I have been around for awhile on the SparkPeople community -- and I can tell you from my personal viewpoint -- it works! I am in this age group, and I need to be accountable. The SparkPeople community has the support and vetted tools to make this possible.
www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivation_ar ticles.asp?id=1010 The above link is for a Study: Socializing on SparkPeople Helps with Weight Loss. Not only does it detail why it helps with weight loss, the link details how to go about doing it, how to get the kind of support that will get you through the tough times, the plateaus that inevitably happen on the weight loss journey. Using a different weight loss provider, I was on a plateau of 8 weeks before there was action on the scale. That's a long time when you are paying a fee every week. Here at SparkPeople you don't have to pay with your money - (unless you want to use SparkCoach, which i happen to do) - just spend the time, and allow yourself to get informed in a way that makes sense to you.
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I cant answer to the successes on here since I too just joined and have participated in a group weight loss plan. Just like you my weight issues did not start until my forties. So far I like what I am finding. Especially the exercise videos.
Keep in touch if you are looking for a motivational partner.
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I have never joined any weight loss groups in my life. Did not have a problem with it for a long time....until after 45. Has this site helped anyone in my age group? Just wondering?
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