I feel scared too when I wonder about reaching my goal weight and how my life will be different. Because, I think to myself, what if nothing has really changed? But then I remind myself that my ultimate goal is not a number on the scale, but the values for blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar, BMI, in other words, being healthy. Being healthy isn't going to get me more friends, or better friends. Being healthy won't make me wealthy, or make me suddenly over 5 feet tall and as beautiful as a high fashion model. But being healthy will give me a chance to live a longer life with more quality to my life. So my life WILL change for the better.
Sometimes I get scared about reaching my goal weight and then trying to maintain the healthy weight. What if I can't do it? What if the weight just starts creeping back on? Will I be able to start all over again? or will I just give up altogether? And then I remind myself that this is not a diet, this is a lifestyle change. And that once I move into maintenance mode it really won't be much different than trying to lose weight. I will still need to exercise and eat healthy. So really, what is to be afraid of there? And if we think of the maintenance weight as a five pound range, then we can keep out of trouble as soon as the scales start going up or down too much.
So maybe you need to explore a bit more what it is the is feeling so scary. Analyze it, rationalize it and then maybe it really won't seem so bad as you first thought.
| Pounds lost: 35.6