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3/30/11 11:40 P

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2/2/11 1:58 P

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I don't anymore....

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10/18/10 9:53 P

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That is where the fear comes from with telling people. Friends and I mean true friends are with you all the way, but the so called friends pretend to be with you in front of you, but talk about it behind your back. That why you have to know who are friends are.

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10/18/10 7:23 P

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I tell a lot of the people I'm around the most. When I first started, I had to constantly remind them that I wouldn't go to the burger/wing/pastry shop. But I've found that it works both ways, some people just don't have YOUR weight loss on their minds, some do and will encourage you with praise, gentle reminders to not overdo the eating and exercise tips; there are also people who will slam you - I had one person say to me at work "You're eating, I thought you were trying to loose weight!" a few people giggled.

Keeping my temper (difficult) I gently reminded him that trying to loose weight doesn't mean you can't eat, it means you adjust your eating so that you can loose weight and get healthier. And as I showed him the benefits of all that was on my salad several at the table laughed at him and suggested he should ask me to bring him whatever I was eating cause he could loose a few.

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10/16/10 9:19 P

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I know who to tell and who not to tell. If in your circle of friends you have someone who is going through something similar they can be your support and they can be yours. As far as anyone else I would keep it close. My friend and I encourage each other, commissirate with each other, cry with each other, and push each other to be the best we can. Know who your friends are.

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10/16/10 7:52 P

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Why would you tell them anything. As you stated in the paot you have in the past told your circle of friends about what you were doing but didn't get anything back. What's different now. Do you think the situation has changed for them. If I were you I would just let my success speak for itself. If your friends should happen to notice how good you look, then you can tell them about SP.

You don't really need them for support, you have all the support, motivation, and inspiration here with this team. We will never let you down. We will always tell you what you need to hear not what you want to here. We are all in this together, don't you know.



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LBROOKS57 Posts: 69
10/12/10 9:39 A

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You defintely have a good point, so I will keep posting and looking for encouragement and motivation thru Spark.......thanks have a blessed day.

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10/12/10 8:56 A

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I didn't tell with my initial weight loss. I think I had lost half the weight before anyone noticed and I said anything. I had Spark for motivation and that was enough. A lot of my "friends" weren't motivating, not negative, just didn't know how to push you like others here on Spark. Unless they are going through the journey themselves, they don't understand it enough.

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10/11/10 2:39 P

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Thanks Lady , your so right. becaue I am an encourager it is so hard sometimes when you don;t get it back from your friends. Thanks have a great day.

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10/11/10 2:01 P

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Tell them if you feel they are your true friends and tell them you need their support! You never know one of them may be in same frame of mind and find that you are someone they can lean on. Stay strong!

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10/11/10 1:37 P

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I have a question? from my past I have told my circle of friends what I was trying to do hoping I would get some support from them, but it seems I don;t get any, meaning encouragement. So this time I have not shared with my circle of friends what I am trying to accomplish, but I really want to because there is nothing like getting encouragement to stick to it. If it wasn;t for this site I wouldn;t have any. So do I tell or no, or just let what I am striving to do speak for itself? Any suggestions. By the way this is an awesome site and group...so thanks for being there. emoticon

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