Thursday, November 5, 2009

Those Fabulous Forums

From the very beginning of my weight/inch loss journey, I was active on the T-Tapp forums. At first I was the excited newbie, reporting every inch lost and every new change I noted. Then I was the question asker, as my knees got sore or I wondered about the nuance of a move. Meanwhile I did searches on topics, printing some for my notebook (see an older post about the notebook). Eventually I moved on to answer questions here and there or give a little *gulp* advice of my own. But the absolute benefit of the forum was the accountability and encouragement it offered.

I got to know other T-Tappers who understood exactly what I meant when I spoke "Tapplandia" language. You know, BWO+, PBS, back fat, third butt cheek--all those mysterious acronyms and body parts we didn't know we had. I really felt like they cared when I was discouraged and they were happy for me when I lost a size. I actually read a bit before my morning workout, to get motivated and *in the mood* for T-Tapp. The trick was to read a BIT, not get lost in posting and reading for hours (and then feel like it counted for a workout, lol)!

Someone once asked me how I had to time to stay on the forum all day. Excuse me? I pop in here and there throughout the day, but seldom have time to s-t-a-y on for a length of time. But now that a new chat feature will be enabled, ahh, the temptation!


  1. Gotta love the T-Tapp Forums. They're great! Full of years of information and tid-bits to keep us motivated and challenge our workouts.

    I can't wait for the chat feature! :)

  2. Hello. I have been reading and rereading your story over and over for a year now! I am so pleased to have found you on a blog! I am a homeschool mom of six children and I found T-Tapp last year. It has been a long year, my dvd player would not play any of the T-Tapp videos! So I have basically waited a year to buy a new one!

    Anyway, I just wanted to say that you inspire me! I worked out today. I think I only made it through the first 7 minutes before my legs gave out! But I will continue on in the Lord and with perserverence!

    Thank you for what you have written. I have spent a little time here reading your posts. God Bless You.