Weight Loss Support
I couldn’t have lost this weight without you.
All of you. Friends. Family. Strangers (but only for a little while). The comments and e-mails I receive through this blog have played and continue to play an important role in my weight loss journey. My wife and I have pondered the question before: “Would I have lost all of this weight if I didn’t have the blog?” We hesitantly, but then assuredly, agreed.
With that being said, a blog certainly isn’t a requisite for losing weight and neither is a massive following. Up until March 2009, my readers and support system consisted of my wife, mother, and a few friends. You should feel free to create a blog if you’d like to chronicle your weight loss journey, but the blog itself won’t provide any additional firepower in your battle to live a healthy lifestyle. My blog 344 Pounds is simply a hub for my weight loss support system. I update the blog with my weight loss progress and in turn my friends and family read it and provide supportive feedback.
You don’t need to build a blog, but a support system.
Instead of a blog, consider managing your weight loss support system through e-mail, Facebook, or twitter. You can send out updates once a week or so to a small (or large) group of family and friends. If you’d like use something that was around before Nirvana created grunge, keep it simple and use the telephone, have a workout buddy, or just find strength through a close friend, family member, or spouse.
Speaking of spouses, my wife has been my biggest supporter through all of this. I love her with all of my heart. She’s sacrificed a lot throughout this journey, more than most people realize. Tomorrow (Jan 22) is her birthday.
Happy birthday, love. And thank you all for your support. I thought the following was a dramatic thing to say 8 months ago, which is why I haven’t said it since. But, I want to repeat it again because it’s still true today:
You all had a part in saving my life.