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I took over the UK Midlands team in April 2009 with 119 members. We now have 248 & rising. Some of us have started meeting up for Sunday lunch every so often. The friendship & support in our team is phenomenal & I love them all to bits.
When I look at other people who seem to find fitness easy I remind myself that they are just the same as me and not superhuman.
In 2001 I weighed 190 pounds and I am 5ish.
Tired of ostracism? Rejection? Loneliness? You are the only one who can make a change. Do it. Follow spark people's plan. Exercise, and count your calories. It will work, if you put in the effort. Or, you can remain lazy and feel sorry for yourself.
I keep a journal with what I call little insights, those 'aha' moments. It can be about anything from tips I read about keeping the dryer screen clean to something really big like realizing how I use my obesity to keep me from even trying whatever because I'm so afraid to fail.
In the past, my decision to get healthy (working out) was something I pretty much kept to myself. This time, I told so many people about my goals! My hubby, my daughter, my best friend... and I posted the goals here on SP. What a difference this has made. Now others support and encourage me.