Maren has some excellent thoughts on this topic. She is happy while still having weight to lose. Is that possible? It is possible to be happy as we go in positive directions with our weight and fitness. Progress is so encouraging.
I remember my mother-in-law joining Weight Watchers for the umpteenth time and immediately start complaining about the rate of loss. She was losing and eating well but it wasn't good enough or fast enough. She would go exercise for a week or two and then that didn't suit her as well. It wasn't long before Weight Watchers "didn't work for her" (that's another post) and she quit.
We can be happy while working on the weight. We can feel good about what we are able to do - in Maren's case it is hiking. For me it is endurance in aerobics and Jazzercise and being able to lift heavier weights. I am happy about those things and I still have about 40 - 50 lb. to lose.
We can be one of those people who aren't happy no matter what. I read about someone's mother who is miserable over her weight - not happy about getting it together and not only is she unhappy she doesn't want her daughter to be happy and successful losing weight as well.
Once that final decision and commitment is made - we are slim-minded and we just have to wait on our bodies to catch up. We can be happy along the way. We don't have to wait to get to our goal weights to be happy. We can be happy NOW. We are slim NOW. As we continue to act like a slim and happy person everything will come together for the reality that is our dream come true and we made it happen - we ARE making it happen.
Don't let unhappy, fat people steal your dream. You are the one doing it right. Take care and thanks Maren for such an uplifting and inspiring post.