Thanks for the responses Allie and jiffypop.
You said a couple of things Allie that I found helpful as I try to re-inforce that the changes weight loss will bring will be more to the good than negative.
Allie said: <<This time tho, after 100 lbs lost, I hadn't rearranged any of my life in a major way other than the diet and exercise stuff.
This seemed to be a controlled change this time.>>
This I liked to hear. I sometimes watch 'I lost it' on discovery health, and so many of the losers chronicalled there seem to have their lives changed way too much for my comfort. I sometimes forget I dont have to do anything I dont want to do, smaller body or not.
And:<<I seem to know in my soul that I look more "average" and can blend in with a crowd and not be noticed.>>
Very good to know. Being fat keeps one more safe by being in one way invisible, but... being a more normal size in some ways also serves as keeping one not noticed - if that is what one wants, and I do. I also like the part of being better helped in stores. While fat invisibility can have it perks
, but all too often I have felt invisible to sales people in stores until I go grab 'em by the scruff of the neck and drag 'em over to help me.
And Jiffypop said: <<so you're also right that we have no real idea where the journey will take us, but i gotta tell you, it's been interesting,. challenging. and i'm soooo much better off!>>
I am reminding myself frequently that weight loss is indeed big change, that all change is not bad, that if I am ready for controlled change, it will be a wonderful, exciting, and yes, challenging experience.
Gotta come up with an affirmation on this one. 'change is interesting', 'change is good'
or, 'wl is change, and change is exciting.'