Saturday, February 5, 2011

When do you know....

that enough is enough?  I asked a friend this week if losing 18-20 more pounds (which would get me to what I think my desired weight is) would be enough?  Her response to me was unexpected but made me think.  She asked me if I was going to be able to stop losing weight.  Of course, my immediate reaction was - "of course I will be able to stop, my body will make me stop", and I firmly believe that.   As the day went on and I thought more and more about the question - it occurred to me that maybe when I get to that "goal" weight I may not be satisfied, maybe I will want to lose more.  Will that be a problem, will I take it too far, will being "thin" and healthy be so appealing I won't be able to stop myself.  I think that I am mentally aware enough to know when I have reached my goal, my ending point and will be comfortable there and will stop.  But, it is an interesting subject and I am actually really glad my friend brought it up because I am now more mentally aware of the possibility. 
The main goal of this journey for me is to be healthy.  My mind and my body are talking to each other and I think that is the most important part. 

Have you ever gotten to a point in your healthiness journey when you wondered if enough would be enough???  Do you worry that you will take it to an extreme?

1 comment:

Kat said...

I know that I thought my goal weight was 15 lbs away from where I am right now. And then one day I looked at myself in the mirror and was like, Oh my God, it's you! At this point, if I lose a few more pounds, it's a bonus, but really it's totally unnecessary.