Originally Posted by punkrocksong
The "decades" threads are great, I'm finally starting to get to know some people.
I second, third, five millionth the recommending to post in your decades thread.
I started posting in the "get out of the 220s and 230s" when I first joined at 230. I then spent a while in the "Two-teens to ONEderland" and am now in the "get out of the 190s"--I've been with a lot of the same people and that makes a huge difference in making connections.
It's also good to start posting and responding to posts in your 'method'. I calorie count. I don't post regularly there but there are regular check-in threads. There are areas for WW, IP, South Beach, etc. I am using the Beck Diet methods, so I post daily in the Beck forum. Since there are a group of us who post daily (or pretty close to that), we all get to know each other.
It can help to put yourself "out there". Send PMs to a few people to make that personal connection--comment on their weight loss, on something they posted about their family, share something about yourself. It's a lot like making friends anywhere.
I (personally, no judgement at all
) didn't find the challenge threads as helpful since there wasn't much personal connection--people posted what they were doing, but there wasn't much conversation about it in the challenge threads I tried to use, and conversation is what I thrive on. (Obviously I haven't read all of the challenge threads and your mileage may vary and all of that kind of stuff)
Although I post in all sorts of threads, I do intend to keep posting daily in the Beck forum and my get out of thread.
Hope this helps!