Sunday, November 18, 2012

Getting to know ME

A friend commented that when she lost a lot of weight, she didn't know her new body, and she immediately gained all the weight back to her former self ~ to the body she recognized. That resonated with me and I realised that I needed to make a real effort to get to know and love the new ME!
My original goal was to shrink to a size 14 in a normal shop.  Now that I am there, I don't quite believe it and I'm not quite satisfied.  I have been back to my familiar fat lady shops only to find that the smallest size really is TOO big!  It's a bit of a challenge to find my new style.  Yes! I really fit into the "normal range ~ I bot a pr of size 14 zebra print pants today. . . The wild animal coming out in me!  It was quite exciting!  I want to embrace my new body and really get to know it.  Not alway see it as what it's 'not yet '.
I have shared ALL my big size clothes with my friends... They are delighted with their 'new' clothes ~ all three big garbage bags full are gone.  I had some really nice things that I am sad to lose.... I am also a little scared to not have that 'fall back' in my closet! THERE IS NO GOING BACK!
Maintaining  my hard earned present goal weight is the biggest challenge now.

My doctor suggested I see sugar as a drug equated to opium. It gives you a high and drops you to a low and craving more.  I am working at changing my thinking about sweets, things like chocolate cake or brownies. Instead of feeling deprived and really wishing I could have some , I see it more as the enemy.  I don't do drugs!
I like to eat out, so I choose places that serve 'real' food. I like fresh raw vegetables and fruits.  Fruit tastes so sweet- I like strawberries and blueberries with cream! A real treat!  Raw vegetable salads take lots of chewing and are slower to eat than cooked veg, thus more satisfying. I am avoiding anything processed, and all the white stuff. An apple and nuts are easy to carry as a snack and very satisfying!  It's good to be forearmed !
 I am reacquainting myself with the Law of Attraction: focus on what I Do want,  the power to get it is with in me!   I am an active healthy woman!