CC got back from vacation and while texting back and forth she sent me a photo of her son and me at his high school graduation with the message "Look how far you've come." I'll admit, I was very HUGE in that photo; and I replied with a "Thanks I needed that" and told her I had managed to maintain at 169. She gave me a good job; I replied "Not good when my lifetime weight is 146". She then replied with the best advice anyone could of given me at this no mojo time:
"Concentrate on the future, not the past."
No truer words could be spoken. I think anyone that has lost a lot of weight only to regain a portion or all back, falls into that mindset: "How'd I let this happen." "It will be harder to lose this time." "I'll never see that weight again." It puts you in a negative mind set and well you lose your mojo.
So how does that mojo come back?? Well for me, it helps that I have CC to lean on. She reads the blog, we share everything, so she knows when I need that mind push and she said it with the above.
So what are the positives I've done? First, I joined Weight Watchers Online to get thru some weeks. If I'm successful online, I may continue with that. If I'm not, I'll go back to meetings - no ands, ifs, or buts. I may try a different meeting time and leader though - mix things up a little. Two, one positive thing I have done this summer was to join a gym-something I never thought I'd do. Three, I'm on the ball with water today, have really lacked in that area. Four- I've got the support of CC. So the big 4's I've got - Weight Watchers, Exercise, Water and CC.
I can't change the past, but I can move forward and change the future!