Those last pounds are the hardest, partly because you are SO CLOSE and it feels like your goal should just come on and get here! Unlike time passing (24 hours is 24 hours whether it is a much anticipated wedding or graduation or baby coming), weight takes longer to come off as you get closer to your goal. Your basal calorie burn rate lowers as your body weight lowers. Way back when in WW, when you got to 10 pounds from goal, you actually had to eat less until you hit goal. Then you got a little back every 2 weeks for 10 weeks.
My son the dietician always laughs at the notion that 8 glasses of water a day is needed to lose weight, but it DOES make you feel fuller. Personally I drink coffee to take that edge off and get me to my next planned and measured meal. I never eat between meals because it's too hard to stop. That's a personal choice, not a recommendation.
Be sure to weigh out everything you eat and write it down. That way your journal will be an accurate depiction of your unfolding story.
And be PATIENT! Patience is as important as anything else on the weight control journey.
No one ever got up in the morning wishing she'd eaten more the night before.
Original Goal: 114. Current old lady goal: 106.
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