That's what the whisper says. "Use your voice"...speak to the lost...speak to those in hiding. I was driving to a public school yesterday where I have just finished an in-residence character ed program...I was rehearing all our songs for the evening performance. Driving down the road, I was thinking about my funk! I've been in a huge funk. I so wanted a thriving community on Facebook and it's not happening. I look daily at the interaction levels and in one group there are absolutely none and there are almost 600 folks and in the other, there is light traffic. My heart so wants you to have people who are there to support you and even pull you through. I want there to be a place for you to share with us...a place for your voice. I've built a community platform for you to share on...and NOBODY shares. Where are my people? Where are all my people...Almost 600 of them, and there is silence. It's really messed me up...Driven me back to stress eating...that I've had to deal with. (figures, a group of weight loss support drives me to eat. Gosh sometimes!)
I heard the whisper..."They're in hiding"...I see two things about that. Obesity cloaks one in shame...and when we're ashamed we hide! Or, we've lost weight but we're terrified of coming out of hiding...Because so much of us is undeveloped under the hood. We can lose weight and continue to lack the self confidence from being the obese person. We can still live in the land of the non-living. And..the only way to leave the land of non-living is rise up and walk!
We remain silent because we'r afraid it's all going to reverse. We may have lost some weight, but surely right around the corner it's coming back, right? So I better stay silent right?
Well one of the best ways to grow is to MOVE...5,4,3,2,1 MOVE OUT of that mentality of hiding. Go from lurking and watching to LIKING and COMMENTING in the groups you go to. Share your story over coffee with a friend. Live like it's Yes! Live like this time you've got it!
To have the life I do now, I've had to leave the silence and speak! I've had to rise up out of shame and begin to find confidence again. It can be done! It won't happen in the shadows though. You have to take steps. It's been hard and scary and yes in the beginning terrifying...But you can do it.