I need a killer blog title
October 27, 2006 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Either I lose 20 lbs by December 10, or lose $150. That's the agreement I made with 2 friends and my daughter. And it's in writing. So I figure I'm going to pull out my bag o' diet tricks and document everything along the way - but I need a catchy title for my blog.

I'm not going to register a domain name btw, I just need a kick-butt headline.
posted by dropkick to Computers & Internet (46 answers total)
 
My Loss is My Gain
posted by iconomy at 4:53 PM on October 27, 2006


Shrinking wrap-up. Bad, I know, but I couldn't get it out of my head.
posted by saffry at 5:00 PM on October 27, 2006


mywalletisfatnotme.com
posted by special-k at 5:01 PM on October 27, 2006


My Loss is Your Loss
Suck It, Haters (this still makes me laugh)
All Your Money Are Belong To Me
im in ur wallet takin ur money
Losing Weight for Fun and Profit
Skinny is As Skinny Does
December 10: A Day Which Will Live in Infamy (much funnier if you're a USAian)
The Daily Fatwa
The Random Musings of a Man Who is Soon to Be $150 Richer
posted by iconomy at 5:02 PM on October 27, 2006


iconomy: I like your suggestion, but it doesn't project the urgency I'm looking for.

saffry: I... um, yeah.
posted by dropkick at 5:03 PM on October 27, 2006


To clarify: I'm in the position to lose $150 or lose 20 lbs. If I lose 20 lbs, they don't have to pay me a cent. It's not a wager, instead, it's a financial penalty I've imposed on myself in case I don't lose the weight.

Some more good suggestions. You're getting warmer.
posted by dropkick at 5:06 PM on October 27, 2006


Are you actually going to earn $150 if you lose the 20 lbs, or will you just not have to pay a $150 penalty?
posted by chef_boyardee at 5:10 PM on October 27, 2006


ok, nm, I think I understand. Good luck!
posted by chef_boyardee at 5:10 PM on October 27, 2006


chef: If I lose the 20 lbs by December 10, I just don't have to pay my two friends and my daughter 50 bones each!
posted by dropkick at 5:11 PM on October 27, 2006


Six Weeks to Skinny
Never Too Rich, Never Too Thin
Lose Pudge, Win Dough
posted by hazelshade at 5:11 PM on October 27, 2006


Sorry, didn't completely understand the terms so my third suggestion doesn't make sense: maybe amend it to Lose Pudge, Keep Dough.
posted by hazelshade at 5:14 PM on October 27, 2006


Svelte of Nations: One Man's Economic Incentive
posted by infinitewindow at 5:23 PM on October 27, 2006 [1 favorite]


20or150.com
posted by The Deej at 5:23 PM on October 27, 2006


Lose it or lose it
posted by textilephile at 5:33 PM on October 27, 2006


Most people recommend a much lower rate of 1-2 pounds per week. Unless this is 2007? Slightly offtopic, but you will likely do harm.

ObContribution: willstarveforcash.com
posted by RikiTikiTavi at 5:42 PM on October 27, 2006


Fat Bank.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:48 PM on October 27, 2006


sevenfiftyapound.com (or sevenfiftyperpound.com)
posted by mendel at 5:48 PM on October 27, 2006


Riki: That 1-2 lbs refers to "real" weight. Not water, but adipose tissue and muscle. Wrestlers and boxers can lose 5+ lbs in a single night to squeeze into a lower weight class, but it's primarily fluids.
posted by dropkick at 5:51 PM on October 27, 2006


Pay Us Or Diet
posted by infinitewindow at 5:54 PM on October 27, 2006


How about "I'm Losing It!"

Urgent, and true either way; of course no insult to your mental stability intended. Good luck!
posted by owhydididoit at 5:56 PM on October 27, 2006


weigh me, pay me
posted by stupidsexyFlanders at 5:56 PM on October 27, 2006


$7.50 Per Pound
posted by theora55 at 6:12 PM on October 27, 2006



--20 Things I Want For Christmas
--150 Things I Want For Christmas
--My Fat Ass Christmas Countdown
--My Christmas Challenge
--Skinny By Christmas
--Fuck Santa's Cookies
--All I Want for Christmas is (To See) My Two Front Feet
posted by w_boodle at 6:27 PM on October 27, 2006


This is dangerous. 20 pounds in 6 weeks is not safe.
posted by mmdei at 6:27 PM on October 27, 2006


Superhero to zero?
posted by xo at 6:28 PM on October 27, 2006


losefat2keepbones.com
posted by visual mechanic at 6:41 PM on October 27, 2006


Thats roughly 1666.66 calories a day you'd need to burn off for a total of 70 000 calories.

