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No responses on Spark, but I'm talking with a friend about some possibilities. I do think the boards provide accountability opportunities, too.
Sorry this is late Penguin, I just saw the post.
When I first started witih SP back in Feb this year I thought I was going to get a SparkBuddy. I wasn't clear on how it worked and ended up settling for challenges and posting. But I agree it's a good idea, still.
Did you find a buddy yet?
Even if our efforts of attention seem for years to be producing no results, one day a light in the exact proportion to them will flood the soul.
I'm busy trying to earn some SparkPoints today, and two years after doing the first two SP diet stages, I'm doing the third.
Something came up today suggesting looking for a SparkBuddy. I was thinking that rather than make a long-term commitment, it might be fun to have someone to work with on accountability for one or two weeks at a time. So, for instance, if I had a buddy we would check in via SparkMail every day, look at each other's SparkPages and any public trackers, ask whether we are meeting the goals we set and to celebrate any insights we've gained, etc. The one or two week commitment would be to keep it from becoming burdensome; just focus on the here and now.
Here's the blurb:
Check out the SparkPage search feature and try to match up with a buddy online
Sometimes, it’s easy to talk ourselves out of our goals or habits. If one day all you can think about are fries and a cheeseburger, or if you feel like skipping your afternoon walk, who’s there to stop you? With a weight loss buddy, you have a better chance of sticking to your goals. A weight loss buddy helps with accountability, motivation and consistency. Buddies keep each other on track with encouragement and by trading updates on how everything is going.
Edited by: DANCINGPENGUIN at: 10/18/2009 (15:21)
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