Jill, we don’t specifically have an “off topic” section, but we usually are pretty lenient on off topic threads. No strict structure to what a thread can and can’t be.
I believe when the ketogenic forum was first created (well, first of all it was an exodus from Facebook), the ketogenic diet was still relatively new, and a lot of information was needed for the scientific validity of the diet. However, with the growing popularity of keto, and the seemingly constant revelations behind the science, this aspect of the forum had toned down some.
We’re still big supporters of the science behind keto, but the forums aren’t strictly focused on that alone. I think as time goes on you see more and more people coming here to just share their keto experience.
That being said, maybe you’ve noticed several people who have started their own “accountability” thread. Don’t get me wrong, many people use this thread to help hold themselves accountable, but they’ve also become an area where members can congregate and chat about, well, just about anything.
Another nice aspect of the accountability category is that it is locked from public search engines, so whatever you talk about there, won’t show up in public searches on Google and such.
It seems to me that everything you mentioned would be a great place to talk about on a personal accountability thread. And being “your” thread, you can bring up just about anything you want to talk about; losing weight, salty sweat, weird words, etc.
I’ll bring it up with the other admins, about the “off topic” idea, but in the meantime, fill free to start your own accountability thread, and chat away!