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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.

We are building the local web, and sharing a new way to use it each day.

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Local support for your goals

Effective weight loss isn’t about your crash diet or how much individual willpower you have.  The most important ingredient is   your support system.  A group of people trying to reach a goal alone will have a high rate of failure.  But get them together on /weight-loss and you have a strong dynamic for success.

On /weight-loss you can post your progress and setbacks and know there are people going through the same struggle.  There are millions of people attempting weight loss on any given day, but these people go to the same gyms, walk the same trails, and shop at the same grocery stores as you, often without ever having a moment to connect over the day’s frustration or success.

We are building the local web, and sharing a new way to use it each day.

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