Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Sense of Community

In the last little while I have spent a lot of time searching around the internet reading other blogs and stories of people who struggle with disordered eating and weight loss. I recognize in them the same struggles and challenges I face every day and I feel less alone. I see that it is ok to have a bad day, whatever the trigger, and that it doesn't need to derail my efforts or send me on a multi day binge. I can let it go and then tomorrow will be a better day.
I appreciate this sense of community and how accepting of me it will be. I look forward to being a part of it.


  1. Ijust found your blog and I too have about 150 lbs to lose - if you're interested,check out my blog. I'm new to blogging, about 2 months ago, but love it :)

    Good luck on your journey, I'll be checking out your progress :)

  2. There is SUCH support for you in the blogging community, it just takes a little bit for you to find ppl and ppl to find you. I hope you don't mind, but I'd like to help you by mentioning your blog on my blog....let people know you're out here?? Let me know.

  3. (sorry for all the comments- I just found your blog via Ali @ fit to fat)

    Every day is a new day, Every meal is a new meal... you can't change the past, but you can change the future. Don't look back and feel badly about what you ate, did, didn't do... Look ahead and feel positive about the things you can do.
    You have a great attitude! :-)

    Take care!!

  4. Welcome to a wonderfully supportive community! I stumbled upon it 6 months into my journey and I am so glad that I did!
    You will find the support phenomenal!!

  5. The weight loss/healthy living community in blogging is awesome. We are all struggling through the same issues and have the same goals and can support each other. :) Welcome!

  6. Welcome! I hope that you keep blogging consistently and reach out to others (including me) when days are rough or to share a triumph. You are brave to share this journey and you CAN succeed!

  7. Hi Dreidl,

    I came across your link via Twitter. I commend you in posting your journey for support, community, and ideas. I'm a personal trainer in Toronto, and one of my clients has lost over 200 lbs, and chronicled his progress on a blog as well. He also feared death, which was his primary motivation to seek help. You can see his blog at, and he would certainly be happy to email you if you need advice from someone who's "Done it". He was 435 lbs when he started.

    Best of success and enjoy your new journey!


    Sebastien Rahman

  8. Just wanted to say Hi & wish you good luck on your blog and with your weight loss efforts. Learning to listen and trust your body isn't the easiest thing - I truly wish you well on your journey. You can do it.

  9. Thanks everyone for all of the comments of support. It is soooo motivating. I'll check out all of your blogs and stay in touch.

  10. I hope you don't mind that I posted your blog on Twitter...hehe. I see a lot of the people who follow me have found your blog! The support is fantastic!