Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Who Needs Jenny Craig?

It was so funny -- one of those coincidences that works out more like a sign or green light. I was thinking, while I was in St. Louis, Obesity Capital of America, about how I'm getting a bit fattie-boomba-lattie. I was looking at weight-loss helpers like Jenny Craig and NutriSystem, but they are really rather expensive for what you get. Belonging to a gym has never worked for me in the past (it turns out that the membership alone is not enough -- you actually need to show up and work out!) What I know I really need is support and accountability. And, what better place to get that from than the wonderful world o' blogging?

Then, I peeked onto Crazy Jo's, and, lo and behold, she was writing about the same thing. So, here is my proposal: A group blog to offer support, advice, recipes, tips, and, most of all, accountability to me and Jo and whomever else would like to participate. What say you folks?

I'm thinking of
(I had wanted or, but both of those were taken -- with only two posts each -- what nerve!)

Does anyone have an alternate suggestion for the URL?

Here is my goal: Lose 20 pounds by July 1, 2006.

Who wants in?


CrazyJo said...

I think that's a great idea! Though I have a heck of a lot more weight to lose than you do (little Ms. doesn't look fat at all even if she thinks she does). I like the blog address too. How do you sign up for a group blog?

Birdie said...

Sounds like a good idea to me. I have already lost about 40 pounds, but I have quite a ways left to go!

CrazyJo said...

I got the email, but I've been gone all day. I'll try to sign up tomorrow, or Monday at the latest. Now I need to get the Chilibean to bed. Cheerio!

Justine said...

Hey Joelle! Thanks for joining in! This could be about as fun as losing weight could ever be, huh?

Are you able to manipulate the template? If so, please do add in your pic (or other image you'd like to use) and some info. under the "Blog Members" section. If you can't, I can do it!

Birdie and anyone else: If you are at all interested in joining up, just e-mail me at:

I will send you the Blogger group membership invitation.

Thanks for the support! Let's lose this dreadful avoirdupois!