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Hello everyone! I am new and I am looking to get some kind of help when it comes to losing weight. I always seem to stop the diet because I feel its not worth it or because I don't have the time. I am 22 years old, no children, never been married, and I am 244.6 pounds. Any advice for a new comer?

Sun. Sep 9, 3:26pm

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first of all welcome to peertrainer and joining is a great step in the right direction, join groups and teams and put yourself out there with post's and your logging of food and your workout's, i also have cycles where i diet and workout then just end up giving up, just hit one of those times last week where i normally would have given up but because of this site i got motivated to stick with it and im so glad i did, there are tons of groups and teams but make sure to join ones that are active or you wont get the maximum benefits from them. some ones i know of (progress not perfection)(30+ pounds to lose)(weekly weigh's) just check out a ton of them and i am sure you will find ones that fit what you are needing, just remember post post post and don't forget to log, good luck

Monday, September 10, 2012, 4:58 PM

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Welcome, as the previous poster said GET INVOLVED... check out lots of groups and teams.. Join the ones that look interesting to you.
My other suggestions, don't let yourself give up stick to it for three months..
second, only set very small and attainable goals for yourself. Keep the long term goals visible BUT push for the little ones..

Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 10:53 PM

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Hi!! I'm the same as you! do u live in austin?? I'd love to form a group with you :)

Friday, September 21, 2012, 4:59 AM

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Buddy System

Hi - I am just starting too. It seems the groups that I initially connected with are pretty much inactive. I plan to do this WHOLEHEATEDLY and need a buddy or a very active group. Any suggestions?

Friday, September 21, 2012, 5:17 PM

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If you are looking for an active team-- Check out "Progress Not Perfection"

Friday, September 21, 2012, 8:41 PM

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In general, groups seem to have lower levels of activities. With all the business in life, people don't always have time to comment daily. Since groups only have 4 people, that significantly reduces the amount of activity. Only a couple teams have comments everyday, let alone multiple comments everyday. Go to the teams page (TEAMS tab toward the top of every page). There is a list of teams. Most are dead (no actiivity in over a month). You can see when the last post was on the right hand side. If the team hasn't had a comment in over 3 days, its probably unlikely you will get much activity on it. Some of the teams will show new activity within a day or 2, but then you find out out it's only because somebody recently joined and the last comment before that may have been a month ago. Join multiple teams and you will quickly find out which ones are reasonably active (for me, that means at least 2 different commentors a day). Progress Not Perfection 2015 is pretty active. And there is a new cleanse team called Toned and Glowing by Valentines Day that is active. Those are the only 2 I know about, but there may be others that I am a member of. Perhaps someone from the other teams can chime in.

Once you join, jump right in with questions or just tell people about yourself. There are no cliches here, no judgements. Its doubtful any here joined because they were already where they wanted to be.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 12:50 PM

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