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Unexplainable fear?

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Every time I try to loose weight, I reach a point where I am afraid and I don't understand why. It always happens when I hit a weight that I haven't been at in a while, for the last two years that weight is in the 180's.

I don't know if I am afraid of the change, the commitment to myself, the possibility that I might fail, or all of those things. But every time I reach a new weight zone(or get closer to it), I seem to chicken out and fail.

Does anyone else have this problem, and how do you get over it, or am I just crazy?
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  • STACIELOVE
    Thank you for your comments :) It's always an encouragement to know that I am not alone or crazy!
    3296 days ago
  • no profile photo CD11739633
    I lost a lot of weight about 2 years ago because I changed my lifestyle - I was just healthier but I didn't really understand why - and I guess I got scared of the pressure? I don't really understand but I can kind of see where you're coming from...
    I would say try meditation once a week.. for me I go swimming at the end of each week which is a double whammy because I meditate while going and it's also a damn good workout. And maybe try something like meditating on your goals or something... when I swim when I'm feeling particularly self-conscious I think about how my legs probably jiggle when I swim and how when I lose all this weight I will never have that feeling again and that kind of makes me crack up.
    Anyway, my point is - you. can. go. all. the. way! hehe ;)
    3307 days ago
  • MOTIV8TEDMOM23
    There can be all sorts of fears with weight loss: If I lose this weight will I just gain it back?; How will people treat me when I reach this weight?; How will I handle the new attention I'll get if I'm at a healthy weight?. Try journaling or find a buddy to talk through these fears with. You can do it!
    3307 days ago
  • DEBK0923
    i HAVE SABOTAGED MY WEIGHT LOSS IN THE SAME MANNER. i DIDN'T KNOW WHY i WAS DOING IT TO MYSELF. i DON'T HAVE A STRONG SUPPORT SYSTEM, SO IF i FAIL i KNOW i WILL BE MADE FUN OF OR i KNEW YOU COULDN'T DO IT. i'M NOT AFRAID TO LOSE WEIGHT, IT'S JUST SO HARD FOR ME. i'VE GAINED 60 POUNDS IN 3 MONTHS 4 YEARS AGO AND LOST 26 IN ABOUT 4 MONTHS i'M STUCK IN THE 175 TO 180 BRACKET. aLL THE EXERCISE i DO AND TO ME THE STARVING, i'M NOT LOSING DITTLE. mY FEAR IS THAT CAN i BE BEAUTIFUL AGAIN, THERE'S SO MUCH PRESSURE. mY DOCTOR TOLD ME SOME WOMEN GAIN AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF WEIGHT IN PREPARATION FOR MENOPAUSE AND NEVER LOSE IT...THAT IS MY FEAR. aFTER i READ A BLOG YESTERDAY ON THIS WOMAN THAT HAD ALWAYS BEEN HEAVY AND DID IT HERSELF WITHOUT TELLING ANYONE AND SUCCEEDED i KNOW WE CAN GET OVER THIS RUT OR FEAR OR SELF DESTRUCTION OF OURSELVES AND DO IT. emoticon
    3307 days ago
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