I will have to count food for the rest of my life. For the rest of my life! The journey will not end when I've reached my goal weight. I don't want to count food for the rest of my life, and I am struggling to accept this.
My very biggest fear of all is loose skin. (Can you say, "Sandbag boobies?" If they hang to my belly button now, imagine what they will look like once deflated! Yikes! Or that once flat belly that slides down and hangs in front of your lady parts after you've had a baby? Eww!) I remember one lady's telling that if she had known about the loose skin, she would not have lost the weight. Vain much? Well, yes. (Forgive me, God!) In my bloggy reading I have come across accounts of recovery after the body lift to remove said excess skin. It is not pretty. It is long. And it is painful.
I will not let these thoughts rob me of my health. I will press on! But I have to admit there is fear there.
Pushin' through the pain!
I am grateful for all of your comments! Dr. J of CalorieLab posted one I thought everyone would benefit from, so I hope he doesn't mind me reposting it here for all to see. Thank you, Dr. J!
"One of the mistakes people often make is to be problem oriented. The key is to be goal oriented. With problems, you just move from one to the next, and they never end. With goals, many of the problems we worry about never happen!
You press on, the problems that you will face can all be taken care of. The good news is you are not the first to walk this path."