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Precarious Position

Thursday, July 01, 2010

I am in a bit of a precarious spot right now. The weight loss is starting to show and people are noticing and saying how great I look. Some of my clothes that didn't fit before do now. I feel stronger and better than when I started.

So why is this a problem? I feel a little like taking it easy, gliding along and maybe changing my goals to 40 pounds lost instead of 50. My initial goal was 30 and I'm halfway there now. I am only 5 pounds away from being in the "normal" BMI zone.

I don't want to surrender a bunch of mental real estate to these thoughts but simply acknowledge that I am having them and that for now I am going to keep doing what I've been doing and examine the pounds lost question when I get to my initial goal of 30 pounds and not before. Sometimes I mess myself up mentally with a lot of what if's and wondering about what things will be like later.

For now, I resolve to stick with my exercise and nutrition goals because I believe they will serve me for life. That's the beauty of a lifestyle change.
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COMPUTERTEACHER 7/1/2010 7:59PM

    Do you have a "before" picture of yourself? Sometimes it provides motivation to stay the course. So instead of stopping or easing off, let the attention set off a "your think this is good, just wait!"

Congrats on your progress!

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GRITS46 7/1/2010 2:38PM

    Seems this is a common problem. I don't think you're alone, and on SP you won't be. Let us know when the desire kicks in to take it easy and we'll powersurge you!!!

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EELYRAM7 7/1/2010 2:27PM

    The same thing happened to me...I reached my first goal and all the oomph went out of me. I ended up giving myself a new goal that was much smaller and attainable than my next goal was originally supposed to be. I also shortened up the deadline, to give myself a little bit of pressure. So far it is working!
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LISAFOX1999 7/1/2010 2:19PM

    Geez! I know EXACTLY what you are talking about! Glad its not just me. I do really well on my healthy lifestyle....until someone notices! Then, for whatever reason its like, great...you can tell, now its time to stop. Weird.

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