Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Tell Everyone!

I had a conversation recently about my "chattiness"  with my weight loss journey. I was and still am a tad concerned that I will or have gotten annoying with talking about my healthier lifestyle. I read early on that it was good to let your friends and family know what you are doing because it keeps you accountable. So I did and I have.

The conversation started by the person telling me that they were not as "umm chatty" as I am about my weight loss. I felt a little offended, which is silly because I know I AM chatty about it. However, the way they said it didn't make it feel like a compliment.

So the question is: Is it better to go on your journey alone and with no support? Or is it better to tell everyone and get the support that you may need on your way to a healthier lifestyle.

After thinking this through, I have come to a conclusion. It is all up to how you want to deal with your journey. I should not be offended if people say I talk about my loss too much or I become chatty about living healthier. It is something I am passionate about, so I am going to talk about it.

 In saying that, I respect others decisions to keep it to themselves. In my opinion I think talking about it and getting that support is part of the journey. I also like to think by talking about it and being vocal you may inspire someone else to change their lifestyle.

If I could inspire and motivate just one person to start their own journey... it would be worth annoying a few people by being too chatty about my weight loss!

What are your thoughts on being vocal about your weight loss journey?

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