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What’s Waiting at the End of the Weight Loss Journey?


For those on a weight loss “journey” (I’m not a big fan of the phrase, but it does work), have you thought about what happens when you get to your destination?

roadendOf course you have.

You’ll be leaner, fitter, healthier, happier.

You’ll look better, feel better, and be treated better by others.

Shopping will be a joy, looking in the mirror will be a pleasure, and life will be grand.


Maybe not.

Read about one woman’s experience with the “after” portion of “before and after,” then see if some of your own ideas might be a little unrealistic.

Thanks to Lisa at Can Anybody Hear Me? for her candid and well written piece. Click here for her post.

Do you agree with her? Have you found your “happily ever after” or are you still on the “journey?”

Author: BulgingButtons

I'm a middle aged woman doing the things that middle aged women do and trying not to beat myself up. I'm living the life I choose with the man I love, the grown up son who impresses me all the time, and the most adorable pup ever rescued from the euthanasia list. We live in the heat of the Southwest, where I regularly sweat through my Lane Bryant bras.

9 thoughts on “What’s Waiting at the End of the Weight Loss Journey?

  1. Maintenance is the hardest part of my whole journey! Loosing weight is a lot easier. When you are on a diet you follow a “diet” plan….a “workout plan” ect….There is a million places to look for support. But when you hit “goal” all of a sudden you are on your own……abandoned…..like all of a sudden you know what you are doing! That’s why so many people re-gain…..it isn’t that they just stopped caring. They just didn’t know what to do!

    • I’ll be honest with you, I’ve never actually stuck with any plan long enough to get to goal, so I don’t have firsthand experience with this, but I can only imagine how exhausting it must be to constantly walk the tight-rope between “enough” and “too much.” Thanks for your perspective.

  2. Thank you for sharing this. The real work is loving ourselves. PERIOD. No shape or size can do that for us.

  3. Great, great, great, post. Thanks for sharing, Heidi. I’ve lost and found myself so many times. It’s so disorienting. About 1.5 years ago something clicked mysteriously. I’m at my ideal weight now and I love it because it doesn’t define me one way or another. Maintaining my weight is now just how I roll, a pain in the neck sometimes, but mostly the air I breathe. Other things are becoming the air I breathe too, and I can’t explain it all. But I find it a great relief to not be aiming so hard for AFTER. I’m just doing my best to enjoy right now. By chance are you on MyFitnessPal? I’m AngieMc6 and glad to connec there.

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