My diet and weight loss forum is actually a series of separate forums, each dealing with a different area of diet and weight reduction.
New Members Forum
This forum is specifically for newcomers. When members first join the weight loss program, they drop in here to introduce themselves. This gives other members an opportunity to welcome them and offer instant encouragement.
Weekly Weigh-In Forum
Each week, members weigh-in and report how they are doing. It’s a great way to stay focused on your diet. Anne Collins offers personal advice and tips to every member who weighs in.
Personal Logs Forum
This is where members start their own log and keep a journal of their food, exercise, and personal weight loss goals. Other members ‘visit’ to chat, encourage, offer advice and make some new friends. Some members prefer to keep a private and confidential online journal – only accessible by themselves – to record their daily food intake, exercise routines and general weight loss progress.
Diet Issues Discussion Forum
On this forum we help members to develop a WINNING ATTITUDE by discussing ALL diet issues, especially “how to overcome daily problems.”
Popular Threads Include:
If you have a bad day or a ‘splurge’, instead of worrying about it and feeling guilty, simply drop in to our Confession Corner, and tell us about it. Other members will rush to your support and haul you right back on the wagon.
Small victories are very important – they add up to the BIG success. We have a special place for you to tell us about that pie you passed up on, that candy you refused, that temptation you resisted. Tell us about it, because as a group we are proud of each others successes.
One Perfect Day
Very often, a good dieting-day is all it takes to get you started or to get you back on track if you are having difficulty staying on your diet. We have a Perfect Day thread in which members commit to achieving Just One Perfect Day on their plan.
A cheat-free weekend is something that ALL of us have difficulty with. That is why one of our members started the No-cheat-Weekend thread so others can check in on Friday and commit to a cheat-free weekend. It may not always work but it certainly helps to limit the damage!!
Top 5 Reasons for Losing Weight
Having the right Incentive is absolutely critical for successful weight loss. You must have a very clear reason WHY you want to lose weight and that is why we encourage all our members to think about WHY they are dieting and ask them to post their Top 5 Reasons. Reading through this thread is a wonderful way of staying motivated.
Late Night Eating
Snacking at night is a problem for many people. We have a great thread on this topic which includes tons of tips and advice on how to quit this habit or to incorporate healthy late-night snacks into your diet so you don’t stop losing weight.
199 Club (aka “ONEderland”)
If you weigh in excess of 200 pounds then SMASHING THE 200 POUND BARRIER is a powerful goal. That is why we started our 199 Club thread. You can talk to others who have smashed the 200 pound barrier and enjoy their help and support in doing the same!
1/2 Pound A Week Club
Many people, for various reasons, lose weight more slowly than others. This may be because of a medical condition, or because you are on meds that affect the rate you lose weight, or it may be because you have only a few pounds to lose. Whatever the reason, watching others lose weight faster can be frustrating. Because of this, we set up the 1/2 Pound A Week Club where people who lose more slowly support each other and make everything a whole lot easier.