When I started my blog. I just thought it would be an interesting thing to do. I did not expect or really even know that people would want to follow my progress. To my delight, I've made some pretty awesome Friends here, which I am grateful!!!
I have noticed that all the while going through this journey, I've had stuff happen to me that I cannot explain. Like....I've had many injuries along the way, I've had long periods of no weight loss, I've had frustrations and situations with people that do not pertain to weight loss that have caused me a lot of stress and frustration. The great thing about all of this is I've gained these stories and situations to help myself learn and grow and to help my Friends on their health and weight loss journey.
It seems, just after a hard patch happens and I will write about it....then almost always, someone writes and tells me that it was something they needed to hear, or the information helped them, or it inspired them. Most of the time, when I'm struggling through something, I'm complaining to God and asking "Why Lord, why? Why are you allowing this" or "Why me?" Of course I will share the situation on my blog and most times it will help someone else. I guess that's why I don't get too excited anymore when adversity happens. In the back of my mind, I think.....someone needs to know about this or this will need help someone else. This little bit of knowledge helps me at least get through the situation, knowing that it WILL be purposeful and not just a waste of time or a punishment to me!
I write for me first....I need to diary this journey, well first off, because I have a horrible memory for things and this helps keep a time line for me, but secondly, I write about my journey because it helps me see the progress I've made through the years. When I get discouraged and boy do I, I will sometimes look back and see the progress that has been made and it helps me get back on track. The other reason I write about my journey is to help and inspire others. I know when I read other blogs I get inspired and find help just when I need it and I love that!! This community is amazing!
So that's it....nope not it...I write, because I really do love to write!! It's an amazing thing and I love it!!
Now that's it!
Now that's it!
How about you....why do you write about your health?