How bout, Pimp my Hide?
posted by maxpower at 6:46 PM on October 27, 2006


From chomp to Champ . com
posted by seawallrunner at 6:56 PM on October 27, 2006


"I'm a fat loser"
posted by strawberryviagra at 7:11 PM on October 27, 2006


Hehe... some funny ones, I'll tell ya. There might already be a winner in here, but I'm open to more suggestions. A warm thank you to everybody.

P.S. I'll let you know what the blog title is in the morning
posted by dropkick at 7:28 PM on October 27, 2006


"This is dangerous. 20 pounds in 6 weeks is not safe."

I dunno. If dropkick is a tall fat guy with some muscle underneath, it's probably ok. Any woman who's been to WeightWatchers will tell you what a piss-off it is that the enormous fat guys lose at a tremendous rate compared to females and the mildly tubby. Don't forget those guidelines about what's safe and possible assume you're of average height and so on. I'd imagine that you could lose 5 pounds p/w in the first couple as water goes and stored glycogen in gets used up, and then your rate would decline over the remaining weeks.

Assuming dropkick weighs, say 300lb, I'd suggest:

300minus20equals150
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 7:30 PM on October 27, 2006


Weigh-in for da dough
posted by vega5960 at 7:34 PM on October 27, 2006


Beating the Fat Tax
Lean Bill of Health
Gainful Economic Weight Loss
Betting on a Loss
I Found $150 Under 20lbs of Fat!
You Lose Some, You Win Some
Take My Fat, Not My Wallet
posted by Advocate, I at 8:08 PM on October 27, 2006


Weigh less, or die tryin'.
posted by blue_beetle at 8:15 PM on October 27, 2006


i_am_joe's_spleen is right on a number of counts. Once I deplete my glycogen stores and get into ketosis, I should be able to burn fat agressively, even with only moderate exercise. This, quite frankly, is my only chance to "beat the fat tax" as Advocate so choicely put it.

Btw, I'm of average height 5'9" and currently 209lbs with a muscular build but also some serious chunk around the midsection. I determined 190lbs was a good setpoint for me because I look good and feel good at that weight.
posted by dropkick at 8:25 PM on October 27, 2006


To Keep My Dough, This Gut's Gotta Go
posted by ecrivain at 8:34 PM on October 27, 2006


A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind
posted by rob511 at 9:35 PM on October 27, 2006


Fattie Finally Fights Fat For Filthy Funds
posted by aerotive at 11:50 PM on October 27, 2006


My Ass or My Wallet
posted by orange swan at 6:43 AM on October 28, 2006


All I Want for Christmas is (To See) My Two Front Feet

That made me laugh. And now I have the damn song stuck in my head.


On how to accomplish it- cardio, baby. Every day.
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 7:13 AM on October 28, 2006


Starving for Dollars
posted by cardboard at 7:21 AM on October 28, 2006


The one I chose is Advocate I's "Beating the Fat Tax".

Thanks again to everybody for your help. There was no bad suggestions at all, and some truly great ones.
posted by dropkick at 7:37 AM on October 28, 2006


Keep an eye out in the metafilter projects section for the link to my blog. I submitted it recently and hope to have it approved.
posted by dropkick at 8:29 AM on October 28, 2006



My Ass or My Wallet


That sounds like a gay porn flick ; )

I was thinking something obvious like skinnyorbust.com
posted by juliarothbort at 11:48 AM on October 28, 2006


"Lights and Pluck"

Lots of puns in here. Lights are the lungs of a slaughtered animal, and the Pluck are the heart, liver, etc. But also, light meaning losing weight, and pluck, meaning courage/heart.
posted by jimfl at 8:26 AM on October 29, 2006


How about, "Come watch me lose weight, oh and don't forget to buy the dieting e-book I'm shamelessly plugging?"
posted by onalark at 9:18 PM on October 30, 2006


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