I thought it might be interesting to make a play on the title from my other blog today. It has been my week for revelations, apparently.
I was having a conversation with an acquaintance at work last week about weight loss and Weight Watchers. She was asking some questions, and I was explaining about how I'd been through this process before and had made a mistake when I hit maintenance. My mistake was thinking that I could just sort of do my own thing and keep the weight off. Once it started back on it snowballed, and then I found myself in trouble.
She asked me if this meant that when I got to maintenance that I'd have to keep tracking for the rest of my life???
I replied, "Yes. I think that's exactly what it means for me."
The surprising thing is... I'm OK with that. I am going to have to track what I eat for the rest of my life. I've tried to do my own thing, and it has become obvious that doing my own thing doesn't work. I think in the big grand scheme of things tracking daily is a very small price to pay for not having to keep doing this over and over.
On some level I've never internalized this (the tracking forever... being a weight watcher for life). Somehow it just... settled for me. The path became clear. It suddenly has become less of a burden.
This is big for me.