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KATHYJO56's Photo KATHYJO56 Posts: 183,868
4/16/11 4:44 P

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I want to help them. I want to tell the whole world about Sparks

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CHANSEN_20001's Photo CHANSEN_20001 Posts: 18,022
4/15/11 9:30 P

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I think I would love to talk to them, but I just can't. Because I don't know their situation and don't want to insult them.

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4/15/11 8:45 P

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When it is someone young I want to tell them loose the weight now, don't wait till your my age and it such a fight and it takes so much longer. It is harder the older you get do it now.
I wonder what hurt is in their lives that sends them to eat to the point they are overweight.

I never say it but I think it.

I work so hard and sometimes the results are so slow.

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4/15/11 5:32 P

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i only speak when some one asks....love pixie idea...i call that seed planting emoticon

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I think: But for the grace of God there goes I.....


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4/15/11 1:54 P

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Well living in a small town I pretty much know who the person is and if they ask my what I have done I tell them... I'm also face with the critisism from people thinking I cut out all carbs and only eat meat and fat... I don't even follow that program but they think you have to do something drastic to get thin... when I see someone over weight I think to myself ..that was me and this is why I am working so hard now.... I also think to myself... that person might of just lost weight and could be working on loosing even more..


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KITT52's Photo KITT52 Posts: 95,721
4/15/11 10:04 A

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I read an article that said that most people don't have a clue to what calories are in there food...
I sort of think most don't care

when I was 347 pounds my brain was sort of numb...I knew the calorie counts but never let myself think about it....it's hard to exxplain but all I can say was for some reason not known to me now or then I just was in fog when it came to food....it was my world.....it made me happy it made me feel less alone, it was my entertainment..it was my closest friend

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4/15/11 10:03 A

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I feel so much empathy for other fat people ~ because I AM one! However, I don't think I would go up to someone I did not know and offer any kind of advice. No matter how well-meaning, I think that would be intrusive and presumptuous. The thing is, most fat people know they are fat. In this day and age, they also know (probably) what they need to do about it. For all we know, maybe they ARE doing something about it. How can you tell until you know someone and connect with them in some way what their story is or what issues might lie behind their obesity? For me to act as if I have "the answer" and start "educating" them is not particularly respectful of their particular struggle.

Now if they ask for advice, that's another thing. I'm happy to share any of the ups and downs of my particular journey. I certainly wouldn't hesitate to befriend another fat person. I'd love to offer support and encouragement. But I would not offer my comments or advice unsolicited to someone I had no relationship with.

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4/15/11 9:54 A

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You're right, some overweight people don't think they have an issue. So unless someone openly discusses losing weight with me, I won't mention Spark or give them a card. But I have no problem with anonymously putting them on the diet supplement aisle at the store. I would never want to hurt anyone's feelings.

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4/15/11 9:42 A

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I don't know what I do. I sort of feel bad if I look at them and think they're fat but mostly I wonder what they're doing do become healthy, if anything. My husband makes fun of overweight people all the time. He's 6'9" and 400lbs so I really get ticked off at him. It's kind of the pot calling the kettle fat. But he says he is trying to lose weight while they're eating a bucket of chicken. "Maybe they don't know they need support and guidance", I tell him. I love the idea of the Spark cards but be careful, some people don't think they have an issue.

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4/15/11 1:38 A

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I don't usually think about another persons weight. I only offer advice when asked. I love sharing Spark with others when they inquire about my weight loss.



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YAFENELRA's Photo YAFENELRA Posts: 30,030
4/14/11 10:46 P

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I had printed and passed out cards before but thanks for the reminder. I printed out two pages tonight.

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i dont have no ink wonder if i could go libary and copy?

with God all things are possible im judy lets do this


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KLINGONMOMMY's Photo KLINGONMOMMY Posts: 274
4/14/11 10:08 P

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Pixie,
emoticon I just printed some

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PIXIE-LICIOUS's Photo PIXIE-LICIOUS Posts: 136,530
4/14/11 8:33 P

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Klingonmommy, you get the Spark cards whenever you order from the Spark store, or you can print you own, here is the link;

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/tell_a_f
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Scroll down a little and on the right hand side you will see where you can print out cards and flyers.

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4/14/11 7:12 P

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Like Karen I look at them and smile, I have given the spark people cards to people who have asked.....I wear a lot of spark people t-Shirts and when asked I tell them..I have had a lot of people ask when I wear my t-shirt that says I finally lost it.....once a lady gave he a huge kiss when I told her how much weight I have lost...I gave her a spark people card....

I do want to tell then "YOU CAN DO IT TOO" OR YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE OVER WEIGHT

but know how I would have felt.....




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YAFENELRA's Photo YAFENELRA Posts: 30,030
4/14/11 7:06 P

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I always so want to tell them about Sparks. I did tell a check out clerk at Wal-Mart about Sparks and gave her a Spark card but I don't think she did anything about it. Another young gal in our praise team has been losing some weight so I made mention of it to her as I know that is so encouraging. But she doesn't do sparks.

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KLINGONMOMMY's Photo KLINGONMOMMY Posts: 274
4/14/11 6:41 P

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Pixie, where did you get spark cards. I think its great you leave them in the diet aisle

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But it ain't about how hard ya hit. It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward.
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KAROUSELL46's Photo KAROUSELL46 SparkPoints: (52,710)
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4/14/11 6:03 P

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First off, I smile and look directly at them. I know what the "look away" look feels like. If they have an attitide about them that is self-assured, I wish I had that attitude.

Take care...Karen

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PIXIE-LICIOUS's Photo PIXIE-LICIOUS Posts: 136,530
4/14/11 5:40 P

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Thanks Valerie! I figure if someone is buying diet pills and such, then they DO want help so I want to point them in the right direction.

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4/14/11 5:15 P

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I feel bad for them because I know how they feel.

HappyPixie~~I love that, leaving spark cards on the diet aisle!! That's great!

Valerie

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Do and do not. . . there is no try.~YODA

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PIXIE-LICIOUS's Photo PIXIE-LICIOUS Posts: 136,530
4/14/11 5:02 P

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I want to help them. I would love to tell them about Sparks but I know they would be embarrassed. I have talked about Sparks with people before, but only when they bring up weight or weight loss first.

I do leave Spark cards everywhere, though. My favorite place to leave them is on the diet pill aisle at the store!

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4/14/11 4:43 P

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I don't usually say anything, but sometimes I do. I just say something like "I went to WW and thought they have a really good program and that it helped me.

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LAINIESNEWLIFE's Photo LAINIESNEWLIFE Posts: 60,389
4/14/11 4:31 P

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I wish I had the courage to go up to them and tell them about Spark People.

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"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment or the smallest act of caring; all of which have the potential to turn a life around." ~ Leo Buscaglia


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When I see someone that has a need I say a prayer for them that they will get the help that they need.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart!


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4/14/11 4:19 P

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I want to help them, but don't have the nerve to go to talk to them about different things that they can do, I did talk to someone in a Dr's office once though, as she reminded me of myself.

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LITTLE_QUEEN's Photo LITTLE_QUEEN Posts: 41,421
4/14/11 4:17 P

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When you see an overweight person, What do you think in your mind? Do you think they are fat? Do you want to help them?

Coleader of Rootin For Ruby, And proud to be a Ruby Lite

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PLEASE EXCUSE THE CAPS AND MISTAKES AS I HAVE VISION ISSUES
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Hot on the presses today - little queen

Making your passion play - little queen

Nobody knows your melancholy mind -

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