This morning, my son suggested that I switch from cereal to oatmeal for breakfast every morning because it is healthier. I like oatmeal, but I like cereal better. I've been eating Fiber One cereal that only has 6 grams of sugar. It is very filling. I mentioned that I was content with what I've been doing.
Apparently I used the word content when he told me that I needed to cut out carbs at dinner. He's convinced that doing so would lead to faster weight loss.
When I came home from the grocery store this morning, I found a note from my son that indicated that I'd been using the word "content" a lot lately.
My son is an extremely dedicated weight lifter/body builder, so the word content isn't necessarily a positive word to him. I believe he associates it with settling rather than working hard.
While my son's suggestions may be good ones, I fear making changes right now. My eating plan is causing steady weight loss, I've had very few cravings, and I haven't binged very often. To me, this equals success.
I'm also looking ahead. I don't want to focus too heavily on the future, because doing so can lead to discouragement when I contemplate the large amount of weight I need to lose. However, my main concern is not loosing weight. It is keeping it off. During this process, I want to learn healthy habits that I can continue with for life.
What does content mean to you?