Do you/Have you told your friends about 3FC? Why or Why not?
The title is pretty much self-explanatory.
I'm not shy at all about my weight loss. I tell
my friends about it all the time and it's surprising
how much my other friends are going through
the same thing. We've all developed this support
system that is so amazing! They're really thankful,
and I'm thankful as well, to have someone to
talk to when times get rough.
They're always asking me "what's your secret?"
And I give them various websites (which I have
also posted in my blog) that have helped! But
one thing I have failed to mention is the amazing
support here on 3FC. It's something I will not
tell them about. On here I find it much easier
to express other personal things that I do not
want my friends knowing about.
Nope... I'm not comfortable talking a lot about weight loss with friends and/or family, but having this online support has been instrumental in my success this time around. Having a place where I can anonymously (unless any other random people in my life are on here and recognize my picture) ask questions, vent, whine, etc. is kind of like having my own personal therapist If someone asked who really needed assistance, I'd probably tell - but otherwise, not something I'm feeling at all inclined to advertise.
One for every 5 pound loss...(reset) Long Term Goal
Mini-Goal 1: 234 -15 pounds loss ---> Mini-Goal 2: 224 - 10% loss --->Mini-Goal 3: 199 - Onederland! ---> Mini-Goal 4: 174 - 30% loss
Mini-Goal 1: MET!!! 10/13/10 --------> Mini-Goal 2: Met!!! 11/5/10 ---->Mini-Goal 3: Met!!! 2/25/11 ----->
"When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on."
This site is completely public, but sometimes I treat it like a diary or a journal, and I tell things that I haven't told a soul in real life, or have only told to one or two very old & close friends who have also struggled all their lives with their weight. So it would feel strange for me to know that someone who knows me personally is reading me here.
I recognize the paradoxes inherent in this situation, but hey, I never said I was a completely rational being.
I have only told one person that I know about this site, and that's because I trust this person not to judge me. But other than that, no, I haven't told anyone. Because I don't want to lose my anonymity. Selfish? Yes. But it's called Google, people--that's how I found this place, so anyone who is seriously interested in an online weight loss support forum will find 3FC if they have even basic Googling skills. So I don't feel too guilty about my silence.
No, because most of my friends know me online rather than IRL. They'd immediately recognise my username and I don't want too many people I already know being mixed up in a place where I can get some private support. If I were more anonymous with a different username or something then maybe I'd let people know about it, but I don't know that many people who are overweight, many of my friends are underweight because they can't eat properly (physically) and the two that are slimming are both WW so they have support.
I've told the bf, his fam, classmates - but that's about it. Nobody on a personal level that would join it, I guess
"..I think you need to stop following misery's lead.
Shine away. Shine away. Shine away. Isn't it time you got over how fragile you are?
We're all waiting on your supernova, 'cause that's who you are.
And you've only begun to shine.."