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Slightly nervous

Friday, January 10, 2014

I'm a little apprehensive about the last 2 pounds I have to lose. I lost 7 pounds fairly quickly, all in a little over 2 weeks.

But I know myself. I am the type of person whose happiness depends on weight. Therefore, what's going to happen in a week or so once the last 2 pounds are gone? Will I be okay at 118-119? I don't know what my reaction will be. I'm hoping I'll be okay to maintain... emoticon

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NARNIAROSE2003 1/24/2014 7:58PM

    Hey kiddo - glad we're friends. And one thing you'll learn about me is "I calls 'em like I sees 'em." What's with the "I am the type of person whose happiness depends on weight" stuff? So - you're self-worth is based on a number on the scale? What if you were OVERWEIGHT like me? OMG. If our value is based on our WEIGHT - then being kind to others? ZERO WORTH. Being good at singing? ZERO WORTH. Working hard to achieve a goal? ZERO. Doing a good job at...anything? BIG FAT ZERO. Are you kidding me? Listen up... come closer... YOUR VALUE IS NOT THE SUM TOTAL OF YOUR PHYSICAL WEIGHT. NOT. NOT. NOT. Your value is YOU - all the beautiful things that make up YOU. The drive you have - your likes - your abilities - your smiles - your laughs - the things that concern you. All the people who love you don't love you because of your WEIGHT. Why would you? I've never even SEEN you, and I already VALUE your friendship. Stop selling yourself short. emoticon

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KADULAC 1/15/2014 2:40PM

    You need to learn to be happy as long as you are no more than 120 if that is your healthy weight. Maintaining is almost as hard as losing weight from what I've heard. Congratulations on the weight loss and being almost at goal.

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SONICB 1/11/2014 12:18PM

    Is that a healthy weight for your height?

I personally have had to learn and grow and not invest myself emotionally in that number on the scale. My body image was just too warped when I was growing up. I was underweight, too skinny, but thought I looked fat.

Eventually I got tired of hating myself and my body and learned to appreciate the things it could do, which encouraged me to eat healthier (and enough!) so that I could make progress as a runner.

I hope that you'll eventually learn not to attach happiness to your weight, but that doesn't happen without a conscious decision and effort on your part.

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_BABE_ 1/11/2014 1:27AM

    Congratulations for working so hard and getting to your goal ( you'll do it). Now you need to be proud of that accomplishment and be confident that you will never go back to your old ways again!

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RUNNERRACHEL 1/10/2014 8:36PM

    Try to stay with your "happy weight" which is the weight you are comfortable maintaining while enjoying exercise and healthy foods.

You have to decide to accept yourself. You won't be satisfied if you're expecting perfection. I was disappointed when I reached my goal weight because I thought when I got there I'd be toned...I was not and I'm still not "perfectly" toned. But I am happy, living healthy (most of the time), enjoying regular exercise and eating well. We have to accept our bodies. Don't compare yourself to anyone else. emoticon emoticon

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CALIDREAMER76 1/10/2014 7:55PM

    You will celebrate in a healthy way making your goal and then maintain because up until now no one has told you that is just as hard if not harder!!!! You can do it. You don't give up getting to a number, you focus on other healthy behaviors and markers! =)
Cause guess what Life happens and you will continue to go up and down, but just try to stay in a "zone"!
I'm proud of you!

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ARNETTELEE 1/10/2014 7:39PM

  You can do it!

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