The "Almost there" syndrome...
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
We've been talking about this on a thread, and it's so true I have to stop and consider it.
It's the "got there and then popped back up just a bit, and hover there, can't go back to my goal" thing.
Somehow when I go below 140, it's like I would have to re-organize who I am, face some new possibilities, lose some old safety--something like that.
Really. Before, when I first lost weight, I just stayed there at goal long enough to "touch the goal post", and go to my son's wedding--but then I went right back up to hovering at 140--which is my 'set-point'. If I get over that, I immediately take it back down (well, define immediately--but I DO get it back in control). But I lose the same 2 pounds every week--142 > 140 > 142 > 140...
And it's not just me, though apparently not everyone does this. But I have friends who do it too--and their 'hover spot 'might be 20 lbs over their set-point, not 2, but I do think, from things they've said, that the issue, the struggle, is still the same.
Maybe if I really went below that I would expect things from myself that I am not sure of, and don't know if I can deliver. I think that may be it...
Maybe I will just 'hold my breath' and DO it, and see what's on the other side! If I can live with it for a while I bet I can figure it out and deal with it!
Yes, I'm going to just hold my breath and do it, and then sit there till I see what kind of monsters live on the other side!!