Monday, June 27, 2011

Presentation Done

The presentation went really well! I had a wonderful time doing it and I got some great feedback. My friend took a bunch of pictures and I'll share them when she sends them. I can't really post the slide show here but I wanted to share a bit of it. A big part of the presentation was about why blogging is so helpful after WLS. There were 5 main categories that I cited for being great reasons to blog, and here they are along with the quotes I used:

Why blog? Journaling…
“It's created a fantastic record… I can see exactly what my progress was, track my fills, look at progress photos, and even see how I was feeling at every point during this process. My blog has become the best diary I've ever had.” Catherine - Chronicles from Band Land

Why blog? Community…
“I have made some wonderful friends through blogging and have been able to see real successes, so when I'm feeling like I can't do it, I go read some of my ‘go to’ blogs for inspiration!” Tessie Rose - Band Me Baby

Why blog? Learning…
“I find that by blogging I can quickly reach a bunch of people if I have a question or need advice. It's been the biggest help of my journey.” Cat - One Slim Cat

Why blog? Catharsis…
“I started blogging because it was a safe way for me to express my feelings and fears while getting feedback from those who have been in my shoes before.” Beth Ann - Beth Ann's Never-Ending Quest for Something

Why blog? Connection…
“Reading your blog, the struggles and successes, has helped me understand and hopefully support you in this journey.” Bonnie (a.k.a. My Mother)

8 comments:

Lap Band Gal said...

I like the comment from your Mom :)

Theresa aka Tessie Rose said...

This is great!

Stephanie said...

So glad your presentation went well. You've got some great quotes there from some great ladies!

Cat said...

I have to agree with all the quotes above, blogging has been so helpful.

Dawnya said...

You rocked that presentation like we knew you would. I love the quotes you pulled from the blogs. They are so true.

I especially like the quote from your mom.

Thanks for sharing.

banded bella said...

Glad the presentation went well. Loks like you had some good help from your blogging friends and your mom......

Ronnie said...

I'm glad to hear the presentation went well, I wonder how many people went out and started a blog because of it? :)

Amy W. said...

That is awesome that you got to present. I don't think people really understand how powerful this community can be and what a great support system it is! I know that I wouldnt have been as successful without it.