What happens when I get there?

Friday, July 16, 2010

Now that I'm feeling my body start to change, now that something is undeniably starting to happen, those scary feelings are starting to come up. It's almost like every pound (and layer of lethargy brought on by lack of exercise, excess of wine, lack of motivation, whatever) is hiding something I don't want to face. And what's coming up lately is, What happens when I get there? When I hit my goal weight, will I have the fortitude to maintain? Will I REALLY look at this as a lifestyle and not just a project?

I think the key is going to be goals, goals, and more goals. I will never run a marathon (just not my thing) but there's always something to aspire to. I've been so much more motivated in all aspects of my life (those little things that have been sitting around for years - I'm getting them done!) that I think I'll have to look to those for inspiration.
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    I hear you and I'm totally in the same boat. In fact, I freaked a bit when I got within a half pound of my original goal and dropped my goal another 5 lbs.!!!! Mind games!

    But, I will say, I have stuck to this system like glue and I'm starting to feel that I've got the hang of it. It is not a diet. It is truly a healthy lifestyle and one morning you are going to wake up and it will be with you. It took about 7 months for me to have that epiphany.

    In the mean time, stick with SP, keep in touch and we will help each other through this next part of the life journey. It's scary but really exciting all at the same time.

    Be sure to take time to be proud of yourself and value yourself. Those were elements that I had screwed up on badly in the past. When I feel myself slipping a bit, I get on SP and track everything!

    You go girl!
    3650 days ago
  • 60SIXTY
    Start practicing the attitude that this is a lifestyle change.
    When you get there it is suppose to be a habit.

    I know, I know.
    Easier said than done.

    We have all the tools we need her to improve our lifestyles and to maintain them.
    We have to pick up those tools to use them.
    3650 days ago
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