OK so I am wondering if this happens to a lot of people. You lose some weight, you make some behavior changes, you still have some more weight to lose, but you get comfortable. You stop losing and start to revert back to behaviors that got you to the heavier you.
Has that happened to you?
I am pretty certain that is what is happening to me. I hit 300 lbs, lost 100 lbs and got comfy. I am still not real happy with what I see in the mirror, but I am not as repulsed as I once was. I am more physically fit than many many people. So I am comfortable.
Then comes the self destructive behaviors. I might drink to much on occasion or I might indulge in things that were completely off limits before. Chips and Ben and Jerry's indulgences. I am telling myself that once the new year rolls around then I will be back on track. I just don't want to gain a bunch over the holidays. I don't want to gain anything over the holidays.
I try to look back and see what I have done, but honestly in this particular case I try to look forward most of the time. I feel like focusing on gains and losses can lead to that aforementioned self destructive behavior.
So I am asking you guys today. Did you comfortable along the way? What did you do to break the cycle?
In other news, I am running a 5k to replace the once I missed. The Parkville Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day. Weather is gonna be a bit chilly, but I am looking forward to the race.
Beyond that, Enjoy your Thanksgiving. I plan on having some great food and great company. This year in particular I am thankful for my family, my friends, my new found blogging friends, and for the my health and the health of my family and friend and all of you guys!