Saturday, July 17, 2010
A Shout Out...
I was looking through my most recent posts and I felt that something was missing: a big, giant thank you. I want to take a minute to thank each and every one of you wonderful people who read my blog.You mean more to me than I could ever hope to tell you.
To the people who comment, you light up my day. It seriously makes me giddy inside knowing that you read what I wrote and you took the time out to comment on it. Even a little, "I know how you feel" or "Sounds like a fun day" makes me so happy.
To the people who follow silently, don't think that I have forgotten about you! Everyone of you keeps me accountable for my actions. I follow a good chunk of your blogs and reading about your success and being able to share my own with you keeps me focused and motivated. I pray and hope for the day that I can gleefully tell you all that I have reached my goal. If I may be so bold as to say that if I inspire even one of you to get up off your computer chair and get moving on your own journey, all the time and effort spent on this blog, in the gym, researching new foods and learning how bodies process foods, and cooking better things in the kitchen, is worth it. A million times over.
I'm glad that most of the people I follow are still blogging. Recently, someone who I was following abruptly stopped blogging and it actually made me feel really sad that I wouldn't see her daily updates as she was a big inspiration when it came to healthy eating, but for the most part, the weight loss community is strong and growing. Our shared quest to be healthier, fitter, more confident versions of ourselves is gaining momentum and there is nothing that can stop us now.
If you are around and reading the blogs, thinking to yourself wondering if you can do this weight loss thing, I'm going to tell you right now that you can. I'm not going to say that weight loss is easy. It is science. Move more, eat less crap, eat more green and leafy stuff. Calories in should be less than the calories you put out. That is the simple science of weight loss, but the act is so much more complicated than that. It is determination through our bad day and celebration of our good ones. Hopefully there are more good ones than bad ones, and believe you me, I know all about the bad ones. Weight loss is about changing a life time of poor habits and reconditioning ourselves that we are worth every bit of a long, active life.
This was my attempt at a gushy, motivational post. I hoped that I reached my aim. I recently hit my first weight loss milestone, an 18 lbs loss which is more than I lost when I was doing Weight Watchers, and to celebrate I am giving away a Biggest Loser Family Cookbook with great meal ideas that everyone can enjoy. If this is something that you are interested in winning (I'll send it out to the winner absolutely free) check out the official post and leave a comment there!