When prepping to write this post I went through the internet looking for quotes about weight loss. While I found a lot of quotes like this...
I found nothing that spoke to how I have been feeling lately....like I lost the fear. Losing weight is hard...wicked hard. It is all about making good decisions daily about what I am eating and how much I am moving my body. I've done that. I've made the good decisions and moved my body a lot and the results I got were exactly what I wanted. I am back to the weight/size I was before my two lovely ladies were born...I'm actually lighter and smaller (at times) than I was before!
After 2 children
The problem I have been having lately is that I got cocky...proud...I thought I can do this and it won't be a big deal. I can don't have to write down everything I eat. I can just have this one indulgence and it won't be a big deal...I've conquered this whole weight thing and I don't have to be THAT good. Well I was wrong. In July of this year I was 2lbs away from where I wanted to ultimately be....2lbs! I was focused and motivated to kick this and do awesome things! Then it was one cheat....and another...and then yet another...and I'm looking at a staff photo that makes me shudder. I was SOOO close and now I'm looking at climbing back on that horse all over again!
What I've learned about myself is that I can't lose the fear...the fear of sliding back this far again. I have to continue to respect the process that got me 2lbs away from my goal. I need to realize that I am not above writing things down and saying no to treats that others are having...in fact I need to do a lot more of that!! It can happen to contestants on weight loss shows....they lose the respect for the process/fear of gaining it all back and they end up right back where they started. It can happen to them and it can happen to me if I don't hit the breaks now and start respecting this body and fueling it the way that works!
Have you ever gained weight back after losing it? What keeps your weight off?