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TINKERBELL9269 SparkPoints: (274)
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5/15/13 10:19 A

thank you, i sure will...lose4life47

Edited by: TINKERBELL9269 at: 5/15/2013 (10:22)
TINKERBELL9269 SparkPoints: (274)
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5/15/13 10:18 A

Thank you for up lifting message.. I will check out sparks team page right now!!! I love to hear success stories from REAL people...i appreciate your help...MKELLY72

Edited by: TINKERBELL9269 at: 5/15/2013 (10:20)
MKELLY72 Posts: 2,002
5/15/13 10:14 A

Check out the spark teams page to see if you can find groups where you have common interests/goals. That is a great way to find "buddies". I totally understand your sense of hopelessness--I spent 20 years yo-yoing back and forth between 30-100 pounds overweight--never learning how to maintain the losses--and now I have maintained a 100 pound loss for more than a year, and it's the best feeling ever!! The slow and steady approach worked for me this time--I had been impatient and desperate so many times in the past, but once I decided to be more patient and forgiving of myself and to just not give up--even when progress was slow--I made it to my goal!! Staying here, I think, is easier this time, because I learned the healthy habits better since I did it slowly--
This a a very supportive and positive place--welcome!!

LOSE4LIFE47 Posts: 69,265
5/15/13 9:54 A

Welcome to SP! Under introduce yourself where it says topic, put Buddy needed. Best wishes to you.

TINKERBELL9269 SparkPoints: (274)
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Posts: 6
5/15/13 9:46 A

Hello, my name is Tami. I am currently 80 pounds overweight and feel hopeless and helpless at times! I have low self esteem, and being this heavy surly don't help! i am new to this website, and so far, its gave me HOPE! something i haven't had in years..i used to cry myself to sleep, now, i feel like i have hope..also it makes me accountable for myself, what i eat, and i really do tell the truth, i used to be a closet eater, literally and went from a size 5-7 to a 18-20, i do understand that i dont happen in a day, but would love to see some kind of results.. i thank the people who started this, this is the first time im actually excited to be on a diet, i do need a buddy, how can i get one on here?

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