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Welcome Kat, and big emoticon to you!

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emoticon all !
Good to be here...I am Kat, 62 years old and with very little self esteem right now...I am recovering from knee surgery so not very mobile, which doesn't help...but where I am, it seems I am always wrong, so that doesn't do my self respect or self esteem any good right now. I have survived breast cancer and septic shock, so I must have some strength in me and be worth something. yes, I am alive so I matter- I am trying to get back some positivity into my life, but not having much luck right now.
looking forward to meeting you all- here's to posoitve times ! emoticon


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Hi -Is your DH on a blood thinner? That's what my Dr wants to put me on..The med is Eloquist.

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Hi - My name is Loretta and I am 73 yrs young. I live in Westbrook, ME with my wild child cat, Tiger. I have just been diagnosed with Afib, so I get very short winded. I also have other medical problems as well. Right now, it is change my life or die . So, I am choosing life. My starting weight is 240 lbs

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Thank you Susan! Last night at out meeting she told me that my ranking has gone up but didn't say what my ranking is now LOL. I am going to call her(my sales director) and find out where I am now.

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Congrats on your success in your new venture! That ranking is excellent!! emoticon

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Thank you Beccaboo!

Thank you Amy, awesome that we are the same age. I am sorry about you cat it is so hard losing our furbabies.

thank you it is so very awesome and I am still over it.

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Way to go in your ranking.

Sorry for your loss too. emoticon

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I am so sorry for the loss of your dear friends and for Diane for ending your friendship and left it with hanging ends. I have had a lot of that in my life.

Hello everyone, I am Amy I am 49, widowed with two teenage boys 15 and 17. We have 4 cats and on January 2nd of this year we lost our 12 year old dog to cancer. I am beginning a Mary Kay business that I am doing very well with. Two weeks ago I found out that I am number 18 out of around 10,000 women in our National area in sales! I am in shock I knew I am doing well, I had no idea how well. I started my business in July of last year. Right now I live in Wyoming and will be moving back to the Denver, Colorado suburbs.

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I'm late to this party but I add my hugs and send you comfort, Natalie.

I hope you are feeling some ease about this situation, painful as it is. The Four Agreements comes to my mind, the part about never taking anything personally -- even when it personally hurts. It sounds like this person has been through a ton and sadly was unable to see what a kind and caring friend she had in you.

I've had some big ups and downs with friends over the years, and been through friend "break-ups" that hurt as much (or more) than relationships ending. For me, some of that has been about letting go of expectations, but also being more clear with myself about who I spend time with and how that person influences me (and I them.)

It is my deepest hope that you will find joyous connections on SP and especially with this wonderful team! Keep writing, hon. We're listening.

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Thank you so much to Minnie and Beccaboo. Minnie, after I read what you wrote, I went to lie down and relax. I just needed a friendly and non-judgmental ear. I really appreciate you both taking the time to read and respond. I really like the fact that there are so many caring thoughtful people here.

Thank you again.

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I am so glad you reached out to us, Natalie. It is a good group of compassionate individuals on this team. Also, there should be no shame on your part. I just feel so bad for you that she reacted this way. I agree with Minnie. It is more about her problem, and not you.

I, too, have lost dear friends over the years. I, too, am housebound most the time due to illness. You are not alone.

I went to your page to welcome you to a team, and found the wonderful book team through your page. I love being a member there so I thank you for that.

I am so glad you are here.

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I guess I never properly introduced myself to this group. I am writing through tears. I am old and have very few friends. My very best friend died of pancreatic cancer in 2015. My second best friend had a sudden fatal stroke in 2016. I have no other friends. I am very shy and have a lot of social anxiety. Those friendships were forged in 1978 and in 1989, so they were of long-standing.

I have been pen pals with a woman for about 15 years. Her name is Diane. We are close in age and in terms of being married a long time. I have exchanged a lot with her and the form is about once a month we have exchanged letters. She has told me a lot about herself and her troubles. I have told her about my troubles. I thought we were close.

A few days after Christmas, I wrote in response to a very troubled series of letters (about how upset she is that her husband and her niece are feuding) a lot of sympathetic things about the family predicament. I sympathized with her. I took her side. I tried to be upbeat and optimistic. The letter was really all about her and her concerns. But I concluded with a note about myself-- I ended with a PS that said "sometime I will tell you about the time I was in a mental hospital for depression and acute social anxiety".

Anyhow, I just got back a letter that was very brief. She started the letter by saying that she was sorry, but she had to discontinue our relationship. And she wrote: "I think a less annoyingly punctilious bean-counting OCD person than myself would be perhaps better suited to your style. These days I am beyond weary of talking about my family. I'm sorry for hurting you."


