Congratulations on losing 70 pounds !! That's fantastic !!
There is an old notion that when a person loses weight, they'll be happy and everything will fall into their lap. This is a total misconception. It's true that losing weight CAN change a person's life, but it might not make them happy. If a person is unhappy with themselves when they are overweight, they'll find something to be unhappy with when they've lost the weight. People mistakenly believe that if you have the figure of a super model, you must be happy. Not true. Thin women have just as many insecurities about their bodies as overweight women do. And that's something the diet books never talk about.
The diet books never talk about the fact that when a person losses weight, not only does their body change, but their head must to change along with it. In many cases, changing the body comes a lot faster than changing the brain and the emotions. People say that if they lose 100 pounds, they'll be the same person, just lighter. That's not true. You really do change.
Right now, your body is still changing, but your psyche hasn't caught up yet. With time, your head will adapt to the new changes, but right now.... you still see a fat person even though you've lost weight. It's going to take time, but you will see that thin person.
I have my good days and not as good days (trying to avoid having bad days). When I do laundry, some days I hold up my pants and wonder how I got so skinny. Other days, those same pants seem as if I regained all the weight. We all have insecurities about our bodies. Instead of dwelling on how your body looks, concentrate on WHAT your body can do since losing the weight.
It's taken time, but I have learned that what my body can do is really more important than how it looks. I'm not perfect. I never will be. And I'm okay with that.
Edited by: ARCHIMEDESII at: 1/10/2013 (14:32)