Friday, October 04, 2013
I like blogging. I might not be good at it. I might not have anything relevant to say. I might not make any sense to anyone at all. But it helps me put my thoughts out there. I can type it all up and drop in on the page and sometimes it helps me see things a bit more clearly. I find it to be a helpful tool. Sometimes it's happy and helpful, sometimes just frustrations and obstacles and other times a cry for help.
So, why haven't I been doing it? I post on two sites and I have found on one of them there is guaranteed to be a lecture. No matter how positive, upbeat, successful, happy, inspiring, whatever, there is a lecture. And it's not just me. I have been quietly lurking behind the scenes, still participating and finding inspiration from my fellow health seekers on both sites. I see that same lecturer is doing the same thing to other people and I felt as bad for them as I had for me. Happy blog? Let me tell you how to be happier. Lost some weight? Here's why you could have lost more. It brings you down.
I felt bad. I felt like I was doing something wrong every time I posted. I must be right? Otherwise, why would there be a lecture. An indication that I'm not doing things well or right? The 'let me tell you what to do' on every single post was discouraging and made me not want to share.
That's over. I do know what I'm doing or I wouldn't be down over 75 pounds. I might not be at goal or a Lifetime Weight Watcher yet but I am still a SUCCESS! I work hard for results. I am aware of my choices-and they aren't always good ones- and don't need to be told that it's not enough when I am showing positive results. I will not let one person bring me down and keep me from sharing when I can help someone else. I like to share things that I learn because learning is the way to go. Knowledge is power and it leads to success. Knowing you are not alone, that others have felt what you feel, been where you are, struggled where you have struggled and give a pat on the back or a shoulder to cry on is simple support. We all need it. It is what can keep us going.
I have the knowledge. I learned it form those who shared openly, in articles, blogs, books, magazines, Weight Watchers and Sparkpeople. I have support in many forms in person, online, family and friends. I am going to join that wonderful group who shares what they have learned and helps others. I won't be chased away. I'm going to keep going and take as many with me on this path as I can.
Success is ours!