Thursday, March 29, 2012

Celebrity For a Day!

So a few weeks back I was contacted from one of my fellow bloggers about her wanting to share my story on her blog. Honestly, at first I was somewhat taken back by the idea. Not knowing if I really wanted to put myself out there any further than I already was. I just recently had started blogging about my own experience on my own blog and just knowing people were reading that seemed hard enough. Now the thought of a whole different network of people joining in on the story was all together intimidating. In the end, I knew I've had a prompting these past several months to do something to pay it forward. If that meant getting my story out there to people I didn't even know, I'd do it! 

I sat down one afternoon and typed out a brief story I would be sending off to share. It was harder than I thought. Even though I'd lived that life, had overcome it, and was ready to share my story, it was very emotional to go back and relive even a recap of what I had endured. All the hard details and facts came flooding back. All the more reason I guess I was suppose to be gutsy and get my story out there.

March 14th my story was shared on her blog. I know this sounds funny but in some ways I felt like a celebrity for a day! It was so cool to get a few comments and emails from people I didn't even know or had never met, asking me questions, congratulating me, and wanting to be part of my journey from here on out. Click here to view that post.

Again, I was so humbled and grateful for this experience. It really opened my eyes to see that being overweight is truly a disease and that there are so many of us out there. Whether just starting our journey, in the midst of changing our lives, or are working on maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Regardless, we all need support and friendship along the way. I'm finding there is a whole network of people who have either been where I've been and can relate to what I've gone through, people who are wanting a little extra push, or people who are wanting to reach out and be of inspiration to others. It's definitely one big weight-loss family I'm grateful to be a part of!

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10 comments:

  1. here's a possible new snack for you: http://www.therhouse.com/energy-bites-a-hearty-healthy-snack/

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    1. Thanks Becky! I'll have to take a look.

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  2. Just wanted to say I am glad I found you on the other blog and got to read your guest post. Now I am a follower of your blog and look forward to seeing your new posts =) You truly are an inspiration. I know its hard opening up and letting people see the good, the bad and the ugly but if it helps others than it is so worth it! I am still in the beginning of my journey so reading your story gives me much hope. Thank you for deciding to share it! I wish you continued success and blessings!

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    1. Thank you, Sam! You're comment means a lot.

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  3. I have to say that I am just so happy to have found your blog. You are amazing :)

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    1. Thank you, Maren. You are too sweet!

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  4. I found your blog from that post, and I am so glad that I did. You have been such an inspiration as I continue my weight loss journey. Thank you for your posts!!

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    1. You're welcome! Thanks for following along.

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  5. I too found your blog through that post and I am so excited to follow your journey. You have already been such an encouragement!

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    1. Thanks Nicole! Glad you found me. :)

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