Group details

Group Name: Committed to One Another
Members: 4
Location: Anywhere

Goals: This group is only for people who have made the decision to be consistent and will follow through on making the actual behavior changes essential for weight loss and weight maintenance. These behavior changes include, first and foremost, daily logging food and exercise, and posting comments, all done a minimum of 5 days a week, with the intention to follow through with these behaviors on a daily basis whenever possible. We make mistakes, and forgive ourselves immediately when we do. Are you ready for success?

Profile: Logging and posting nearly every day because that's what works for us, we are long-time PT members, over 55, committed to ourselves and to one another for continual self-care, maintenance of weight loss already achieved and some additional "fine tuning" weight loss. Mutual support, transparency and trust will characterize our postings. We log and post nearly every day because that's what works for us. If you're not ready to make the active, actual behavior changes essential for weight loss/maintenance, please reconsider joining this particular group.

Last posted: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 11:27 PM

Other Info: Please don't join unless you're certain that you are ready to log and post regularly.

Members profiles:
I am 42 years old now.. I have accomplished alot on this journey.. I started out at 370 pounds.. Im still a work in progress but have released almost a whole person In 2010 I lost my dad to cancer from smoking and I let my life go. along with taking care of my disabled mom wheelchair bound now. so alot of hurdles to overcome. well enough of letting my life go. its time to take it back and thats what I am doing this new year.. alot of changes to come. my life is still unwritten. and im writing it this year!..

I am 52, separated, mother of two adult children. I’m a church organist and I teach piano at a community college and in a community school of music, and I do some accompanying, wedding gigs, etc. I am also a volunteer adult literacy tutor, and have three three-legged cats. (Nine cat legs total).

Before age 42 1/2, I did no exercising whatsoever. I was only slightly overweight – (5’7”, in the upper 160s) -- nothing to be too concerned about, but a question popped into my head all of a sudden – “What kind of 76-year-old do I want to be someday?” -- and for some reason, I pictured a 76-year-old me, running a road race. This was weird, because I knew I couldn’t run 2 blocks. But I realized that the future I was envisioning for myself was not the future I was preparing for. So I bought a pair of running shoes that day, and have been running ever since. I have had good times and bad with this – including several marathons in several states – and a stress fracture, with a period of time spent on crutches and in a wheelchair! I think I have a handle on what I’m doing now, but I am constantly learning new things about what works for me and what doesn’t!

I thought that with all that running, weight loss would come automatically, but that was not the case. It was pretty clear, though, that the running would be a lot easier if I lost 20, or even 30 lbs., so I started reading about what is the best way to fuel (and not overfuel) all this activity.

I joined PT in April 2007, and found that just logging what I ate caused me to lose weight! Even if nobody reads it, I feel accountable, and I am aware of what kinds of foods I’m eating and in what amounts – so it’s a natural check & balance. Logging every day is really important. I quit being active at PeerTrainer a few years ago, but now I'm back -- because so is the weight. Thought I'd give it a try again.

I am 35 and single with no kids. My dog is my kid : ) I have been carrying around an extra 45 lbs or so for almost 5 years now. I been down some but always end up back up. I am stuck in a huge rut, I am hoping some support will help. Cravings and laziness end up being my downfall.

45 y/o night shifter RN for 4 years, that's when I packed on 18 lbs. Long time distance runner and fitness buff who suddenly has no energy to work out! :( I have 2 lovely girls 8 and 10 who love to play and run with me. I feel like I can't even keep up and my clothes are so uncomfortable!

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