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Honestly, do you find Peertrainer helpful?

I think pt cures my boredom sometimes, but as for support in losing weight or staying fit, I think it's a black hole.

This is most likely my last post, as I will no longer waste my time on pt, instead, I'm going to get up and MOVE!

Seriously think about how much time you devote to pt and whether it truly helps you.

10-15 minutes on pt OR 100 crunches or lunges, something ACTIVE?

Fri. Apr 27, 4:11pm

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Yes PT and my team mates help me. I do have to be pro active and accountable to myself at the end of the day.

It depends on how you think, communicate, what your style is. I am sure its not for everyone.

For me, writing things down helps.

Friday, April 27, 2007, 4:16 PM

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It took my group members telling me things like, "I understand that you're hungry again an hour after eating a big bagel, so no, you're not going to cut the portion size, but, did you ever think that maybe you'd be more full if you changed the food entirely, to something with fiber, protein and fat, and less simple carbs?" And, then giving me examples of what I could be eating that would be more filling for fewer calories, before I could start losing weight.

Now it's more of a habit. And I only sign on when I'm at work, when I couldn't be working out instead anyway. But I found my battle is with diet, not with exercise, so, to each their own. Also, logging my food helps keep me from eating too much junk aimlessly.

Friday, April 27, 2007, 4:34 PM

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I haven't foun a group that is particularly helpful. I don't know how many you need to "try on" before finding a good fit, I've been in 3. I have found the discussion board to be helpful when I've had a specific question about exercises.

Friday, April 27, 2007, 4:42 PM

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For me it is helpful to write things down so that I can go back and look at what worked and what didn't. Also it cures my boredom at work! I don't log much at home either when I can be exercising or spending time doing other things. But when I'm stuck at work 8 hours a day it's something to do during down time. And constructive!

Friday, April 27, 2007, 4:50 PM

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PT has been a huge part of my success ! I've lost nearly 40 pounds since I joined. I must of lucked out , because the groups I've been in have been great. Very active members and a lot of tips & support. Also, the daily logging of my food & exercise has really helped me be more aware of what I'm doing. So, I can't praise PT enough. However, like everything in life , what works for some people doesn't obviously work for everyone ! best of luck to the OP :)

Friday, April 27, 2007, 5:28 PM

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to the 4:42 poster

Q: How many do you need to "try on" to find the one that fits?


If the groups or teams you're in aren't working for you, join some different ones until you find the right one(s) for you.
There are lots of different people out there and it can take a while to find the right ones in the right combinations in a group, but when you do it's so worth it!

Friday, April 27, 2007, 5:34 PM

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pt is great I have lost ten pounds in the first month I have great team members and wonderful group members. we are close knit and check in on each other we make suggestions and if one is slacking we let each other know. we remind each other of our goals and set up challenges for each other to help us attain those goals. I love pt and the friendship and support I receieve here is amazing. My friends here really hold Me accoutable and now I think before I eat something because I know I have to log it. they are supportive in all aspects not just in eating. if we have a bad day we can share it. and we know our members will listen and be supportive. or give us a kick in the butt when we need that too lol

I have tried fit day and other sites but none I have liked more than pt, but what fits for one isnt always a perfect fit for another.

make your own group or team thats what I did.

anyway thats My thoughts


Friday, April 27, 2007, 5:43 PM

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I've never lost weight before PT. I love my groups and I could have never lost these 18 lbs. without them! I love PT and find it very supportive in my weight loss journey! Thank you, girls!! :)

Friday, April 27, 2007, 6:01 PM

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peertrainer is the most valuable tool I've ever found on the internet. sorry it didn't work for you but i also would guess that you weren't helpful to anyone either. you get what you give in life.

Friday, April 27, 2007, 6:07 PM

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i don't mind "wasting time" on PT since i have made friends here, i value the opinions and resources available here, and posting my log publicly everyday stops me from reaching and getting that extra cookie!! Plus i like writing down each workout everyday-i'm much more accountable when i have to look at what i'm doing to my body. when i avoid PT for a few days i find myself slacking foodwise and exercise-wise. i've lost 70+ lbs-about 30 of that since coming to PT. I do think it is constructive but not for everyone!

Friday, April 27, 2007, 6:17 PM

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