Awhile back, I commented on someone's blog. They were struggling with late night eating or something, so I just wrote a positive comment that included some things I do to curb late night eating, like having pudding or a fudgsicle or chewing gum. Maybe I was being too overly positive because they actually wrote a blog referencing me as someone who was in the "honeymoon stage" of weight loss. Even as I read it, I was thinking that it described me; being motivated and excited about it. The other stages were when your weight loss tapers off, when it gets harder, when you lose steam, fall off the wagon, get back on, etc.
It really made me think. I actually got nervous that I would soon be out of the honeymoon phase and enter a new phase where I would be struggling and tired of doing it and then fail.
But I've been losing weight for about 8 months, had this blog for 3 months, and am proud to say that I am still going strong and feel like I am still in the honeymoon phase of weight loss. I'm still as focused, if not more. I still get excited when I lose weight. I don't dread working out, I actually enjoy the elliptical. (Running not so much yet). I don't mind saying no to certain foods (most of the time!) and eating in moderation. I am still happy to be doing this.
It's not always easy, but when you are doing something positive for yourself and it is actually making a difference, and you're actually getting results, it's not hard to want to keep doing it as much as possible.
Attitude of Gratitude: I borrowed some good cookbooks/ eating healthy type books from the library. If I get some good tips, I'll share them with you guys.