*The testimonials below were submitted by our members over the past 12 years.
Pease note that your experience and results may differ.
I''ve started on this site a few days ago, but my buddy and I have been weight tracking buddies long before. We have gone through pain, eating disorders, loss...and became closer friends from our weight loss buddy-ship-ness. We have learned a great deal about our health and this site is bringing us closer together, and our weight loss efforts are stronger than ever.*
Hi...I am Sarah.I am fairly new to weight loss buddy.I have already lost 11lbs. as of this morning and am excited to see the rest (37 more) come off over the next few months.The team I joined has helped me so much as I try to keep to my plan each day. Being able to log what I eat and have the website count calories for me has been wonderful. I was never good at remembering to write it all down and then go look up the nutritional values, add it all up, etc. Now it is easy to track and the people I have met are so understanding and supportive. I look forward to logging in every day.*
I love your website and I refer my clients all the time.*
Wow!That was something that I did not expect.I am crying for joy.Truly you have blessed,and answered a prayer.I need every bit of support,I can get right now.I already told my sister about your organization,and I will spread the word.THANK YOU.*
I like weight Weight Loss buddy because you can give whatever info you want on your profile. You can also check a lot of profiles and it gives a lot of info on people from their profiles. I like that a lot. You can leave messages and find out if people can get together via phone, email, comp or in in person as far as doing the Buddy thing. I like that a lot. The Weight Loss Buddy information profile package is a great deal. I love it.*
WLB has been just wonderful and you continue to make me feel loved and supported. I can''t say enough good things about you. Your kindness is so appreciated.*
Lots of love,
~Olga aka Canucky
I love the 3D chat. It is just like being there and so much easier to communicate with team members! Plus I like that, as team administrator, I can change things about the team. On other sites, once your team is established you are stuck and can''t change anything. Thanks for the variety of tools available to us!*
Please let me begin by saying "Thank you!"...your website has helped me realize that I''m not the only person out there with issues! I''m not the only woman in the world who has problems with diet and exercise, motivation and self-esteem!! I KNOW this, because everyday, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, I can log in to www.weightlossbuddy.com, and find someone going through the same thing I am. Or, perhaps they''ve "been there and done that", and can offer me insight that maybe I haven''t found on my own. Of course, one cannot properly sing the praises of your site, without mentioning the "Find a buddy/team" feature. Not only can I reach out to others...but others, who have similar interests and goals, can reach out to me.
There is no other website like this one...you guys are the best!!! I tell everyone I know about you...keep up the GREAT work!!!*
Hello! Thanks for the tips ! It helps to see in print the things we already know! I like being able to come here to the site and get recharged and motivated to stay on track! God bless you!*
Thank you so much! I loved that information- You really do care!*
GBU...and as always thank you ALL for everything you do for all of us!*
Hi, fellow Buddies, it''s Vickient! I want to tell everyone that I simply LOVE the buddy system at WeightLossBuddy.com. I''m on the Fat-2-fit team and really love it. What a great group of ladies, they inspire and encourage me every day. It was just what I needed.*
I feel so much better knowing that the people that are helping me are also using the program as well. That speaks volumes for WLB.com! Thanks again and have a great week!*
(To WLB Support) Thank you so much! I do enjoy my WLB team. We have a great group of ladies!!*
To Weight loss buddy, Thank you for keep contacting me.You know just to hear from you all helps to just to think about it more. You are so very kind.Please keep contacting me to remind me some one cares.k.w.*
(To WLB Support) WLB has been a tremendous help to me in my journey to health and wellness. And right now I have a team that is so incredible you''d have to be a member to even believe it! The commitment, hard work, progress, and team spirit is present every day without fail. I am truly blessed.*
(To WLB Support:) Thank you very much for the help. Everything worked out great. Also thanks for the easy step by step.*
(To WLB Support) Thank you very much for your quick response to my question! You guys are awesome!*
I stummbled onto WLB while surfing the net and I thank God that I did. Team Goalmakers has been a true lifesaver for me and I feel so blessed with all the friends I have made here. My Buddy Sherrie in particular has helped me through many a hard time and many a tough food craving. She is a real source of encouragement to me and she always challenges me to do my best. I am succeding because I want her to be proud of me! I hope with the help of my friends on team goalmakers and WLB to continue my weight loss journey!*
Dear weightloss buddy, Yes, I enjoy this [ecourse] very much! Thank you. Please keep up the good work. It feels like you really care about people. I know the Lord loves everyone, it feels good to see a human being caring too.*
Thanks buddy! your lessons have given me a lift and helped me loose too! down 7 lbs and coundting. also, realizing the process can be fun so again thanks!*
I also want to thank you for the wonderful WLB site my team and leaders are wonderful and I just love all the info I get to help me change my lifestyle and lose the weight. Thank you so much again.*
First let me say that your site is wonderful. I would have not come as far in my weight loss as I have without your site, meeting buddies and expert chats. What a wealth of knowledge.*
Bingo! All clear, Cap''n! Thank you! You folks rock. Blessed Be,*
My name is Sassy, or Sassy Lilac on screen, and I am from the Red River Valley area of eastern North Dakota. I am very honored and excited to have been chosen as July''s Weight Loss Buddy of the Month!
