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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    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!
    2794 days ago
  • GRITS46
    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!!!

    2794 days ago
    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!
    2794 days ago
  • LISAFOX1999
    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, can tell, now its time to stop. Weird.
    2794 days ago
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