My secret to successful weight loss. It wasn’t all my fault!


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I made it to goal alright.  It was a fascinating journey all the way there.  There were ups and downs and flat boring spots.  It only took about a year but at the same time it felt like a lifetime.  In this post I wanted to let you in on a secret to my weight loss success.  Are you ready?




I DIDN’T DO IT ALONE.  That’s right.  It wasn’t just my success.  Sure I had to choose, sure I had to eat the right stuff, sure I had to move more, but I couldn’t have done those things without others on  my side.  I had my sister who got me started, I had the rest of my family cheering me on (sometimes),  my wife helped me, the ladies at the WW meetings helped (lots of encouragement and positive reinforcement there), the WW leader helped a ton with her nice words.  One of the most important things she says is this, “If you could do it on your own, you would have done it a long time ago.”

Sure, some people do it on their own.  I did, like 10 times, and gained it back right away:)  Now, as I work my booty off to maintain, I still have people on my side.  My sisters, mom, and I still talk about our plan to do WW for the week.  My wife listens as I share my struggles.  The blog, the readers, the comments, the love, it all helps.  If you don’t have anyone on your side, I am sure the people that visit this blog will take you under their wings.  They are good people moving towards a good goal.

Help someone on their journey today.  And I thank you so much for helping me on mine.

5 Responses to “My secret to successful weight loss. It wasn’t all my fault!”

  1. December 28, 2008 at 7:51 am

    Oh, I definitely agree! It can be done on your own, but it is twice as hard without support. My family took a little work to get them to be supportive, but they are all for the most part supportive now as long as you disregard all the health nut jokes and cracks from my boys. They don’t like me dragging them along for the ride. But I finally figured out in order for me to change my family needed to change with me. I couldn’t do it by myself.

    • 2 run4change
      December 28, 2008 at 8:05 am

      You know, that is a common struggle that I hear at WW meetings. Most of the moms there have a hard time getting the family on board. It is just plain healthy for them too, but the old habits are stubborn. Thanks for the comment.

  2. 3 somedayistoday
    December 28, 2008 at 9:46 am

    That is the true secret for success….accountability, encouragement and support from others! I am so glad I have a trainer in my corner! I live alone so it’s sometimes hard for me because the phrase “no one will know” comes into my head! Then my trainer comes into my mind and says, “I’ll know”! I have trouble with people at work still. Offering me something and then saying, “Geez don’t deprive yourself, that’s not good either!” I”m grateful for my new virtual friends for encouragement and inspiration! It helps more than you realize…or perhaps you do know! 🙂

    • 4 run4change
      December 28, 2008 at 10:21 am

      I do know. Your comments as well as those from others are unbelievably comforting and encouraging. It helps keep me on the straight and narrow on a day to day basis.

  3. December 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    No matter what you do to get it off, keeping it off is also a challenge. Many people quit diets and turn their back on exercise due to lack of motivation. We are what we eat and we are only as positive as the company we keep! So keep the motivational team close and jump right in there. Great job and I wish you luck…

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