The more threads like yours you read in this forum, the more you will see how similar your story is to so many here! (myself included!)
I think one of the main things that has made this time successful for me, is that my goals continually change. Once the "weight" goal was met, I upped the calories, and oddly, lost more weight. I did finally settle in a few pounds lower than my range now, but after a while that proved hard to maintain, so I upped my range by a couple of pounds.
One thing I didn't change was to continue to set new goals. With weight loss out of the equation, I started on fitness goals. Can I do boy push-ups? done! can I do a pull-up? done (and still working on this one off and on) I learned to skate ski, I took up mountain biking, climbing, hiking, and have run a few races too.
My advice, since you don't have a number, is to set your goal weight to lose 5 lbs in 6 months (Robin, our leader, often recommends this) and see how that goes. You may continue to lose weight, or you may stay where you are now. Either one is fine.
Then challenge yourself, pick another goal, be it physical, or community or home oriented, and focus on that for a while.
And well done on getting where you are now!
Congrats, it must feel so good!!!
highest weight ever:202, SP starting weight: 143
New goal: 125 lbs, just to see what that looks and feels like! Hit it: Feb 2013!
H: 5''4" 49 y.o.
"Don''t let yesterday use up too much of today." Will Rogers
"Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" Michael Pollan
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