When I joined WLB on Dec. 1, 2005, I had lost 23 lbs since June 7, 2005 when my journey toward healthy living began. Since then, I''ve lost an additional 25 pounds as a WLB member! I am very "anti-deprivation" when it comes to weight loss and living a happy and healthy life. Through the many valuable resources at WLB, I have been able to put together an ongoing, dynamic program that not only works for me, but that also allows me to enjoy my days living a content and balanced lifestyle.
The most invaluable part of my journey has been the people who have been so supportive and so helpful in unending ways. Last October, I joined the Collette Fitness Center, which is 10 minutes from my home. The staff there is incredible! The support, guidance, caring, knowledge and friendship have made getting fit not only fun and enjoyable, but also something that has become a pleasant, relaxing and desirable part of my life.
And, of course, there are my buddies at WLB. Their encouragement, motivation, kindness, inspiration, understanding, insight, prayers and friendship wrap each and every day in hope, strength and perseverance. I especially want to say "THANK YOU!" and "GOD BLESS YOU!" to each and every one of you for all you have done for me. Alana, Kat, Jennifer, Sherrie and Tee -- you gals are the best of the best!
I also want to say, "Thank you, and I love you so much!" to my mother, who not only is my much loved mother, but also my friend and a dear "buddy" as this lifelong journey of choices and changes continues.*
Your Good Buddy,
Thank you so much for the congrats on being July''s Buddy of the Month! I am still a bit in shock over it! LOL When I got the PM from Nancy that said ''Buddy of the Month'' in the subject line I was so excited to open it up and see who on the team has been chosen - and then it was me! LOL...
Thank you again for all you have done to help me out through all of this! I have truly appreciated it! *
My name is Rose, and I am a proud member of WLB. I belong to a great team called Mirror Image. I joined the team on Oct. 7, 2005 in the hopes of getting some much needed support after finding out that I have type 2 diabetes. I knew I had to do something, and with my leader behind me and a great team, I have gone from 203 1/2 pounds to 181 pounds. After losing those 22 1/2 pounds, I feel so much better.
I never had weight problems as a child. It wasn''t until I had three hildren of my own that I started putting on pounds. Even though my hildren are all grown, it has taken me all this time to take off the eight.
I was with Weight Watchers for one year. I lost the weight but gained t all back. The WLB leader and team have taught me to make better ecisions. I now know what to eat, to drink more water and to exercise daily. Thanks to them and my determination and motivation, I am lowly reaching my goal weight of 150 pounds. *
Thanks for having such a great site.
Hello, and thank you for providing this wonderful site! *
Hello! I love WLB and I think it is a great support system...*
Hello. I have been with Weight Loss Buddy from Dec 2005 to now! Weight Loss Buddy has been a big help for me. I like my new team Mirror Image. and I love the tools that this gives us. I have losst 46 pounds so far! This web site is great! *
I''m Glenda, but my screen name, IttyBitty, says just about all you need to know about me and my dreams. My weight-loss efforts have been a lifelong struggle, but the support I get from Weight Loss Buddy has been a life-saver. My Weight Loss Buddy, Betty, and my team, Mirror Image, and team leader, Leslie, cheer me on. Although I had lost quite a lot of weight, I put some of it back on because of steroid dosages in my back. But I didn''t give up. The steroids are out of my system, so I am trying hard to get this weight off.
It''s not just about losing pounds; it''s also very important for my health. I have a very bad heart and several other health problems. So I have to get this weight off. I lost 11 1/4 pounds in January, thanks to hard work and support from Weight Loss Buddy.
Instead of eating at night like I used to do for emotional support, I go online and chat or use the tools on the site. Sometimes, it''s nice just to know that there are people out there who will listen to me. I know I have a long way to go, but I know I can do it with a little help from my friends at Weight Loss Buddy.
Someday, I''ll live up to my screen name and everyone will be calling me IttyBitty! *
I''m Tee. My real name is Latreanda, and I have been with WeightLossBuddy.com for quite a while. It has helped me so much.
At my highest weight, I was 402 pounds. I began my weight-loss journey 2 1/2 years ago. I am down 134 pounds, to 268. My goal is to get down to 160.
As a child, I was teased a lot about my weight, especially because I am only 5-foot-3. Losing weight was hard because I was so big that I was not able to do a lot of exercise. I started out with tapes at home because I was too embarrassed to go to the gym. At first it was quite a challenge getting used to the changes in the foods I was eating. I was used to eating a lot of fried foods and desserts. Being raised in a big family -- there were seven of us -- it was quite easy to go overboard. I was always raised to clean my plate. I never did many outside things as a child so the challenge of becoming active was a long and hard one. But I accomplished it and now am a much more active person.
