When I first started my weight loss journey in January of 2010, I was journaling frequently and have not done as much journaling as I would have liked in 2011. I thought a blog might be a great way to share this journey with others, as opposed to just a page that no one else would read.
My goal is to help inspire others who were similar to me - those who feel helpless, like they will never be able to lose weight and that they will be forced to settle into a life that they are sadly unhappy with. But I have also discovered that writing helps me stay focused and also helps me have proud moments when I am feeling less than stellar, which for the past few months has been more often than I would like.
This truly is like budgeting. You are working with figures and checks and balances. It's like shopping - you never want to go over your credit limit or spend more cash than you had planned. Awareness of what you are putting in your body is half the battle. People don't want to put the effort in and say, "I couldn't be bothered to measure and weigh and count and pre-pack my lunch, etc." I'm telling you, a little effort in the beginning goes a long way - you see the results and it just becomes routine!