Where Are They Now?

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!

About Leah@MyNewEnding

I'm a 44-year-old wife and mother who begins her day with God and coffee. When my youngest of 3 kids started college I went from a SAHM to a full-time job. I love being an attendance secretary. A lot has gone on since I started this blog in 2009, but one thing remains the same: I will not give up on my health. Join me as I share what that means for the season of life I'm in.
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10 Responses to Where Are They Now?

  1. That's a beautiful post. It's always good to be reminded we're in this together because it really can feel so lonely.


  2. Those are very encouraging statistics. I'm glad you took the time to check on your followers – good for you! And good for you that you are still updating your blog and getting healthier every day!


  3. Sharon says:

    Hi Leah, My blog is only a month old so I've not become official followers of many other blogs yet, but I do have a link to your blog from mine and always know when you post. I really enjoy reading it and am slowly catching up with your progress over the past year. Just wanted to let you know you have at least one “anonymous” follower. I'll become “official” one of these days…………

    P.S. I see you are in Oklahoma. Hope you are no where near OKC or where the horrible flooding is. Those folks are in my prayers.


  4. Larkspur says:

    Good idea. I sometimes wonder about my old faves… Road Curves and Chunky Monkey Mommy… they could be still doing well with health, just no time to blog.


  5. Splurgie says:

    I'm one of the ones still plugging away at it. Thank you for checking on me! I don't blog daily … there just aren't many revelations when you're on auto-pilot. I lose really slowly but what's the alternative? Even at a slow pace, I feel good about myself and nothing beats that.


  6. Barbara says:

    A very insightful post! I feel for those who have stopped blogging and wonder where they are. I have noticed a few of those myself and I miss them.

    Great for you for having kept up with your blog and weight loss for a year now!


  7. Pam says:

    What a neat thing to do – I will have to do this at some point, I hope you don't mind stealing the post idea ; )

    Its great to see that so many of them are sill going strong…its a long road with rough patches, but anything worth having is worth fighting for!


  8. Sandra says:

    Very lovely idea – I'm still pluggin away and probably will be for some time.

    I love this blogging community so I think even when I get to goal, I'll still be hanging around. Just less in the summer…

    Have a wonderful day Leah!


  9. This sounds like a fun thing to do sometime. I still read most every blog of those who have commented on my blog, but sometimes it is just quickly skimming their post. It is really neat seeing the success of others.


  10. Gina says:

    (I just saw your comment on B fit by 40 and that you're doing JM's 30-day shred. Me, too! I've only completed my 3rd day. Ha – maybe completed isn't the right word. I'm kinda sub-level 1).


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