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What do I want instead?

Friday, November 18, 2016

I listened to IOWL Podcast #2 (link below) a couple times this week. Two things jumped out at me--

* Dreaming is *still* the hardest part for me in all this.

* "What do I want instead" is SUCH a great question.

I guess it's not that I don't have some sort of vision or dream for where I want to be, but it seams to revolve around how I feel, and how I move, and making sure that I don't let the size of my body stop me from doing things that make me happy. And really, I'm happier with pretty much everything these days. It's a bit of a catch-22... My body is bigger than I want it to be, but since I'm not miserable with myself like I was 10-12 years ago, I don't have strong enough away from motivation.

I guess that's where "What do I want instead" comes in. I'm finding it easier in the moment to take a look at what I'm doing and decide if that's what I want (whether it's for this vague long-term dream or for how I want to feel in a few hours) or if there's something else I want instead.

It's not perfect, but the question has been helping me with little choices that add up over time.

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    I know, I lost half my planned weight and sort of plateaued both physically and emotionally.

    Sometimes we aim for our lowest sustainable weight - Watermellen has blogged about this. What is the lowest weight that we can maintain and be happy and active and involved in our lives - versus what is the lowest achievable weight that we can hit and then struggle constantly to maintain and then feel bad when you don't maintain.
    1718 days ago
    I totally get what you are saying.... after losing 90 pounds and only 25 pounds more to go until goal weight, I find myself lacking drive and determination. I still keep my exercise routine consistently, and I think that it is still a victory on itself but it is not enough.... I am going to listen the podcasts and see if it helps me.... THANKS and wishing you all the best to success!!!!!
    1718 days ago
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