On Weight Watchers? Join the WWtweeters!

This is just a quick post to invite any and all interested Weight Watchers to join the awesome Twitter group WWtweets created by Does This Blog Make Us Look Fat!

For people having trouble inserting the WWtweets badge into their blog, I messed with the code a bit and got it to work on mine: Click HERE, copy the code that appears at the top of the page, and then paste it into the appropriate place on your blog.

Just FYI, on Twitter I’m Lizdrops; feel free to follow me and I’ll return the favor :).


A Mad Scientist Tries to Find the Question

I think it’s time for a haircut. This is what I woke up to today:

Bad hair day.

Bad hair day.

Earlier this week, MizFit asked the question: What question do you want your blog’s tagline to answer? Another way to think about this: What is your slogan? I mused on the fact that I have had various cynical mantras (“this is not my life; it is merely a black comedy”) but no positive slogan per se, no banner flying high declaring my passion or purpose.

“Service blogs,” as I think of them, are out there providing valuable information and outlooks to others who are in need of this knowledge or perspective. It seems that their answers to the blog-purpose question are more straight-forward. On a personal blog like mine, created first and foremost to help me vent and feel less alone in my weight-loss efforts, it’s a bit trickier.

Sometimes the only way to figure out the question is to look at the answers so far. I confess, I’m at sea, but here’s what I’ve gleaned from looking back over the paltry two weeks I’ve been writing this blog:

Progress, not perfection, is an important philosophy.

I’m interested in getting inspiration and information from a wide variety of sources (ranging from manga to weight-loss-community sites).

It’s okay and maybe even necessary to have a sense of humor about the whole weight-loss process.

I want to make some long-lasting fitness-minded friends here online so that we can all support each other.

Mental health and attitude play an important role in my personal weight-loss journey.

So . . . what’s the question that all of this tries to answer? Um, I’ll get back to you on that one. Maybe I just haven’t figured out my tagline yet . . . and that’s okay.

And now on to some of my favorite online reads currently:

Annette’s Awakening gives out helpful tips and strategies that have helped Annette to lose 70 lbs so far.

True tales of models and eating/weight issues, a threepart series by part-time model and student Jess.

Stephanie addressed the important issue of self-sabotage on Back in Skinny Jeans.