I have found the Twitter running community to be home to a huge number of very supportive, motivational, and inspirational people, many of whom I would consider to be good friends. Recently, several of us discussed the idea of starting a weight tracking group so that we could use to offer each other support as we each try to reach or maintain our respective weight goals. Rather than sign up at yet another website (I've already reached social media overload with the few sites I participate in), we decided to do this within Twitter itself, and this post is just a quick summary of what we plan to do in case you'd like to join.
So here's the scoop:
1. If you'd like to join in, simply tweet your starting weight at any time along with the hashtag #WLMon.
2. Every Monday, tweet your current weight along with any change (+ or -) from the previous week. Always add the hashtag #WLMon to any tweet you want to go to the group.
3. If during the week you have any weight loss/maintenance related tweets, simply add the hashtag (#WLMon) and send it off.
4. If you reply to anyone's #WLMon tweet, you can either include or not include the hashtag - you choose.
If you're not familiar with hashtags, in most Twitter clients you can click on them and it will pull up all of the tweets that have used that particular tag. I use Tweetdeck, and when I click a hashtag it actually creates a unique column for that particular tag - in this way I have a way of grouping and seeing only those tweets containing the tag when they come through.
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