Losing Weight Is a Scary Journey
Well, this is actually divided in 2 periods.
The period while you are losing the weight, and what happens after that.
If I have to be honest, I don’t think I ever thought about what’s happening after I will have lost the weight.
The focus was always about losing weight.
And that in itself is scary.
It’s scary because there are so many changes I had to make. Be it by changing my eating habits, or suddenly fitting in exercise regularly, which are the two main parts of weight loss.
But the scary bit during weight loss is also about just doing things differently to what I got used to up until now.
All that is scary. Self doubt about being able to succeed did creep in each time I tried to lose weight.
At certain moments in my life, I did succeed, even if it was only for a few months.
What I never thought about is the “what happens afterwards”. And that’s always been the bit where I struggled the most.
All these new things I had to do, had to become permanent ones.
But seriously? What if I still wanted to eat the biscuits and sweets, after all, I love them.
Can I really never have them anymore?
And what about the yummie chips I normally used to order with food.
Can I really never have chips with my meals anymore.
What about having a lazy Sunday instead of going to the gym?
So many things that I was willing to do for a defined period of time, while I was losing weight.
But not sure if I was willing to keep doing them afterwards. After all, that meant I had to permanently change.
And that’s massively scary!
I will write about becoming a different person in a separate post. As I think it deserves its own post.
But yes, losing weight is a scary journey. Not just the period while losing weight, but the fact that you need to permanently change your behaviour in so many aspects. Or in short becoming a different person.
And if I’m totally honest, I don’t think I was willing to become a different person. It was just too uncomfortable. Too much of the unknown. Too far out of my comfort zone.
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