Originally Posted by Beemer
I just got mine yesterday. I was counting down until I could get it. I must have signed up pretty late in the day when I joined because it was after 11 PM last night when I was finally able to create one. I had fun creating it and can see that I will want to change the look of it here and there for fun. It does make it worth it the wait as it is pretty exciting when you can finally do one. Plus like you said Shannon it makes you more accountable seeing it right there in front of you.
Yeah, the ticker is fun. Plus I am a "data" person, so I like seeing the progress on tickers, graphs, and charts. The accountability aspect of it is minor to me; in fact, I tend to do *worse* when I feel like other people are examining every morsel I eat. That's why I tend to not tell anyone when I am changing my ways. Because my plan (and the plans of many of you) are different from conventional deprivation dieting, I don't like having to justify or explain to observers why it's OK that I'm having my slice of pizza or my cookie.
There is a young man at work who is quite overweight and I suspect that he is trying to change his ways, because I've noticed he's snacking on fruits and vegetables lately. I haven't said anything because maybe he's like me; self conscious about people examining his food choices. But another co-worker blurted out, "'Fred', why are you eating carrots? I've never seen you eat healthy before!". Poor 'Fred'; nothing like being put on the spot and humiliated in front of the whole room! Why do people feel the need to do that?
Anyway--I'm rambling. Yes, I like seeing my progess on my ticker, but please, people--don't hound me about it if it doesn't move or goes in the wrong direction!