To me, the No. 1 rule in life is loving yourself. If you can''t love yourself, you can''t expect anyone else to love you. And with the help of God, my family and my WeightLossBuddy.com team Goal Makers, I will reach my goal. *
My name is Leslie, but you, my buddies, know me as Peslie0857, which is the nickname my dad gave me.
Some of you also know how much weight I have lost since I joined WeightLossBuddy.com. I was 249 when I found WeightLossBuddy.com. I''m now 174 and am working my way down to 140. That means that I went from a size 22w to about a 12 or 14. My goal is to get down to size 10. Here is a little trick that has helped me: I choose a size and buy clothing in that size as an incentive to get myself to lose even more weight.
And I''ve lost all of this weight in only one year. I''m as amazed as you are because I''ve been overweight since I was 13. I tried many diets and programs, but nothing worked until I found WeightLossBuddy.com.
Here is how I did it. I started coming to WeightLossBuddy.com in 2003 but wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t active until 2005. It was WeightLossBuddy.com that helped me get to my current weight.
In January, 2005, the only New Year''s resolution I made was to lose weight, and I started by changing one thing at a time.
In February, 2005 I started going into the WeightLossBuddy.com chat rooms, and I joined a team called 50/50. The leader didn''t follow through, but there were three of us who finished the Challenge before we disbanded.
I then took over the team Mirror Image. My team is great. To create a winning team, you have to have members who do postings and who go to team chats and participate in team Challenges. As a WeightLossBuddy.com buddy or team member, you have the support, accountability, great advice and friendship of your fellow buddies.
I love the expert-hosted chats, and I go to them every week. They are an asset to the site and have helped me stay on track with my goals.
Losing weight this past year hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t always been easy. I have a lot of responsibilities that keep me from staying on my diet. I am a single mom who works at Target food court, and I am the caregiver for my cousin, who has Down syndrome, and my two aunts.
Being named WeightLossBuddy.com Buddy of the Month is a great honor. And it is extra special because it marks the one-year anniversary of my successful weight-loss journey.
You can see my progress in these two photos. The first one was taken in about 2002; I''m the one on the left. I''m sitting with my grandmother and mother. And yes, I did have a big stomach, and, no, I was NOT pregnant. The second one, my WeightLossBuddy.com look, was snapped in December 2005. *
Hi. My name is Trista. I have been heavy all my life. After having three children, I gained 60 pounds. Shortly after my youngest was born we moved away from my home town.
I finally had a reality check when I recieved some pictures of myself from a friend. I couldn''t belive what I saw. I ran to the store and bought a scale. I weighed in at 175 on my 5''1" body. I started out great the weight just seemed to fall off. After I had lost 20 pounds I platued. Being in a new city I didn''t really know anyone and had no support group.
After I found Weight Loss Buddy - when I had a bad day I could log on and talk to someone. I am now done to 135 pounds and have about 10 more to lose. Normally I would feel as if it was impossible to lose the last ten but now I know I can loss it woth the support of everyone at Weight Loss Buddy. Thank you, *
My name is Peggy, but all of my Weight Loss Buddies know me as Texaslady04. I''ve been overweight nearly all of my adult life. I lost 100 pounds by watching my carbohydrates and eating more protein. I joined Weight Loss Buddy in January 2005, and with the help of my Buddies, I finally made by goal weight of 155 pounds in August of 2005.
This is a wonderful site. I could not have done it without all of my Weight Loss Buddies. I''m always in the chat rooms, and I especially like the weekly ones that are hosted by experts. And when I do fall off my plan, I don''t give up. I just start over again the next day. I want everyone who is reading this to know that if you need a buddy, I will be yours. *
I gained 105 pounds when I was pregnant, and I it has taken me all this time, my daughter is 9 1/2 months old, to take off 82 of them.
And it''s all because of the encouragement of my team, MORE THAN JUST MOMS. I have another 60 pounds to go. I was at a plateau from February to July, but with the WeightLossBuddy.com program, I''ve lost 1 3/4 inches since the end of June. Joanna, is on my team. She loses EVERY WEEK!! She keeps it real for all of us. You can count on encouragement and kudos from Jo. She always has helpful advice, and I attribute much of my success to her.
After my best friend told me about the support she was getting from WeightLossBuddy.com MORE THAN JUST MOMS, I joined the team that day. I don''t know what I would do without the support of the moms on the team. They have helped me every step of the way. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism in February, and my endocrinologist said I don''t metabolize fat and that even if I ate only lettuce I still would gain weight. I am happy to say he is full of it. It is a slow process, but with the help of my team, I am losing the inches. *
WeightLossBuddy.com has changed my life!
I was only on the site for ONE Day when I met Laura, who is our team leader. She is the ONE person I can trust and confide in and that ONE person who always will be happy for me when I lose weight. My WLB is Tonya! She is awesome. With her help, I have lost 95 pounds so far and for the first time in my life I feel as though I can make it the rest of the way. My entire team is supportive and motivating. We all stick together and help each other figure out how to get this weight off. Julie works very hard and is finally making progress, and that makes me happy. These women have become such an important part of my life.
I would not have made it without them and WeightLossBuddy. I can''t believe how far I have come!!! I have made lifelong friends, and I am achieving a goal that I have been trying to reach all my life. *
I have always wanted to help people and to be a social worker. While at school, I did some volunteer work in the Mental Health Department. After finishing school, while working as a laboratory assistant, I went on to volunteer at a women''s refuge. Much later in life (after my marriage broke up), I moved near the sea and became a Surf Life Saver where for the past ten years, I have helped people on the beach. I also got assisted in training new members and the got involved with running the local Surf Club. And before I knew it, I was asked to become a swim coach for the Masters Swimming Club. Masters is full of all types of people: mainly women, among them, many large women.
As a coach, I felt like I took on many other responsibilities as well: doctor, mother, career advisor, teacher and many other roles. Over the years, people have come to me, not only for swim coaching, but to share their health (and other) problems with me as well. Whether it is helping little old ladies find their way back home, or helping people with there computer problems, I find myself being someone''s ''buddy'', even if it is only for a short time. I have learned that to help people you only need to be a friend to them and to show you care.
Rules I would like to live by:
* Try to say something nice to everyone you see, everyday
* Treat people the way you would like to be treated.
* Smile! It is a great way to cheer people up. *
Thank you!!! WLB has been a life changer for me.*
Thank you so much for your wonderful website! I have found the best weightloss buddy in the world! We are doing so well with daily emails and a wonderful friendship also! Keep up the good work! You have an excellent webiste and program! *
Your web site is so amazing!! What you people do is really wonderful and I thank you so much! Its helped me so much! All your work is very appreciated!! *
Comment: hey sis sure would like to have you join this wonderful weight loss buddy program it is free and you have lots of support and friends and i am here too so please check it out i love you. *
I love the information on your site and have used it a lot. I would really like to find a WLB in my area but you only include the United States in your search. How about including Canada and the provinces maybe even other areas in the world? Thanks. *
Thanks so much for the wonderful site. It has hellped me SO much! I can come to WLB and get the support I need at all hours. I belong to GOAL MAKERS team. I''ve lost 15.5 pounds in 9 weeks. I have 100 to lose. It''s a lot of extra weight.. but I''m going to do it! I promise you that.
With the help and support of my team to cheer me on or dry my tears when the going gets tough.... I know I can do it. Thanks again..*
I am very happy to be a member of WLB, I have been lucky enough to get on a great team, Happy Wonder''s team, they are very active in their postings and have offered me a lot of support ; encouragement and I try to repeat their kindness as well. Happy is a great leader always there to advise and encourage someone who is struggling. I am thankful that you offer this free website to us weight challenged folks, I have lost 19 lbs since first joining in May and for me that is awesome. Thank you, *
Thanks, I am lovin your site. I have joined a team and have a buddy. Thank You very much! *
TI think this website is awesome. I don''t chat because of my busy schedule, but I do read the wonderful motivational tips sent to my email. I think this website is GREAT.
Please keep the wonderful emails coming. I''m on my way to losing weight, slowly but surely.....I don''t concern myself with how fast the pounds are going anymore, my clothes fit better AND I''m feeling so much better. Eating healthy is wonderful and exercise is becoming more and more fun everyday. Although you don''t hear from me, I am enjoying all that you do, so keep it coming. *
I have lossed 20lbs and have a buddy from the web site. I am really struggling right now so your email was great. I will concentrate on the long haul and go take a walk instead of grazing.....I feel this is really a crucial time because it is usually about 6 weeks and I slip and go down the slippery slope into binge eating. *
Dear Joey, I wanted to thank you for the wonderful welcome to your site. I''m so delighted to have made new friends from your site. It''s the first time for a long time that I feel that I belong, I have felt so alone with my weight problem , but I now have made friends who are stuggling to. I want to thank you ever so much. I would love to hear from you on any tips that could help me . Im a 50 year old female with a heart condition and I need to loose atleast 70 lbs, and I need someone to be there to give that extra hope and tell me that I can do it. *
~Your Buddy Judy
I joined only this week. I found the site by going to Google with Overeater Help as the search. I was fortunate enough to get hooked up with many friends on Weight Loss Buddies, Thank you for setting the site up. So far just the support has been all I need now and it is great. Thanks God Bless, *
I am 41 yrs old, and weigh 197 lbs, I''m only 5''3" tall, so the weight is becoming more of a problem for my body and appearance, I just hate it! WLB has been a Godsend for me, (since I am disabled with Multiple Sclerosis for the past 6 years, this diagnosis is the reason I gained my extra 70 lbs, from steriod iv''s to being completly paralyzed on my left side) my ability to get out is difficult , all I have to do is come to WLB for the guidance and support I need. I have had success with losing weight but have gained it ALL back, thats what led me to your WLB''s program. There is such a strong support there and everyone truly understands the hardships weight loss can have. I have never seen such genuine support before in any group!
