Of course it's normal to be apprehensive, just remember, it's a lifestyle now, or should be. Think of all the things you can now do that you wouldn't have before you became more active. Then... Get out there and do them! Go hiking, learn to knit, swim, enter a 5k, play with your kids or grandkids, the options are endless!! Good luck, I've got a ways to go!!!
It's totally normal to feel sad when a big project like this is nearing completion. Although it's hard to beat the excitement of seeing the scale numbers going down, it sounds like it's time to get creative and come up with a new project that you can be just as proud of. While weight maintenance is a formidable challenge in itself, it does not make for a very exciting goal. I like to introduce specific goals like personal record time/achievement at an athletic event. Or, eating a set number of veggies/fruits every day (which you probably already do). Or, go with something totally unrelated to fitness but still very measurable, like saving money and growing your retirement accounts. It's pretty darn exciting to see money grow :) I hope you find something exciting to keep looking forward to and always stay positive.
It is normal. Don't worry about it. Just find something else that gives you as much enjoyment and fun as you get from this journey. Learn something else new?
(PS: It is harder to keep it off and stay excited - find a way to do it (from someone who has been there, done that and now has to get it back off again, though it is definitely easier the second time around!)
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Although it's really sad, I understand it's actually harder to keep the weight off than it is to lose it. Don't be bummed; you'll still have challenges! There are several maintaining teams for you to join, and many, many SparkPeople for you to motivate and suport!
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