I belong to 3 Face Book Groups where you do show your real name, but this first forum I use a "nick name" most people do. I didn't share my pictures until I'd lost over 60 pounds. I still haven't shared my real name. It's one place I can go and talk about anything or one that is bothering me (no names) and know that person will never know what I said. Sometimes you just need complete privacy. The Forum is 3Fat Chicks. When I first used it years ago it was run by the Barnett sisters. They set it up to help themselves lose weight (which they did) and then since I was last there sold it. I believe it's the largest weight loss forum out there.
It was great until I just couldn't find many eating mindfully, no one is using the Gabriel Method part anymore and I'll scream if one more person list & talks about counting calories! I tried to get the Gabriel Method message out there. I still check back now & then, see if I can help anyone, but most are set in their beliefs about counting whatever and exercising like a crazy person. I was the first time I used them myself.
It's hard to let go of that belief it's been drummed in for so long. So I'm not really recommending them for information anymore. But I do recommend it highly as a private place to talk. I'm going to try to start a new thread for GM & or mindful eating soon. I'll post a quick link at the bottom of this page when I have. Maybe we can get it started again.
The other forum I belong to is Jon Gabriel's Forum. It cost to belong to it. I think it's worth the price if you can. There is a mountain of information. A lot of folks to help with the GM plan. But even if you are just testing the waters you can upload all his guided visualizations the first month and make your money up right there. No contract or anything. If you are doing GM you really must do this if possible. The one thing that has happened there is that it's like a ghost town on the forum because everyone is over on the private Face Book group. You can join it from the forum and will be glad you did. Tons of action there. On the Forum Jon has frequent "Ask Jon" live events for in depth help. He actually reads & joins in on FB and is a likable, approachable guy.
That is one of the 3 FB weight loss groups I belong to. The other one that I use to be more active in is Getting Skinny With Courtney. It's Courtney Luper's group. She's lost over 100 pounds and is probably the biggest FB weight loss group. She is using her page to sell Skinny Fiber. She is polite about it, but does it often and a lot of conversation is about it. I like her tips and other info but am just not a fan of losing weight with supplements. Been there, done that, comes back. You can't stay on them forever. The last FB group I only recently joined and am hanging around the edges until I finish her book. I fell in love with the title of the group and joined before I knew it goes along with a book. Pleasurable Weight Loss Sisterhood is the name. I just love it! It's Jenna la Flamme's group. I'll let you know more once I join in more and finish her book " Pleasurable Weight Loss."
So there they are-my support. I'd love to hear about yours.