All Things In Moderation

…….. and moderation in all things .

Good Mood

Posted by Susan on April 8, 2009

Does weight loss effect mood? I wonder because I have been in such a great mood the past few weeks. I feel calm and relaxed, and not feeling that crazy ,” chicken running around with it’s head chopped off ” feeling I usually suffer from at work. It is almost like I am stepping outside myself and asking myself “is this worth getting stressed over?” and most of the time the answer is no. I love my current state of mind and hope it lasts.

I am not sure exactly what is prompting this difference. Is it the weight loss? Is the it true that when you are unhappy with yourself, you project it on to everything and everyone around you? I think it might be true to an extent. This weight loss battle has been long and hard. I really beat myself up over the fact that I’d gained the weight.

Now that I am seeing a difference, and others are also seeing the difference, my feelings about myself are changing. I am still insecure about how I look to a point, but nothing like before. I am at least able to give myself credit for the accomplishment of it. I am able to be proud of the hard work that went into it. It is not something I talk about , it is more of an internal pride I feel, knowing that I am doing what has to be done.

This pride also spills over to other aspects of my life. I feel a little braver. Considering taking risks instead of keeping the status quo because that is where I am comfortable. I’ve proven that I can do what I set my mind to, so why not make another goal and strive to achieve it. A lot of thoughts flying around in my head lately.

On the diet and exercise front this week, so far so good. I did my TT circuits this morning with 20 mins. HIIT on the treadmill. My Eating has been on track. I think it is becoming a habit, I hardly even think about it anymore, where as there was a time when I thought of nothing else. Still tracking all my calories, and drinking all of my water. I was looking back on my weight loss log back from January. I’ve lost 19 lbs. since Jan. 1 . Wow ! Hard to believe.

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One Response to “Good Mood”

  1. Nancy said

    Just as exercise helps improve one’s mood, I think the results you’ve seen has done the same for you. And I’m glad your mood has changed and you are proud of your hard work. If it weren’t for the decision you made to make a change, you wouldn’t be where you are. I don’t know if I’m any healthier than I was a year ago, but I’d like to think I am. I do know I’m more toned and able to endure a lot of exercise and walking. If it hadn’t been for my decision to make a lifestyle change, I wouldn’t be where I am, either.

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