I'm new to this site. I signed up hoping to find some support and advice to help keep me motivated and also just connect with people going though the same journey as myself.
In March I finally decided it was time for a change. The one thing that mainly led to it was how unhappy I became with my own body image. I hated going out with friends and taking pics. Shopping for clothes was no fun at all.
I'm almost at my goal weight. However.... now I stress out about gaining it all back. People have noticed and commented on how great I look. I went to a wedding a few weeks ago and people kept saying how great I looked. All I think about is now that I'm skinny I look good, then how did I look b4? I felt like I was the center of attention. I've never liked that roll. I like to be unnoticed. I'm worried now that everyone notices me thin, they'll wait to see if I gain it all back.
I'm so paranoid that I'll gain the weight back this winter. During winter months I go into hibernation mode. That means come home from work, walk the dog then lay on the couch till it's time for bed. The darkness early is such a bummer.
Right now most of my work outs are outdoor things. I'm still not comfortable going to the gym. I do a few classes a week and that's about it. The rest of the time I'm either hiking biking or running. Tired doing DVD's at home. It's not for me.
Any cold weather runners out there? Your advice is needed. Thanks.
Can anyone lend me advice on getting though the winter months? And also how you handle the attention you get from your new body image?