Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Is Your Partner Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts?
I recently received an interesting request from a clinical psychology PhD candidate at Clark University. Her name is Amanda Harp (liking her already since we share a first name!) and she needs a few more volunteers to help with her study on partners whom interfere with weight loss. And the best part? You can donate money to charity AND win money for yourself! Woot! Woot! That is a seller for me! It is also pretty awesome to help out someone through social media to get her doctorate degree.
In order to qualify, you have to be able to answer yes to the following questions:
1. Are you at least 18 years of age?
2. Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past 5 consecutive weeks?
3. Have you been in a committed/cohabiting relationship for the past 2 years?
4. Do you feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss goal?
If you can answer yes, then you are invited to participate in this anonymous online survey. And here is the best part! After completing the survey... you then have the choice to donate $1 to one of these five charities (Playworks, The Carter Center, Teach for America, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, or Map International) AND get entered to win 1 of 10 gift cards (one for $100 and nine for $25). So not only are you helping Amanda become Dr. Amanda you can also possibly make some cash and give to a good cause. Sounds like a win/win situation to me!
And the survey was NOT even painful to take. First it is anonymous so you can complain about your partner all you want. (I really didn't honey (in case he is reading this)) The survey only takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on how much you complain. At the end of the survey you can then choose where you want your donation to go towards and you will be given an email address and subject line to enter into the drawing. So, pass on the word to your family and friends whom you think might qualify for it. Maybe they will even give you a cut of the winnings!