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Crappy groups or Xmas lethargy?

Is it quiet around here because it is Christmas, or did I just manage to join the worst 2 groups in the place???? NOBODY is logging except me in either group, nobody is posting any messages, and in one of them, two members dropped out this week, INCLUDING the person who started the group.

What the heck????

Thu. Dec 28, 11:42pm

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The majority of people in my groups have traveled over the holidays (including me). I put myself on "vacation" status but some people forget, or didn't know, that the one week reaper can remove them if they don't.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 12:44 AM

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Personally I never had any luck with groups. I'm a member of a very large team and a rather small team, and both are very active. If you like the four-person size however, why not start your own group and invite folks you know from teams or whose logs you find interesting. I agree that the time of year probably makes it more difficult though.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 2:09 AM

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maybe it's you OP. One of my groups was quiet, but isn't that kind of expected? It's Christmas afterall. My other 2 groups were awesome!!!! Thanks guys, you know who you are.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 9:28 AM

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Definitely holiday distractions affected my groups and teams. All were very active until the holidays rolled in.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 11:13 AM

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I'm quite an obsessive poster - I post every day lots and lots of times and I log religiously. I did find that the groups were a bit quite for me, but then that's probably not surprising since I post all the time (I work on a computer all day, so its very easy for me to flick into PT and it helps so much with my weight loss). So, I now am a member of only one group and its one that I started with a good friend - she maybe logs once a day only during the week but that's fine with me as that was my expectation when we started, and she's also on holiday for two weeks so won't be logging over that period. But I've joined some large teams and find they're fantastic as there's really regularly posting and a core group that like me log daily. The two best teams I'm in in terms of frequent posting is 'Bikini Reveal..." and the other one is 'Weekly weigh in, daily accountability'. So if you want to join active teams, I suggest you come join us.

To the earlier poster who said she only comes to this forum because her groups are just too quiet - please do come join us in one of our teams. While it's interesting to pop into these lounge threads from time to time, I find there's nothing like the support provided in the teams. Sometimes these threads can get a bit mean by the odd poster, and also the support isn't as personalised as when you've developed a rapport with other team members over time. So, come join us - everyone is welcome, and by the way, we've just had quite a few new members join in the last couple of days as people start to step it up for the new year.

Friday, December 29, 2006, 2:19 PM

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definitley keep trying to find a group that works ... when you do, it is really a big help

Friday, December 29, 2006, 5:14 PM

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Lazy groups

If you want to start a group that promises to log every day (being hit by a truck, death, etc aside), I'll join. I've logged every day for 19 days and would do that with you. My user name is scram and need to stay on it. I know - if I don't do it every day (even if I eat too much one day I have to log it and make it up over that week) - I get out of the habit and start gaining again.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 2:25 PM

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I agree with the 2:19 poster. My group support is unparalleled. I think people are on vacation over christmas. I was and got back today. Join another group and get to it and don't make an excuse. Just do it today.

Monday, January 01, 2007, 5:20 PM

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I've been on PT for over a year and a half, and even I still have to change groups sometimes. Some groups work; some don't; some do and then fade, etc. Use them while they're working for you, and when they stop fitting your preferences, goals, logging-style, etc., change to a new group or start your own.
I recommend belonging to a few groups AND teams. When one is quiet, another may be active. If they're all quiet, join a new one. A good place to start: look at the public logs and join someone who you see posting regularly (someone who's frequently on the first page because you know they log regularly).

Monday, January 01, 2007, 8:32 PM

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