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What is is with me and 170s?

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

So this is what I've noticed (and this went on several years ago when I hovered in the 180s for quite some time before heading into the 200s) - I get into the low 180s - I can literally SMELL the 170s on the horizon (and even hit 179.2 last fall) and then I sabotage myself. Grrrrr

So what is it with me and the 170s? It's not as if I LIKE being in the 180s (but at least it's better than where I started at 215), but I seem to have some internal panic response of going lower. And I don't know what it is. emoticon

I know the answer - get a hold of myself. Start eating right and tracking again. I would say I should stay away from the scale for a month or two and just focus on getting healthier instead of that number, but the new 5% challenge starts soon and I'll have to weigh in every week.

You know what? It's my mind, darn it, and I'm not going to allow it to keep me from my goals!

*end of rant*
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    You and I seem to be fighting almost the exact same battle! I was back down around 180 and lower after bouncing back up to 200 and now I'm back over 200 again. It's maddening! I feel good though, taking hubby through the Tim Hortons drive through this morning as he requested and ordering NOTHING for myself! There is nothing there that I should eat and today nothing there that I wanted to eat! :D

    Baby Steps! We can do this! :D
    1747 days ago
    I know you can do this Amy! I think that you are right that you should just start focusing on staying healthier and tracking regularly rather than looking at that number. You've made so much progress already! Never forget that. You WILL hit the 170s soon, I'm sure of it!

    1748 days ago
    Awesome rant....... I am the queen of self sabotage so PUSH through my friend I'm following you! LOL
    1751 days ago
    Yes Amy don't allow your mind to trick you into anything less then 100% success emoticon
    1753 days ago
  • TERESA159
    Draw a mental picture of yourself at 175. Embrace it, love it. Become her.
    (I don't know if this works, but what the heck, eh?)

    So happy to see you are on the team again for the 5%! Woohoo!!!
    1753 days ago
    The challenge will help you zero in on the solution!
    1753 days ago
    Identifying the problem is half way to solving it ~

    You're half way to solving it!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
    I know exactly what you mean and the answer is so elusive! Every time I put a goal out there I get further away instead of moving toward it. I panic and sabotage myself and I hate this! Find the secret to fixing this and you win big time!
    1753 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/7/2013 10:36:09 AM
    Way to stay positive! I tried to stay away from the scale for a while also, but I found that it hindered more than helped me. It keeps me more accountable. Even when I am tracking, I weigh every day. That way if I notice a two or three day consecutive increase, I know I am doing something wrong or definitely something not right and have to make a change. I have finally learned not to stress over the daily ups and downs. You can do it!! A 5% challenge may give your body the boost it needs to jump start a new weight loss!! Goo luck!! emoticon emoticon
    1753 days ago
  • CATHM26
    This happens to me when I start to hover around the 160s... I hit 171 and bam - self sabotage. I guess we have to question why we do this and why we're scared of reaching our goals... I think maybe I'm afraid of failure so I just kinda give in.
    1753 days ago
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