Anyone interested in joining me?

Just going to run this again for a few hours, in case anybody missed it, still a week to join us.

I have had an idea and I'm hoping there maybe a few of you out there who would like to join me.

I need to lose weight, with all the thyroid ups and downs (plus a few too many fattening British foods on my visit), once again I have gained and I need to start the reversal before it gets any worse. I do better with support and motivation from others, but do not have the time or inclination to join a club locally, online is just easier for me.

So I am proposing the following:
  • Forming an online weight loss support group centered around a new PRIVATE blog, only accessible to the participants.
  • You would only report the total number of pounds you want to lose, not your actual weight.
  • You must need to lose a minimum of 15 pounds to join.
  • We would all 'weigh-in' on the last day of each month and then report our weight loss on the blog.
  • The 'biggest loser' each month would receive a motivational, edible or helpful reward from every member by mail, anything up to a $5 maximum value.
  • Each member would be a blog 'author' and will be able to publish their own posts to help, inform, motivate or raise questions with the other members.
  • Each member must put up a minimum of one blog post every two weeks. This can be anything from a progress report, a question, a recipe, exercise ideas, food/exercise log, a challenge etc.
  • If they choose to, a member will be connected with another member/s as their own personal 'buddies' for additional support.
  • Everyone is responsible for their own food plan, there will be no correct diet to follow.
  • Upon reaching goal the member will post a before and after picture.
  • Once goal weight has been maintained for 8 weeks, the group will come up with a suitable reward or celebration.
This is just a basic outline based on my own ideas. But if we get this off the ground then it can be developed further with more ideas from the members.

It doesn't matter how much you have to lose as long as it's over 15 pounds. If you have alot and you want to split the amount so you have realistic targets, that's also fine.

Male or female, any age, any country, any preferred way of dieting, you can even be a member of weight watchers or similar. All I ask is that you are commited to helping and rewarding others, and also prepared to help keep the blog running by posting regularly.

I would like to officially start the group on Monday, January 31st.

If you are interested please email me at sukie175@hotmail.com putting 'WEIGHT LOSS' in the subject line and I will contact you direct with further information.


Anonymous said...

I'm in! I also have a sluggish thyroid - diagnosed last summer - and I find it very difficult to lose any weight ...... I'll drop 3 pounds and then 2 will slip back on for no apparent reason. Interestingly I never had any real weight issues until I lived in the USA. I think I comfort-ate a lot in the first few months, then dieted (which I found pretty easy - lost 25 pounds in 4 months) - but when I came back to the UK the weight piled on - the joy of rediscovering yummy Brit foods I guess. So there is work to be done .... and I will email you.

Flea said...

Oh dang. This sounds really good. But I've already started Body For Life with a local friend. Good luck and have fun!!!

Jill of All Trades said...

Oh I'm tempted. I definitely have way over 15 pounds to lose but not sure I could do the blogging thing as I'm stuggling with the everyday thing on mine. Also, I've already started on my plan. I might, possibly, maybe interested.

Kay said...

I guess I don't need to lose weight. I need to redistribute it. Sigh. I need to exercise more. Sigh. Sigh...

This does sound like a great idea though... and fun! Good luck. I have no thyroids, but I take Synthroid to keep me in balance.

Almost American said...

Hmmm - thinking about it - I definitely need to lose some weight.

Midwest to Midlands said...

Good idea, it's definitely on people's minds right now.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I found your blog through my friend Sherri's and so glad you did! I am hypothyroid (my thyroid was removed in May) and my weight has been up and down. And I am starting at the end of the month with my weight loss plan. I can definitely stand to lose about 20 pounds. So, if you need a budy, I'm in! I'll email you.


Carolina Mountains said...

I am in - I sent you an email. Every winter I add weight on due to lack of activity and rich food cravings and then try to take it off in summer but as I age the pounds just don't come off like they used to.

The Factory said...

Watcha !!

I'm blogging again, just thought you might like to know.

How was Blighty ? Shitting cold I'm guessing ?