Congratulations on reaching goal!
The nervousness you're experiencing is quite common among people who are newer to maintaining, especially those of us with yo-yo dieting histories. I spent 25 years in that pattern before I was finally able to break free from it. For me, it has become easier with time. It was hard to initially snap out of the weight-loss mentality and I still had some bad habits that I needed to break even if I was maintaining my weight. Once I became more comfortable with staying the same and began to really ditch my extreme attitudes (I'm the type who was frequently either perfectly on track or horribly off track and I've had to work hard to moderate my behavior), I became more comfortable. I still wouldn't say that it's easy, but it's easier and I feel more confident that I can keep this up for life.
I suggest staying connected here, reading the blogs of our other maintainers and learning from the many pros we've got here. I've learned a lot from the wisdom and experience of those who have come before me and our members are very generous with their advice and support.
My name's Tina. I lost more than 90 pounds between March 2010 and March 2012 and have been keeping if off ever since.
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