I feel I owe many of you who have been on here way longer than me a big apology. I admit it and I'm sure many of the new people that first join this board with high hopes have probably thought the same thing I did in beginning.
I couldn't figure out, if you were as set as I was to lose all this extra weight, why you were on here for so long with so little to show for it.
Now that I'm nearing the end of my first year, I can see why. It's a committment that you have to stick with 24-7-365. And for each minute, hour, day, week, month that you tell yourself, oh it won't matter, there's always tomorrow I can get back on program, you're only kidding yourself.
When I found this group of very supportive women (and men) I was so motivated and pumped. I even lost my first 40 pounds in about 4 months. I've since gained 20 of the 40 back and it's opened my eyes to see that there is so much more to losing weight and getting healthy than can initially meet the eye.
So to all of you who have been trekking this journey much longer than me, I give you my apology for misjudging you.
There is so much more to this weightloss journey than counting calories, fat grams, and exercise. Without overhauling your whole life, you will encounter many speed bumps and it's how you handle the speed bumps that determines how well you succeed.
I will get off my soap box now and hope that you will all forgive me.