Let's Get Healthy Support Group!

I don't know about you but I just CAN NOT loose weight or make the healthiest of choices alone.  It doesn't work for me.  I get all off track and end up gaining back almost 10lbs.  If your remember I posted about my weight loss at the beginning of the year.  I was doing awesome.  I lost almost 50lbs.  Well, I got the stomach flu in April.  It got me all out of whack.  Then things just went down hill from there.  So I have gained back 8lbs and haven't been exercising or making any good food choices.
I know I can't be the only one that thrives on support.  Loosing 10lbs or running a mile and being happy for yourself just isn't the same as loosing 10lbs or running a mile and having a cheering squad of peers happy for you.  In the same sense breaking your rule of no eating after 7pm by eating a bowl of ice cream to just yourself isn't that bad.  But, breaking your rule of no eating after 7pm by eating a bowl of ice cream to a group of your peers is like a major just don't do it!
So I have decided to make a Facebook group support team.  I would like it if we all laid out goals and rules for ourselves and write them in a blog post or if you're not a blogger in a post on the group page.  I would like to urge you in that post to include a before picture.  I know we all hate pictures of ourselves.  But what's the difference between taking a before picture of yourself for people on the internet to see and walking down the street every day?  I mean really, lots of people see you the way you look right now every day.  One before picture on the internet isn't going to do anything to you but motivate you to change.  It's not like I'm making you share how much you weigh.
Then monthly I would like to do follow up posts on how things are going.  The post would be about how much you lost, what you're doing to loose, and include a 1 month picture.  Once you reach your goal you can stop posting updates but I'd ask that you stay in the group to help support the people who are still loosing.
The Facebook group will be completely private where only invited members will see it.  That way your deepest darkest secrets won't be shared unless you want them to be.

We'll make this week our "soft start" kinda like a soft opening of a store where everyone joins the group and gets acquainted.  Then next Monday will be our "Grand Opening" where we'll post our goals and personal rules along with that before picture!

Who's with me?! Please share this with anyone that you know is struggling.  I need the support and you probably couldn't hurt from it either!

CLICK HERE for the link to the group. Who knows, maybe if we get enough people to participate we can get some kind of cool sponsor.


1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great idea! I was going to make an FB group at one time for weight loss surgery support, since I had gastric sleeve surgery, but I'm just too busy with everything else.. I knew I wouldn't be able to keep it up. lol Good luck to you!


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