I have always known that having people who support you in whatever you're doing is important. It doesn't matter whether it's for a class, a hobby, work or dealing with weight loss. I am very fortunate to have a very supportive husband. Anything I need or want on my quest to get fit is fine, expense is not really a consideration. If I need it to be successful, it's done. I know how lucky I am to have a supportive husband.
I'm even luckier to have a supportive family. Since I restarted my weight loss and getting fit project in January, we have celebrated several birthdays, had Easter and several get togethers that have included food. My family has been great in asking what I want to have so that we can keep temptation away from me. My family has even gone so far as to substitute a veggie platter instead of the bags of potato chips and cheezies. Every time I see them they encourage me and tell me how proud they are of me for sticking to it.
I've even lucked out in the supportive co-workers area. Several of my co-workers have commented now on my weight loss, they tell me how good I'm looking and it makes me feel pretty good. It's no secret that I go for a walk (almost) every day during my lunch break. A few of them have asked to come along and it's great that a couple of days a week there will be a few of us out walking.
Today was a rough afternoon for me. After my mid day walk, out of nowhere I had the most intense craving for cookies. I wanted a great, big, huge, chocolate chip cookie. The kind that you have to hold with two hands. I drank some water instead, I drank some more water and when the craving was still there and I found myself reaching for my wallet to walk down the street to the bakery. I stopped. I sent out an S.O.S to one of my friends who is also a coworker. I sent her a YouTube clip of the Cookie Monster and told her in no uncertain terms that I wanted cookies and I was fighting not to go buy some. Bless her heart, within a minute she was at my office door with a 2 Point WW snack bar to help get me though. We sat and talked for a few minutes. I drank some more water and about a half hour later, I ate the 2 Point snack. Much better than the 20 point cookies, I was craving so badly.
It's great to have support and today and I was so truly thankful for it.