General Diet Plans and Questions - Anybody else obsessed with their ticker?




neek87
07-26-2011, 12:43 AM
I am! Every pound I lose, I immediately update my signature ticker and profile stats. And then I stare at it for a few minutes before getting on with my day. Love that little ticker!

Reached onederland today, by the way! Woohoo! :D


m3rma1d
07-26-2011, 11:13 AM
CONGRATS ON ONEDERLAND!!! My goal is to be there by Sept 13th.

And yes I am also obsessed with my ticker :)

lin43
07-26-2011, 11:25 AM
Well, I haven't been able to figure out to to insert one, so my answer is "no" (LOL!)


SweetTreat80
07-26-2011, 11:31 AM
I might be obessed if I new how to get one and had one LOL But I do admit that I love looking at other peoples tickers and seeing the wonderful progress they've made. It's not only awesome it's inspirational. Congrats on your success!

Esofia
07-26-2011, 11:42 AM
As someone who doesn't have a ticker, I'm wondering how you cope when you enter a number into it and the next day you're a pound up? I started by updating my profile with my exact weight, but after a while I realised that this got tricky with fluctuations, and found that I'm happier putting in more approximate numbers such as "low 130s". And I don't get huge amounts of fluctuation with my weight, relatively speaking. Tickers are popular, and fluctuation is normal, so I'm curious as to how people handle that side of things.

TheBunneh
07-26-2011, 11:52 AM
Congrats on onederland!


Esofia: I update my ticker weight when I've seen a number two or three times, so I know it's not a fluke. If I fluctuate up again I still leave the ticker where it is until I reach a new low number.

m3rma1d
07-26-2011, 11:53 AM
When I have the tiny-normal-fluctuation "ups", I don't change the ticker.
When I have the sat-on-my-azz-and-legitimately-gained "ups", I DO change the ticker to reflect it.

christine123
07-26-2011, 12:58 PM
Well, I haven't been able to figure out to to insert one, so my answer is "no" (LOL!)

Hey Lin - I found it where you customize your signature. It will bump you to another website where you can fill it in and then link it to your signature. I am not sure if there is a better/easier way to do it but that's how I did it when I had one.

georgeshair
07-26-2011, 02:55 PM
I have an official weigh-in every Monday night at my diet & exercise class. After the class, I change my ticker. I do weigh myself on Saturday mornings, just to check my progress, but I don't count this as official because my scales are approx 2-3lbs different than the ones at class.

And yes, I'm obsessed with my ticker and I love changing it.

lin43
07-26-2011, 03:36 PM
CHey Lin - I found it where you customize your signature. It will bump you to another website where you can fill it in and then link it to your signature. I am not sure if there is a better/easier way to do it but that's how I did it when I had one.

Thank you!

RawrDinosaur
07-26-2011, 04:28 PM
Finally got mine today!!

summerlove
07-26-2011, 05:39 PM
I am, and I'm proud of it!!

neek87
07-26-2011, 11:35 PM
Haha, ok good I'm not the only one obsessed with my ticker!

Esofia: I've been dieting for two months, and I haven't experienced any fluctuations, but I think that's because I weigh myself at the same time of the day. It's always first thing in the morning, after I use the bathroom and before I eat or drink. I weigh myself about two or three times a week.

Esofia
07-27-2011, 03:32 PM
Seriously? You have never hopped on that scale and seen a number higher than the previous one? That's quite unusual, from what I'm told. Menstruation alone can throw the whole thing off a few pounds, and I find that even though I stick firmly to my diet plan (seriously, the one time in over three months that my calorie deficit has been less than it should be was when I had a bagel last week), the numbers still wobble about a bit. It's normal, even when you weigh yourself first thing in the morning after going to the bathroom, which I do as well and I think most people here do. I'd guess that in your case it could be if you're not measuring to decimal places, because you're weighing yourself less often than daily, because you haven't been doing this for very long yet, but I'm still surprised. Whatever the reason, that's excellent progress you're making!

To everyone who explained about fluctuations: ah, that makes sense now. I think I'd feel like I was cheating that way, but hey, I haven't tried it so what do I know! While I don't have a ticker, I do stare lovingly at the nice little downward trend on my weight log graph pretty often.

Time2GetFine82
07-27-2011, 03:36 PM
Be Glad When I Get My Ticker .... I Hear U Have To Be Here For 20 Days And Have 20 Or More Posts......that Sucks!!!!

lin43
07-27-2011, 03:51 PM
Hey Lin - I found it where you customize your signature. It will bump you to another website where you can fill it in and then link it to your signature. I am not sure if there is a better/easier way to do it but that's how I did it when I had one.

