Wednesday, February 20, 2013
It just struck me this morning how much angst and pain sometimes flows out of people's blogs. I think that Sparkpeople really helps people get their emotions out of the closet and onto the page. Where people traditionally have soothed and suppressed all those unwanted feelings by overeating and stuffing them down, when they get physically healthier they bubble to the surface. That's a good thing because no donut ever took a problem away in the long run. The first bite yes I will admit is kind of fun but then..... Every time I get close to my goal it gets hard not only because the weight sticks but I am afraid that when I reach what I have obsessed over for years - my weight - what will replace it? Will all those emotions invested in being thin turn to something positive or something negative? This is my fear of the unknown. It is uncharted territory and I am used to being in a comfortable place. That is why I so admire those who have reached goal and maintained their weight loss. They sometimes express their lack of comfort but they still fight the brave fight and maintain.
We often overthink weight loss, obsess over it really when in reality I notice that those who are successful simplify it, don't obsess and just make fitness and healthy eating automatic habits. Easy to say, easy to do on an intellectual level but those old tapes and emotions sometimes tamper with the practical side for sure. Just mulling this over.