Hello MFP! I was thinking about this while I was reading through a bunch of posts of people asking for accountability buddies, and I asked myself is it a good idea to rely on someone else to keep you accountable to your goals?
My own opinion is no, it’s not, you have to keep yourself accountable. It’s not someone else’s job to moderate what you do or don’t eat and or wether or not you are active. I think it opens it up as an excuse, the reason I did not make progress is because so and so didn’t help me stay accountable. These are your goals, you own them. I see on these boards all the time when you have a friend or spouse or family member asking how can I get my loved one to lose weight and be healthy? people saying you can’t do this for anyone else they have to do it for themselves. Yet, all these other posts asking people to keep them accountable.
Don’t get me wrong I am all about support, I will cheer you on when you hit your goals, and when you need a pick me up. I will also be honest about what might be holding you back if you ask me. But I am not accountable for your goals, you are.
What does everyone think?