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I am a 39 yr. old stay at home mom to 3 girls ages 10, 9 and 7. My goal is to be fit by 40! I want to lead a healthier lifestyle. I was banded on 4/5/2011. I tend to be a bit on the sarcastic and cynical side. I love to read, hate to excersise (but am learning to tolerate it!), love to shop and want to smack anyone who is a size 2 (not really!). I am learning to work with my band and my new self one day at a time!

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Motivational Monday...........Are You Too Comfortable?

Here is my question:  Are you too comfortable?  Have you hit a weight that you have been before?  A weight that you are comfortable at.  Too comfortable.  A place that you could stay and hang out  forever because you have been here before.  So it feels like your norm. 

My comfort zone was between the weights of 190-225 lbs.  I had been here for most of my adult life.  My adult friends knew this me.  They thought I looked like myself again.  I was comfortable to them and to myself again.

I could have ultimately hung out at this weight forever.  Really.  It felt right.  Bouncing between a size 14 and 18W would have been easy for me.  No one would have thought any less of me.  Actually, some people probably would have been more comfortable, since that is the way they have always known me.

But, I wanted more.

I didn't have WLS to remain at a weight that I have been before.  One that is still in the overweight catagory and not healthy.

So I pushed forward.  Mainly through exercise.

And I have landed at 161.  Believe me when I say, I KNOW I have to work to keep that weight on the scale from moving up.  I have to eat right 90% of the time and exercise like a fool.  But that is okay.  I can live with that.  But I will never be truly comfortable here.  I will always have to remain vigilant about my weight. 

So there lies the question for all of you:  are you too comfortable right now?  Maybe you need to keep better track of what you eat,  exercise more or change up the routine, drink more water, etc.  You may need to shake things up a bit so you aren't so comfortable anymore.

Change is never comfortable.  NEVER.  Especially, if you are like me and resist any form of change.  Is it necessary?  Yes.  Great things come through change.

Think about it.  Then find a way to shake things up.


  1. I agree! I got too comfortable for a few months and gained 10 lbs. Now I'm at the lowest weight I've been in some time and moving downward. Never accept where your "body" wants you to be... get to where you're comfortable! And if it's 161, freakin' awesome - that's a phenomenal weight, Brenda. :)

  2. Awesome Brenda, thank you! I've always been over 200 lbs since I can remember. The lowest i've been is 213. I'm not comfortable, I've never been comfortable... I just have been too afraid to change...too overwhelmed... This lap-band is giving me the motivation and courage to change and I don't even have it yet! :) you are an inspiration Brenda!

  3. Boy are you in my head!!! I've spent a lot of time thinking about this over the past week or so. I'm currently at a weight that is comfortable...my body likes it here...I can easily maintain it...but is that all there is to this journey? The answer I finally arrived at is NO...just because I can maintain this weight easily doesn't mean that this is the end. I'm doing a lot of reading about emotional eating and am in the process of re-evaluating my entire way of eating...we'll see what happens...wish me luck!!

  4. I think this is absolutely, 110% right!


  5. I'm nowhere near comfortable with my weight as I just began my journey but I'm so glad you post this so that when do get to that comfy stage I can keep on fighting.

  6. Wow, you're in my head, too! I've been toying with 200 for the past month. I've buckled down and expect to see a starting '1' this week for the first time in over 21 years - but I can definitely relate to that little voice telling my that "you're just meant to be in this range."

    Um....NO!! Let's get uncomfortable together!

    1. I kind of needed this message today. I am not where I am comfortable weight wise, but I am in a state of change (not relative to weight loss) and I needed to hear that positive quote that I am on the verge of something great. Thanks!!!

  7. Hells yes! I love this post! - I am waaay to comfs at 160 - have to push onward to 140!

  8. I love this post. It is so true! I am trying to break through to the other side of Onderland, yes I have been there before, but this time I want to remain their forever!

  9. You cannot imagine how much I needed this blog today. Thank you for helping keep us motivated, Brenda.

  10. Yes I am having this problem. I am currently at a weight that I was at for a looong time. And to be honest I think subconsciously I can't really fathom the thought that I could ever be thinner than this. I mean I'm not thin by a long stretch b/c I'm currently a size 20 BUT for me...that is dream come true. I never ever thought I would be a size 20 again. And I used to always say at a size 32 that "I'd be ecstatic to be a size 20 now" and now..here I am. I've noticed lately that I'm not trying as hard. I think a part of me doesn't believe that I could ever be lower than this. Wow this post hit me right where I needed it!