Tuesday, October 23, 2012
8. What do you think will be different when you reach your goal weight? If you are in maintenance, what did you think would be different? What actually was different?
I don't think THAT much will be different when I reach my goal weight. Other than the obvious: my clothes will be different, I will have more energy and I will just overall feel better about myself.
Since I have been there before, I know what will NEED to change, and HAS changed, is my mindset. Before when I have lost my weight and reached my goal, I would think "GREAT! Now I can go right back to my same old habits!" WRONG!!! And then a few years later I would be right back in the same boat again.
Therfore THIS time, I'm going to continue my healthy habits so I don't have to play the lose-50-pounds-again game.
I will continue my exercise, with maybe a little bit of reduction in duration, since I won't need to be losing weight. I will continue my healthy eating habits.
I will set some thresholds so I know if I go past that extra 5 pounds or whatever, I need to kick it back in.