Last night, after posting my wordy blog about my quest to lose weight, I got an email from someone I've never met or heard of - a friend of a friend - telling me that I'm an inspiration to people trying to lose weight.
I was absolutely taken aback. An inspiration? I never intended to be an inspiration. I am shocked when friends tell me that they're impressed with my willpower, especially after the six weeks of eating no sweets, and sticking with that. I just didn't think much about it. I'm trying to lose the weight, and I am trying to prove to myself and to others that you CAN do it the hard way. No pills, no starving yourself, no surgery.
If I can inspire someone, that's fantastic. I just hope people realize I'm going to have setbacks, too. So far, I've been pretty good (though today I ate at Red Lobster and had are more than I should have. I only ate half of my meal, didn't eat any biscuits - sad face! - and feel fairly guilty about it). And my habits have changed already. But I'm far from perfect, and still have so far to go.