OK. I get it. I wrote too much? I don't know. Am I to take it that the revelation that I've had psychiatric treatment bothered her? Or has she suddenly, after 15 years, chosen to tell me that she is a "bean-counting OCD?" She never told me she is OCD before. Certainly I would not have rejected her. I would have asked her if there was any particular style of letter that would have been preferable to her OCD.

Anyhow, she is clear that I cannot write back. I am certain that were I do to so, she would not open and read the letter. I am somehow "dead to her" just as she wrote a couple of weeks ago that her niece was now "dead to her."

I feel shocked, rejected, forlorn, and disconnected. I have difficulty making and keeping connections. Firstly, I am very shy. Secondly, I am very quiet. People have praised me for being a good listener. Finally, I still feel a good deal of shame that I am overweight, that I am timid, that I never shone in my career; that I am ridiculously afraid of driving.

I've got a somewhat analytic mind: part of me wants to say that Diane wants the letters to be all about her and when I included a statement that pointed to past trouble in my life, she would not have it. Part of me wants to say that I don't want to be friends with somebody who can cut things off so abruptly. Part of me wants to say that I don't deserve her friendship because I cannot well respond to her primary interests which are going to fine and costly restaurants and also going to gambling casinos. But most of me has tears streaming down my face because I don't understand this rejection really and truly.

I am of the age where making new friends is difficult--all but impossible when I can barely leave the house. I am lucky to have had some really wonderful friends in my life. They are now dead, alas.

Sorry for going on so much. Partly it's because I have nobody else to talk with. So I fling my feelings out into a semi-public forum. I don't really expect anyone to respond.

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emoticon Night!

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Hello, hello!

I'm Night, from Bellingham, WA (the fourth corner of the contiguous United States, just south-of-the-border from Vancouver, Canada.)

I'm joining the team for two reasons:

1. Like many, I can be really, really down on myself.

2. Minnie UK. Love her posts and energy and if she's a team leader, this must be a very kind and positive place to be.

I'm on and off SP erratically because of busy life things. But will try to pop in when I can. Cheers!

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That's awesome! Let's repost it to the main chat, too.

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That's really cool, thanks for sharing!

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imatterproject.org

Thought maybe some of you would be interested in seeing a project going on that is near where I live. I had never heard anything about it and was so impressed to see that something like this was going on in my backyard, so to speak.

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Might be for some. It's something to think about, anyway.

Mine is just a (former) complete lack of regard for my own needs - need for time to de-stress, need for time to plan decent meals, need for time to exercise. I STILL fall into all these patterns, but am at least aware of them now and am working on them.

What can I do for myself today?

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Speaking of "taking up more space", do you ladies think, as I do, that weight gain, or maintaining too high a weight for good health, is sort of an unconscious expression of the desire to take up more space, but we haven't learned how to do that in a healthy way???

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Woweee, that's awesome! I am also working on giving myself permission to take up space, figuratively as well as literally. Thank you so much for posting this!

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That really is powerful! I hope it saves to our team photos section, because it's exactly what this team is about.

I googled her and she has some very powerful messages! Thanks for sharing this I believe that in my spare time (ha ha ha as if I have that) I'm going to do a bit more reading from her.

Thanks again!

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I liked this, thought I would share:



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That is SO BEAUTIFULLY SAID! Thank you so much for this.

There is a distinct difference between "I deserve" and "I matter".

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Ah yes, you're beginning to discover the difference between "I deserve," and "I matter."

At first it feels like a subtle difference, but as time goes on, it feels like a chasm. At least for me. And I'm sure it's different for each person.

For me, "I deserve," is usually a push-back from something or someone who is trying to get the better of me and I go overboard to compensate because I've somehow let them win for a minute. But "I matter" is more of gentle reminder that I don't have to let other people or situations get the better of me. And further, it's a reminder to take the time to be me, and to consider my own needs (real needs) alongside everyone else's. It doesn't mean I get cake, lol. It means that I can be heard. I can take time to exercise, to make doctor's appointments, to close my eyes and listen to music. I matter, so I should treat myself as well as I'd treat others.



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I am an extrovert so I will be chatty, LOL. Like it or not emoticon

When I think about the idea that "I Matter" I see that I have found rather abusive ways to prove it to myself. Like by binge eating. "I deserve that cake", that sort of thing. Also, sometimes by excessive buying. "I deserve that blouse!" (or earrings or book, yadda yadda).

I think that if a woman cannot practice true self care in ways that feed them in a healthy physical emotional and spiritual sense, rather than just finding things that become a vice,
they have work to do. I have improved with these things but they are still my "go to's" when
I am feeling undervalued or unloveable.

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Welcome, Judy! It's nice to meet you!

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Hello. I'm Judy from Vermont. I have been trying to lose weight since forever. I have come to the point that I really must do this for myself.
I live with my boyfriend of 8 years and his son who is 25 and doesn't work. I work full time in a convenience store deli. I get very discouraged because the BF only works when he feels like it. He always says "my back hurts". I'm 62, my legs, feet and just about every part of my body hurts at times but I still work 40+ hours a week. I have no support from him or anyone on this weight loss journey- Sparks is my only support.
But I matter and I am here.

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Hello, I'm Jaimie, I am in charge of a full house of 1 husband, 3 kids, 2 dogs, 2 cats and various other creatures. I work full time and by that I mean 50-60 hour work weeks that are not a sit at a desk type of job. Once a year my company brings in a motivational speaker who talks about putting your self first. It makes sense, I just have to do it. Here's hoping.

I don't blog/talk a lot on any of the teams I am on unless I feel it is really important or helpful. So don't take my lack of communication as I don't care. I read everything.



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Welcome, Tracy!

There's a book that AAAACK (a team leader) recommended to me that I'll admit that I bought but haven't read much of yet, is called Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break Your Eat-Repent-Eat Cycle by Michelle May. Here's a link to it on Amazon:

amazon.com/gp/product/160832
0030/ref=o
h_aui_detailpage_o06_s00?ie=
UTF8&a
mp;psc=1


The book turns the idea of dieting on its head and is a mind-body approach to healthy living. It might just be the balance that you're looking for.

There are also versions of the book for people with diabetes or who are pre-diabetic ( amazon.com/Eat-What-You-Love
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dp/1608822451/ref=pd_sim_14_
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), all by Dr. Michelle May.

SparkPeople may not like these links. They don't allow links to advertisements. If the links don't work, just go to Amazon and search books by Michelle May and they should all come up.

Best of luck to you, Tracy. We're here to cheer you on! emoticon

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emoticon Hi, I'm Tracy. I have struggled with weight since I can remember, probably really hit after puberty. I found SP about 2 years ago. So thankful that I stumbled across it!

I am not the person that loses weight "easily". It might be an uphill battle at this point since I started having menopause systems a couple of years ago and just turned 50 in October. But I cannot let that stop me.

I was going full speed ahead for nearly 2 yrs and then hit a burn out in August. I was mentally exhausted from tracking nutrients and trying to plan ahead and figure out what I could still eat. It became an obsession almost. I wasn't happy anymore, even though I felt great. I had lost 65 # at that point. But I couldn't sustain that pace. I felt like I was going through the motions. I was kicking it with exercise, I was walking 2 miles each morning before getting ready for work. I felt so healthy physically. My bad knee had stopped hurting and I was seeing muscles and changes in my body that I had never seen before. That was excited.

I thought that I needed to switch up my exercise routine because I was getting bored walking. I joined a gym close to home. I hate gyms..lol I did find that I loved the rowing machine. However, I was never able to get into a good groove and "wanting" to go and seeing results. Immediately after making the switch the scale went up 13#. At that point I was still obsessively tracking foods, so I wasn't sure what the problem was. I was able to knock off a few of those, but never regained any momentum. At that point I decided I was not going to track food like that anymore. I wanted to live my life and enjoy it at the same time.

So here I am. Back up over 300#. Which is so depressing. And very scary if I cannot get the scale moving back down again. At my heaviest I was 351# and I don't want to go back there. I was miserable.

I am now trying to find a routine that is right for me, with a good balance.

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I don't know how I missed all of the posts in this thread! I should have been paying better attention.

Welcome Marsha, Kerry, and Mary Ann! I am very happy to meet you!

Marsha, congrats on your weight loss! You are doing great for being able to do that with your limited mobility. I live alone, too, and social media does help to fill the void rather than turning to food. I'm glad you're with us!

Kerry, you are wise in taking better care of yourself. When you have a family member who requires so much special attention, it can really suck a lot of energy out of you. Taking better care of yourself is important because you really do matter!

And Mary Ann (I want to call you Peggy because of the PG in front of your nickname! LOL), I am so glad you joined us. I'm happy that Spark has been a big help to you so far.

I think this is a great team of women. We are like sisters, really. We're always glad to widen our circle and have new people join our team. You are one of us now. emoticon

I look forward to getting to know you all a little better. Again, welcome!

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emoticon Marsha, Mary Ann, and Kerry

We are glad you are here!

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emoticon Kerry and Minnie,
I look forward to getting to know you all and the team. Thanks for the welcome Lisa.
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Hi! emoticon
My name is Kerry (aka Trouble, but only at conventions, hence the nickname). I live in Schaumburg, IL which is about 45 miles west of downtown Chicago. I know TALLYFL and MORTICIAADAMS from other teams, but this one sounded like something I really need right now.
I am a widow with one son who is on the ASD spectrum and have spent the last 20 years dealing with the issues that come with that. I decided it's time to start taking better care of myself. One of the things I have read is that showing gratitude even when you don't feel like it can brighten your outlook on life. So, if you don't see an entry from me in that topic by noon CST, please poke me, remind me, whatever. I will probably need help to turn this into a habit.
Here is my latest pic - taken late August 2015 - probably 18-20 lbs heavier than I am now.


