By now, you all know my weight loss story. Started out 280lbs, decided to take charge of my life and health, set a goal, achieved set goal in a year, helping others do the same.
Lately, I haven't been feeling like I did before when it comes to knocking out my next goal. What is that next goal? I want to be a size 8. I think my problem with reaching that goal comes from my original goal of being a size 12. I'm a size 12 now. Depending on the brand, I'm a size 10. When I was a size 24, I couldn't walk in any store and find what I wanted. Now, oh honey, the possibilities are endless! Because of that, I feel as if I've gotten a little too comfortable where I am. Then I hear from people all of the time telling me not to lose any more weight. "You've come so far. Don't over do it", they say. Believe it or not, I start to ask myself if they're right and if I'm greedy for wanting more! On top of that, I feel tired. Not physically tired, but mentally tired. Drained! And I'm starting to wonder if it's because I'm pouring so much of myself into this part of my life and not feeding the other parts that make me me. This is going on year 2 for me since I first started my journey and I have been totally dedicated to it nonstop. Aside from working out the way I did in the beginning, I still live and breathe my health (in terms of staying on track) and I think that is what's leaving me stuck.
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I was discussing this with my husband last night and he said he thinks it's because the kids are home for summer and that its throwing me off schedule. He also mentioned me comparing myself to others a lot lately. He's right about that. I do compare myself to others, but not in a "they're better than me" type of way, but more of a "if I had kept going doing that" kind of way:-)
Anyway, I'm just curious as to if any of you have experienced being comfortable in your journey or feeling unbalanced after you've dedicated so much of yourself to one thing. Would love your feedback!