So....I really debated this. For weeks, really. What is it about weight loss that makes people shy about sharing their story while it's in progress? No one has a problem sharing it once the weight has been shed. They crow about it! They are so proud! (And rightly so!)
But there is something about the vulnerability of sharing a weight loss journey that is "in progress." "What if I fail?" you might wonder. "What if I go off track?" Well, I think people need to know if/when you go off track. (You never fail unless you quit. You can always get on the right path again.) It shows you're human, and that stumbling is okay.
My passion is for helping people share stories, so NOT sharing my weight loss journey would be against everything I stand for. The difference is, of course, that I usually help people share stories that have some sort of closure already, so sharing a story that's "in progress" feels a bit...odd.
I've lost a lot of weight before, a few years ago, but then so much happened: divorce, moving 1000 miles away, new job, new everything (expect the kiddos -- I kept those and didn't add new ones!). With the new job came money to eat out (a luxury I didn't have for a long time before), so....yeah, the 60 pounds I lost became about 75 pounds put back on.
So what brought this new desire to begin my weight loss journey again? Well, a few things:
What I've done so far:
I know this is going to be a long journey.
I am giving myself 2 years, but I hope it won't take so long.
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June 24, 2018 - Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Andover, MA
I held a workshop yesterday at the UUCiA - "Activism for Introverts: 9 Ways that Anyone Can Change the World" - and it was uplifting and encouraging to see so many people who want to make the world a better place.
This talk is taken from my upcoming book with the same title.
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