I know what you mean - I've been a member for quite a while now and it's kind of like my secret sorority. So many people on here have been "friends" for years. My weight has been all over the place - I've been successful, not successful, just chatting or actively losing and then even maintaining for awhile. Whatever it is, this has been a great forum for all of it.
There's no ticker here because I have no idea what I weigh, nor do I have plans to get on the scale anytime soon. My goals are to take care of myself in healthy ways and let the scale fall wherever it will. "It's not about skinny anymore - it's about healthy."