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Monday, June 01, 2009

For some reason being at 250, I feel like I'm in the center of the teeter-totter.
I am half way to 200 (!!!) but then half way from where I almost started (300#).
Just 50 more pounds and I'll be 200. It has been over a decade since I've seen 200.

I am scared of gaining weight back, but I do feel that I have made new habits that I believe that I am not where I once was.

I also seem to becoming more relaxed in my weightloss process, which does make me wondering if I'm close to slipping into bad habits and shying away from effort. I think I'm just overwhelmed. I think I am panicking. Has anyone else ever panicked?
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    Think positive every day.. wake up thinking I CAN DO THIS... and at the end of the day you will have done it.. do this daily.. YOU CAN DO IT.. Congratulations on your weight loss.. Just remember to think just one day at a time.. don't look for what will be come the weekend... just one day at a time.. it was hard for me to even try to do this.. but i am finally getting there.. I know that I can not cheat at all during the day.. that is the hardest part for me.. so now I have lots of fruits in the frig and that is helping me daily.. good luck and keep us posted.. hugs, Carol
    3184 days ago
    I know exactly how you feel. I am in a similar position. I'm at 257 right now, about halfway to my current goal (I started at 300 too). And some days I freak out. I think about how far I've come and how far I have left to go.. and it blows me away. 200 pounds? .. I don't even know what that is some days. I've never had that before and it terrifies me.

    I've also become more lazy with my workouts. The first 40 came off so easily that I've fallen into a slower pace with my activities. Try not to focus on the negatives. Remember that you're taking taking steps in the right direction - even if they are small steps. You have much to be proud of - don't forget that! :)
    3188 days ago
    Change is always scary. Even good change. How about that bride on the morning of her wedding. This is what she has been dreaming of her whole life...but she is still a nervous wreck. I guess it has to do with all the expectations of what you expect from the change, & what if you don't get that. Or, in your case, I have never done this before & what makes me think I can do it now. Except that you ARE doing it now. Your new body and your new attitudes are both a wonderful thing. You are so much healthier. Your life expectancy hasn't just increased, but the quality of those extra years has also improved. I would bet that you can do things physically that you couldn't at 300. I know just 20 pounds increased my energy and stamina. But it is not unusual to think "things are going too well" "I wonder what will go wrong". But that is the old habits. It's okay to be optimistic about the future. You deserve some happiness!
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    3189 days ago
  • ASH72461
    you lost 50 pounds
    way to go
    i am still working on my go ponds down
    it has took me a whole year to lose 15 but i keep working towards that 50
    but at least we are losing and not gainning
    that is a major accomplishment
    we can do this one pound at a time emoticon emoticon
    3189 days ago
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