Thanks, again, Christine----it worked! :) I just wish there was a way to change the from "pounds" to "sizes." I put a note on my ticker, but there is a default to "pounds," so it seems as if I've only lost 2 lbs. when I've really lost about 10 (I'm estimating; I'm trying to stay away from the scale this time around).

neek87
07-27-2011, 05:38 PM
Esofia: I don't have a digital scale (sad face). I use the plain ol' mechanical scale. So yes there are probably are fluctuations, but I just can't see them on my scale. Now that I think about it, maybe it's better I can't see them. I think if I had a digital scale I would be obsessing over the numbers to the right of the decimal point! Haha. Oh and also I don't go anywhere near the scale for those five days that I'm on my period.

Time2GetFine: Really, you can't get your ticker until you've been a member 20 days AND have written 20 posts? I didn't have 20 posts when I created my ticker. Heck, I still don't have 20! :-p

JoJoJo2
07-27-2011, 06:27 PM
I've never bothered to get a ticker, never felt the need to have one. I still managed to lose the weight without a ticker. :D

But I am very glad that 3fc has those requirements - it certainly cuts down on the spammers here. :wave:

christine123
07-27-2011, 07:06 PM
Thanks, again, Christine----it worked! :) I just wish there was a way to change the from "pounds" to "sizes." I put a note on my ticker, but there is a default to "pounds," so it seems as if I've only lost 2 lbs. when I've really lost about 10 (I'm estimating; I'm trying to stay away from the scale this time around).

Awesome! I am glad you were able to do it. Congrats, by the way, on the loss! I am also staying away from the scale for now. I am using sizes as well (for the time being) as a means to measure success. Actually I will be weighed when I go to the doc on Friday so I will start there with weighing in regularly. I needed to stay away the past 2 months because I knew the number would frighten me and discourage me. I am ready to face it now that I've lost some. I have an idea of how much I probably weigh based solely on my clothes.

lin43
07-27-2011, 09:22 PM
Awesome! I am glad you were able to do it. Congrats, by the way, on the loss! I am also staying away from the scale for now. I am using sizes as well (for the time being) as a means to measure success. Actually I will be weighed when I go to the doc on Friday so I will start there with weighing in regularly. I needed to stay away the past 2 months because I knew the number would frighten me and discourage me. I am ready to face it now that I've lost some. I have an idea of how much I probably weigh based solely on my clothes.

Good luck w/ your weigh-in!

Wannabehealthy
07-28-2011, 07:27 AM
Hey Lin - I found it where you customize your signature. It will bump you to another website where you can fill it in and then link it to your signature. I am not sure if there is a better/easier way to do it but that's how I did it when I had one.

I just attempted to make one. Let's see if it worked!

Carol

OH! It did! It did! Now I just have to figure out how to update it! LOL

Carol

darway
08-14-2011, 10:03 PM
My loss is too slow to bother with it every day.

But I do use it as an enforcement tool. Normally I update it on Mondays, and then fight the rest of the week not to gain anything. Then I cut back my intake a bit on the weekend, and shoot for chipping off a little more weight for the subsequent Monday recording.

Miaka
09-30-2011, 01:24 AM
I love updating my ticker, it thrills me to see the scale moving past the frowny face.

runningfromfat
09-30-2011, 02:33 AM
I also love updating my ticker! It doesn't happen often because I'm a slow loser but it sure is fun when it does happen. :D

Oh, and my weight fluctuates like crazy and I definitely don't feel like it's cheating to keep it at it's low number. It's just the way my body is, so I don't let it stress me out. ;)

yoyoma
09-30-2011, 08:41 AM
At the moment, I am very fixated on my ticker, lol! I am near or at goal -- I've seen the number but I don't usually update until I'm sure it's the normal number for me. But today is the last day of September and it was my goal to reach it by now. So, if I still weigh in at 129 tomorrow, I am going to update it!

April Snow
10-01-2011, 01:22 AM
I love my ticker so much I have 3 of them! lolol! One to track my overall progress, a second one for various days on plan challenges and a brand new one I just add today that is going to take me to Onederland!

I update them once a week, after my "official" WI on Sundays. I do jump on the scale other days, just to see what the trend is like but so far, I haven't changed them any other day. But maybe, if getting to Onederland doesn't occur on a Sunday.....