Weight Loss Support - Excitement and Anxiety

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07-19-2010, 11:58 PM
Well I've been working on changing my life style and trying to lose weight for about a month now. I've lost 11 pounds so far but my appearance did not seem to be affected in the least bit that is until this morning. I woke up feeling lighter which is was odd sensation for me since I've been heavy for so long. I shrugged it off but when I went to get dressed I noticed something. My shorts were suddenly large on me. I looked in the mirror and double checked everything and sure enough I lost about an inch or two around my hips. For the first time it struck me that if I stick to my plan I could really be on the way to looking like an all new person. It's was exciting but at the same time it makes me anxious for some reason.

I realized that within the next month or so my clothes may not fit me. I realized that before long people around me will start to notice the difference. I realized that my life has already begun to change in a new and healthier way and for one moment I was scared. Not sure why but for a fleeting second I didn't want to change and then the moment passed and I got back into my new routine.

I'm just wondering. Was that a weird initial reaction to have? What was that first eureka moment like for the rest of you?

07-20-2010, 01:07 AM
It was so long ago, but yes I remember vividly those first 10lbs when I realized, oh my gosh this is working! For the first time that thought of I'm never going to lose this weight faded. It was a big moment for me and the catalyst for what came after - success!

07-20-2010, 01:15 AM
Whenever I feel like a goal is in sight, I automatically get scared in addition to feeling excited. I think in the back of my mind a voice is trying to come to life, the insecure part of me that wants to whisper that I can't do it. But I ignore that voice, because the evidence says otherwise! Just stick to your routine! As you saw, the moment passes and you're great!:hug:

07-20-2010, 01:28 AM
Glad you had that moment! You will have many more if you keep working your plan!