Thanks for letting me participate in this wonderful group! *
I''m so glad you had the foresight to create this site. I''ve been trying to lose weight as long as I can remember. its the hardest thing I''ve ever done. I was 315lbs, down to 267lbs. this site gives me an out. people sharing the same goals. all trying to lose. its meant the world to me. me and my daughters are on. and we both enjoy the help it has offered . Thanks again!!!! *
I dropped 10 pounds by going to the gym working out there at least 2 to 3 times a week. I am eating the healthy fruits and vegetables that do not have a lot of acid in them. You see I have acid reflex disease and I can not eat a lot of the fruits that have acid in them.*
I found your website on the internet while searching for weight loss solutions and it has changed my life. I was only on your site for ONE day when I met Laura who is our team leader. On my team I have found the ONE person I can trust and confide in and that ONE person who will always be happy for me when I lose weight.
My WLB is Tonya! She is awesome. With her help I have lost 95 pounds so far and for the first time in my life I feel like I can make it the rest of the way. My entire team is very supportive and motivating. We all stick together and help each other figure out how to get this weight off! Julie works very hard and is finally making progress and that makes me happy. These women have become such an important part of my life. I wouldnt of made it where I am today without them and this website!!! *
I believe I have found life long friends and I am achieving a goal that I have been trying to reach all my life.*
I gained 105 pounds being pregnant, my daughter is 9 1/2 months old and the encouragement of MORE THAN JUST MOMS I have been able to lose 82 lbs. I have another 60 pounds to go. I was at a plateau for months (February-July) but have since started seeing the scale drop. I''ve lost 19 3/4" since the end of June.
Joanna (jmdexter2) is on my team. She loses EVERY WEEK!! She keeps it real for all of us. You can count on encouragement and kudos from Jo. She always has helpful advice and I attribute much of my success to her.*
This is a great way to get quick, healthy and low-cal recipes...thought you might like to take a look at some of them...you can also find lo-carb recipes...just pick from their list. Hope all is well with you and Jeff. Love Always, *
I proudly take the Weight Loss Buddy water bottle to the gym with me. The Weight Loss Buddy 50 Tips and Tricks book helps keep me motivated daily. The autographed book, Quit Digging Your Grave with a Knife and Fork *
~by Governor Mike Huckabee is truly a treasure.
Thank you so very much! *
was quite pleased and still am pleased by all your website has to offer by way of support to those of us who need weight loss buddies. I think its awesome what you are doing. *
"...my involvement in WLB kept me from walking away and kept the weight issue in front of me, especially after I took on the leadership role for my team. I continued to learn from what others shared..."
"With the support of the people on WLB and through the wonderful articles, challenges, and message boards it has to offer, I have learned that I am not on a diet, but on a journey to a healthy me. The best part? I don''t have to do it alone." *
"I hit the Gym and Found several ways of Getting support through Weightloss Buddy" *
"When I found Weight Loss Buddy''s site I became a changed person. I started talking to other members and realized that I didn''t have to ''diet'', I had to change my lifestyle." *
"I have been a member of WLB for a while, and being Team Leader of the New Me Team was a great motivator. I want to be a positive role model for my team, reaching my goals through healthy means and hard work. Feeling accountable to my team, and wanting to make my team proud, pushed me when I didn’t want to exercise, or when I wanted a brownie instead of fruit." *
"...I posted my intro on the forums and almost right away it had replies and I immediately felt welcomed! To be honest, I never really kept visiting these sites as I had joined them several times before.. but WLB was different. I was intrigued by the challenges.. and how supportive everyone was with each other.. and I was surprised at how active and close everyone seemed! Before I knew it, I was visiting Weight Loss Buddy like 10 times a day (or more)! lol! By the way, it''s been 7 months and I still visit that much!..." *
".. back on track again, thanks to WLB and my friends here." *
Even after I reach my goal, I know I can count on WLB to keep me on my toes and motivate me to maintain my goals.
It is encouraging to know you are not out there alone fighting a battle. There are many others willing and ready to support you and offer great tips and advice. *
"This has been a wonderful place to come where others know exactly what I''m going though and can give me some advise, cheer me on, or just talk about all kinds of things." *
"I really enjoy all the support I have gotten from WLB.."
