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05 March 2009 @ 10:10 pm
random weight loss thought  

lease and I were just discussing the fact that arghing at each other online about the difficulties of weight loss did seem to help keep us on track a little. I, at least, have periodically joined LJ communities and the like where a bunch of geek sorts are trying to lose weight and trying to find encouragement, and they don’t (for the crowd I hang with, anyway) seem to last very long.

I wonder if a weekly online scheduled chat session might work better. Format probably wouldn’t matter so much, be it MUSH, AIM, GChat, whatever, but I wonder if that would work. Scheduling times would probably be a bitch and a half, thanks to time zones and work schedules and the fact that we’re none of us as young as we used to be, but the idea appeals to me. I’m sure there are chat rooms out there I could find, but I’d rather be whining to people I already know, y’know?

(x-posted from the essential kit)
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Lady Doomlithera on March 5th, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)

This could be good.
Turning the Schmaltz up to 11: dining outpullthestars on March 5th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)

I finished The Queen's Bastard today, and, um. Wow. Well done!!!
kitmizkit on March 6th, 2009 08:38 am (UTC)
Oh! Thank you! :)

*laughs* I love your icon. That's awesome. :)
Laura Anne Gilmansuricattus on March 5th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
That might work... I had thought to start a new comm along the lines of novel_in_90 for people to list their personal "new_in_90" goals, but a bunch of slackers signed up. :-(

The owner of a grey catjennielf on March 5th, 2009 10:53 pm (UTC)
Would so totally join. I am getting married in July and REALLY need to buckle down and do it.

Someone to grip with would be helpful. :)
Robert Donoghuerob_donoghue on March 5th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
I could go for that. Might be an excellent use for Tinychat.
kitmizkit on March 6th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
Oooh hoo. I was not previously familiar with tinychat. That actually looks like it'd probably be perfect, given that it is web-based and I can be quite confident everybody reading this has a web browser. :)
Grace Dudleygrian_ruadh on March 5th, 2009 11:28 pm (UTC)
Mebbe Anna with her MUSH Goddess skills could fix you up? :D
kitmizkit on March 6th, 2009 08:42 am (UTC)
I actually think MUSH might be the least practical of the options. A bunch of us /are/ MUSHers, of course, but I think AIM or something like it is probably more widely used. (Rob's tinychat link up above actually looks by far the most practical, since it's web-based. Hm.)
princessaletheaprincessalethea on March 5th, 2009 11:30 pm (UTC)
I'm down with it -- I'll email you my AIM screenname. (Which you should have anyway.)
Janne: Lunchjanne on March 6th, 2009 09:53 am (UTC)
It'd like that -- and such a convenience that we're on nearly the same timezone now, I was about to type 'unless it's at 2am', but then you'd be rather unlikely to be around, too :D
kitmizkit on March 6th, 2009 10:24 am (UTC)
*laughs* Right. :)

I'm kind of thinking that probably evening our time/late afternoon EST/lunchtime PST would be about the most compatible time to do something of this nature. Maybe I'll post tonight and see if we can figure out what day would be either least or most inconvenient to the largest number of people, and go from there...
dqg_neal: Cutedqg_neal on March 6th, 2009 09:08 pm (UTC)
I leaved the quickest thing to weight loss this past month. Having Walking Pneumonia helps you meet goals really quick. *groan*

I lost more weight during the period I was sick and not eatting much then all the rest of the exercise period in the gym.

I think if I was on a MUSH for a chat I'd have to ask for builder rights. I can't possibly be sitting on a MUSH without coding something.