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Weight Loss can be a Team Effort

Build Your Own Support System

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TOWERROUNDER

10/1/2012 1:54:34 PM

I agree so much with this. The only way I shifted the pounds was when I did it with another person. I have never ever been able to achieve the same weightloss by my self.

www.teamweightloss.org

SPARKLENICOLE

9/24/2012 1:36:16 PM

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LOVE, love, love the idea of getting a "team" and assigning roles. Another thought is to ask one "team" member to just listen, etc. Great article!

COLLIMA

6/27/2012 3:57:57 PM

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Great ideas! I have never been successful without a supportive environment. I really believe that environment is everything! Your ideas take my thoughts even farther! Build a specific environment where everyone has a special function to perform for the whole...kind of like cells working together for the good of the body as a whole!

Margie

SHELLYTROST

5/8/2012 10:30:48 PM

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Hi:) So I'm new to sparkpeople and I agree I think its so much easier to lose weight when you have support and make it a tteam effort!! The only problem is I have no idea what I'm doing on here?? How do I meet new people?? How do I get more involved?? What are the points all about?? I'm lost!!! Please if anyone can help Id appreciate it!! Thanks!!!

KYLEFIT

5/8/2012 10:08:40 PM

sounds like a good idea

MGIBLER

5/8/2012 4:29:34 PM

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I have been overweight my entire life. (I was the only kindergartener that wore a training bra; true story.) I've always had the mentality that I needed to lose weight but I've always diluted myself into thinking that 'no one else noticed' I needed to lose weight. So, since no one else noticed, I could struggle & fail & maybe lose weight on my own & then surprise them once I was skinny!....The only person I surprised was myself once I realized how big of a load of crap that thinking was. Since the beginning of the year I've been actively trying to lose weight with proper diet & exercise. And, I've always included my immediate family, but I've included my Facebook family since the beginning as well. I've even started including my co-workers on my journey. The point is, you HAVE to include other people along this journey or you'll fizzle out. Keeping all of these people abreast of my progress keeps me accountable BIG TIME!

NEICY625

5/8/2012 4:17:17 PM

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I did this at my job. Many of my coworker have been working on their weight over the past year by themselves. When I really started I asked everyone to join a biggest loser contest. We have been able to support and movative each with our weight loss.

SHOES17

5/8/2012 2:43:11 AM

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I start my own spark team and the people that been supporting me the most joined. Now I have all of them and their positive ideas on the feed. It is very inspiring! We are small, but we are active and supportive of each other. If you like to walk and need support please join us at team Pink!

MOSTMOM1

4/25/2011 10:04:32 AM

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Ha ha, I think I'm the bizarre one. Love the article; I'm finding that teamwork definitely beats going it alone.

PEGGIE57

2/2/2011 6:23:46 PM

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I enjoyed this article. I laughed when I saw the bizzarre one - then I thought that's me! I'm always dreaming up fun ways to exercise.

DRB13_1

1/12/2011 9:05:39 AM

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Thanks for another great article. Hadn't thought of the positions aspect, but that is very accurate and useful. Getting my team restaffed! We'll be able to defend against all adversaries!

AHEALTHIERME9

1/8/2011 12:43:23 PM

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Thank you for this... You put things clearly into perspective!

And all of it is so true :)

Deb

KB_KABIR

12/2/2010 10:21:04 AM

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Very cool way to look at how community and friends offer support. I the types of people described in the artile could apply to a variety of circumstances in addition to weight loss.

FITNESS4LONDON

11/11/2010 8:04:19 AM

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hi there LOLAMOM2 - I only want your constructive critics, not the totally negative ones! Sometimes it takes a critic to give me the jolt needed. Like the Dragons, on the UK show Dragons Den.

LOLAINSC

10/28/2010 9:05:15 AM

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Dear FITNESS4LONDON, you can have all my critics--I have them up the wazoo and personally find them a heavy load to bear on this journey. I wouldn't mind dumping the junk and lightening my load.





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