I have been blogging for awhile now and sometimes my friends and family ask me why I put so much time and effort into the blog.... Maybe they do not realize it is my therapy ;) I come blog when I need support and to keep myself accountable. If I am having a bad day I know I can blog and you all will offer me some words of support. When I am doing well I know I can share with you and you all get excited. I love it, it keeps me going. Well my blog has also served as a place for others to come and see how I am doing. I did not realize until a few months ago that some people would be inspired by my own journey and continue on with theirs.
I am not one to toot my own horn or anything like that, but it is an incredible feeling when someone around you catches your determination and uses it to fire up their own inside of themselves. It is such an amazing feeling! I am so so very grateful to have some awesome friends who make me feel so lucky to be their friend. I want you to go by Joanna's blog Diary of a Mad Fat Woman and help give her some words of encouragement as she embarks upon the next leg of her journey. She is an amazing mother, woman, friend all of the above, and yesterday she brought me to tears with this post. She has come a very long way and done very very well!!! She has done a 5K already and has lost 88 pounds!!!! An amazing journey!!! I am so very proud of her. She has never given up even when things around her have gotten in the way she always pushes through and this is something she has taught me. Never give up. Get back up.
Losing weight and living a healthy life style is work. It is hard work especially when you have lived unhealthy for some length of time. But I know deep inside of everyone is a healthy person just itching to climb out. We may be inspired by others around us but at the end of the day when you make changes and a conscious effort to change there is only 1 person to thank. YOU. We can all share our stories, but it is YOU that makes the change and for that you should always be grateful and appreciate ;)
That my friends is what it is all about. I went into this journey 15 months ago telling myself that if I can change the perspective of 1 person for their weight loss then it is worth it to share my story. It is worth it to take those before pictures, the ones I wanted to never look at. It is worth it to put all of my emotions out here on my little page, if it helps one person then for me it has all been worth it.