What psychological effects you have encountered?
I have been reading some of your blog, well all of my SP-friends blogs.
And I see a pattern in the psychological effects of weight loss.
what am I talking about
SCARED, scared of what?
...of really DOING it
...of "crap, I have to do this for rest of life?"
...of "will, I like my self @ [insert goal]?"
JEALOUSY, jealousy of what/whom?
...of YOU from friends
...of other sparkers progress
ENLIGHTENMENT, enlightenment of whom?
...of YOU, and you want to convert everyone
...of YOU, "If I can, so can you!"
...of YOU, "Interesting.... I will educate myself more on this topic"
LOVE, love of what/whom?
...of YOURSELF, do you love yourself more or found more to HATE?
...of YOUR SPOUSE, do you love them more, or found you have NOTHING in common?
...of Romance, are you looking or not looking for a relationship
HAPPINESS, what happiness?
...of LIFE, do you enjoy life more?
...of Satisfaction, are you satisfied?
...did you grow BALLS.....
I can't think of anymore... but please ADD!
I found I wAS NOT READY
When I started my journey, I just wanted to lose the weight
This apirlrain had enough..of it all....
she just wanted to shed some pounds!
SHE has no idea what that meant!
Because in her past weight loss journeys.... it was to have baby!
so She would LOSE the required weight to concieve....
and at pregnancy.... eat whatever (at least for 1st. 2nd couldnt keep food down)
and after labor...it's MOM MODE
breast-feeding.... again eat whatever, replenish right
Then I just maintain status quo.... you know. live life, no exercise
active only when we go outing and stuff.
meanwhile dying inside
after 2nd baby...... my LAST in my mind
there was no more, WELL I will not be preggo again!
you know the "oh why bother, I going to be FAT aka preggo again"
so I buckled down....oh and the no walking and hospitalization kinda shooked me a little LOL
So anyways, not only did i find SPARK, but I found C25k
Something that actually made my body see RESULTS
NEVER did apirlrain on the left, ever think she will turn into apirlrain on the right
NOT in a million years!
In fact NO ONE thought it would happen
sadly only ppl here on spark aw the right apirlrain!
My hubby didn't see her
My sisters didn't see her....only on Spark by NOT in real life
My friend here knew.....but only saw a SHELL......
That apirlrain....as motivating as she was
was really excited about SEEING results!!! (who wouldn't)
but didnt' know how to maintain!
but didn't know that is only TEMPORARY if you didn't adapt lifestyle change to equation.
That apilrain....didn't see the silver lining...was going after the gold!
Good thing was hubby loved her even more
kids loved her more for being active
she inspired more ppl!
But she didn't understand BALANCE
and PFFT burnt out
i didn't expereince jealousy, or relationship issues
but I was SCARED!!!!
scared of who I have becomed
i went from this...yes that is a potty
in what seemed like over night 7 months!!!!!
I never wore make up.....never dressed up!
I couldn't keep up!
you know once you make these changes I thought ppl expect these changes
and I shriveled up!!!!
NOW having SAID this
I came back and chk on my OLD spark friends
who are doing AMAZING! you know who you are!
and they are going along JUST fine!
i asked them..
were they THIN before?
did they always CARE what they look like?
The ones that succeed... had a sense of self awareness or gained it in the process
The ones that succeed... had found a balance
The ones that succeed... had fully accepted this a LIFESTYLE CHANGE
hence I am restarting this year as journey to love me!!!!!!!!
i mean...what's the point if I am going to shrivel up at the end of this
PLEASE share your journey....
if you chose to write a blog...let me know