The "Almost there" syndrome...

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

We've been talking about this on a thread, and it's so true I have to stop and consider it.

It's the "got there and then popped back up just a bit, and hover there, can't go back to my goal" thing.

Somehow when I go below 140, it's like I would have to re-organize who I am, face some new possibilities, lose some old safety--something like that.

Really. Before, when I first lost weight, I just stayed there at goal long enough to "touch the goal post", and go to my son's wedding--but then I went right back up to hovering at 140--which is my 'set-point'. If I get over that, I immediately take it back down (well, define immediately--but I DO get it back in control). But I lose the same 2 pounds every week--142 > 140 > 142 > 140...

And it's not just me, though apparently not everyone does this. But I have friends who do it too--and their 'hover spot 'might be 20 lbs over their set-point, not 2, but I do think, from things they've said, that the issue, the struggle, is still the same.

Maybe if I really went below that I would expect things from myself that I am not sure of, and don't know if I can deliver. I think that may be it...

Maybe I will just 'hold my breath' and DO it, and see what's on the other side! If I can live with it for a while I bet I can figure it out and deal with it!

Yes, I'm going to just hold my breath and do it, and then sit there till I see what kind of monsters live on the other side!!

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    That is exactly the other issue, Patty--I wonder that too. Is it just that I don't want to deal with losing my 'goal' focus--that things would be great if I got 'there'--like I don't want to realize that I'me where I need to be, and I need to get other goals, or is it that the goal itself is not the right one?

    It may very well be that you are right on with this...
    3709 days ago
    I'm right there with you and that same poundage that I can't seem to lose again. For me, though, the first time, I reached my goal and then 3 pounds more. It was easy and....when I hit 114 I scared myself. I was too think, and for the first time, I could see it in the mirror and wasn't so crazy about what I saw. So, then I ate..... wrong thing, but I figured I needed those pounds back on. Like you, I lost the weight for my son's wedding. Then I went to 122---and that is my hover point now.

    I've said this before, but I think at some point we have to listen to what weight our body likes to be. I'm not particularly happy with my waistline or rear end at 122, but I seem to be stuck here. So what is my body saying to me? Here is where you are healthy? Here is where you feel good? Who knows.

    Yes, Deb, you can do it again, but remember to breath along the way and also to listen to your body.
    3709 days ago
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