Hi. This is not my first time around the weight loss block, and I've never yet been successful at maintaining a program long enough to lose more than five or ten pounds. So, I'm trying something different this time.
In the past, I've tried inviting friends to read my blog or join me in SP groups, and I've occasionally posted blog entries on my Facebook page. I realize, looking back, that I censored and edited what I wrote, specifically because I knew my friends would be reading it. I found myself at times trying to sound much more cheerful and positive than I really felt; and at other times getting stuck in whininess and self-pity, focusing more on getting sympathy than on really dealing with my problem.
This time, I'm working very hard to remain anonymous; and I'm going to go for gut-level honesty in every single post. If I'm feeling lousy (and, believe me, I do feel VERY lousy sometimes), I'm going to pull no punches about it. And, when I'm feeling great (and I do feel great on occasion, too!), I'm going to shout it from the rooftops. I'm going to write what's in my heart and in my head, and not what I think other people might want to hear.
I am desperate to make this work. I don't understand why I've been unable to lose weight in the past, but I think that writing down the brutally honest truth each day might help me to see patterns of success and failure and identify pitfalls and roadblocks that have gotten me in the past.
And, I'm asking for your help. This is going to be a wild roller-coaster ride of ups and downs, and I'm going to need support, empathy, and an occasional "atta-girl!". It would also really be helpful to me if people would make suggestions if they see ways that I might successfully navigate specific obstacles; and, of course, please don't hesitate to call me out if I sit too long on the "pity pot!"
In return, I promise to strive to always write with complete, gut-level honesty in my blogs; I also promise to return the favor by being active in my groups and giving positive feedback and support to group members.
Sylvia (not my real name, but I'm afraid if I don't pick a name, someone will start calling me "Gut" or "Level"...) :-P
| Pounds lost: 3.0