Beverly Eden, SANITY Support Guest Blogger
I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. I know that sounds like just another cliché’, but it’s one about which I feel very passionately. I also believe that God allows us to go through trials in our lives not only to mold and teach us, but for us to be able to help one another.
Many people think of support as something you get. It is also something that you give. I have never had cancer and I pray that I never will. I can sympathize with people who are going through it, but I don’t know exactly how they feel. I do; however; know what it is like to struggle with weight problems and all of the issues that go with it. Having lost 150 pounds after weight loss surgery (WLS), I can offer support to people who struggle with those same issues.
Allison has also had weight loss surgery, she’s lost 120 pounds (check out her before and after photos, wow! And, did any of you know Allison was one of the first plus-size models with the Wilhelmina Agency in the early 80‘s?
In Allison’s Setting Boundaries book series, the Six Step SANITY acronym is a key component. The “A“ stands for, ASSEMBLE a Support group. Studies show that next to journaling, a strong support group is the key to achieving and maintaining sustained weight loss. One way that I choose to give back to the WLS community is by blogging here and talking to everyone I meet about the benefits of losing weight. Another way I both give and receive help is by being a part of support groups. Having others who totally understand what I am going through makes my journey so much easier!
I’m excited and blessed to have the opportunity to be a Guest Blogger on the SANITY Support blog!