What are your Primal Mental Hurdles?
I'm curious if anyone else has/had any mental hurdles through their Primal journey. I'm positive I'm not the only one! :)
My "problem" is that even though I've lost a lot of weight in the last 4 months, I still mentally see myself as I did when I started. Even though I've lost 30 lbs since April and started at a size 12-14 and am now down to a 6-8, I still feel fat.
I've heard of this in people in the past and always thought, "Whatever, if I could lose weight you'd better bet I wouldn't be complaining about still feeling fat." Now I see/feel what a mental battle it is though. It's like your brain can't keep up with the changes in your body. Even getting compliments almost daily now, my response is usually "Thanks, but I still have a long way to go. I'm still jiggly!"
And I still feel anxious every time I go shopping to buy clothes that actually fit (since I'm still losing, my clothes are too big every 6-8 to weeks and I need new pieces in my wardrobe). Just this weekend I went to buy new dresses and suits and I picked up a bunch of 8's, the whole time worrying they wouldn't fit. Then I had to go down to a 6 because they were too big.
As much as you'd think I'd be ecstatic about that, and to a degree I was, I also have this big cognitive dissonance attached to it. It's like I just don't even know what to think about my body anymore.
Anyone else have similar problems? NOT trying to complain about the weight loss in any way, just thought talking about it and hearing others' stories might help me overcome the mental side.