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For Those of You Who Quit PT for a period and then came back

What got you to come back? I am looking for some motivation here, now that I have been back a couple weeks. Of course I am doing great now that I am logging again, but there is that little devil that sits on my shoulder that tells me all the wrong stuff.

Fri. Nov 10, 11:09am

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I did PT for a while and then quit over the summer because I was so busy. I was all over the country and when I was around a computer I didn't have the time to log, although I was frequently away from a computer or internet access for long periods of time... what got me to come back was that I lose weight so much better when I have the support of others and also when I have to be accountable to someone the way that I am in my groups. And I don't consider leaving again because I know that I do so much better when I stick with PT.

Friday, November 10, 2006, 11:50 AM

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i made the mistake when i stopped logging the first time of thinking i could do this w/o counting calories or writing down everything i ate. i was wrong!! it was too easy to justify everything w/ o a community that held me accountable. make relationships here, some comraderie in some of your groups-the progress of my friends on PT helps me stay here and keep trying. it's a slow process, but i've been back on for 3 months now and have lost an additional 15 pounds since coming back. and that will keep me here now that i see i can do this!!

Friday, November 10, 2006, 1:24 PM

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I agree-- I have gotten busy and haven't had much time to log. I am now noticiing the pounds creeping up on me again!!! I find that talking to PT or just reading other people's logs helps me... I am trying to log more again... but my work schedule prohibits me from doing that much these days-- I'm finding that if I at least check in once a week I'm getting more motivation than by not loggin in at all..

Saturday, November 11, 2006, 11:46 AM

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Was here when this was in beta...

I have been using PEERtrainer since it advertised on Craig's List in beta, well over a year ago. I did so well, and was actually losing weight. Each time I fell by the wayside, I ended up gaining back some if not all of the weight. I have done this enough times to know that I need to be here as much as I can thru the week. I bookmarked this page, and it has become a regular thing for me again.

I have been lucky enough to find some really great people to be in groups with, and I stick to those like glue. The great thing is that I have been able to find groups that have suited my needs. I think just being willing to search for a group(s) that I fit into well.

Anyway, best of luck to you. I hope you are able to find whatever you need to keep you motivated and logging.

Saturday, November 11, 2006, 2:43 PM

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bookmarked the page?

This is my HOME page! This is the first thing I see every time I get online.

I joined PT in June 2005 and lost 20 lbs. in 4 months. Then I got pregnant and stopped logging, and I pretty much ingnored PT all together. I gained a LOT of weight during my pregnancy. If I had stuck with PT, I'm sure I wouldn't have gained so much.

But the baby was born in July and I'm back with PT. I've been logging quite regularly (minus a little hiatus) and I'm doing great! I've lost 50 pounds, with 25 left to go.

I couldn't do this without PEERtrainer.

(And I recently faced the fact that I can't do this without the gym, either, but that's a story for another thread.)

Saturday, November 11, 2006, 8:17 PM

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this is my homepage too.

Sunday, November 12, 2006, 4:10 PM

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My reason I stopped logging and dropped out of my groups was because I kep failing. Today is my first day back I am taking it one day at a time

Sunday, November 26, 2006, 2:02 AM

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I've gotta say, I'm about ready to drop out. The logging is the only thing that keeps me from doing so.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 1:58 PM

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Because it's the only thing that works for me. I have to be truthful with myself, right there, in black and white with other people seeing what I do. Funny, even if others aren't checking my logs, the possibility and knowledge that even one person will, stops me from cheating. It's crazy.

Monday, November 27, 2006, 2:17 PM

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That brings me to my recent "revelation"... Even when I don't log something, I'm still not getting away with anything! The calories enter my body whether I tell anyone about them or not! If I underestimate the calories in something, I'm only lying to myself. I can call something 100 calories, but if it's actually 200 calories, it's not like that extra 100 calories just disappear.

How odd that I actually had to make myself realize this!!

Monday, November 27, 2006, 3:12 PM

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My PT activity *exactly* matches my level of eating well. When I am hiding from myself, just can't be bothered, I don't notice how I'm eating, and somehow a week or two goes by without my logging on PT. When I'm actively taking care of myself, I am also logging on PT every day. It's no coincidence. When I'm not taking care of myself, after a few weeks I get agitated and somehow find my way back -- I wake up in the morning with a feeling of "What the...!" and force myself to step on the scale, then I force myself to log in to PT, then I force myself to clean out the fridge, then I force myself to make some healthy dishes. And I slowly come back to myself.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 9:05 AM

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because it worked!

I used PT over the summer and lost quite a bit of weight, and got down to a number I was quite happy with. So I just kind of decided I didn't need it anymore, and boy was I wrong! it helps so much to write down what you eat, so you can see plain as day whether or not you went overboard. I gained back all the weight I lost, and I realized what an awesome tool this is. At that time I was also using the FitDay calorie calculator, which was so incredibly tedious and time consuming. Simply writing down what I eat is a lot less excruciating! and when other people are cheering you on it really keeps you motivated!

Tuesday, November 28, 2006, 11:02 AM

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