Dr. B Centurion
Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Aug. 2006
Location: Clearwater, Florida
Height: 5' 10"
||Posted: Sep. 29 2006,11:49
Why you should create a ticker and add it to your signature
If you don't know what a ticker is, read this post first.
When you create and maintain your ticker it serves several useful purposes:
1. It gives you a visual indicator of your progress. I like to see my progress.
2. It gives everyone else a picture of your weight loss situation. When someone asks a question, the answer for someone who weighs 150 pounds with 20 to lose may be completely different than the answer for someone who weighs 310 pounds with 180 to lose. Your ticker helps us know your situation better.
3. It provides a historical record of your weight loss. Every time you update your ticker the change ends up in the historical log for your ticker. I haven't had a chance to write it yet, but at some point I'll give you guys the ability to look at the log and maybe even see a graph. Many/most of you probably already keep some sort of log, but this may save you from doing that double data-entry, and also opens the door for some analysis tools down the road that you may find useful. In at least one case so far I've been able to look at someone's ticker log to help them get a better picture of their weight loss pattern.
To create your ticker and add it to your signature, just go to your control panel and click on the link in the red notice. I tried to make it painless.
Let me know if you have any questions.
Being 100% strict is for losers! You want to be a loser don't you?
If you're new to the diet, be sure to check out Question #16 of the Dieters FAQ. It might help save you some needless worry.
American College of Sports Medicine - Certified Personal Trainer
ACE Certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant