Hi, I've been here at 3FC for over 3 years but I don't often post in the forums, I spend most of my time over in blog-land.
After 3 years of blogging and yoyo dieting I've decided I need a change. I need more support in this. I need day-to-day… no… I need choice-to-choice support!
Blogging helps and this particular forum helps. But still, I can’t post all day with all my choices and challenges, I’d drive everybody nuts.
What I need is a “buddy.” Or a group of buddies. People like me who need to lose a lot, who WANT to vent to each other and support each other throughout the day - not just once a day in a forum or blog post. I thought about joining Weight Watchers, but I really only thought about it because I thought I might meet someone there who could perhaps be my buddy. I find myself staring at people who are big like me, wondering if they would like to join me and keep in touch on the phone and go walking with me, that kind of thing.
Then, I had a thought.
I recently got an iPhone and have been downloading apps left and right. Is there an iPhone weight loss buddy app? I looked. If there is, I didn’t find it. But what a cool idea, if I could just find a person or a couple people like me who want to live and breathe and wallow in their weight-loss efforts (lol), we don’t have to be actual neighbors, we could just keep in touch by text!!! So I started looking for a free iPhone chat app that would allow for a small group to chat together - yet everyone gets to keep their anonymity.
Found one! I created a little chat room that allows up to six people. Participants can chat to each other by text (without individual per-text charges) and can also share pictures with the group. So like… if I wanted to share a picture of my lunch (woohoo check it out, no chips today!), I could.
So I’m gonna try it. Maybe it'll be helpful, maybe not, but it's worth a try!
CLASSIFIED AD FOR AN iPHONE WEIGHT-LOSS-BUDDY
Looking for a person who meets the following requirements:
Woman, over 30, who wants to lose over 100 lbs.
Have iPhone or other device that can run iPhone apps.
Be totally committed to their own weight loss efforts.
Be willing to try this crazy buddy thing for at least a week, maybe two.
Be upbeat and able to offer positive support and feedback.
I also might want to add that I’m in the Eastern time zone. Don’t wanna be telling a person about my breakfast if it’s 5am in their time zone, lol.
Will I find anyone who wants to try it? Who knows? Maybe it's been done before - or - we might be piloting the next ground-breaking trend in weight loss, lol!!