I was bed ridden yesterday with a migraine.
Because of my migraine I didn't eat nearly enough, and it showed on the scale as I barely lost. Today I'm going to have to make an effort to get in the calories!
As I sit here and type I literally have tears in my eyes. I am so impressed by the words of support and encouragement that I have received lately.
Sitting here seeing the words of encouragement not only for the BL challenge but also because of my progress pictures it made me sad because I don't have that support in real life from the people I care about most.
My mom is by far my biggest supporter. I talk to her every weekend and I always update her on my WL status. She is my biggest cheerleader and gives me sound advice. When I lived in Maryland and she came to visit she attended my WW meeting, when I stay at her house she takes me shopping for healthy foods, she bought me a pool so when I am home this summer I will not be vegging in front of the television, basically my mom is the best cheerleader you can ask for. I can not begin to describe how lucky I am to have her support even if I am on a different continent!
The support I am lacking is from friends. On my journey I've had to deal with the jealousy bug from friends. I've had the friend who drops over with deep fried garbage, I've had the friend who give's the silent treatment, and I've had the friend that has to make you feel bad about the results. My friends have made me feel bad for losing weight. I have always been the token fat friend in a group of shouldbe model friends. Granted these friends I've had since H.S. and I love them like family but at times I wonder if they accept me. Am I there friend because I make them feel good about themselves? Or are they truly accepting of me?
The short of this story is that kind words of encouragement are appreciated, and not only for me. Taking the time to be supportive goes a long way. After reading the comments that I have gotten over the last two days has filled me with such joy. My challenge for you is to go out there and be supportive of someone. It can be online or in real life. Words of encouragement go a long way for that person and yourself.