Friday, October 30, 2009

GAG Week 9 Challenge - answering question # 2

So, we're asked to write a post about a few things. My first one here is going to be about my biggest fear. I admit, I have plenty of fears, most of them having to do with my family and boys. But my biggest "life/weightloss" fear is that I will never get to goal. I fear that because look...I've been at this journey off and on again for so many years. WHY oh why does it have to be so hard. I'm not trying to do quick fixes, or magic pills...I've been doing it the hard way. Yeah, I may take a "sabbatical" here and there, but come ON!!! It's been very frustrating, and well I'm the only one to blame.

SO, I say that I fear most NEVER reaching that goal. I never stop trying though... I want to BEAT that fear!!!!!!!!!!!!

7 comments:

Heather & Chaos said...

I think because you aren't trying to do a quick fix is why it is taking you so long. There is NOTHING wrong with that. You are learning how to lose and KEEP this weight off. Those that go for this quick fix usually get it right back on. Plus, remember you had not one but TWO children during this process too. =) Trust me, I'm right there with you. But I totally understand that fear! I have it too but we WILL get there. Keep chugging along!!!

Salina Lyn said...

Oh my gosh. I feel the same way. I soooo want to make this time my success. And I'm terrified that something will happen or that I find out that I'm doing the wrong stuff or trying to fix the wrong stuff and end up right back where I started. Working through that fear feels really good though and Heather is right, there's nothing wrong with the right way taking a long time. It's better for us that way. Keep it up. You're doing awesome.

Christine said...

I have trouble wrapping my mind around the thought of actually making it to goal too. I have never been a healthy BMI ever. Maybe when I was in the 3rd grade??? And sometimes the slow and steady progress just doesn't seem like it could plausibly lead there. I think there is the fear of not being able to reach goal, and then the bigger fear of regaining and this time being like all the other times. :S

But like the other two commentors said. The right way takes a long time and the more time we are in this journey the harder it will be for us to ever go back to the way things used to be! ♥

Mommy2Joe said...

Well. Looks like you are so headed in the right direction to BEAT THE FEAR. And look at all the people around you to help! Keep on truckin, girl. You can do this.

Leah said...

I've felt the same way too! You can do it. You are amazing!

Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

YAY! GO Mandie! I know you can get to goal. Look how motivated you are!

Just keep doing what you're doing and you'll get there... no doubt!

Mandie said...

Thank you all SO much for your comments and encouragement. I'm so glad I'm not the only one dealing with this fear.... we CAN do this!!!!