Diet & Blogging

So ya’ll know about my weight loss journey. It’s no secret. 
Well I got a email from someone regarding it and I was just floored.
Take a look…
Nikki,
First and foremost, WOW! I’m having a hard time coming up with a way to describe your transformation without coming across like a construction worker would to a hottie like you walking by. In short, WOW!
Second, I’m impressed and grateful for your candor and ability to share so openly your struggle. Clearly you’ll touch many others and offer hope where there has been little, and that is simply awesome. I’m not wired to be open about things like my struggle with weight and things of that nature. I keep my cards close to my chest. I am generally able to set goals and see them through, but it’s not been the case with my weight. I could never go to WW meetings or seek outside help. I’m convinced, as you said it comes down to a choice and discipline. I am NOT a weak person.
Ok, generally speaking, I am not a weak person, and while I know I couldn’t go to WW meetings, I’m going to admit I’m weak with disciplining myself regarding food & exercise, and make an appeal for some outside help.Here’s the thing, I’m not even sure what I’m asking you for. I suppose I’m attracted to you as a helper for the following reasons… I don’t know you, and won’t have to face you if I fail. I could simply tell you I gave up and could stop e mailing you. I never have to worry about seeing that look of disappointment on your face; I believe you went about your weight loss in a healthy and educated manner, not jumping on the fad diet de jure; you seemed eager to answer questions and encourage others to find the happiness you’ve worked so hard to earn.So I suppose it’s a combination of admiration, and anonymity that bring me to writing you.
I have tried so many things over the years and had some temporary success, but nothing like what you’ve accomplished. I weigh 240, and should be no more than 180. I hate vegetables, like my burgers and carbs, and loathe exercise. And in the past seven days I’ve had three hurtful things said to me about my weight.
So what is it I’m asking you for? I honestly don’t know. I suppose I’m at a point where I realize I’m not as strong as I wish I were when it comes to this area of my life. I could use some guidance, encouragement, and accountability. Any chance you’d be a willing participant?
Thanks for taking the time to read my plea and consider??

Isn’t that crazy? And I do not mean crazy in a bad way at all! I was all sorts of flattered! 
I asked said person if they would mind if I shared this with you all and they were fine with it. The only stipulation was that I kept their name out of this for the time being. I agreed! So from here on out said person shall be known as George. I like that name and no that is not this persons real name! 
Let me tell you I have had nothing but an amazing time working with George. After a few emails back and forth I got George set up with a MyFitnessPal app for their phone, a place to write down his or her feelings, and I even got George set up with a 24 day challenge through AdvoCare
George checked in with me the other day and I am happy to report that George is well on his or her way to loosing weight! So far George is down 17 pounds!


GO GEORGE GO!!!!

I am so super proud of George and can not wait to see what happens from here! 
  Hugs, Nikki

I have 7 Lovely Comments, I would love to have yours... on Diet & Blogging

  1. avatar
    July 16, 2012

    That’s awesome girl! See how great you’re doing in your journey, you are inspiring others!! yay! And congrats to George!

  2. avatar
    Angie says:
    July 16, 2012

    YAHOO! This is awesome! GO GEORGE!!

  3. avatar
    J and A says:
    July 16, 2012

    That is so awesome!! You would be a great motivator for anyone! Go George!! Keep us posted!!

  4. avatar
    July 16, 2012

    You are so inspiring!!! YAYYY for George! That is AWESOME! Keep it up… I LOVE success stories like this!!

  5. avatar
    E says:
    July 17, 2012

    That’s so amazing to hear!
    Isn’t it amazing when what you may think of as mindless posting on the internet turns out to positive influence and encourage someone else?!
    You rock!

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