I love blogging
I truly believe that the reason I lost the weight was because of the support I received through other bloggers
I followed people for various reasons, because of their success, how they handled situations so I could learn from them. I also followed folks because they never could do it. Those would count this or measure that. Post their workouts, but the scale never would show the results of all these things they were saying they were doing. So they were lying... but not to me, or other bloggers. They were lying to themselves, and I would still follow to see when and if they had that "lighting bolt" moment, some never do
I had a few of those "lighting bolt moments" I still pull on
a work meeting as I am shoving pizza into my 200 pound face and whining about how I couldn't lose weight, someone looked at me in that meeting and made a comment, I don't remember his exact words but it was something like...." well, duh!!! look what you are eating"
another was my daughter saying to me as I was whining about my weight, "I DO NOT FEEL sorry for you Mom, DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!" ... oh man was I angry at her, for MONTH's .... but she was right
so it is hard, I want to be supportive, and not an ass. But sometimes people are enabling with their comments. People kicking my butt is what got me proactive about my health. My wonderful husband for years never said anything about my weight, now he is my biggest cheerleader!!
there is a fine line between supportive and enabling, usually when I am not sure what to say, I stay quiet, but then I am just being a coward...
it is complicated
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