100 lb. Club - Am I the only one...




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findingfawn
01-28-2010, 08:58 AM
who feels she/he can't keep up with the board?

I come a few times a day to read, I try to comment on threads, but I seem to never be able to get caught up... and given our recent times of "offlineness" here at our house... which are all fixed by the way!!...I feel even more like I am never gonna be able to keep up with all the threads... which really help me along my journey by the way.

Please tell me I'm not alone and it's ok to not feel guilty for not "talking" more.


Thighs Be Gone
01-28-2010, 09:08 AM
I make a point to go back and read the threads I have posted to and if I want, continue posting to those threads. I read NEW POSTS when I come and as capture my interest.

Another option for you is to choose only one or two boards and read those threads only.

Beverlyjoy
01-28-2010, 09:14 AM
I think we can only post as often as time allows. Sometimes, I know I just do a few. Other days, I can post more.


findingfawn
01-28-2010, 09:15 AM
bwaaaa haaaa haaaaa... I only read the 100 pound club most of the time..lol. I also go to some homeschooling boards, they take most of my time I guess.

Windchime
01-28-2010, 09:51 AM
I used to stay caught up a lot better than I do now. I think it's because there has been a huge influx of new chicks in January and the group is very active right now. That's a GOOD thing! But I've been really busy at work and busy sewing quilts as gifts, so I haven't had as much time as I would like to read 3FC. In fact, I should be heading for the shower and getting ready for work NOW!

Thighs Be Gone
01-28-2010, 09:56 AM
I make a point to go back and read the threads I have posted to and if I want, continue posting to those threads. I read NEW POSTS when I come and as capture my interest.

Another option for you is to choose only one or two boards and read those threads only.

By "BOARDS" I am referring to the subforums.

findingfawn
01-28-2010, 10:10 AM
By "BOARDS" I am referring to the subforums.

I gotcha ;)

Right now I'm suposed to be looking up things to use for my oldest next year for school.. tax money is due in soon and that is when I buy the expensive things that we need/want to use.. but I'm slacking...lol.

Amy9
01-28-2010, 10:13 AM
I subscribe to the ones I post to. It helps but I am still a newbie with a lot of reading!!! Love it though...cause someone always asks what is exactly on my mind.

matt_H
01-28-2010, 10:17 AM
I randomly check in here on this board a few times a day (10 - 15 minutes here and there while at the office) and then when I get home at night. I can't read everything, but I try to scan most of the posts here on the 100+ subforum!

PeanutsMom704
01-28-2010, 11:25 AM
I'm sort of random - when I get a chance, I might read all the open threads here and try to post on all of them, esp. to add a word of support or congratulations (and sometimes I really mean just a single word, but I know that any response is helpful). But other times, I just pop in for a few minutes and just skim what catched my attention.

I try to stay mostly here and the 40something board, but that one has a different flow - instead of lots of individual threads like here, everyone mostly posts on one general thread. The 100 lb club format is easier for me, I can read and respond to just one or two threads if I only have a few minutes, whereas the other format, it's trying to keep up with a lot going on, and I have to really set aside time to read and try to respond.

I was feeling somewhat guilty about that but decided that the function of this place is for support, and I need to just do what works for me. So I still try to offer support as best I can, but not make myself feel guilty that I can't keep up with everyone and everything.

calluna
01-28-2010, 11:29 AM
I'm there with Matt, and then I occasionally check new posts and scan for anything of interest.

giselley
01-28-2010, 11:48 AM
I've got several boards I keep involved with. I do one for a month or so, and then dissapear a while-- My art board hasen't gotten any comment since last May. It's not like I am not interested and don't want to participate. I think I tend to do things seasonally-- or at least based on what I am doing at the time. Pretty soon, In February, I will start my college classes again, and I probably will not post for 9 months. (I will come in every month or so to change my weight, and occasional reading) I am hoping to lose about 50-60 pounds in that 9 months.

Eliana
01-28-2010, 11:49 AM
I know I've become too addicted when:

a) I have to keep hitting the refresh button and there's nothing new.

b) When I start to feel like it's my duty to respond to every thread.

I get that way and then I know I need to take a breather. None of us are obligated to post or read everything. I often judge from the title whether or not I want to open a thread and then I love the feature where if you hover the mouse over the title you get a glimpse of what's inside.

It's been busier lately, but I like that.

ANewCreation
01-28-2010, 11:57 AM
You are not the only one. Like others have mentioned there is alot more activity as of late--and that's good news!

I try to always check on my posts (anything I post or comment on) and I mostly stick to the 100 pound club, because that's where I'm at.

Don't feel guilty.

time2lose
01-28-2010, 12:26 PM
Do not feel guilty! It is counter productive. Read what you, reply when you can, and don't worry about it. The only time i feel responsible about reading and replying is when i start a thread.

cfmama
01-28-2010, 12:41 PM
It's busy busy busy right now. And it was busy busy busy LAST January/February when there are tons of new members and everyones stoked for the new year and new plans etc etc. I try to respond to most posts because I want people to KEEP coming here and KEEP at their plans... by March or April it's usually died down to the same people it was LAST March or April plus a nice handful of very dedicated newbies :) It works!!!

findingfawn
01-28-2010, 01:22 PM
You guys are awesome, you always make me feel good.. even about something like this..lol. Thanks :)

Technosexual
01-28-2010, 01:26 PM
You're not the only one.

I've been trying to remember where I've posted things, LOL.

My main spots are the 100's, 20-somethings, Alternachicks, and the main Support forum.

It's hard to remember where I posted what, ha-ha.

thistoo
01-28-2010, 01:28 PM
I used to stay caught up a lot better than I do now. I think it's because there has been a huge influx of new chicks in January and the group is very active right now. That's a GOOD thing! But I've been really busy at work and busy sewing quilts as gifts, so I haven't had as much time as I would like to read 3FC. In fact, I should be heading for the shower and getting ready for work NOW!

What Windchime said. Work is keeping me hopping these days, and with all the new chicks around sometimes all I get a chance to do is post on the daily 'one reason to stay on plan' thread, and that's it. I also read/post on the Atkins board, but that one's far less active than this, so it's easier.

My point is: No guilt! You can only do what you can do. It's not like anyone is taking attendance.

salsa chip
01-28-2010, 02:08 PM
I sometimes feel bad that whilst I'm reading lots of posts, I'm not posting that much myself. This is generally because of some real life stress - which I'm trying to sort out, without much success at the moment - but it has as effect that I'm not chiming in and supporting people as I've been supported and cheered on here myself.

duckyyellowfeet
01-28-2010, 02:18 PM
I feel like I read too many posts. But i have an excessive amount of time on my hands right now, with only one online class, an empty house and with most of my friends away for this intersession term at school.

That being said, not everyone has the chance to make the internet as their part-time job. I don't think anyone expects that. Read what you can, respond when you feel you have something to say and know that everyone has time constraints. Don't feel bad for having a lot on your plate.

Sandi
01-28-2010, 03:27 PM
I think what's really cool about this board is that you can really make it what you need it to be. Read when you can. Post when you can. We are here for you and you should never feel guilty.