Please note these are member-submitted secrets and are not reviewed by SparkPeople's health experts for accuracy. If you feel a secret is inappropriate, please click Report Inappropriate Secret and our staff will review it.
Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
Finding a friend who has similar goals and has gone through the same journey that you have. My best friend Tracey is my accountability partner. We text and email anytime we need that extra support to keep going. We are about the same height and have both battled our weight for most of our lives. We face similar challenges and see each other through. This is especially helpful to battle emotional eating and food addiction.
Not only does this keep you accountable, it also keeps you from feeling like you're all alone, and a few words of encouragement or just the ability to admit your struggling to someone who goes through the same thing keeps your hand out of the cookie jar and in the bag of baby carrots.
Allowing my husband and friends in on my goals and importantly, why I have made those goals for myself, has helped me feel that my goals are valid and reachable. Previously, my weight loss was my little secret battle, which was not sustainable method!
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkTeams, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.