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I think that some members don't make much effort to make sure they keep everyone included. There is often a pecking order, even here. I am not
introverted but I think that when you are in a group and you are not readily included in a discussion, even if you comment, it feels a little creepy like when you are in physically with people and they are sorta talking around you. Does anyone else feel that??

Sat. Mar 24, 8:34am

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this has happened to me, and i left the group. keep trying, if you comment and want to be part of the discussion, you'll find a group that fits your needs.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 8:38 AM

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I say hello to all that way all in My group . that way none are left out and I read their logs and comment to each of them about something specifically to them. thats how I make everyone feel a part of teh groups I belong to

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 1:36 PM

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I think people get even more shy because they are talking about a weak spot in thier lives..thank you to all of you that reach out to include and help the shyer bunch. That will help some to get hold of the group that is here to help.

Saturday, March 24, 2007, 7:01 PM

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You know, if someone comments to me I will comment back, and if there's something in someone's log I will comment on it. BUT, it's mighty hard to find something to say to those people who write one entry in their log all week ("Breakfast: Rice Krispies") because I just have no idea what is going on. What can you say? "Hey how are you," falls flat after a month or so.

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 6:51 AM

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maybe like hope your day goes well.. whats happening on your side. just wanted to say I was thinking about you.
hope things are going well. the mallest ammount of concern and support can speak volumes

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 11:45 AM

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warning: broad generalization about to follow

Okay - there are two types of people here: the whiners and the do-ers.

The do-ers:
- log their meals
- post comments
- read others' logs
- join in community discussions
- try to eat sensibly
- try to get in come exercise
- are working TOWARD something.
They may not do ALL of this stuff, but they do at least one of these things and strive to be a part of the other stuff in some capacity at some point on some days... at least.

The whiners:
- log half of one meal and return maybe the following week to see if someone said something about it
- complain that their group members aren't coddling them enough
- whine because they were good from 2 - 5 last Tuesday and didn't lose any weight
- cry because ... well, whatever - you name it.

People - If a group's not working out for you, join a new one - or start your own. If you are serious about being here - if you want the motivation and accountablity - be sure you are a DO-er! If you are, I guarantee there are oodles of people here ready and willing to cheer you on and go the distance with you. But if you're just here to whine and hope that some weightloss miracle is going to strike you as you type at your computer, you may be better served starting your own blog. You let out all your emotions there and no one will expect anything else out of you.

Sunday, March 25, 2007, 3:21 PM

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