SUPPORT What does that mean for me ? The past week I have learned that I am getting support from all sorts of different places. As you might know I am a finalist for the Mamavation Mom Campaign. Voting has been going on the past week. If you want vote go here. My family and friends have been voting/sharing with their friends. My Aunts and uncles have been talking with their friends and voting. My Sister-in-law who never reads bloggs got my mother online to vote. A friend from church Kara asked her entire running train group to vote for me this past week. I love how my offline community has gotten on line to show support emailing their friends and ask there groups to vote for me. Thank you!
In the past year ..I have heard of talk about online friends not being “real” friends which I think is BS. Many of my online friends have become offline friends through conferences, and other events. But what about the friends you have never met face to face.
I tweeted on a Saturday night my daughter go sick 11pm at night. I had twitter friends who showed concern when it happened and some followed up with me on her health for the next few days. I don’t think I told my parents about her getting sick.. but because I share parts of my life on twitter in real time my tweeps (twitter friends) are there and supporting. Then many went on to share my Mamavation tweets.
Here are some thank you to my online tweeps for there support this last week.
My lovely friend Lori of Miss Ruby Sue put up a giveaway post for me on her site for a lovely handmade doll. Lori and I met on line a few years ago when we are on Good Morning America together. Lori is for a different world from me she is Idaho and is a Mormon , 2 things I am not, we talk for hours and it is like a breath of fresh air when I talk to her. I adore her, she is a wonderful sounding board and fabulous lady.
The regular commenters on my Fitness Friday post Barb, Stephanie, Diane, Hillary, and Jo-Lynne know that they will be reading my fitness Friday post every week has kept me going. I know that they will be there every week reading and linking up to my posts. Thanks girl for keeping me going since January. Something can be said about online accountability
CecilyK a great friend who asked her followers to vote for ma as a birthday wish. Cecily originally an online friends has turned in to an amazing off line friend and a voice of reason in my life and I love her for that.
Last Monday while sitting on a train coming back from NYC, I was overwhelmed by the online support for my trek to be the Mamavation mom. Most of my online friend who have step up to the plate and ask there fans/flowers to vote for me. Moved to tears of happiness I was reading the comments and well wishes of my friends. I am truly honored by your support.
So to those who say that who you meet online is not real. It is just a means to start a relationship. For me those relationships are supportive and nurturing. So do I think linking up with a group online will work for me to loose weight. You betcha.. long as I am honest. Because my support will be watching me as I go.
I hope I win tonight to be one of the Mamavation Moms for Campaign 12. If I don’t’ I will continue for every person who voted for me, shared my story, and talk to a friend in my behalf.
So how did I do this week.
I went from 267 (last week it was from 267-265) to
263 (down a firm 4)
I am finally eating better and seeing results. It must be from keep the food journal on line.
This post is part of the mamavation monday link up
UPDATE: I did not win the #MamavationMom contest @weightsover and @lilacmomma did the ladies are going to be awesome! Good Luck to them!