Thursday, May 5, 2011

You've got a friend!

So I've been a little busy lately and forgot that I had a blog, until I received an awesome message from a friend telling me they were following it... Yay!!!

This week I'm going to talk about support systems. We all need them, whether we think we do or not. This is part of the reason I created this blog.

How many of us are much better about doing things if we're accountable to someone, or have the support of a good friend(s)? I know I am! Whether your goal is about losing, maintaining, or gaining weight, it's a good idea to have people to support you on your health journey. Hopefully those you live with support you... if not, it makes the journey much harder (but still possible). Find a friend to email your successes and/or struggles with, it makes a huge difference!

I'm going to send out a selfish little plea (esp. to those in the Boise/Meridian/Kuna area). I belong to a little chapter of TOPS (Taking Off Pounds Sensibly) and I absolutely love my chapter. I'm actually the assistant leader of this chapter, which is one of the reasons I'm sending out this plea. We need you!!! We only have 12 members and about 8 come on a semi-regular basis. I happen to know that if we get some "new blood", everyone will get excited and therefore more motivated. We meet Tuesday nights... weigh-in is from 6-6:30 and the meeting generally lasts until about 7 or 7:30 at the latest. It's a non-profit group, so basically we have monthly dues of $3.00 to help cover rent and there's a yearly membership fee of $28. There's no set diet plan... our focus is on better health and we often do little contests for motivation. Anyone can teach the lessons, so if teaching motivates you, you'd love it! Please give this some consideration... TOPS has been around for a really long time and a lot of success stories have come from it. I feel that TOPS needs more younger generation members to help keep it alive. There are other chapters available if mine doesn't work for you. We meet at Silver Sage Baptist church located at 5858 S. Maple Grove (almost to Lake Hazel). If you live in the Boise area and want to carpool with me, I'm totally open to that as well. If you're not interested, please pass the word along to others that may be. I can be contacted on here, or on facebook, or at with any further questions.

Remember, we all need support in our journey. I know I need all the support I can get. Thanks for letting me have my selfish plea. Whatever support system you want, make sure to find it this week... be accountable to someone :)

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