"Reality check: you can never, ever, use weight loss to solve problems that are not related to your weight. At your goal weight or not, you still have to live with yourself and deal with your problems. You will still have the same husband, the same job, the same kids, and the same life. Losing weight is not a cure for life." ~ Dr PhilHoly Buckets! Yes.
I'll admit that part of what I wanted to do by losing weight, was make my life better. Be more powerful, more in control, happier. And while that's occurred, life is not perfect. That's ok. I don't want to sail through life without challenges or issues, because it would be pretty boring and I really believe that those lows make the highs so much better.
The issues surrounding my weight gain are still there. The difference is that I believe I know what they are and I can deal with them. The emotional eating, the comfort eating, the lonely eating...it's still there. But I know a bit more on how to deal with it.
So did you think life was going to change with the pounds shedding? Did you learn something new about yourself? Do you have more awareness of what may have caused your weight gain?
It's weigh in Wednesday. I talk a lot about needing to find motivation in various places. The internet is one of them. So click the picture and find some motivation in other people who are in your shoes!