When I left for my trip this month on the 10th, I thought I was leaving behind all my Twitter and Fitblog friends and supporters. I realized though, as early as my first flight, that I didn't leave you behind, I took you all along with me. I bet you didn't realize that you were all taking a trip to RI with me did you? :)
After the first leg of my flight, I was sitting on the plane (I was one of only 2 that stayed from the last leg) so I got to chatting with one of the Southwest flight attendants. Come to find out she is on a weight loss journey of her own and has a goal of running her first 5k this March. This of course got me talking about my journey and the great support I have received from the Fitblog community of friends I have gained over the past 9 months. I told her how great you all are and how much of a positive experience it has been getting to know all of you. I also told her that without all of you and your great support, I would not have accomplished what I have so far. She really seemed intrigued so I asked if she was on Twitter. She wasn't at the time but said she was thinking about setting up an account. Well, I don't know if she has an account yet or not ( with all the talk of you guys, I forgot to give her my Twitter name lol ), but I will say that if any of you get a follow from a Southwest flight attendant, you know who the follow suggest came from LOL.
As I was spewing off names to her like Tidbits_of_Tara, JPnagan, Brooklyn_1012, FatgirlvsWorld, Cyclingsi, ChrisPugh, Rspnsblty199 and RingAroundRinn, I realized I never left you guys. I always carry you around. I obviously could not stand there and name all my followers but I think she got the point that everyone in the Fitblog community was responsible for my success so far. I also think that she was generally interested in what I had to say. She kept the conversation going with questions about Twitter and Fitblog so that was a good sign...I think.
Also a very special thanks to Katy (twitter: Kwidrick) for creating such a wonderfully supportive community with Fitblog. Follow fitblog chats on Tuesday nights at 9pm est by clicking here: Fitblog. Or follow the #fitblog hash tag on twitter. I promise, you'll be glad you did.