Remember you are doing more than just loosing weight.
Friday, February 02, 2018
Today I was reading a thread and someone added a link to another discussion on same topic. As I was reading the comments, I found my own post. I didn't remember writing it but I needed to inspire me today. I am posting it here so I will have it handy.
Some great comments being posted. I lost 48 pounds, but did it over a long time. Sometimes fast, sometimes slow, sometimes Oops=gained. The body is amazing. You put a lot of work into getting it off so fast. Realize that you didn't just loose pounds, but cleaned up your blood, got respiratory system working better, getting new air, nutrient, water, junk out of little cells that hasn't had it in a while. Your body & mind has gone through a large transition in a very short time. Now is the time to slow down and see the other changes in your body. The pooch may never go away, but it may change/react differently. Since I did mine over a longer time, it gave me opportunities to watch changes that I would not have notice otherwise. Like if I am very stressed my belly seems twice the size. Let up on muscle tone and it droops even more. Here lately, I have been under tremendous stress and not exercising, and my stomach, legs, arms, everything is sagging. So give yourself time and watch reactions your body gives you, whether it is to food, exercise, stress, weather conditions, attitude. I also find that pilate type exercises help deeper stomach muscles, so try something new. Above all, remember that you are healthier and stronger than you were before. Look at your good points and realize you are beautiful. Appreciate the person you are inside, because as we change our outsides, it also changes who we are. You have probably gained confidence. You feel like you can conquer more because you faced a challenge head on and lost the weight so quickly. Be your biggest fan and your pooch will not be taking away from your victory. Celebrate by focusing on all that is good and maintenance will be a bit easier. Good luck to you and thanks for your post. I needed to be reminded of all these things myself. All this is quite a journey, not a destination emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon