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Feeling worried..

Friday, August 30, 2013

Well I defeated the cake today, I only had a tiny nibble to taste test it, and compared to what I used to eat it was barely anything!:)

The thing that seems to be worrying me today is what happens once I'm thin and reach my goal. I understand that just because ill be thin doesn't mean I can go back to eating what I used to eat, well at least not without putting weight back on!

I've seen a few people on spark do really well and lose the weight, but end up putting some back on over time. Although all of them are now on track to losing those pesky pounds that crept back on!
I'm just worrying that is this something I should expect to happen? Is it going to be a constant struggle to stay at that weight.. If I eat a burger am I going to put on 4lb?! Lol:)

I may be worrying a bit too much.. I mean I've got to get to my goal first!! I'm just so used to putting the pounds back on when I've only lost a few, not when I've lost 50!
The only thing reassuring me is that I know now what it's like to be big.. And unhappy with how I look.. So I'm not coming back to this stage!!

Ever!!!!
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  • DRPEPPIE121
    No need to be worried, Laura. I've been there...and unfortunately gained a lot back...but I stayed at that "range" for a while, though.

    The "Journey to Losing Weight" is a process: it's not a diet...it's a lifestyle CHANGE. And when you get down to that weight, YES...you will have to keep exercising regularly. YES.. you'll still have to watch what you eat a bit. Do the same things, but monitoring your situation.

    When I got down to my "goal size" the first time, I was still exercising and tried to eat mindfully healthy most of the time. I felt a little more relaxed in the eating, but I kept an eye on the scale/how my pants felt every couple weeks just to see if I'm did poorly.

    It's just one of those things that UNFORTUNATELY, those who have battled their weight for a long time... just because it is off...doesn't mean it will STAY off. So you are correct in "worrying", but if you are approaching this in a good attitude and in a LIFESTYLE change type way (not a heavy crazy nutso diet), you should do well! It's a lifelong process for some of us...and I can tell you I'm one of them.

    Be HAPPY WITH YOU! Part of the journey is learning to be happy with who you are! Forget those insecurities! You need the lose the weight for yourself and that's it. :-)

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    1197 days ago
  • ROBBIEY
    Just keep moving forward.
    Don't look back. Watch your portion sizes and stay focused. It is normal to worry. It has been about 7 years for me and I have lost even more weight. I still worry, but worrying makes me more conscious of what I consume and the need to exercise. emoticon
    1198 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/30/2013 12:20:41 PM
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