Reaching the Crossroads.
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
When we reach THE Crossroads of our weight loss journey, what keeps us from going down the road to destruction? How do we keep our motivation? What keeps us from returning to the land of unhealthy eating and inactivity? I was looking at my Spark People Team page from May 20-26 2012 and there were over 10,000 people who joined Spark People that week. I would say there are only between 100-200 of us that are still active. Some quit sooner than others and it left me wondering: What makes the difference?
I am at the crossroads where so many have been before and I'm realizing I have no idea what makes the difference. I have no clue what is going to keep me from becoming just another person who has lost some weight only to gain it back again. The only thing keeping me from gaining back the 28 lbs. I've lost is looking back at where I've come from and not wanting to go back there again. I don't want to be the woman in size 22 clothes that are starting to get tight. I don't want to be the woman constantly unhappy with her weight and shoving food on top of her frustration only to get more frustrated.
But, how do I keep going? The promise of smaller sizes isn't enough right now. I'm leaning toward the instant gratification of something sweet or fried and greasy instead of the delayed gratification of a smaller size. So if a smaller size is not enough to keep me on track what is? How do I make the right turn at the crossroads? What is my wake up call?