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Old 03-21-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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Hey!

I've been hanging out here for a long, long time. Nine years! And one day recently I had to ask myself, "Why am I still logging on to 3FC so much?"

Well... frankly, it's just habit.

Mostly I find myself irritated by the repetition--and repetition is unavoidable on a forum like this. And, I don't find much in the way of support here--probably because I am looking for something other than the same old same old. That "something other" may not exist, for all I know. But I know it's not here.

At any rate, I've decided to break the habit! And I thought I'd let you folks know because when people disappear, everyone wonders what's happened to them. In my case, I've just gone on to other things. I may lurk from time to time, but no more daily visits, posts, etc.

Live long and prosper, Chicks!

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Old 03-21-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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JayEll, I will miss you. I get a lot from your posts.
Best wishes in anything you do, thanks for stopping by.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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We'll miss you sweetie. I always get a lot from your posts as well. Good luck on your road.
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Old 03-21-2012, 11:51 AM   #4
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I get you. I think.

There are a couple websites that I go to, looking for answers. This is one of them. Yes, it mostly comes up short, because everyone's got their own thing going, and so it's more socializing than anything else -- but then it drives me to back to myself, to the unwillingly realization that, once again, I am the one who's going to have to provide the answers as well as the questions. No one can intuit my exact needs at any particular time that I visit the site.

What I want is nearly spiritual sometimes. I don't know how to describe it. I know it's not just upbeat platitudes. And it probably has less to do with weight than maybe human potential & how to get through this life. But I also know that's A LOT to ask from an Internet forum. Particularly one just focused on keeping the scale number down or at least stable. So how am I going to get what I need when I can't even clearly describe what I need?

The Internet looks like it ought to provide everything, somewhere, because of its sheer volume & bounty, which is probably why it's so habit-forming. You can change the channel on it endlessly. But finally, it does throw us back on ourselves, doesn't it?

So your level of engagement dwindled. It happens. I do wish you the best with whatever new routines and interests you establish. You were a much-needed sensibility on this forum.

Best wishes, Jay.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:51 PM   #5
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JayEll, thanks for the years of simple, sensible and occasionally pointy commentary. If you don't find what you seek, then I hope you richly enjoy the search! You gave me some tools I needed. Thank you!
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Old 03-21-2012, 01:17 PM   #6
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Bon Voyage JayEll - I wish you well wherever your path leads.

You were one of the first folks I noticed when I stumbled into 3FC some four plus years ago. I thank you for your contributions and for being here all that time.
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Jay, good luck in all things!
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:17 PM   #8
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I'm echoing what everyone else just said. Enjoy whatever life brings Jay!

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Old 03-21-2012, 05:26 PM   #9
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I'm a longtime mostly lurker and I've always gotten a lot out of your posts. You are a voice of reason to me. Good luck and may you find what you are seeking.
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Old 03-21-2012, 05:35 PM   #10
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You will be missed. Thanks for your posts. I get it and wish you all the best.
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:56 AM   #11
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Jay, people that have been here as long as many of us have are probably not going to find much support here for weight loss....

we already know the answers....

we already know where our failures and successes come from.

As one that did not have a weight problem when I joined my journey through 3FC is a little different....(HEY! Maybe 3FC made me fat ...)

It can be habit forming here, it was for me several years ago but I got over that. And you are right, there is a lot of repeat stuff.

I try to lighten things up a bit sometimes or stir some trouble...

I know some appreciate it and others don't.....that's fine. You learn who you like to follow and skip the others.

I have thought about leaving myself at times, maybe someday I will....

but for now, I will check in most days with what brought me here...Christian Encouragers....and see if prayers are needed for anyone...

and continue to visit other threads...

I wish you the best and will pray you find what you are looking for....

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Old 03-22-2012, 09:33 AM   #12
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Old 03-22-2012, 12:29 PM   #13
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Best to you.

Sorry to see you go, but I get it.
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Old 03-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #14
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Jay, thank you for your insightful and thoughtful comments over the years. As some sailor once said, "May you find fair wind and following seas".
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Old 03-22-2012, 06:53 PM   #15
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Hey Jay.... I'll miss you and I totally understand were you are coming from. Peace be with you my friend.
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