I like to fancy myself a pretty strong woman. I’m single, raising a boy into a man, entrepreneur and volunteer. I pray and talk to God before I talk to anyone else and there are things I don’t share with anyone else. So I figure I can get through this without having the support of another human being, right? Not quite. As a volunteer, I know first-hand that every needs someone to help them at times. Heck, I know that as a single mom. As I’ve gotten serious and proactive about losing weight, I’ve seen my family shift their thinking as well. When do meals as a family, they have made sure to have grilled meat for me, veggies, and fruits. They also ask before hand what I’d like. It has been such a blessing because I don’t have to avoid meals, I don’t feel temted to cheat on my new journey. I don’t feel resentful towards them for noit respecting my plan. Support brings us together. It unifies in a common goal (wow that could preach..lol). I also have friends who talk about and plan workout routines with me and encourage me to follow through. If you know someone who is on a weight loss journey, support and encourage them because it does matter. If you need support, surround yourself with uplifting people. Also, encourage yourself. Speak positively about you. Look in the mirror and find something you like, love the fact that you’re here and alive and free to lose weight if you want. See the person inside and her/him out and watch how it changes things.