I have thoroughly enjoyed everyone’s feedback on these questions, and it’s been really helpful for me. Thank you!
Here’s the third and final question from Jen: “What is the 2 or 3 hardest things about losing weight?”
My answer to this question has been different depending on where I am in my weight loss journey. When I first began, the hardest things were counting calories and exercising. Now those things are fairly routine for me. Then I struggled with comparing my rate of weight loss with that of others and feeling inferior as a result (and I still struggle with this to a degree, though I think I’ve improved). One thing I have struggled with the whole time is my desire for food and the emotional attachment I have with certain foods. I am constantly having to remind myself that food is not a solution to problems but is fuel for my body.
The hardest thing for me right now is fighting feelings of rebellion. Sometimes I just want to say, “Who cares about being healthy? Is it really worth all of this struggle? Why can’t I just eat what I want?” Of course, if what I wanted to eat were healthy, that would be fine, but the truth that I am still trying to absorb is that there is no finish line when it comes to being healthy; healthiness is a lifelong pursuit. I need to get used to it now and ingrain these healthy habits into my heart and mind so I can pass them on to my children someday.
If you have lost weight or are trying to lose weight, what has been the hardest thing for you?