
10/12/14 4:36 P

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Committed to run a 5k (this will be my second) in November. Am completing a training plan next week. So, will be shaking things up a bit when it comes to running. Not exactly sure what's next. As the fall temperatures set in expect to be hiking more.

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"I'd like to dispel once and for all the myth that any single diet approach works for every individual." ~ Peter J. D'Adamo, ND


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KRYS210's Photo KRYS210 Posts: 77,791
10/12/14 4:24 P

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Nice to know that support systems are available to you!


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How will you recommit to your program this fall to get a jump on the holidays and keep your program fresh and exciting?

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10/11/14 10:21 P

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My co-workers and my spouse gives me the greatest support. During lunch when they have ordered pizza for special occasions and I say no thanks I'll pass they don't try to pressure me into eating it. And sometimes when I'm eating a chocolate cupcake they will ask me....you sure you need that? And I'll laugh and say yes I'm good it's my splurge for the week. And my hubby does the same. I may ask him to buy me a coke while he is out at the store and he kindly brings me back some water. They have saved me from some disastrous calories.

Shana (mishamommy)

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment. ~Cyril Connolly, The Unquiet Grave



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Members on the message boards and/or SparkTeams

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The idea of having more energy to spend with my little one and see him grow up is what keeps me going.

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LIVERGIVER's Photo LIVERGIVER Posts: 1,745
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My DH and kids give tremendous support, and I get daily help from Spark, too

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Definitely my Spark Teams, then my kids (though they are the first ones to jump on the "Let's get Ice Cream" train) and my mom. Also, strangely enough, my lawyer, who really advocates being healthy in mind, body and spirit.

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When I was on Spark before it was one of my Spark teams but most of them don't even come on anymore. So I am looking for that support now.

My husband is an supportive as he can be. Working on showing him ways to help. My family tries to be but really aren't sure how to be.

My Co-workers try to be too. Our cook is becoming really good about asking me if I want something and watching the portion sizes for me!

So lots of people! But I really miss my spark friends support.

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...my workout buddy, her husband, & my spouse

The SPARK Community has also been helpful and the encouragement of strangers when I am out running has been amazing.

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10/5/14 10:38 A

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Family and friends ,my workout buddies & the message board members


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All of the above - I feel well supported by my family, friends, workout friends, pool buddies, and even casual acquaintances

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10/4/14 8:11 P

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members on the message boards & my spouse


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Who gives you the most support?

My spouse or partner

Family and friends

My workout buddies

Members on the message boards and/or SparkTeams

People in my community

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