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30 Day Blog Challenge - Blog 4

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

4. What are (or were) your fears about weight loss?

Fears, the list is long.
I fear regaining the weight, but I suppose everyone does. I suspect this is a good fear as it can keep me on my toes.
I fear I may never reach my goal. I fear self sabotage.
In the beginning I feared family events, public outings, social situations that involved food. Anything that was not in my clearly defined plan or was outside of my control. I'm better at controlling myself now, but when it comes to sweets I still have my moments.
I fear that I will never be happy with my body regardless of how much weight I lose.
I fear that I will never look in the mirror and see what other people see when they look at me.

I no longer fear the scale, it's just a number and it's going to change, probably daily, definitely on a cycle.
I no longer fear running, I revel in it.
I no longer fear heavy weights.
I actually found that with the confidence I have built I don't fear much that I used to be afraid of. Heights, illness, etc. I just feel confident now that I can handle anything.

To fears gained and lost, I raise a glass (of water) without challenges and struggles there is no victory.
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