Hi blickstar! I hope your little boy is enjoying kindy!
I can't say much about chemist based plans (I've only ever dieted on my own steam), but if you need encouragement hopefully you can get it at these forums! I've only been here a few days and I'm blown away at the kindness and support of the amazing and diverse people in this community. I'm so excited about my second weigh-in on Saturday! (Maybe it's silly of me to get so excited about a weigh-in, but I've never had anybody to share it with before that might half way care
As for your ticker, if you were getting it from tickerfactory.com, the last page should have some source code that you can select -- one should say "BBS" and one should say "HTML". You need to select and copy the line that has [.img]http://www.tickerfactory.com/some/pathname/yourticker.png[/img.] (except without the extra dots in the image tags). What most of the people here have done is paste that line into their signature, which you can change through the User Control Panel link at the top.
You can PM me (or of course an admin/mod) if you have any trouble.