Apparently I don't think in advance too well.
I hadn't anticipated, when I started my blog, that people I KNOW would be reading it. I mean, yes, the ones I shared it with.
I'm talking about the vague Facebook Friend 'I once knew you' acquaintances that don't really know my story. Moreover, they don't really know just how bad I'd gotten, and how much I'd let myself go.
Pardon me while I wince.
Sharing the links and pictures from the Cavemom Chronicles on the social networking and social media and social whatever sites really opens it all up to the world- and I'm rapidly losing that comfortable cloak of anonymity. While it's liberating, in a way, there's also that little bit of embarrassment.
Okay, more than a little bit of embarrassment!
But you know what?
I'm not that fat girl anymore. I may not be where I want, and I may not have a perfect journey, but I'm doing it. I've taken the control and started changing my life and my health, and that's what's important. I'm DOING something about it.
What's surprised me the most is that the responses I've gotten have been incredibly positive, uplifting, and motivating- and from the most unexpected places and people.
I've discovered that I've not only been underestimating myself for a long time, but a lot of other people as well.
So to anyone finding your way here from one of those social sites…hi. Long time no talk; I'm glad you're here.
Oh…and thanks for stopping by ツ