- similar goals (beliefs, way of living, or whatever you want to call it) - similar schedule - good communication/accountability/interaction
Fitness Minutes: (2,227)
1,427 1/23/13 7:22 A
I agree with everyone here!
I have a friend (a former co-worker actually) who describes herself as "a compulsive eater in recovery". She's struggled with her weight in the past, but has gotten to a place where she's maintained a healthy weight for years. She watches what she eats, but focuses a lot on exercise and enjoying herself while doing it (hiking, biking, horseback riding, etc.). She's supportive and motivating, but knows when to back off and never scolds me when I opt to eat something I probably shouldn't or comments when I put on a few pounds. And when she compliments me, I know that she's being genuine. Although I weigh-in daily (as it keeps me honest), she doesn't; instead she focuses on how she feels and how her clothes fit. She's a good "weight loss buddy" and a great friend. I'm lucky to have her in my life.
Fitness Minutes: (74,785)
2,905 1/23/13 7:07 A
One with similar interests but still can bring variety to the workout session Patience and fortitude to carry out the plan when loss of momentum occurs Positive attitude Consistency Truthful Encouraging
~Interest in you and your weightloss goal ~Having had the experience of successful weightloss themselves ~Patience and empathy for their buddy if and when they fall of the wagon ~The ability to know when to push and when to backoff ~To be able to give genuine compliments on successes (and qualify them) ~Have some technical training and/or experience with nutrition and fitness
Fitness Minutes: (21,036)
985 1/20/13 1:14 P
Communication. Me and my buddies check in pretty much every day via email or text. Just having a friend ask how I did every day keeps me accountable and motivated. I see a lot of posts with people asking for buddies and then I say I'll be there buddy and they never post again. Where'd they go!?
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