When I first started this weight loss journey last year, I weighed 333 lbs - my all-time heaviest. I started this blog to chronicle my journey, but I absolutely got addicted to the inspiration I started to receive as I read other blogs. There were actually people just like me who were going through the same things! And some had actually succeeded in losing huge amounts of weight. But never once at that point did I feel like I would ever be able to inspire others the same way.
I love reading the comments people leave on this blog, and it's truly touching when someone says I have inspired them. It keeps me accountable, and makes me feel like I'm paying it forward. It's a great feeling. Yeah, I still have 130 lbs to lose, but I'll get there! I have so many awesome examples of people who have done it, so I know it's possible for me, too.
Today I was contacted by w8losschick, who wants to feature stories of inspiration on her blog for the entire month of May. She asked if my readers could tell their story so she can feature them. She needs 30 people (I get to be #1!). Each day will represent just one story, this way each person gets the spotlight totally on them. I know it's short notice, but let's do it!
You can include whatever you want in telling your story; pictures, tips, tricks, whatever you feel will bring inspiration for someone else on this journey. The only thing that matters is inspiration. Even if you lost 100 pounds and gained it back and are now in the process of losing it again, post your story. She is just looking for inspiration! It's inspiration that keeps people going and it's inspiration that gets us through the hard times. Sometimes just knowing that someone else has walked our road helps one to see there really is a light at the end of the tunnel and that they are not alone!
You can email your inspiring stories to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or you can send it to the address on my Blogger profile. Check out the w8losschick blog at: http://thew8losschick.blogspot.com/