As most of you well know my weight loss journey has been a slow one. I started blogging right about the time I began working on losing weight, one year ago. During that time I’ve broken through many emotional walls, and lost 31 pounds and almost two full pant sizes (not ALL 16w’s fit me just yet).
Over this past year I’ve watched as people began following my blog. I’m honored that they would add me to their lists and recently I’ve been wondering where they all are in their journeys. To find this out I sat down and clicked on each follower, viewed their blog if they had one and then took notes. My results were as follows:
Only one person was no longer working on their weight.
Twenty five people have blogs updated and are still working on their weight, or have already reached their weight loss goals. Today I tried to comment on all the ones I have not officially committed to as a follower.
Twenty people did not have blogs for me to check in on. However, one of these is a dear friend of mine who had gastric bypass surgery about four years ago and I know she is still thin and fit and in control of her health to this date. I also think about five of these do have blogs, but I didn’t see the link to it, but I’ve seen them comment and they are still working on their health. I also am pretty sure that two of them are no longer working on their weight, because I used to have a link to their blogs on mine an they stopped blogging last fall.
I found my little evening of blog visiting to be very rewarding. Maybe many “followers” are no longer following my blog, but that’s okay. I know I don’t regularly have time to sit and read blogs like I did this evening. Yet, it’s still very encouraging to know that over half of my followers are continuing their healthy lifestyles.
So, if you’re looking for some weight loss journey encouragement click on a follower of my blog. You might be surprised to find someone like you who is struggling, or who is sharing their tips for weight loss, or who is struggling and could use some encouragement themselves. We’re all in this together folks and we’re not giving up!
Have a great week!