So, anyway, Blair asked some interesting questions regarding weight loss in her McFatty Monday post for this week:
Are you afraid of anything with weight loss? With success?With shedding old habits? What do you think causes that fear?
Yes, I am afraid of a lot of things with weight loss. Most of it revolves around the thought that I may fail. I have been on every diet possible and I have honestly never stuck with it. In the past, I have always had the best of intentions, with very little follow through. That's a lot of pressure on me this go-round. But, I feel like this time is totally different:
- I made the choice myself (no one told me to lose weight, my doctor wasn't pressuring me, etc.).
- I found an outdoor activity that I love (running) and I have stuck with it since July, including working through an injury.
- I have worked hard to set long-term goals for myself (at least one race per month, half marathon in May, and a fitness "bucket list")
- I am moving out of my comfort zone with food. I am willing to try different combinations of food, new fruits and vegetables, etc.
- I am making dates with friends to do fitness related activities, versus immediately suggesting dinner. My college roommate and I get together on Sunday to walk. In the past, we could have just as easily scheduled lunch or dinner out.
- I am keeping a positive attitude. It doesn't matter if the scale is moving down, so long as I feel good about how I did with eating and exercise. If I didn't do well in a week, I evaluate and move on.