...should never be underestimated ...
If you are reading this then its probably pretty safe to say that you read other blogs too.. and so you should! :-) Over the last 3 months I have read about 35 other blogs, some all the time, some just now and again and a few like a bible, and the one thing they all have in common is lots and lots of freely and genuinely
When you have a lot of weight to lose you can feel really isolated because you know you have so long to go. I have been feeling a bit scared about this fact over the last couple of weeks. I have one particular great friend who is a fantastic support to me at the moment and loads of other friends that are too, but recently I have started to worry about what happens as they drop off the support list a bit when you get to where they need to be? I'n not saying that I expect them to not support me anymore because I know that a lot of them will remain a great help, but I think when they dont have to same struggles as me week on week it won't be the same ..I also worry that when I get to reporting my weight on week 312 or something lol .. that even my family are going to have lost the will to live and just not care anymore..
And, that's where the other blogs come in, Its there, 24/7 support from people you might not know but who do know exactly how you feel and, more importanly, why! There are some great finished ones where people got to goal and you can use as a how-to manual, some amazing 'in progress' ones that you can hitch to for the next part of your journey and some new ones that give YOU the chance to be the support and help and so reinforce your own better choices ..
Whether you are having a good day or a bad one, you can find someone else out there who is having the same, or did last week and so inspires you to keep being good or has come out of that tunnel, and so can give you hope that you too will get over this latest bump and move on :-)
These things are an amazing Circle of help and it's always going to be there :-)
Over the next few weeks I am going to put together a list of links to the words of others that help me in good and bad times ... If you would like your added please feel free to leave me a comment, and if you have some favorite reads please let me know? they might be ones I havent seen yet?