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A request for PT about our logs

Could we have a section in our logs for water intake? That would really help me out, as just sticking it anywhere seems to mean it is not that important, and I do not get it done.

My username is mariarose, I have been here everyday since the end of December, and love this place. The water intake would make it better

Sun. Feb 11, 6:25am

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Change in Log Format

I think mariarose is right. It would be an easy change to make and it would help a lot of people that are trying to keep track of their water intake.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 8:08 AM

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Water, water everywhere and not a place to put it.

Agreed. A lot of people on PT are really trying to watch their intake or raise it. I see it in logs, posts, and comments all the time. I think this would be appreciated by the majority of members. As it is, I have to cut and paste a bit of code every morning into my logs. Most people have neither the time nor inclination to do this. Thanks.

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 8:08 AM

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Agreed!!! Water - please!

I agree! I am in a group where we are trying to increase our water intake. It would so much easier to track it if we had a place specifically designated for it. Please, please consider this.

Pretty please with a cherry on top!!

Sunday, February 11, 2007, 8:58 AM

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A much needed addition

I would LOVE to have a section strictly to track my daily water consumption. My group is currently challenging themselves to drink more water and having a section designed specifically for this would be a great "reminder" to drink up!

I think this would be well received by most PT members!

Monday, February 12, 2007, 8:50 AM

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I think this is a great idea!!!

Monday, February 12, 2007, 1:50 PM

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love it!

Monday, February 12, 2007, 9:48 PM

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Pease do this PT. I am serious that it would help a lot of us, and it would be easy for you to do.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:51 PM

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I hope you don't do it, PT. I like the log. It's easy. The more you add, the more I'll feel like I have to do.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:56 PM

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Count me in.

- egruber

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 12:57 PM

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I think I might have suggested this before, but I'll post it here again and get everyone else's input. I thought it would be great to customize what is included in our logs. Perhaps we could check off boxes in our account settings of things we want included - things like water, WW points, calories, servings of veggies, etc. These things would each have their own space in our logs for personal tracking. Then if you don't want to track any of that stuff, don't check it off and it won't "clog your log."

Tuesday, February 13, 2007, 10:47 PM

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10:47 - that's a perfect solution. Love this.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 7:27 AM

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10:47 - I think this is a great idea and would fit numerous needs of various PT members!

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 8:11 AM

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Brilliant. I would love having those options or even just having a place for water added.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 2:30 PM

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please add the water, it would be so much easier. Water is just as important as everything else you have on there. When I drink the water, I lose, when I don't drink, I overeat.

It would be such a simple change to make. Please go ahead and do it

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 5:59 PM

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I want a choice, I like the idea of using a check box to determine which boxes I want, much better idea, water isn't as important for me. Would be cooler to check what I want.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007, 7:43 PM

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Does PT even care what we want?

I have to wonder is someone from PT even reading this thread? If so, it would be nice if they at least acknowledge our request, don't you think?

I mean we could be rambling about this for months and have no action taken by them to change the format. Does anyone know if this is the best way to try and contact someone at PT about a change?

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 8:40 AM

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I have heard from customer service on three different occasions when I've contacted them. If you want something, why not email? It's worked for me in the past.

Thursday, February 15, 2007, 9:19 AM

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9:19 - Although I'm not the OP I love the idea of being able to track my water so I think I'll take your suggestion and just send them an email about this.


Thursday, February 15, 2007, 9:29 AM

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Yes, we've been watching the thread. We care a great deal and consistently ask for feedback and suggestions. It appears that there are different needs here and we'd like to make changes that would be beneficial to the greater whole. Keep the suggestions coming and then a decision can be made. Please do email us directly. We love to hear from you.


Thursday, February 15, 2007, 10:01 AM

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A water box is a terrible idea, and encourages people to think that high levels of water consumption is healthy. If you eat a diet rich in vegetables and fruits you only need 3-4 glasses of water per day.

The reality is that there are so many approaches to healthy eating and weight loss that adding specific fields amounts to a tacit endorsement of a practice by PT.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 12:30 PM

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Like eating only three meals, or working out to lose weight? Everybody has different approaches, but everyone also needs water. It is a requirement. It's not as though PT was asked by the OP to put up a place for WW points. I for one don't mind if PT "endorses" drinking, um, water.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2:02 PM

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I am the OP

and I am sorry that my need strikes you as a Terrible Idea. Water is just as necessary to me as diet and exercise, both of which PT "endorses" by your standards. No one says that you have to fill in any of the spaces. Everything taken to excess is dangerous, including food and physical activity. My logs are public, I have told you already who I am, feel free to check up on them and tell me if you think I am in dangerous territory, but don't tell me that my needs are a Terrible Idea. Having a space for water intake no more gives the idea that too much water is safe, than having spaces for food indicates that too much food is safe. It is a place to record and keep track of something.

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 2:35 PM

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OP again

I did not mean to seem to direct my above comment toward 2:02, but toward 12:30.
I am sorry 2:02

Saturday, February 17, 2007, 4:05 PM

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Still hoping

I really think this section would be useful and hope it's added soon!!

Wednesday, March 07, 2007, 1:05 PM

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I have to agree with this idea.. would be great to have a box just to log My water intake

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 8:23 PM

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This is actually better as like 5 custom fields

Web apps like and eteamz let users ave a few adjustable fields so that they can track whatever they want. They can choose the label and a few drop down values. Is this at all possible? Like maybe I care more about how many miles I put in on my bike than glasses of water... or if I had enough protein instead of number of calories... then people can just track what they want.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 8:55 PM

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I'd just like one more field for food. If that was already mentioned, sorry. I'm not going to read all the comments.

I can fill in my own water intake in the food spot, I don't need a separate field.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007, 11:10 PM

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I'd like to pick and choose my box and labels.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8:10 AM

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why won't you read all of the comments? maybe you would learn something of realize that your suggestion has been posted already. i personally do not understand why someone expects others to read and respond to their comments when they won't take the time to do the same.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8:28 AM

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@8:28 a.m.

Because I find longer the message board gets on PT, the harder it is to read. The gray text on gray background isn't that easy to see either.

I'm a web developer, and what you need to understand is that when people use the web, they scan, not read. So, I said that because I might have missed it in my scanning.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007, 8:33 AM

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