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Would you submit/have you submitted your weight loss story to a news outlet?

Monday, May 27, 2013

I was reading this CNN.com iReport the other day...

http://www.cnn.com/2013/05/0
3/health/weight-loss-fitne
ss-studio/index.html?hpt=hp_c4

... and it made me think a little. I wonder how CNN chooses which weight loss success stories to post, and I wonder what people's reasons are for submitting stories. Is it a kind of pat on the back? A celebration? A way to help keep themselves accountable by going super-public? A desire to inspire/help others? There's lots of good reasons for submitting one's story.

Personally, though, I'm much too private and shy to submit my own. I mean, you can see how I cut my head off in all my photos. :) There's no way I'm going THAT public with my story; blogging and posting photos on SP is a stretch for me as it is! But then I was wondering if any of you have submitted your story anywhere or are considering doing so. I know there have been some daily Spark blogs about various members featured on HuffPo and in People and various other places, and it's always wonderful to see. So I'm curious - if you were thinking about it, what would make you decide to submit your story to some kind of media outlet?
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  • v DUXGRL1
    I haven't, but if I did, it would be to inspire other women my age that it is NOT too late OR impossible to do it, and that you can try many times and eventually get it right if you don't give up.
    1095 days ago
  • v COLETTEISGREAT
    I wouldn't do it. A friend of mine did... she had lost 135 pounds!!

    http://blog.goodlifefitness
    .com/2012/01/julies-story/
    1095 days ago
  • v OHITSKELLY
    Same here. I wouldn't go looking for it, but if someone said, "Wow Kelly you've lost a lot of weight and workout a lot, could I do a short piece about your fitness journey?"

    THEN I would.

    LOL

    Since I don't see them lining the block it's safe to say you probably won't see any stories on me.

    I have seen Sparker stories like you have on other sites, and one of them is a Spark friend and as I was reading her story I thought it sounded familiar and then when I got to the pictures, I was like "Hey! I know her!"
    Well, "know" as far as SP goes...

    I certainly get motivation to keep on keeping on even when there's no changes on the scale\ when I read others' stories.

    Yours included Ms ILikeTo Zumba! emoticon

    /Kelly
    1095 days ago
  • v EVER-HOPEFUL
    no i donīt think so as since i had my facial paralise i avoid cameraīs .having said that i might change my mind when i actually reach goal if i was approached by someone to do it.i wouldnīt go look for it but when approached might concider it as i know how much reading and seeing videos etc of people who have lost alot of weight give me hope and motivate me to keep going so i would feel i would have some sort of duty to repay and pay back.just think you might be the story to change anothers persons complete life around. emoticon
    1095 days ago
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