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Joined: Jan 13
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 01:41
I posted my thoughts, helped others and tried to offer support, and yet.................. I haven't gotten any response. Am I such a bad person??? or is it all just hype?? I came here looking for help in weight loss, yet............. got nothing. other then being able to see my progress, it's not a place to support others. well for most. But while I'm here I will..... Am i alone???
Joined: Mar 13
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 01:54
This is the right place for support! You are not alone.
Joined: Dec 12
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 05:23
I've been on FS just over a month longer than you have. And I can very much relate to the sometimes feeling quite alone, partially because I'm a complete nutter
and partially because it took me quite a while to start to get to know a few people. But once I have, it's been great and I've been able to get different perspectives on things.
It looks to me like a lot interaction happens between people once they have started to get to know each other and start to make buddies. This can be a bit of slow process...e.g. sometimes I post on the forums, or join challenges, etc. And often it does feel a little bit like going back to high school when you first join a social site like FS.
I'll be upfront and say I did take a bit of a look at your profile when I saw you talking about having posted thoughts, helping others, and offering support. I could see 5 forum posts: of those one of them was this one, one of them was more of a lovely statement that you posted about the same time as this one, 2 responses about a month ago, and a post asking for support, to which some people indeed offered support (but it didn't look like you had responded to any of those). I also looked at your journal, and yes I that you do occasionally post entries. I'm not sure, maybe you have been around to a lot of people journals (which in my experience often doesn't generate a lot of responses). The groups I can never tell, they are almost always quiet (I think in part due to their lack of easy navigation). So I guess what I'm saying to you here is
I don't think that you are a bad person
, I'm just wondering whether you are putting yourself out there
Because personally, when you talk about it being all hype, and wanting support but getting nothing, and not being a supportive place, I guess I don't feel like that. As socially awkward as I am, combined with the feeling that I simply can't send people buddy requests for fear of unleasing my brand of crazy on them, I still have been able to find a few really awesome people who are there. Some times it's about what you make of it.
you are not alone and you are not a bad person
, just in place where it's not possible to see someone physically standing beside you, hence the need to reach out and say "hey, I'm here and I wanna chat"
Joined: Aug 12
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 06:54
You have dog on your profile pic. In my books that makes you a nice person
Joined: Jun 12
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 07:29
Yep we are all in this together.
Feel free to join a challenge or 2 that fit with your plan. Checking out the groups is a good way to find like-minded people too.
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Joined: Aug 10
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 08:52
I hear you and you are not alone. I swear the only people I've gotten to know are a few that follow my posts and criticize information I share
I don't care to know those people. I try and keep positive though and help try and help others. And you do have an adorable dog!
Joined: Mar 13
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 12:48
I've only just just joined today so haven't had chance to look at your post but plan too
Joined: Mar 13
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 13:19
Hi, I'm new here too. If anyone is looking for support, a buddy or just someone to talk to I'm your girl. I also love researching so if you need help, I'll be happy to assist.
Joined: Feb 13
Posted: 08 Mar 2013, 18:02
there are some people navigating this site
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