Like Never Before!

Friday, May 04, 2012

FINALLY!! I've NEVER had this much success with losing weight all at one time before! 10 months without a REAL plateau!! I started out at 322 being my top regained weight, but am now 220.51. I MUST keep reminding myself of that. I am too prone to forget how far I've come. I am at the point where it is difficult to want to continue, because I desire to eat as I used to eat, but I KNOW how much that DOES hurt me! I can't do that anymore! I do not eat potatoes, rice or pasta at all anymore at this point. It's got to stay fully OUT of the diet, or I WILL NOT lose weight.
I still feel like I felt when I weighed this much 20 years ago... still unsatisfied with where I am. I'm getting SO MUCH CLOSER to being back into a size 18!!
I have got to focus on just eating right, drinking the water, and getting out to walk or doing exercise videos, and not focus on where I am, or I might get too nervous.
This is new territory for me, and it DOES make me nervous. I don't know how to be a thinner adult. I'd rather be invisible. I don't want the "ugh, you're too fat" reaction I'm so used to, though! I just need to do the work, and then start to deal with the head and emotional factors that get triggered after, I guess.
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    It is hard to adjust to life as a thin person when you always knew fat.
    Right now it's hard but it's also fun because you are still losing.
    And doing incredibly well,I might add.!!!! emoticon
    Keep working at it and you will get there.
    When you're close to goal, I would suggest looking for teams,or individuals, that are on maintenance so you can share what you are going through with people who know what it's like.
    I don't know what it's like because i've never been at goal,but I don't give up hope!
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    1957 days ago
    You are doing great! You should be so very proud of yourself.

    Have you kept a journal of your weight loss journey and your feelings along the way? Perhaps that would help when you feel weak. Just an idea...

    Just today as I was out walking, I realized that a year ago I was so very self-conscious out walking, and two years ago it was even worse. [I have lost about 90 pounds] However, today, I realized that I haven't had that feeling in a long time. I think perhaps we build confidence along the way.

    1969 days ago
    You just keep those +++++ thoughts! emoticon
    1969 days ago
    emoticon on your weight loss!
    Keep up the good work! emoticon
    1969 days ago
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