Realistic Expectations of Life at Goal Weight
Sunday, September 01, 2013
WOW. I am having some difficult feelings (discouragement, fear, feeling overwhelmed.)
I think my big lesson here is that even if I am doing my part regarding weight loss (eating well & exercising), that I will still have difficult feelings.
Granted, eating well and exercise help TREMENDOUSLY in that (1) I don't feel guilty & ashamed and therefore "blocked" when I'm eating well & exercising; (2) Chemically, I know that I'm helping myself feel better by giving myself good foods & nutrients and the toxin-reducing experience of exercise.
However, I guess what I'm realizing is that even when I get to my goal weight I will still have discouragement, fear, and overwhelming feelings.
I have a BIG temptation to think that once I reach goal weight I will constantly feel fulfilled, loved, empowered, and focused. Not true, I know, but it's an illusion I've been under since I was about 15.
Reality--a good thing for me to be increasingly in touch with.