No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
First, real fast... I wanted to let you know we will be announcing new forums and forum moderators shortly. If you have any suggestion please share!
Second, I was contacted by Amanda G. Harp, M.A. a Doctoral Student at Clark University. She's doing a study about partners sabotaging weight loss efforts and I thought some of you may be interested in participating.
In Amanda's words,
I'm a trained couples therapist completing my PhD in clinical psychology at Clark University. I just recently completed my pre-doctoral internship in health psychology at Duke University Medical Center. I've heard so many people's stories of frustration and anguish with their partners who "just keep getting in the way" by doing all sorts of things from buying the wrong foods at the grocery store, nagging to go to a restaurant where the favorites are all high-calorie and off-program, or by begging them not to exercise right now and do something sedentary instead.
I decided that this was exactly how I could combine my interests in couples therapy and health psychology. For my dissertation, I am developing an anonymous, online survey to assess for partner undermining of weight loss.
1) Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past 5 weeks?
2) Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past 2 years?
3) Do you ever feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?
If so, please participate in this anonymous, online survey: http://tinyurl.com/Clark-Study
This survey should take approximately 30-45 minutes to complete. Responses cannot be traced back to participants. Any question may be left unanswered. Participation is voluntary and may be withdrawn at any time. If eligible to take this survey, you may opt to enter a lottery for $100.
Please direct questions about this study to Amanda (email@example.com) or Dr. Cordova firstname.lastname@example.org).