From Jenn

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals

Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

Credit: Mike Licht, NotionsCapital.com

As many of you bloggers already know, there is power in blogging. From feeling the communal blog support when you have a setback to sharing your successes with readers, having a blog (as Erin and I sooo know and understand) is an amazing and rewarding experience that can not only inspire others, but also inspire you to do more than you ever dreamed. Like Rosie says, “We can blog it.” (And I like to add “Rock it.”) Read on for more on how blogging can help your health or weight-loss efforts. Note that while the article was written for SparkPeople and therefore features blogging on SparkPeople, blogging on any platform works! It’s more about what you put into than where you do it that counts. Happy blogging!

How Weight-Loss Blogging Can Help You Reach Your Goals
To some, “blogging” may seem confusing or somewhat intimidating. Heck, even the word “blog” itself sounds a little sci-fi. But I’m here to tell you that blogging is actually quite easy, and it can be immensely helpful in setting and achieving your health and weight-loss goals. First, let’s break down the word blog. “Blog” is just the contraction of “weblog.” And a weblog is just an online diary. Think of the written diary you kept in your nightstand as a kid. It’s like that, only it’s online. And your little brother is probably no longer trying to break the lock to read it. Continue reading…

Are you a weight-loss or fitness blogger? Tell us about your positive experiences with blogging in the comments! —Jenn



Comments

  1. Moonlight Dancer says

    Most of my topics are about weight loss, and my err ah struggles with weight loss. I do go off the weight loss topic as well, I talk about politics etc. I feel like it's a good outlet for me to get out things, such as an online diary I suppose. I only have like 6 followers however so I guess that's a challenge.

  2. Marisa (Trim The Fat) says

    I'm a weight loss blogger and feel it's been a fantastic outlet for me. It's nice to be part of a community of encouragement and support. It keeps my fires stoked and helps me refocus when I've gone astray. I also feel a sense of responsiblity to show readers that they can do it and can stick with it for as long as it takes!

  3. Lori-Pure2Raw says

    I think having this blogging community is great and can be very powerful and motivating for some people. It is so nice to see other people supporting and helping others reach their goals. And sharing their experiences with others! That is why I like to blog! To hope that I am helping making a difference in someone's life!

  4. Jenn says

    I believe with my whole heart that blogging has been the missing link to my weight loss success in the past. It is my therapy, my saving grace in those times when I just want to give up.
    The community that I have met since I started blogging earlier this year has been simply incredible. Supportive, knowledgeable, funny, and empathetic. They are my lifeline, and I know this time is going to be the last time I lose this weight because I have my blog.

  5. Mary :: A Merry Life says

    I'm a blogger and I can't think of a better thing I've ever done. Sharing my struggles and my successes has opened up my eyes to the process, to myself. It's weird to be so open and honest about it all, but it is also cathartic. And is has been great to meet people through my blog. I've already had great things happen because of the people I've met. :)

  6. Michelle says

    I totally agree that weight loss blogging is a saving grace. before I used to do it totally for me. I am trying to sort out how I can give back, through my own progress.

    I took a 2 week break and REALLY missed writing what I ate..but more importantly how I felt when I was eating. It was a big thing for me and I really enjoyed it once I got back. Sometimes writing throughout the day about things I ate and/or how I was feeling really helped me sort out my feelings so that I wasn't consumed with guilt/disapointment for the whole entire day.

  7. Merry says

    It always surprises me that anyone looks at my blog, but if I go too long without posting I get people asking why. And it's a wonderful way to ensure that I will exercise… since I have to blog about it… or Deal With The Guilt ;)

    mandice – the kind of dice you roll when you sign up for Match.com

  8. newbierunner says

    Thank you for this great article. It's exactly the kick in the pants that I needed to start my own blog. My primary goal is to lose weight and I'm hoping to do this by becoming a runner. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  9. Jules says

    Blogging helps me to pursue all my goals in life, not just weight loss. I have two blogs regarding weight loss, one specific to my journey with a fun twist and the other includes not just weight loss but ALL areas of my life. A Slice of Life Diet. I don't have a lot of followers but blogging gives the illusion of posting for hundreds of people. Sharing my thoughts and accomplishments in a public forum not only makes me accountable it keeps the focus on other areas of my life and not just weight. It puts me out into the world while weight has often been an isolation. Thank you for yor post.

  10. Nancy says

    I think this is so true….on Jan 1, 2010 I will begin blogging my own personal fitness transformation…am so excited that I just can’t wait! I would recommend this too…Sharing your own experience might motivate someone else to get fit & healthy too!!!

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