Wednesday, January 04, 2006

The Big "W"

Okay, I just had another thought -- sometimes I get two or even three a week - and I want everyone to weigh in on this. (Get it? Weigh in? "Weight"..there's more.)

Anyweigh, I was just wondering if we wanted to post our progress on here, say, every Friday. We won't post our actual weight because, well, I don't want your pity mainly, but we could post how much we lost. For instance, you might say, "I lost 2 pounds this week," or, "I lost 1 pound this week for a total of 12 pounds." It will be a "weigh" to keep us all accountable to each other and give us an opportunity to support and cheer for each other. After all, you know what they say, "Where there's a will, there's a 'weigh'!" (Okay, I was stretching for that one.)

It doesn't have to be Friday, I just picked that day at random. It could be any day we decide on. Let me know what you think but don't keep me "weighting" too long. (Okay, okay, I'll stop now.)

15 comments:

Trixie said...

I think we should decide on a starting weigh-in day just so we all have a common, measurable "beginning point". I agree, I don't think any one of us wants to bare the truth about the real numbers, but if we make a pact to support each other I think we need to have some accountability and reporting. The better to cheer us on!
I weighed this morning, and I can weigh any morning you guys elect to be "start day". Friday would be fine by me.

TECH said...

How about Wednesday? Then it could be the Wednesday Weigh-in. But any day works with me.

CrystalDiggory said...

Isn't today Wednesday? I don't think I want to "weight" (somebody stop me) a whole other week. Friday sounds good to me.

Michelle said...

Anyday works for me. I like the Wednesday Idea...too. We could abbreviate and then it would be nothing but good (WWIN) How much more subliminal can we get than that? :)

I am not giving up my exact weight. Writing it down, typing it out or saying it aloud might put me into some kind of shock, or make me a permanent mute as a result (some would say that isn't a bad thing)

I was thinking of putting one of those measuring tape thingys on my site, like on Frenzied's. With my starting weight goal amount ie. 50lbs and then count down from there...

CrystalDiggory said...

Hey, Tech, or Frenzied, can you set up the measuring tape-thingys for each of us on this site? That might be kinda cool to have and we could check out each other's progress by it.

TECH said...

I think the tape measures wouldn't work for everyone on the team, but people could put one on their own blogs. It requires everyone to change the code for their own tapes. That could be confusing.

TECH said...

Friday will be fine for me. So this is our first weigh-in to establish our starting weight?

FrenziedFeline said...

I'm sure it would work to put the tapes on here, I've put two on my own blog, so I'm sure it would work fine to put several on this one. However, I need a bit higher "authority" level to do it. :)

I would just change it each weigh-in day based on what everyone posts as their progress. I think it would be best at the bottom of the page so it doesn't take over.

If you want it, let me know. If you don't, I'll just hunt ya'll down.

Oh, okay, I won't take it personally. :)

FrenziedFeline said...

Oh, and any day is fine with me. I weigh in at WW on Mondays, which is hard enough to do after a weekend, so I think I can anything. ;)

TECH said...

Well, I don't want a tape, but if anyone else does, please see Frenzied. I would like to point out that on dial-up, Frenzied's two tapes don't always load and sometimes load slowly. And a lot of tapes would take even longer, but if it's on the bottom of the page, I guess it wouldn't bother anyone. See FF for tapes.

So we're weighing in on Friday and this is the first weigh-in to establish our starting weight?

Trixie said...

Let's say yes, that this Friday will be our first official weigh-in day for our baseline starting point. (Just to make a decision.)

Shall we weigh every Friday? Or Wednesdays from here on out? I kinda like that WWIN thing!

FrenziedFeline said...

I didn't realize the tapes were slow. Hmm, maybe I'M slow and the tapes just seem normal to me. Maybe I should be riding a short, yellow bus! =:o

It's really okay if no one wants one, I'm just happy to serve if asked. :)

TECH said...

I'm with Trixie. We weigh tomorrow or today for that matter to establish our base weight -- which we've agreed to not share since I'm not eager to have my weight out there on the Internet -- and then we weigh Wednesday next week at our WWIN. Okay?

CrystalDiggory said...

Agreed. Our starting date is Friday and after that it's WWIN.

Michelle said...

Works for me!

Oh and the tape thing...I was just making a suggestion for our own sites. I still don't know if I am going to put one up or not....