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Damn That 200 Pound Mark!

Sunday, December 01, 2013

I went to put on my "fat 10s" this morning. I was so excited to wear them last week. They're a pair of size 10s designed for big girls, so they really fit a 12. Still, a 12 is big progress for me, and it felt great to wear them to work. But I went to put them on this morning and they wouldn't zip.

I didn't weigh in. I was afraid to. I weighed in at the end of last week at 200.6. I've been trying to fight my way out of the 200s for sooooo long. I get close like this and then it just doesn't happen.

Ugh! I'm so frustrated. I want it gone. 199! Please, dammit. 199!
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    I'm crossing my fingers that you bypass 199 for 198!!! XOXO
    1052 days ago
    I completely understand! My scale reads the same but I am suddenly having to wear bigger jeans again .... what gives/!?!?!? You will cross out of 200s soon, just keep up the great work!!
    1054 days ago
  • MJJB19
    Focus on a small goal that will get you there like getting your 8 cups of water and at least 5 veggies a day. Visualize how amazing it will be to see those magic numbers on the scale.

    Remember, it only takes persistance and not perfection!

    1054 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Hang in there...I know exactly what you are feeling!
    with WW I lost 35 lbs..was actually at 196!! celebrate!!
    got injured..fell off track & not only gained it all back but more..
    so like you am now struggling to see that 200 mark not show up!

    we can do this..a day at a time...a meal at a time!
    I have about decided if all I do is hold the mark over the holidays..then I will be happy.
    It would be great to continue losing..but not sure if that is realistic with the temptations out there thru this time of year. I am gonna come on with me..Let's do this!!

    1054 days ago
    Breath. Lots of breathing. Did you know breathing is exercise?

    Me too. I did so many plateaus on this journey and when I started on SP my goal was to get to 180. After a couple of years I changed that to a90 because I am a turtle losing weight. Do turtles lose weight? Hehehe.

    I did all the diets. Did not work. I just gained after. So when I came to SP my only goal was to stop gaining weight. Which I did. And in fact by learning some consistency exercising (small goal of 10 minutes a day) I felt better. Plus by adding in more veggies I started seeing a loss of... drum roll... about a pound a month. Whatever, it was more than I expected. Then I just stopped losing. I tried challenges and all kinds of things and while other people lost lots, I would lose... a pound. Still, it was always in the right direction.

    My solution was always more exercise, more veggies, more water. And sometimes it made a small dent and sometimes not. So after years of this, I started wondering if I needed a different approach. A. I started watching my friends who are "normal" and don't need to diet but don't eat crazy foods. I noticed that they ate differently to me or for that matter most people I knew. Fewer grains. Very little junk food. Smaller portions. Hmmm. B. I joined the writing diet because I am definitely a writing person... and a guest here gave me the book which I finally got around to opening and when I realized there was a spark team, I started it. I realized that "eating clean" was a good goal for me. C. I joined the evening sabatoge team because as much as I did not want to admit it and would often defend it... night eating was my problem

    My point - keep looking for a solution that works for you. You can do this. You have gotten to 200 emoticon
    1054 days ago
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