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What Is One Thing That You Know Now....

that you wished you knew when you first started pt?


thank you very much,

-PT


Wed. Apr 9, 1:23pm

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that i can't track my water intake like i can with other websites.

and there's no place to put in weight and see weight loss charts.

i like that with other sites.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:24 PM

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To join many groups to start with and then narrow down to the ones you really click with.

While it doesnt really really relate to the OP/PT's question I do agree that having a weight tracker aside from how everyone does it on their own in their "goals" section would be helpful.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:29 PM

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That so many people out there are grossly misinformed about losing weight, healthy diets, exercise programs, weight lifting, metabolism.

That no one would use the SEARCH function on the community board before posting another question revealing how grossly misinformed they are about weight loss.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 1:55 PM

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That this is for life. When I first came here I thought, "Okay, I'm going to plow through these lbs. and then I'll be done." Slow and steady does win the race. I have lost 22 lbs. and still losing (at a snails pace, but still...). It's not about lbs., it's about health and once that "clicks" the weight will come off naturally.

I would have never lost this weight without PT. Thank you so much!

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 3:26 PM

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Careful with that "join many groups" advice...90% of them are one-day wonders that just annoy the hell out of everyone else, making us itch for a "vote off" feature.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 4:13 PM

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that is true - i joined about 6 groups so far and found that i was the most active poster in several of them so after a few weeks I just decided to cut down to the 3 i felt i was getting the most of out - and even now one of them i have been considering leaving because it is pretty slow/inactive.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 4:31 PM

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amen 4:13! I've been on PT for about a year now and I bet that I've been in 6 groups trying to find those that actually want to help me and actually want me to help them get through these rough spots, not just a bunch of people looking for justification to their cheating and overeating.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008, 4:33 PM

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I am in a group now that has 2 awesome, motivating, successful weight-losers and one newbie who rarely posts and doesnt seem to be making any changes to her lifestyle, just excuses. For weeks we have been supportive but still no changes. At first it was exciting seeing someone so excited and new to it all, but now It is getting frustrating for me and I wish our 4th was someone more in tune w/ how we operate.
How do I motivate her as I don't want to just say what I am thinking: "If you really want to lose weight get off your ass every once and a while and stop eating so much".

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 10:58 AM

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support

Before I started PT I underestimated the power of support and surrounding myself around people (even if only on the web) with the same health goals. Now I realize it was my missing link. I've lost all the weight again (70 lbs) and am finally able to maintain.... I even made it through my hardest obstacles. Thanks PT!

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 11:08 AM

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Here's what I learned!

Some of the people here have the best of intentions. But I have also found that the insecurities and emotional distress in their lives has permeated everything they think about others so they don't need to look inward at themselves. I have also found that in every thread there is at least one firestarter who will actually say things like "get off your ass every once and a while and stop eating so much". (I know you didn't mean it like that PP.) Name calling and ridicule. These are the major parts of a peertrainer thread. I read threads but as of late rarely post or add any comments.

Thursday, April 10, 2008, 11:12 AM

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