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The Fears I've Left Behind by Losing Weight & Maintaining


Thursday, August 07, 2014

It struck me today that after a year and 11 months of healthy weight maintenance there are a bunch of things I no longer fear.

I no longer fear the scale. Up a pound or down a pound, I know what to do.

I no longer fear a pool party or 'swimsuit season'. I own 3 swim suits and none of them promise to make me look í10 pounds thinner.Ē Iím happy to put them on.

I no longer fear going to the gym. Iím one of the crowd there. In fitness classes I keep up when I can and do my own thing when I think itís too much of a stretch for my current level of conditioning.

I no longer worry about what Iím going to where to my next Ďbig event,í nor do I wonder if it will make me look fat. I donít own a single pair of Spanx. I wear what I want and enjoy the party.

I don't fear having my blood pressure taken at the doctors. High or low I know I've done my part to be healthy. The rest is up to genes, meds should I need them at some point, and the inevitabilty of aging. It won't be my fault!


I'd like to think I could have felt this fearless at any weight, but the fact is I did not. I was uncomfortable at best, and ashamed at worst.

I don't miss these fears! Not a single one of them. Fears don't keep me on track; my healthy goals do.


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KRISTA987 8/24/2014 2:00PM

    Congrats on beating your fears! Such an amazing accomplishment!
I hope I can reach that point eventually too!

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KELLIEBEAN 8/8/2014 8:08AM

    What a great blog! I'm so happy for you! This is how life should be lived.

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EDLEAR 8/8/2014 6:51AM

    Sounds like one of the biggest things you've gained was more self confidence! Congrats on that.

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DALID414 8/7/2014 9:32PM

    Great fears to have lost along the way.

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GIZMOLUVSME 8/7/2014 7:12PM

    What an awesome blog and something we can all look forward to when we reach our goals! I like your point that if your health suffers, its not your fault cuz you have done your part. emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/7/2014 5:37PM

    Great achievements. Thanks for sharing. Congrats on all your success!!

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NEW-CAZ 8/7/2014 1:05PM

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/7/2014 11:14AM

    Fabulous blog! What a awesome outlook on life! You put to Sparks in Sparks! I am so proud of you! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and love!
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AMARILYNH 8/7/2014 11:02AM

    OMG I loved reading this - because you've identified the fears I DON'T have! Thanks for the reminder and the gratitude!!

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KLMEIRING 8/7/2014 10:46AM

    emoticon I enjoyed reading this blog! Thank you for sharing.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/7/2014 10:41AM

    Excellent attitude and very well stated.

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SEATTLE58 8/7/2014 10:10AM

    emoticon What a joy to read this! emoticon What a blessing to be broke free from that fear that we have in our minds! I've known that pretty much all my life. emoticon One day I will break free too! Thank you for a good blog! emoticon

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WIFE48 8/7/2014 10:04AM

    emoticon thanks for sharing.

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KIMPY225 8/7/2014 9:57AM

    This is a great outlook! Keep up the great work!

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KANOE10 8/7/2014 9:42AM

    That was a lovely blog. I also had those fears when I was obese. Isn't it nice to enjoy that freedom and happiness in your life? You have made some excellent growth in your life of health. Your positive confidence is inspiring.

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BABYSTEPS123 8/7/2014 9:31AM

    Congratulations on releasing those fears through your accomplishments. So great to be able to look back and see the difference! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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SANDICANE 8/7/2014 9:30AM

    Lovely blog...lovely. I'm sooo happy for you that you have found "freedom" in your life from weight-related issues!!!

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