Several Years ago I decided to have a life changing event. I was at my all time high of 209 pounds and unhappy with myself and where my life was going. I wanted to get on track and loose some weight. I bought a treadmill and started like everyone does from square one. With NO CLUE on where to begin I just started to walk and watch what I was eating and little by little the weight started coming off… As I started to get closer to my goal weight of 135 pounds it got harder and harder to lose the weight. I would lose and gain the SAME 10 pounds and it seemed like no matter what I did… what I ate… How I exercised it was like a yo yo… gain lose gain lose… Exercise became a drag and dieting was just not my cup of tea. It was hard for me to do it on my own. In late 2006 I joined WLB in an effort to try and keep the weight I had already lost off and try and lose that last stubborn 15 pounds.
I really enjoy all the support I have gotten from WLB and really look forward to keeping up the hard work. Maybe just maybe I will be able to reach my goal weight by New Years Eve and fit into that tiny little Black Dress. CHEERS to WLB!! *
Although I have only been a member for a week, I have already gained more information, support, and assistance from weightlossbuddy.com. than all the other health and wellness websites I have visited combined. *
"Weight loss buddy has been a great help....now when I lie about the day I am not only lying to myself, but others who are supporting me in my efforts. Makes me think a little more before cheating." *
"When I saw Joey''s Phrase "You can''t help someone up the hill without getting closer to the top yourself" I said "This is the place I have been looking for". I love Weight Loss Buddy." *
My fiance suggested I go to a support group. She understood that all the temptation in front of me and people just wanting me to eat what they eat to be social can be sabotaging. I am just beginning to be a part of WeightLossBuddy.com as I realize the importance of a buddy system. *
"– being here – I know that I am not alone. I have all my new buddies from Weight Loss Buddies to accompany me. Your help surely has made a great difference in my life." *
"The support of my friends at WLB has kept me on track. I try to get here every day--even if I don''t post. Everyone here helps me stay focused and on track!" *
" A year ago, I began to walk our dog more and weighed-in occasionally on our Wii Fit! Our children made a resolution to get healthy this year and were sticking to it. I realize, I too needed to get a healthier lifestyle, then came upon WeightLossBuddies. I was really amazed that there was such a website, I pondered about joining for a day and then I couldn''t help myself after reading all the postive encouraging words from the buddies to one another. I too wanted to be part of this and also help others on a new healthy lifestyle journey." *
I’ve also began to exercise without dreading it, due mainly in part to a few of the challenges on weightlossbuddy.com that involved exercise (such as the current Bathing Suit Challenge or the Streaking Challenges). *
I went perusing through free websites, and stumbled upon WLB. The people here sounded awesome and I came to find out that they are awesome. I have developed quite a Buddy list. Friendships are budding. The e-course, Lose for Good, has been good for me. It has raised emotions that I have needed to deal with. I am still trying to reach my big goal, and I know I have great buddies here to lend an “ear”! *
WLB has given me all the support and tools that I have needed to keep me on track and progress through my weight loss journey. With the help of my friends, teams and tools I have lost 50 lbs over the last four months. *
Weight Loss Buddy is very crucial to my fitness goals! It is the tools on the site and most important, the people on the site. You encourage me, keep going even when I hit a snag in my routine! I too, encourage teammates and buddies when they hit a rough spot! With any commitment, you need a buddy and Weight Loss Buddy has given me hundreds! *
I found this ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL site: WEIGHT LOSS BUDDY!! Oh Joy! : ) If you read my 1st journal entry for that day you’ll see what a Godsend I feel this site is. The buddies I have made on this site are supportive and encouraging. Reading member blogs help keep me motivated and inspired and also gives me a little chuckle every now and again because sometimes on this journey we REALLY go through it! : ) *
"...without this website and buddies and encouragement as well as some self-discovery, I would have given up ages ago!"*
WLB is a safe place where I know I will not be judged, I am encouraged and comforted.The best part, is that someone is always here for you 24/7. *
This is a very fun, friendly and helpful website for people seeking new friends with a common interest and support in the weight loss process. I gained a substantial amount of weight due to a lifestyle change...now work from home and on came the weight, must learn how to lose it and maintain that loss and control my weight in light of my lifestyle now. I am happy to have found this site, joined recently and already have made several friends who are great towards me. I have recommended this site to others. Thanks for a very helpful website!!! *
I still get really frustrated when I have a setback, but with the support of my friends at WeightLossBuddy, along with my family, I try to re-commit myself to this weight loss effort each day. *
"I am owing it all the WLB> Thanks for not giving up on me, Like I was giving up on myself!" *
"Finding a community of people who could really understand my struggle was important....I am so glad I found WeightLossBuddy.com. Whether it is the actual people who have become my buddies, strangers whose stories inspire me on a daily basis, my own profile page, which I use as a blog and weight tracker, or the challenges I participate in where I can record my daily activity, I am grateful for all these new and easily accessible ways I can now get and give support and keep myself accountable! *
