It’s hard to believe how things eventually just “click in” and habits become second nature. I used to have to devote so much time and energy to live the Weight Watcher’s plan. It used to be a pretty big challenge to work activity into my days. Now, Weight Watchers is just an extension of who I am and I enjoy getting activity. So you can imagine that when I read a post from a member who is struggling I feel an instant bond. I am filled with empathy because I’ve lived that reality too.
I suspect that there are people around me who may worry that I’ll slide back because I’ve done this before. I am sure there are others who are betting that I’ll just gain back the weight because that’s what happens to many people who lose a lot of weight. In the end, it really only matters what I think – because my thoughts will create my reality. I believe I can do this – it is very different this time. Having a sense of personal power and control over my appearance and physical wellbeing is so much better than how I felt before I got serious about changing my life for the better.