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Time To Find A Partner

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Well, I haven't found an accountability partner yet so I will put in some extra effort this week to find one. If I am to be part of this group I must see it through all the way.

In saying that, what do I do when I find someone? What's the process from there? I'm still relatively new to this so any advice is greatly appreciated.

So, guys, if you're up for it holla at me. Wish me luck emoticon

Kia kaha.
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    Well, I'm sorry you're having trouble finding an accountability partner. I have noticed, too, that there aren't nearly as many men in the team as there are women.

    I think you've got the right attitude, though. When the time is right, I bet one will come along! =)
    2868 days ago
    Patti, thanks heaps for the offer, it's encouraging to know people are there with me. I am tempted to accept however, I would hate to upset the guidelines of this group. Respect is a big thing for me and I will respect the guidelines on this.

    Whilst i respectfully decline your invitation in an official capacity, I had an interesting piece of advice from our friend SIMCYN. During my time so far sharing my experiences with you all, I feel like I have been holding myself accountable simply by you and many others supporting me. I believe that this is the intention of this group. And I see no reason why I should interrupt that now.

    You all help me and inspire me to be strong. And what's more, all of my SP friends are ladies. I went through and looked through some of our membership last night trying to find guys and I found 2. I have accidentally found myself opening up in ways I never would if I was talking to guys. Although many of my blogs are directed to men.

    Pride and male bravado often restrict our ability to get in touch with our truths. To be able to be truly honest especially when it comes to admitting my shortcomings.

    With this in mind, I have come to a decision that I will not actively seek an accountability partner. I am happy and more forthcoming with the friends I have now. I cannot tell you just how appreciative I am for all of the support and advice I receive from you all.

    Should the right opportunity arise to partner up with a guy team member then I will cross that path when I get to it. For now though, I will continue being accountable to you all. I will continue to share my ups and downs. My good times and bad. You have all been so understanding and encouraging.

    I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. Please accept my love and appreciation. God bless and as always, Kia Kaha. Be strong.

    Sincerely yours, Reuben.
    2871 days ago
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    Accountability partners are great for the obvious reason - they keep you accountable! :) Best of luck to you!
    2871 days ago
    I would be more than happy to be your accountability partner if you wish! emoticon
    2872 days ago
    LoL I just read the forums and found this from 63KEEPONGOING.

    1. Share your personal goals: for example lose "x" amount of weight
    drink 8 cups of water a day
    track all the food on MY TRACKER
    become more active by_____ for "x" amount of minutes

    2. Check in no less than once a week to share progress or up hill battles.(some enjoy checking in several times a week)

    3. Encourage one another when you are down and give a goodie for progress.

    4. Share what works for you and what doesn't.

    5. Share recipes.

    6. Create new threads that you and your buddies enjoy.

    7. other.......

    It seems like i've been doing this all along so looks pretty good to me. Not many guys on the forum though and I guess I fear that some guys may not share the same goals as I. But here goes anyway.
    2872 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/17/2013 10:08:51 AM
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