"The weight loss buddy website has not only been an outlet for me to express my feelings, successes, failures, and my extremely finicky relationship with weight loss, but it has also been an amazing opportunity to meet friends, buddies, and the most judgement-free, incredible people I have ever had the pleasure of interacting with. If it weren''t for this website, I would still be gaining weight" *
WLB has given me all the tools to make it! *
What I have found is that its hard to be down while trying to lift others up! *
Weight Loss Buddy provided me with all the tools I needed, and all the support that I needed. *
I personally feel that WLB has, in fact, saved my life, and for that I will be forever grateful! *
I've been maintaining for 4 months now and take full advantage of reporting to my team and WLB friends to stay on track. *
I cannot believe how supportive this community is, and I know I will be sticking around to maintain once I reach my weight loss goal! *
I'm so glad I found WeightLossBuddy - it's a great place to be when i need non-judgemental support, encouragement, and just general picking-up out of the doldrums. *
Stumbling upon WLB.com has truly been a Godsend, b/c it allows me to connect with people who actually know my struggle. I didn't expect when I signed up to be as active with it as I have been, but it's a daily part of my life that I look forward to connecting with my fellow WLBs.*
My advice is don’t ever give up and maintain a presence on this website. This is the best website I have ever found and everyone is very supportive and it is ALL FREE!!! What more could you ask for. *
Unsuccessful buddy support from friends/loved ones led me to search online, and finding Weight Loss
Buddies. Here I found the support and understanding that helped make my new life menu one of so-far-so-good moderation and motivation. *
I joined June 2011 and one year later I am proud to say that I am 80 pounds lighter! I never thought that was possible but I joined some teams and the support, accountability and encouragement I get from my buddies on WLB, is what keeps me motivated! *
I love WLB because it provides the support and accountability we ALL need to reach our goals and help maintain them once we do. *
I joined WLB in June and it has made a huge impact in my life. With little to no support around me in my personal life, I’ve been able to find a fantastic group of people who share similar struggles as me. I've come a long way mentally since I’ve found people that I can talk to, who understand what I am going through. *
...I began struggling. I found WeightLossBuddy, and received the support I needed. *
WLB keeps me grounded on that real goal of becoming healthy, *
It's so fun to see everybody's progress, learn about their lives, and just feel so connected with people. The forum challenges are another thing that keeps me coming back. Knowing that I am competing weekly, and having to come in 3x a week and talk about my week is something that keeps me on my game. It's so wonderful! I am so thankful to have found WeightLossBuddy.com and to have met so many amazing people. *
The first thing I did was look for an online community where I could be completely honest, open and be among people who were working through the same struggles. That’s when I found Weight Loss Buddy. I added a few buddies, joined a team, and found the Biggest Loser Challenge to keep me accountable. I also began keeping track of the amount of food that went into my mouth and increased my exercise. With all of that, the weight began to come off faster and easier than I could have hoped. *
The site has been amazing and I would say its changed my life for the better. I started by reading people's blogs and the information on buddy's and I have met some truly amazing and inspirational and supportive friends on here. *
I have found Weight Loss Buddies to motivate me, keep me accountable, and to meet people just like myself to relate and learn from. I sure wish I had found Weight Loss Buddies WAY before now! *
I found and joined Weight Loss Buddies in March of 2013 and I am so glad I did. The support has been amazing and completely positive. I have a little bit of weight still to lose, and a great deal of toning and conditioning to do, but with my buddies, family and friends, I will get it done. *
I am learning that accountability and the buddy system is what it's all about. I've tried numerous diets and spent lots of money. I've taken many prescription meds with no luck. I've done it all. Now I know that for me it had to come from WITHIN. I have what I needed all along.....Weight Loss Buddy! *
Weighlossbuddy.com played a pivotal role in my turnaround. Without a sound mind the body cannot follow. I became a member to this wonderfully supportive online community and found strength and motivation that at times was lacking. These are people that I can relate to and sympathize with because we have shared the same struggles. I can speak truthfully with no any reservations and expect the same in return, because it is coming from a genuine place. I could not have achieved such great success without each and every one in my support group. *
I love that I can say anything – literally anything – and I will receive only positive acceptance and regards from my Buddies – never criticism or judgment – and that makes me feel safe. I’ve lost 8 pounds since I have joined – this is the lowest I have weighed in a long time! Only 10 more to go! And I have the confidence that I will do it! Thank you Weight Loss Buddy! *
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I have lately been struggling with my own motivation. That is one of the reasons I like WeightLossBuddy. When I feel myself slipping I get on and read other peoples posts. Some people are soooo busy and yet they make time to fit in a workout and I think--if they can do it so can I! *
Everytime I weigh myself, I look at the numbers and KNOW that that is the last time I weigh that heavy! And it's all thanks to WLB!!! *
To this day, I have dropped over 80lbs and many inches! I have also made some amazing friends on the site as well. I owe a huge amount of gratitude to weightlossbuddy.com and all of their members as they gave me the tools and encouragement that I needed and I cannot wait to continue on this journey with them! *
