Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Moving Down the Highway
Some days the road seems longer than others. I just made it into the 200s, which is a big accomplishment, yes, but... I have 99.2 miles (pounds) to go before I reach Onederland. It's funny how heading there from my highest weight did not seem as daunting as this next segment of the journey. I will admit that it's a little discouraging. The one hundreds are so far away! It's hard to stop myself from getting bogged down with that sort of thinking. I know it is much more productive to think of small steps instead of just one large step. I think that I need to make the transitions that are looming in front of me. Things will settle down after that. Growing pains, that's what this is.
On another note... I keep thinking about the comment that Blubeari left. I love the idea that I am not the same person I was when I passed this weight on the way up. When I was gaining weight, I was hunting for comfort and stimulation in food. Now that I am losing weight, I am learning to use food as fuel and to find comfort and stimulation in more appropriate, non-food ways. This is such an important lesson to have learned!
No matter how we got to our highest weights, we all learned things along the way. And as we travel to our goal weights, we use the lessons we learned and discover new truths. Perhaps gaining weight was not without merit after all... Just think of the things you might never have learned had you not traveled this road. I would like to believe we are better people because of our challenges with weight.