I just wanted to take a moment and let everyone know how much I appreciate their support! For those who are on or have been through similar weight loss journeys, I am certain that you can understand just what this degree of encouragement means. This is a hard path to walk, and I feel like I am going to be successful this time around because of all of you.
Accountability is one of my biggest issues. Plus, like so many women I am much more concerned with what I can do for others than with what I must do for myself. But guess what? This type of forum provides the secret recipe for the perfect balance of sating the desire to be successful in both spheres.
Here, I can write about me. That's a concept that is really quite foreign, to be honest. Concentrating on myself is not something I have ever been very good at. And at the same time, I have been fortunate enough to gather a very lovely group of people to whom I now feel personally responsible. This community has afforded me the luxury of doing things to create the results that I know others want to see, while all the while focusing on my own health issues and weight loss.
I really can't say enough about how lucky I feel to have all of you. I am aware that this is a new journey and that there will be inevitable bumps along the way, but I think that it is the knowledge that you are somewhere out there - ready to cheer me on, kick my butt, and generally offer support - that gives me the confidence to say that I can finally do this!