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What irritate's you about your group??

Ok I know they suggest you join more than one group but both of mine suck!!!
One hardly ever post or give any support or diet tips and we recently had a 18 yr old cheerleader join who is so devistated cause of the 10lbs she gained oh the agony....this is very frustrating since the rest of us in the group have over 50lbs to lose. My other group is so diet driven I can't eat like them. Breakfast to them is an apricot, or juice even when I do eat a good breakfast like peanut butter toast or Kashi cereal I feel like a heffer since I eat a whole breakfast. One piece of fruit is not a meal....aaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!! So irritating.

What are you guys frustrated with about your past or current groups? How did you deal and what changes did you make???

Please let me know. I really want to lose weight but I am begining to think PT is just not for me...

Thu. Jul 12, 3:57pm

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Maybe it is you

I have been in 3 groups on PT and as long as the group is reasonably active I get to like the members.
Maybe it is you with a problem, not your group.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:02 PM

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i think you need to try out a few more groups, at least, before throwing in the towel. 2 groups are not enough to base your decision to give up here!! please reconsider. like with any other peer driven support group, you need to identify and join your peers. obviously you have not yet found them here, but trust me, they're here!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:03 PM

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who said you have to eat just like the rest of your group? You don't. And if a cheerleader says she needs to lose 10 pounds she gained, then you know what, maybe she really does.

Be yourself and don't let others influence the way you think so much.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:06 PM

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i have my own group of (1), me. i log and track my eating habits, etc. so i can learn and improve. you do not have to belong to a group to succeed, but for some the group feedback is vital. it's so worth it to try out as many ways as you can to make the site beneficial for your self! good luck!

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:12 PM

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I've been here for many months and I can tell you that 2 groups is NOT enough to base your decision.

Keep joining new groups and or teams until you find some that are a better fit for you, and never feel bad about leaving ones that don't work for you.

I've even joined groups just to look over their comments section and look at the logs of the members to see if they are active and seem like a match for me. If it looks like they're not what I was looking for I leave the group (probably before they even know I joined).
And sometimes it looks like a good group so I stay, but then the group may fizzle after a few weeks or months. No big deal, I find another one to take it's place.

Just keep looking and you'll find better ones out there.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:13 PM

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I bounce around from group to group until I find the group/groups that mesh with me. There's no rule that you have to stay with a group for any certain amount of time. I can tell within 2 days if a group will work for me. I need to know that my group members are logging/posting at least every other day.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:18 PM

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Maybe look more towards teams...

To be honest, my group is alright, but nothing spectacular. Not very active with commenting or logging and I don't feel that they're as driven as I am. That being said, I have found a couple of teams to join, and I LOVE them.

I think teams are great because there are more people to interact with. In a group of 4 if two people don't comment or log that makes a much bigger difference than when 20 people on a team of 200 don't log or comment.

Mainly though, like a previous poster mentioned, I am a group of one.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:23 PM

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I hate when people post only one meal a day. It's like, are you actually eating one meal a day, or are you just not writing it down? What's the point?

Oh, and I also don't like when people disregard good advice. "Thanks, but I like my way better". Yea, that's why you still can't lose more than .5 pounds.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 4:41 PM

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I'm down to 3 groups and 1 team, and am tempted to drop the 3 groups all for the same reason - no one is losing weight! They all diet for a few days, lose a couple of pounds, then go off the rails for a day or a week and play with those same couple of pounds. Some of them have been living this pattern for over a year. I understand this with the two who are only 10-15 lbs overweight because those pounds are the difference between looking good and looking great, but the ones who have 50-80 lbs to lose and very clearly have obesity-related health problems?? I'm supportive, I point out their specific patterns and try to get them thinking, I suggest strategies for change - I guess they're not ready to lose the weight? But still, they are on this site.

I know I should leave the groups, but I like the active participation even if I find their habits de-motivating.

Okay, rant over.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 8:04 PM

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It irritates me when people but an apostrophe in irritates.

Thursday, July 12, 2007, 8:39 PM

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