Okay, here's the scoop.
My new friend Amanda, is a clinical psychology doctoral student at Clark University in Worcester, MA. Her research interest is in optimizing couples' functioning. Her master's thesis was on “Constraint Commitment: A Sustaining Factor in Same-Sex Relationships” and she's completing her doctoral dissertation by developing a survey analyzing partner undermining of weight loss.
I think it's a fascinating topic! I know there are plenty of us (myself included) who have found ourselves in this situation before.
Amanda just needs a few more participants for the survey. You may be wondering if I've taken the survey but that's probably because you didn't read far enough to see that you actually need a partner.
The best part is that it's completely ANONYMOUS, so you can be totally honest without fear of being force fed Twinkies by your partner when they find out.
If you meet the criteria below, please help Amanda out by taking this 30-45 minute survey.
1) Are you at least 18 years of age?
2) Have you been participating in a weight loss program for the past consecutive 5 weeks?
3) Have you been in a committed, cohabitating relationship for the past two years?
4) Do you ever feel like your partner/spouse gets in the way of your weight loss?
I know you guys are all super smart, so you should be able to knock it out in 30 minutes, tops. Amanda knows your time is valuable, so as a bonus, each participant will have $1 donated to one of the following charities of your choice:
The Carter Center
Teach for America
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
But, wait, there's more!
You'll also have the option of entering a drawing for 1 of 10 gift cards (one $100 card and nine $25 cards).
Click the link below to take the survey. Thank you all for your help. Love you guys!
Yes, I want to take the survey to help Amanda out.