The weight loss journey can be a lonely one, especially if your friends and family aren’t on the journey alongside of you. This doesn’t mean that they aren’t there to support you, it just means they are in a different place and either not yet ready to take the journey, or don’t need to.
For the most part, my family is encouraging. They give me “high 5’s” whenever I announce I’ve lost another pound, they try new food that I make and 90% of the time end up liking it, they cheer me on when I squeeze into those smaller jeans, and they make little remarks along the way about how much thinner I look.
But, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes those closest to you can be the most critical, especially during moments of weakness where you cave and eat that second piece of bread, or the larger piece of chocolate cake, or choose to have a small dish of M&M’s along with your salty popcorn one evening. Yes, there will be those days.
It has been important for me to find a loving and accepting community outside of my immediate family and friends while on this journey. While those closest to me will always be here to cheer me on, they may not always understand the why’s behind my fog eating or lack of good choices.
I’ve found my community through you all. You have been so great and have encouraged me every step of the way. And in return, I’ve been able to inspire some of you to take the first step to begin your own journey towards health.Staying connected to others in your journey towards health is key to long-term success. Click To Tweet
Thank you for being here!
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