***"Procrastination is the fear of success."
Many have blogged about self-sabotage. I have been known to do that myself.
Subconsciously I do think we are afraid of success. There are some bloggers close to goal weight who are concerned about this very thing. The metamorphosis from morbid obesity to a healthy weight includes much more than pounds lost. Our mind has to come along for the trip as well and it is a lot harder to corral and treat.
Our minds must get comfortable at the weight we have endured for years and fight to stay there. It can be the little devil on one shoulder whispering in our ears while the little angel on the other shoulder has to try and scream over him. He is the creature of habit while the angel tries to get us to see a better way.
Success can be threatening because the possibility of gaining our weight back and more creates stress. We have always treated stress with food. I remember fighting binges and then just going ahead because I knew I was going to do it anyway so I might as well get it over with. Enough of that noise.
We are born with only two fears - the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. All the others have been learned - which means they can be un-learned.
My weight held this week. I just continue---
I re-qualified with my weapon yesterday morning. I only had to do a couple of them over because I didn't get the required number of shots in the center area of the torso targets or because I didn't get the required shots done before I ran out of time. My most difficult one was where we walk up to the back of a barricade, draw our weapons and lean out to the right for two shots in two separate targets. That means we have to re-load quickly because we only have two shots left and need four for the other side. We reload, shift the weapon to the left hand, and do the same thing to the left of the barricade - finally got it - hit all 8 in the torso area. Never fear, Myra's here.
Have a blessed Sunday.