I used weightlossbuddy the first time around, I knew this was where I had to come back, because the people and support you get is amazing, I never felt judged by anyone, we are all in this together. *
Since a great friend of mine, Kate, told me to get with the program and join Weight Loss Buddy, I have never felt so sure that I can do this and keep it off for good! *
Thank you for nominating me as WeightLossBuddy's Buddyof the month. I'll never forget it. *
WLB has been the reason for my success and it gives me motivation every day. I use all of the tools available and I am succeeding. Thanks to all of my buddies and my team members...I know together WE WILL reach our goals! *
I look forward to reading everyone's posts each day and WeightLossBuddy.com. Each of you have made a positive impression. *
I started putting all of what I eat and exercise that I do in "My Diet" and I started connecting with buddies. I have found tremendous honesty and support among members and have made a lot of friends. I love to share in their successes and support them when things are rough and I receive that support also. *
Being on WeightLossBuddy I have gotten lots of support and encouragement from some awesome buddies, learned many healthy alternatives to unhealthy behaviors, and witnessed several successes which gives me hope that I too can reach and MAINTAIN a healthy, comfortable body composition.*
Thanks to Weight Loss Buddy I'm finally gaining control of my life. *
Being in the position to help others on their weight loss journey is empowering and makes me feel happy about myself. Thank you WLB! *
Thank you to my buddies that hold me accountable! *
I don't want to let down my buddies or myself. The encouragement these virtual strangers offer when
I'm doing well or when I stray sustains. *
The people at WeightLossBuddy get it. The buddies are supportive and understanding when I hit a rough
patch, passing on new solutions and forgotten strategies, and they cheer me on when it’s going well. *
It makes such a big difference when there is someone to talk to, someone who listens, and someone
who makes positive encouraging comments. Thanks to everyone on the site! Together we can win at loosing! *
I joined WLB a little over a year ago, and the people on here have supported me through all the ups and downs of this journey. *
Weight Loss Buddy has been a wonderful support for me during my weight loss journey. I enjoy getting feedback from my buddies and reading how they are navigating their weight loss process. I draw inspiration from many of my buddies. I enjoy reading the posts from my buddies and getting new ideas and insights that help me stay focused during my weight loss process. *
By far the toughest part of it all has been the psychological component. It cannot be understated. I have found that you absolutely need to put your weight loss journey at the very top of your list each day. This is where Weight Loss Buddy has been essential. It is so easy to stop trying after a bad day (or week, or month), and my friends here have cheered me on every step of the way.*
WeightLossBuddy has been my go to place to vent and find others who had the same struggles as I do. I started on this site at 150ish pounds as of today (5/30/2015) I am at 128. I gave up so many times but then I would get on here I had a few people telling me I could do it. I would start all over and keep losing! Even after I reach my goal I will continue to stay on this site because I know I will continue to struggle but also I want to motivate others to keep pushing through the hard time! *
At first it was very difficult and I do know for certain that I would have quit if it wasn't for my buddies. The support and understanding has been my motivation. This is the first time it wasn't me on my own trying to be my own cheerleader.*
I WANTED to reach those "mini goals," earn a new "star." Which I did but I also saw and found friendship and support on WLB *
I'm so thankful for all the great people I have met through WLB!! *
Thanks, WeightLossBuddy, for providing a platform for people like me to share their struggles and learn from others.
I feel good about myself from the site, I don't get depressed if I have a slip up because everyone encourages each other and that is awesome.
Through www.weightlossbuddy.com I have an outlet where I can share my successes and faulures without judgement. I also have a group of people of who know what it is like to try to lose weight and that experience and support is invaluable. Even when I have struggles and have set backs, I know I have buddies on the site and who are always there.
At weightlossbuddy I have found with those who I can share good days, not so good days, and those I know I can turn to who understand because they are all going through the same thing. Joining this group has been the best I have made in helping me support my goals.
When I was younger, I was one of the lucky ones. A high metabolism, coupled with my career path as a dancer kept me slim no matter what I ate. Now I’ve had a child, my metabolism has slowed down, I’ve struggled through a tough pregnancy, postpartum depression, and the loss of a parent, and my weight has gone up quite a bit. With a doctor who told me I need to lose 40 lbs. to combat sleep apnea and snoring, and a dance company director who would welcome me back if I could get back on pointe, I had real reasons to lose the weight. What I didn’t have was any experience with weight loss, or a support system for it. I’m so glad I’ve found Weight Loss Buddy: With it, I I feel as though I’ve got people in the trenches with me — some experienced at this weight loss business, and others new like myself, all of whom offer support, accountability, and valuable insights!
I have my ups and downs but I am able to continue moving forward with the help of my buddies.
Being a part of Weight Loss Buddy has helped me realize I don't need a number to be happy or feel thin. I have had some of my best body image days at my current weight. It's about support, connection and goal driven individuals who support each other and where I find inspiration to try.