Weight loss tracking with friends

When it comes to weight loss, group dynamics can be a powerful motivation.  But it’s easy to get lost in a group as well.  In yesterday’s /weight-loss, participants talk about and share their goals / struggles. Each participant can also have a private localweb.is URL for posting their own updates. These private URLs are shared as appropriate within the public /weight-loss group so others can add encourage-ment and advice for the individuals.

Weight and body issues are deeply personal so traditional social networks with friend or follower lists of hundreds and even thousands of people just are not safe places to share these feelings.   But a private URL, shared only among others on the same journey and in the same area, becomes a safe place for expression.

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