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SPOTLIGHT VOTE! Who did the best last week?

The spotlight started last Monday. Who do you think did the best job over the last week? Take a peek and then come back over and vote on this thread.

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Mon. Apr 3, 10:15am

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Blozzom gets my vote. you go girl!

Monday, April 03, 2006, 10:41 AM

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My vote goes to O2blean...looks like she lost 3lbs since starting spotlight. Way to go girl! You are awesome!

Monday, April 03, 2006, 10:54 AM

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It's hard to say who did best - I don't think you can compare these things.
Some of them hardly ever log though. What on earth is the point of logging half a day's worth of food every few days? It's boring for everyone else and it must be a total waste of time for the person who does it.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 11:34 AM

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If people can't post, why even have a spotlight anymore? It's useless. I thought the requirement was to be active.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 11:50 AM

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I vote for all of them because no one is perfect. We should be appluading what they do, do. Not what they do not. Way to go Anyone in the spotlight for being brave enough to put yourself on display! Not many people can do that.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 1:42 PM

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The idea to vote on the one that did the best came from the spotlight group. They wanted some incentive and to get the rest of the regulars involved.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 3:38 PM

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Share your thoughts with the members directly

I think the incentive should come from within the group itself, rather than this way. I understand the idea behind it, and it is admirable. The way the question or topic is posed could make it come across as a way to pit the Spotlight members in a competition, which they aren't in.

I thought the idea behind the Spotlight was to allow PeerTrainer members find who they identify with given their situation or crossroad in their personal lives. In addition the Spotlight members are merely a cross-section of the community at large.

It isn't about weight loss per se, but rather how each member attains their goals and journey towards that attainment. I think that the larger community may hold the member accountable for what they are up to and how the are achieve that and encourage through and past set backs.

Perhaps this thread could be framed in another way. Or voice your thoughts through their public comments area of their logs. I think that's a great way to participate in their challenges and successes much more directly and effectly.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 5:51 PM

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I think the idea is to get the entire community to ACTIVELY participate in the spotlight comments. I think that has been the disappointment spotlight, after spotlight, the lack of comments from the community. I believe the idea behind the vote here was a way to get the community to take an interest in what is going on in spotlight and to actually participate in an activity having to do with spotlight so that spotlight participants know that yes - they are in the spotlight and being watched. Right now the way it appears is that it is just a larger-than-normal group of 16 rather than 4 since the rest of the community rarely says anything there.

Monday, April 03, 2006, 7:04 PM

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As a current spotlight member I would just like to encourage any and all (positive) comments from the community. Personally, I asked to be a part of it for the primary reason that I wanted active posters and support, which I feel like most of the members in spotlight are providing. But the more the better! And you're right, it's not a contest but the thread did bring about some interest to the group and possibly open the doors for communication from the community. Each one of us in spotlight has different goals -- some trying to improve food choices, some increasing exercise or trying something new, and others who also have personal, inner quality goals (self-esteem) or specific health goals (cholesterol, etc). And some of us have goals in all those areas! So it's almost impossible to compare the members in the group. It's not just about what the scale says. Just try to focus and comment on the effort, kindly bring attention to things that maybe seem not so good, and then if appropriate or applicable, maybe comment on the progress for a particular person when it's related to one of their goals.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006, 1:51 PM

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