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emoticon I am very glad that I found this team. Elizabeth and I are good friends.
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Welcome, Mary Ann! I hope you enjoy our friendly team!

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Thank you,Minnie.

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I am Mary Ann. I am a friend of Elizabeth's and Marsha's from another team. I have been having to take very good care of myself since Christmas 2013 due to major health issues. Due to my health issues, I no longer take what our amazing bodies do for granted anymore. Thanks to Sparkpeople, I am better equipped to take care of my health issues. emoticon

emoticon Marsha on your weight loss, neighbor! emoticon

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Marsha, welcome! And 63 pounds loss with limited mobility is emoticon !
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emoticon Marsha and congratulations on your weight loss, that is amazing. I know you will love this team and we look forward to getting to know you!

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Hello, I'm Marsha, and I live in upper east TN. I like what this team is about. I joined Weight Watchers Online in February, and as of this morning I have lost 63.4 lbs. I have limited mobility so I'm home alone most days. I do drive, but I can't walk or stay on my feet very long. Since I have no family, I do get lonely (or maybe just bored with my company) sometimes and turn to social media to fill up the empty rather than turning to food. I may not post regularly, but I do read. I like that you have a gratitude thread and do want to participate in that.

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I am and I matter, I have neglected myself for a long time, now its time for me to take charge of things. I want to improve my life, not by just dieting but improving my life style, in making better choice each day.

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emoticon emoticon Glad you have joined us!!!!!

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I'm glad you're here, GYPSYANNLEE, and that you're making yourself a priority! emoticon

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I am and I matter, because God gave us all a purpose to be here. I use to be a care giver to my mom, now she is gone, and it is time for myself to improve on bad habits and bad choices, now, I am taking one day at a time, and making this a life time commitment, not a diet and doing this form myself.

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I raised my hand when you said that you were deeply introverted, because I am, too. I'm trying to come out of my shell more. I do not participate where I don't feel comfortable, but I feel at home here. I do hope you'll post more so we can get to know you better.

I'm a cat person, too! I have a cat who just turned 3 years old this month.

I'm glad you posted an introduction!

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Welcome back to this team, we are glad you have joined us again and hope you get the help and encouragement you need to further your goals. Sorry about your hubby's strokes and hope he is on the road to recovery. Let us know how we can help you. I know your kitties give you lots of love!!!!! emoticon

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I am relatively new here. I don't remember when I joined the team but I am here and will try to be more present.

I have a few challenges in life. My husband had a big stroke on Sept 12 and was in the hospital for 5 days. He had had a previous stroke a long time back. Anyhow: Managing his life has given me scant time to manage my own.

About me: deeply introverted; I had two friends who have both died (one in 2015; the other in July of this year). I have joined Spark People in an effort to find a place that will support my goals: to eat few high-gylcemic carbs and to work out more often (often simply walking is what I need or all I can do).

I believe in the healing power of the arts and life is incomplete if I don't have a personable and companionable small band of cats living with me.

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Cute pooches! Hope u had a great day!

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I love putting pictures on the teams that I participate in. Sometimes, when I am really down, I look at others pictures and lifts me back up again. Some are very Inspirational and some are just cute. I hope everyone has a nice day.





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Love that face!!!!

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Just want to wish everyone here a very nice relaxing day, and many blessings too.


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Thank you. We all matter and I think we should all have a nice relaxing day, just lay back meditate and think of nice things that happened in your life.
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emoticon To this great team, we are very glad to have you and look forward to getting to know you!!!!

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Hello, I am new here, my name is Lilly. I thought this would be a nice Spark team to join, and I enjoy posting on the message boards. I need a little time, to just think about myself, as I worry about so many people and so many things, Sometime, you just have to have a little time with yourself, sit back and relax.


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Look forward to getting to know you, too. emoticon

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emoticon Becca, so glad to have you join this great and encouraging team!!! Looking forward to getting to know you!

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Welcome, Becca!!! emoticon I am so very happy that you've joined us! emoticon

Remember: You matter. You matter no matter what you do or don't do. You are a person of great value! emoticon

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Hello all! My name is Becca, and I am happy to be here!

I am baby stepping my way to health and wellness. So far so good, but I have much road left to travel!

I thank my Spark Pals for their continuing support. It makes the road traveled a lot easier. There is strength in numbers!

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So true, Susan, I really think she saw herself as being small until the day she went to the Rainbow Bridge!
Tally, Zoey would be jealous!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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