Hey everyone! I need your honest answers and opinions to my questions. I didn't create the program myself, so I don't have any personal attachment to the rules we've followed. I want to make this better, if possible and more fun for the next round(s). Here are some of my thoughts in no particular order:
How do you feel about Thursday as weigh-in day? What were the pros and cons? Do you think another day of the week would be better? Does emailing in your weight work for you? Do you like that your actual weight is concealed or do you not care either way?
How do you feel about percentage being the deciding factor in winners? Can you think of another better way to do it?
For those of you that contributed to the pot: Do you like the amount we put in at the beginning ($10)? Do you like that there was a prize for the winner each week as opposed to only one final winner that gets all the money?
What do you think about the functionality of the blog? Are there things you wish you could do on it, but can't or don't know how? Do you feel comfortable posting and commenting? Do you like how the emails are set up? Should we figure out how you can receive an email when there's a new post? Or do you regularly check it anyway? Recently, I have been commenting on my post so I know it emails you. Is that annoying? :)
Are you joining us again for the next 8 week round? Should we start right away, or take a week off? If I don't do it with you this time around, are you comfortable with me still moderating it? Would you want to be in charge if I'm not? (It's not that much work, just so you know.)
On a personal note...I have approached, but not reached my goal weight. I fear that joining up with just a few pounds to go would not be fair to some of you. I do have a couple pounds to lose but then just need to maintain. I still feel like I need the support of and accountability to this group though. But if I lose my weight and then fluctuate up and down a couple of pounds, I may be winning more often than I deserve. Do you have any ideas of how the blog can fulfill two goals...A group of weight losers and a group of weight maintainers? I may still do the next round with everyone, but I'm just not sure yet.
Do you have any other questions, concerns, or ideas??
There are a couple of ways you can answer all my very many questions. You can leave a comment: once you're in the comment window, you can click "View Original Post" and it will show you the whole post in the same window or you can copy the entire post and put it in the comment window and enter your answers after each question. Or, you can email me...again, copy paste if that makes it easier. I suppose you could call me too, but I would have to write down all your answers so I don't forget. :)
Thanks to everyone for making this a fun 8 weeks. I know it was hard doing this at the holidays, but I don't regret it. It kept me watching my weight and keeping things slightly under control. Now it's a New Year and I feel like I made my resolution in November, which is giving me a jump start now. Thanks again, and hopefully I'll see most of you at the next round!