I am so glad to find this topic. I have an "exercise buddy" that I have made a plan with to meet up and work out 3 days a week. We were matched up by a Biggest Loser Weight Loss challenge from a local gym. At first it worked out great and we were both doing really well. Then we started going down hill. She motivates me more to eat and shop than anything else. We are now meeting at local restaurants instead of the gym. When we are supposed to be walking, she'll call saying she is sick, she had a stressful day at work, she is in a fight with her husband-you get the picture and ask me to meet her somewhere else just to talk. I really like this woman but I am now right back where I started at. I want to help us both get back on track. What should I do?