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I've just joined a group and started my log, I want to do this daily and it helps me account for everything. Does anyone else use the groups/logs this often? It seems a lot of the groups are started but then forgotten about.
Tue. Sep 4, 8:00am
For me the daily logging is one of the most important tools to use.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 8:15 AM
If I don't log every calorie, I eat too much. And, I've finally got a group where people are consistent about logging. I had to start this group myself and advertise it as a group dedicated to daily logging and offering support to others. You may find yourself needing to do this as well if your group continues to be stagnant.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 8:56 AM
You get what you put into it. If your groups aren't working, join another one, or you could use that as an excuse to stay unhealthy. your choice.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 10:05 AM
I log everyday....have for the whole summer. It makes a real difference.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 10:45 AM
In the last couple of hours two people have left the group I joined so I have put an ad out there to invite people.
Thanks for the tips, I will be logging on here daily and I already enjoy contributing to the threads.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 11:16 AM
I wouldn't be able to eat right without logging it. It helps me a lot. I try to log every day but if for some reason I can't than I keep a paper log until I can get online to update it.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 12:00 PM
This is the classic PT newbie problem. People join without really being committed, and they tend to join one of the groups on the first page or two of the list. I can't really blame them for that - how do you really know whether it's for you before you experience some of it? But it frustrates people who really do want to use the site when you can't seem to get 4 (or at least 3) who feel that way into one group at the same time.
My suggestions are 1) join many groups and see which ones turn out to have life to them, and 2) if you find people that suit you but the group doesn't, invite them to join you in some other group. If they don't want to, so be it, no harm done.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 2:15 PM
I log every bite, every day. Sometimes I miss a day, but even then I try to go back and log based on my recollection. It both helps me manage my food intake and helps to keep me from giving up when I have had a bad day. Once I write it all down, I realize it wasn't as bad as I thought. So I don't give up.
Don't give up on the groups. You may have a try a few but eventually you will find one or more that will work for you. It's like men and phsychologists - you may have to try a few before you find one that works.
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 5:16 PM
I have two groups and they have went through numerous members.. they log for a few days than slack off. I log everyday.. logging keeps me accountable.. both groups now just haveme and one member .. I dont know how to get somoene to stay or somoene to log.. I check messages everyday, but you cant sit there and talk to yourself.. laughs ok well I do sometimes, but you know what I mean..
on the other hand I have a few teams that are amazing and log and comment daily so thats where I spend my concentrated time on.. I do check my groups and look for comments, but they are few and far between..
Tuesday, September 04, 2007, 5:51 PM
I log every day and seem to be mostly prattling on to myself on those logs. I also have one very active team, one modestly active team and one that I started myself which is just me at the moment! As an alternative I've started responding to various posts on here. It keeps me in the loop and I know, having seen responses to other threads, that people certainly don't hold back when they're anonymous in the "Community," so I lay myself opne to a tongue-lashing on here as well, which suits me.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 6:53 AM
laughs I speak my mind wether its anoymous or not.. maybe its the leo or latina in me.. I use tact, but I always say what I think..
yes like I said I understand I have two groups that are just me and another member but that other member doesnt post often.. but my teams are great and I have a couple groups that comment some.. I guess you just have to keep trying to find one to you find a good fit..
Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 7:01 AM
I log every day sometimes two or three times. I was really surprised at what a difference it makes when you do. I have done this before on my own and the results were ok but here where you have others watching it makes a difference.
I log everything, even if I have a snack later in the evening I will go back the next day and adjust my log. And on the other side sometimes I anticipate a snack of some sort and don't have it and so will go back and adjust the log.
I count calories so it is really important that I miss nothing.
I have been doing this for a little over three months and I am a believer. I never would have thought it would make any difference but it does.
Don't get discouraged when others don't log. You just keep your eyes on the goal and encourage when you can and when you need it reach out for that encouragement too.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 9:31 PM
I log in a way similar to the above poster - I work at home so I go on 2 or 3 times a day to log every bite! And it's made a huge difference in my weight loss - It's been so much easier now that I measure everything and count calories.
I'm in 4 groups and 1 team, because not everyone logs and comments, and sometimes I feel like I"m the only one dedicated in my groups. But they usually come back on track or get booted off and then another enthusiastic newbie joins.
Wednesday, September 05, 2007, 11:28 PM
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