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Thursday, May 09, 2013

So right now I am really reaping the benefits of living healthy and adding in exercise. I am getting really good results and I know its just a matter of time before I reach a good point. I'm just so scared of maintenance. I'm also scared of never reaching my goal. Well, not in the sense that I can't do it physically. More mentally. I don't want to never be satisfied with the way I look. I'm really trying to be okay with liking how I look. This may sound strange. I don't know, maybe Im nuts. I have to learn that liking how I look does not make me conceited. I also need to learn to not let it make me complacent. Once I get to my goal I need to continue living healthy. I guess that's one of the main reasons to lose weight and get fit the healthy way. It takes longer so it becomes more a part of your life. Not a quick fix that gets you there and you can stop and most likely gain it all back. Well, I still have about 8 lbs to go. I would also like to drop one more pants size. I just hope I can finally get to an "I did it" point. I don't want to be forever chasing an unknown end. I don't know. Last time I got this close I just stopped and gained it all back. I think my previous goal was a little unrealistic so I thought I'd never get there. I hope I learned from it. I think I did. I think I've gotten to the point where I'm okay with living and eating the way I do. I love what I eat now. So I know that wont be the issue. I think Im just fearful of not being satisfied, and then I'm afraid of getting there and letting go. These are just the fears of success I guess. LOL Strange to say. Normally its the fear of failure you hear about.. Well just wanted to get my strange thoughts out there so I can analyze them. I think it's helped me though. I know I can do it and keep doing it. I just gotta continue doing it.
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    I feel a lot like this too. Someday, I want to be completely satisfied with how I look. I've never felt like that before. Hold on tight and don't give up! It sounds like you are on the right path. I wish you the best!
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    1676 days ago
    You are doing a great job! Maintenance is in sight and you have a very good take on it. You have learned a lot and have made good plans and you can do this! It will be a very great adventure- one day at a time :-)
    1678 days ago
    I can relate to everything you're saying. I had those same fears as well! You're doing the right thing in losing it the right way--slow and making healthy habits permanent! I can reassure you, you'll get there and you'll be fine. Keep taking it slowly. Keep blogging about your feelings, how you are enjoying the benefits of being healthy. Set goals for yourself related to how you feel, getting in exercise that will help you in maintenance. Also, maintenance is gradual. You don't overnight change all your habits. You may eat similarly and workout the same way as when you were losing weight. You can add 100 calories a day to see how it affects you. I added more calories to my diet but keep up exercise as well... I know how tempting it can be to go back to old habits, skip workouts, not eat as well... and I know how that can affect you.

    So, keep up the healthy habits, take it one day at a time and you will be fine! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1678 days ago
    emoticon Losing weight is a very mental battle. It is a very scary process but, it sounds like you are doing fantastic by setting attainable less terrifying goals.

    1678 days ago
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