amynew4u wrote: »
Imagine yourself at your goal. What do you think will be different then? Are you thinking about physical, mental, emotional, or other kinds of differences from your life today?If I'm honest, with more than 100# to lose, I can't quite imagine myself there yet. That's far away and smaller goals feel more attainable and keep me motivated. That said, offering a different perspective here feels at least somewhat important.
I know there will be great physical benefits. I am fortunate to not have any serious health issues, though I am certainly obese. I'm well aware of how much easier movement and certain parts of my life will be, but I've also not felt significantly limited by my weight in my life. I do look forward to having things be easier, lighter, less laborious and not having even a fleeting thought about whether I can handle a strenuous hike or adventure.
What has always troubled me is that so many other aspects of my life are terrific, in control, just as I have always wanted. Dream-like, really. So, this is my achilles heal, if you will. It makes it all the more difficult - why is it so hard to get this one thing right? It feels like a problem I will be so very proud to solve - for life. And it will be a personal achievement that will not be shared. It will be my win.
Finally, I've always been very careful to remind myself that there is very much that will remain the same. Emotionally, not much will change. Many of the personal challenges that exist in my life will still exist. Stress from being a working, entrepreneurial mom - that's not going to go away because I weigh less.
Hope some of this makes sense. I'm working to be realistic about this lifestyle change because taking it one day, one meal, one walk, one bite at a time is how I seem to be staying on track. Don't get me wrong, the result of changes thus far feels fab. This is going to be a long road for me - and then, maintenance.
ryjar80 wrote: »
I posted my weight yesterday but I don't see it in the thread
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