When I updated my weight chart today, it became pretty obvious that I have been in maintenance after moving through the excitement of the first two weeks of serious Weight Watching and, not coincidentally, serious weight loss.
After reading an article in Oprah last month, I really wonder if weight is my designated issue. Another blogger posted a similar thought:
But, what happens when you get there? Part of the reason that losing weight is possible for me is that it is so engaging. It feels a “void” of something to pay attention to that, when I’m doing well, makes me happy. When I wake up and I had a good day the day before, I love remembering that I’m making the right choices. It seems so easy to keep going. That good feeling takes away from the stress of daily living.Today in my meeting, I listened to the topic of the week, which was all the health problems that following those Good Health Guidelines can help you avoid: Diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol... Several people in my meeting could speak from experience about how this had been true for them. Besides, there are all the more frivolous benefits that are actually more motivataing: Fitting better into clothes, feeling less self-conscious, looking prettier. I want to take this program seriously and start taking myself seriously. I want to live my life without this stupid fat talk rattling around in my head. If that means I have to deal with some other stuff, bring it on.