I am going to take a bit of a break from blogging. I'm still logging my intake on CalorieCount.com and I am still logging my daily activity on Fitocracy.com. I will also be logging my weight both places as well as updating it here.
If any of you would like to join me in either of these locations, my profile on CalorieCount.com is lady_muse and my profile on Fitocracy.com is LadyMuse82. CalorieCount.com is free and anyone can sign-up/use it. You can add friends to watch, join conversations on public message boards, log your own journal entries, browse recipes w/nutritional info etc. I pretty much only use it to log my caloric intake and weight though. Occasionally I'll reply to something or post something on the message boards but it's rare (like 3 posts in the last year, rare).
Fitocracy is still by-invite only but I have an invite link that should work for the first 9 people who use it. Fitocracy, for those of you who haven't seen my previous mentions of it, is a type of live action game where you complete physical activities like walking, squats, lifts, sports, stairs, etc. and then log the activity in Fitocracy and you earn points for everything you log. There are activity quests that you can complete and achievement badges that you can earn for completing certain tasks or cumulative goals. There are groups that you can join/start based on your personal interests (for example I am a member of my family's group, a group for computer programmers, and I started a group for StarTrek fans). Some groups have their own challenges too where you try to earn the most activity points out of the group in a certain period of time.
It's fun, easy to use, and motivational. And my favorite thing about it is that it doesn't require a lot of time to use. You pop in, log your activity and you're done. If you want to you can socialize and post comments or update your own comments but you don't have to do those things in order to keep earning points. You can follow people so that what they do is posted on your main page (just like with Facebook) and they can follow you etc. It's a really neat little community so far with a wide range of people using it and I've found that almost everyone I've come across is very warm, inviting, encouraging, and motivational. It's not a place where the super-athletics typically pick-on or put down those of us that are struggling. Some of the people there have accomplished some amazing things and they, especially, are extremely uplifting, inspirational, and supportive.
So if you're interested visit the link below to sign up and follow me. Post comments to this thread to let me know if you have trouble signing up because I may actually have to send you the invite via email, I'm not sure how it works exactly. I'll remove the link when my 9 invites have been used so if it's still here, chances are good you can get in.