After checking for any new posts, I suddenly realised how strangely quiet it is in here today, and well come to think of it, most days. It really saddens me to see:
The number of people who come here is small, and of them...
The number of who are on maintenance but who still come here, even smaller....
Nevertheless to those people (and in here, I know of only one who Blitzes that record) having lost all their weight and yet who in their goodness check in regularly to offer help/support and sage advice to those of us still struggling, I say this to you:THANK YOU FOR BEING WHO YOUR WEIGHT LOSS HAS MADE YOU, A SMALLER BODIED BUT BIGGER PERSON (than most people I know)
Without your contributions, your selflessness, genuine caring and wanting to help others, places like this would be nothing more than a brag board filled with meaningless posts of people's gloating about how many steps/reps/kms or kgs they've walked/jogged/run or lost week after week!
I can honestly say I don't come here to get a pat on the back (though I agree it is nice when it happens) it doesn't bother me if no-one says anything because I'm happy enough within myself and the progress I'm making. Sure it's nice, don't get me wrong, but there's only a handful of people here who regularly say "hey, good on you" and it's the same handful EVERY WEEK who offer a comforting word when my week hasn't been so hot. To me, these people are what makes the heart and soul of this place, they are what I like to call in today's mish-mash of social media "real people" not just cyber-posters, and its partly because of them that I'm still here.
And as I continue along my journey, I ask myself the same question every day, with every gram I lose "will I still want to reach out to others when I've lost all the weight I want to lose"? Well for me, the answer remains unchanged, but its intensity is unequivocally magnified.