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Shannon
01-25-2009, 12:40 PM
I have to ask because I was so excited about getting my signature. Does everyone realize how exciting it to finally get your signature on here? I mean I started on here on January 1st and learned I couldn't get my signature until I was on here for 20 days and 20 posts. I have been losing weight since then but was unable to show it. It felt so good when I got my own signature and was able to see it in public. It makes me feel like I am answering to someone besides myself. I love it so much I can't wait to watch the ticker go towards the healthy side of life! Good luck to everyone who is just starting on 3FC, its worth the wait to get your signature. Congratulations to everyone that already has one. :bravo:

P.S. The reason you have to wait for your signature is because of the silly spam bots that try to come in and interupt a fantastic forum! Huggers :hug:


Windchime
01-25-2009, 01:49 PM
Ahhhh! I just asked that questions in the January 2009 thread. I created a ticker and it seems to be showing, but I wonder if it will disappear until I get my 20 posts in. Well..only 2 more posts to go till I hit 20, so I'd better get busy! :)

PS...I love this place!

Beemer
01-25-2009, 02:37 PM
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.


Windchime
01-25-2009, 03:06 PM
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! :o

Beemer
01-25-2009, 05:25 PM
Speaking of hounding why do people do that? I belong to a small group at my church and we meet on Thursday nights. Of course there is always a big spread of unhealthy food there. I usually bring a snack for myself of some type of fruit. They usually hound me about how I am preparing it such as I hate those white strings on oranges and clementines. I pick them all off. It gives me something to do with my hands too. I was mercilessly teased about doing this the last meeting. Makes it hard when you are trying your best. Oh well, I guess I need to feel good that I am trying to be healthy and just let it roll off my back but I wish some people would be more supportive. Plus at the end of the same night they sent home a Strawberry Struedel Cake with my hubby. Real nice, huh, LOL?!?!

Shannon
01-25-2009, 05:39 PM
Hey windchime, your post to me was number 23, your there!!! Wooo way to go girl !!!!!!

Windchime
01-25-2009, 07:15 PM
Hey windchime, your post to me was number 23, your there!!! Wooo way to go girl !!!!!!


Yay for me! :) I hope to become a "regular" here. Hopefully you guys don't get sick of me but I really find it helpful to be here.

I have been reading here about Greek yogurt and bought a couple of small containers of it today to try out. I bought a plain and a vanilla, and also bought a little bag of frozen blueberries to maybe mix in if I decide I want to. :)

Shannon
01-25-2009, 09:36 PM
You could even blend the blueberries in the yogurt then freeze it for a little bit and you end up with ice cream or a slushie. I always love to try new things! Gives you a good change of pace!

Windchime
01-25-2009, 11:49 PM
You could even blend the blueberries in the yogurt then freeze it for a little bit and you end up with ice cream or a slushie. I always love to try new things! Gives you a good change of pace!

That sounds yummy. I'll give it a try--thanks !

CruiseCAT
01-26-2009, 08:20 AM
I too love to see my progress on the ticker.

This morning I reached one of my mini goals..... I am no longer obese!!!

Beemer
01-26-2009, 09:21 AM
Congrats CruiseCAT on getting out of the obese category!! That must feel awesome! Keep up the good work!!

just jewels
01-28-2009, 10:14 PM
So I can't get a signature until I have 20 posts?:?:

bikini bod
01-28-2009, 10:18 PM
Woo Hoo! I just made my ticker. Now I can enjoy seeing the progress.

bikinidreamin
01-30-2009, 01:01 AM
Is it 20 posts and 20 days together, or just one?

bikinidreamin
01-30-2009, 01:03 AM
That's a goal I'm definitely looking forward to as well!

Shannon
01-31-2009, 12:07 PM
Hey bikinidreamin, I can't wait till you get your signature. It feels wonderful to be abe to track your progress and let everyone know how well you are doing! I feel when you have to answer to something you seem more dedicated. I know 20 days and 20 posts seems like for ever, but if you didn't have to work for it, it wouldn't mean as much to you! I know I love to come here on Saturdays and adjust mine. Although, I gained a pound on wednesday and I certianly didn't want to make the adjustment on it! LOL I did enjoy moving it this morning though!!!:) Good luck on your adventure, I prefer to call it that instead of a diet. Goodness knows every day of life is a new adventure, its up to you as to how much fun you want it to be!!:hug:

delafax
01-31-2009, 10:11 PM
I am so excited to get my ticker today. It's funny how just a little graphic can be so exciting LOL

Shannon
02-14-2009, 10:04 PM
I got to watch my ticker move so much today. I finally hit my 20 pound mark, actually made it to 22 pounds loss today. It is so thrilling to make the change on my ticker and watch it slide to the side I want it to go! I hope everyone else gets as excited as I do about my signature and my added ticker to the bottom of it!! Hugs & kisses to all the wonderful people here that offer so much support! And to all the newbies, time and persistence gets you your signature and closer to the goals you have set for yourself!! Hang in there huns!!!:hug:

dreaminstacy67
02-19-2009, 12:01 AM
hey ya'll.. im stacy, 41, mommy of 6, living in southern ontario. just thought i'd pop in and comment on what ya'll were talking about earlier. people are commenting on us full figured gals all our lives, saying things like "why doesnt she just go on a diet?" or 'its too bad cuz shes got such a pretty face" ect... then... you start eating healthy and havent lost enough weight for anyone to notice and they try to sabatage (spell check) your efforts... like "are you sure you dont want a doughnut?" lol... you cant win no matter what ya do it seems. a few years ago i lost allot of weight... got within 2 -3 pounds of my goal weight. i was feeling special i tell ya... i had a pic of me with my sister in law hanging on my fridge forever. well... time went by and i got sloppy and gained it all back and then some. i met a new friend and we became good buddies... she was at my house one day and seen the pic, she says "whos this????" my little girl said "thats momma and auntie sarah!" (like how could you be so stupid attitude lol) my friend says.... "wow! you looked great! what happened?!?!" i almost died. i never felt the same about her after that, and now we are no longer friends. we need ppl in our lives who give us encouragement, not ones who rain on our parade. lol... just thought i'd share, sorry i got carried away...


stacy xx

Shannon
02-22-2009, 10:25 AM
Hey, believe it or not dreaminstacy, all of us have probably had your same thoughts at one time or another. Just remember, we are here for a reason. Here we can get the support that we need to make the life change that we are wanting for our self.

And windchime, we never get tired of hearing from someone. I love hearing everyones ability to be amazing losers as well as wanting to be here for everyone that might be having a challenging time. We all have our ups and downs and I think its wonderful that we can come here to talk about them. Hang in there hun and huggers from us all!!!!:hug: