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1/15/10 9:22 P

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Super idea!! will watch for plans.

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CINDYLOU58 Posts: 4,385
1/14/10 3:30 P

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Great idea!! emoticon

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1/13/10 11:14 A

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Right on!





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1/12/10 5:00 P

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Thanks for all the positive feedback. I've raised the idea in the Community Team's Site Suggestions where a Coach will definitely see it.

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1/12/10 3:16 P

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Instead of having this idea buried in team posts, I'd suggest emailing it to one of the site's contact people. I think it is a great idea!





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JOHAL52's Photo JOHAL52 SparkPoints: (43,036)
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1/12/10 9:57 A

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I agree, I think that a ticker saying how many days/months, etc., would be great. You can of course look at past history on your weight chart but actually "seeing" it daily would be a motivator, especially if you gained a few pounds over Christmas and are feeling discouraged.

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1/11/10 9:23 P

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My inspiration and motivation comes from "paying it forward". When I reached my goal weight I went to work for Weight Watchers. Have now worked as a leader 3 years...and love how fired up it keeps me about this healthier lifestyle.

I agree on your position of how difficult it can be when the "thrill of the chase" is over with.


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1/11/10 8:54 P

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So true that maintenance is a whole new ballgame and it is hard to find motivation and goals.

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1/11/10 5:26 P

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GREAT idea! Losing weight is the easy part for most. Keeping it off is the trickiest! The compliments are gone (WOW...you are looking great) and the fun of getting on the scale to see how much you've lost is gone. I think you are presenting a wonderful idea!


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AMBUDMAN's Photo AMBUDMAN Posts: 5,833
1/11/10 4:05 P

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I think that would be a great idea.

Gretchen Muller
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“There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when it's convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses; only results.”


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WALKINGANNIE's Photo WALKINGANNIE Posts: 1,815
1/11/10 3:01 P

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This is a small issue in the scheme of things, but I wondered whether anyone has come across any SP awards or rewards for maintenance or could suggest any ways of keeping us on track with little formalised bits of encouragement. I've blogged about this today (This Time It's Forever)and wonder if anyone else misses the 'thrill of the chase' of weight loss.

I wondered whether some sort of ticker showing time within a maintenance range might be motivating or does anyone have other suggestions? (I'm also posting this in the At Goal and Maintaining Team, so apologies for double posting).

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