Ok so at the end of this post we aren't going to all hold hands and sing "Kumbaya" or anything, but an email sent to me tonight really got me thinking about how important it is to have support.
I'm new to this blog world. I haven't done this before and I may not have the most followers or maybe the most important things to say, but when you learn that someone has read your posts and it has meant something to them it really is a great feeling.
At only 27.6 lbs into my weight loss journey I am far from being a weight loss expert. Instead, I'm just like the thousands of other people out there trying to lose a significant amount of weight. I started this blog at the beginning of my journey and I hope to keep it up for as long as it takes for me to reach my goal. It is going to take a long time and while on the journey I hope to continue to learn many new things to help me live a healthier life. I've already learned a lot and have made changes (food choices, not drinking pop, drinking A LOT of water, exercising. . .). But, maybe the most significant thing I've learned is how important support is.
People always talk about how everything is better when you have someone to share it with. I think it applies to weight loss too. Sometimes it takes a village. I am fortunate that I joined WW with my sister. I didn't join alone and, if I need it, I have someone to help set me straight if I go too off plan. Not everyone has that. Sometimes when you are surrounded by all your thin friends, and when you live in a society where being overweight is seen so negatively, it is easy to feel alone. We all feel that way at one time or another. It is rough.
When I read my emails tonight and saw the sweetest email written by a fellow woman on a weight loss journey, I was touched and saddened at the same time. I was touched that this person made the choice to reach out to me, but saddened that another person was experiencing that alone feeling from their weight.
A big reason I decided to start blogging was for accountability and for that extra support from other people who get it. If people are reading I feel like it is more difficult to quit. Anyone who has taken a minute to read any of my posts, comment, or follow . . . you have given me so much support and I really appreciate it! Honestly, thank you! I hope to form many more friendships here in the future.
On that note, I hope I can be there for you also. Let me know if you would like to see anything else from my blog. If there are any specific topics you would like for me to discuss. You can comment below or send me an email, whichever you prefer :) Also, if you feel like you need more accountability, let me know and I'd be happy to follow along with your weight loss journey and provide support when I can.