Web of Support
Saturday, February 08, 2014
So many times, I read others' success stories and it feels like there is just one main thing that is their turning point. Either it's a "rock bottom" moment, or it's finding THE tool that helps them succeed.
For me, I think I am discovering that there will not be one thing. I am successful right now because I am using so many different support strategies, kind of like a web. Sparkpeople, blogging, accountability with friends, walking buddies, a low-carb diet, exercise videos, walking laps around my school, only having "safe" foods in the house, and most recently, DietBet. I'm not saying that any one of these things is the reason for my success. "I" am doing this, and I am using other tools and wonderful people around me as support, but I am not relying on any of these things or people to do the work for me. The other great thing about having so many supports, is that if one of them isn't working for me at the time (I forget to log into Sparkpeople, or my walking buddy is not around one day) I still have lots of ways to encourage myself to make healthy choices!