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.
|2,242 Maintenance Weeks