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I've always been a social media geek.

Back in the Myspace days I was there customizing HTML to make by page look cool, and now I even work in social media.

I'd heard a lot about people using social media to document their weight loss and find support, so I decided to do it too.

What I didn't realise was how bloomin' fantastic an idea it would've turned out to be.

One of the main reasons I feel like I've stuck to this plan so long and so well is because I know I've got a group of people following my progress. It's like a leader constantly over your shoulder.

Instagram has always been a favourite app, but now I'm border line obsessed. I've turned into one of these crazy people who has to photograph my food before I can eat it. I arrange it so it looks pretty (which also makes me think it tastes better too.)

It encourages me to experiment with my food, I don't end up falling in a boring rut as I don't want to bore people with the same photos. I know my downfall previously was because I was eating the same foods day in day out. Now I vary my foods and I don't get bored.

I also get inspiration for new meals from it. I'd never heard of a Hassleback potato before, but gosh am I glad I did.

The support and love I receive through Instagram and the friendships I'm developing, I find, are even better than meetings. I still stay to every meeting, but I do find that the supportive environment of Instagram is much better at carrying me through. Possibly because there are more people my own age on their, whereas my meeting I seem to be the youngest by a fair few years. (I guess that's what you get when you go in the day!)

So, what's the point of this post I hear you ask? Well basically it's to say that if you're not on Instagram, get on there.

It's bloomin' wonderful.


  1. Love this and it is so true - i really think when I plugged into the IG community and "met" (follow) people like you it really just boosted my own results - I totally love posting what i eat and also scrolling through what others eat and motivational pics/progress updates and quotes. I also go to my weekly weigh in meetings which I find really grounding too ! we should use whatever we feel comfortable to do ! xx

  2. I'm glad you agree! Instagram is such a great support tool, plus it's toally free :)