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Hi and welcome. You've had lots of advice. As you approach goal, your focus does change to maintaining and if you look at some of the other threads you will see that many of us have found this a particularly challenging time. Don't worry too much, just be prepared for more of the same, a little, only a little, easier on yourself, and remember, it's a lifestyle. Congratulations on the goals you have achieved so far and all the best for the future.
"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
Saint Francis de Sales
hello and welcome to the team. We are so glad you joined us. Have a wonderful weight-loss journey.
Brown Deer, WI
leader of Weight Watchers Support team - leader
Good advice from everyone. You CAN do this. You go girl! You've come too far. You WILL succeed.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
You've come a long way, baby! You're in sight of the finish line and if you keep your eyes on the prize (a healthy, fit, beautiful you) you'll make it. Everybody on this team has gone through what you're feeling, but as they've given you some really good pointers on how to get over the rough spots, take their advice and you'll be glad you did. After 4 years of maintenance, I still log in what I eat and my exercise every day and it keeps me right on target.
Sparkpeople and Jazzercize veteran
It's only another week or two. YOU CAN DO IT!!
Life has been happening the whole time you were losing weight, yet your attention to your goal kept you on track. What's different this time? Some people (most if you believe the research) have the idea that once they get to goal they can "let go and be normal", even though their concept of "normal" is what got them fat in the first place. Only you (and God) can know your own heart. I have found that maintaining really isn't all that different from losing. After all these years at goal I still journal and count what I eat. I still have occasions when I'd like to just bag it and eat a bag of Cheetos (that single serving 5 pound bag), but I don't because I know that it's easier to stick with it than to get back on.
Keep that journal!!! You are the only one who will ever look at it, so you can be totally honest with yourself. On a day to day basis, 2 pounds from goal isn't much different from 20 or 40 pounds from goal. Notice how frustrated you are now, and how much better you'll feel when you look at each day, all written down, and smile. For me, even when life is spinning out of control, I like the feeling that my eating is the one thing I CAN control, and I find in that the courage to deal with life on life's terms, rather than try to do it the other way around.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
Funny how you can be trucking along and then right at the end, seem to "run out of gas".
Some things to think about:
* revisit your goals... and the reasons behind them.
* is the number on the scale the real goal... is your goal a range?
* recognize that healthy habits that support maintaining need to be established now... even before those last couple of pounds go away.
It's OK to "maintain" your way to goal weight! And life will still happen.
and you're worth it!
Defeat is temporary: giving up makes it permanent! Never give up!
Max lifetime weight 224.5
Maintaining with 122 marked as "goal" since October 2010
I am 2lbs away from goal and having a meltdown! I have let life get in the way and need to get my sorry a$$ back on track!! ANY advice really, really appreciated right now!