Where did my motivation go?
Sunday, March 16, 2008
I have been doing some soul-searching to try and figure out why my success has basically stalled. I am happy that I am more or less maintaining, but not happy that I can't seem to make progress towards my goal of a healthy BMI.
The problem is that the urgency is gone - I have clothes that now fit me pretty well - I can wear regular jeans with a button and zipper, tuck shirts in, and not look too bad. My BP is down and I have more energy than when I started. Many well-meaning people are effusive in their praise and are telling me that I shouldn't lose any more weight....so I end up having a little treat here, and a little treat there... what a slippery slope!
I can't lose sight of the fact that I want to be as healthy as possible - and that means getting to a healthy BMI. And I really do want to get rid of those remaining rolls of fat! I was cleaning out my drawers the other day, and came across a nice belt that I used to wear when I was at my lightest. I tried it on, and it needs about another inch before I can wear it. So, that is now my motivation - I have laid it in a prominent spot in my drawer, so that I see it every day.