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Why hello my nemesis!

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

I'm back to 185 as of today. This weight has tormented and plagued me for months. Tantalizingly, I'll hit it, triumphantly update my SP weight, and then up it creeps again for a few weeks.

I haven't nudged higher than 187 in a long time, but 185 is this scary threshhold for me. However, the changes I've made recently, I think I can get to 184.

184. The lowest weight I've been in years. I want to be that weight.

My next big goal is 179. That's how much I weighed after I got pregnant with my first child. The weight I was when I walked out of the hospital with her (10 lbs lighter, incidentally, than when I walked in.)

It's been a little easier, since my husband has been adjusting his eating habits to be less gross. He's working on portions, and it's a lot easier to not overeat if no one else is, either! He still snacks a lot at night, but that's steadily becoming not a trigger for me, and when he goes into treatment (Which could be in a week or two, or a month or two, we don't know.) hopefully that trigger will go away entirely.

Just wanted to update you, lest you think I vanished. ;)
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    If you are holding fairly well, that's good too. It just means that you may need to make a few minor adjustments to lose more. After I gained back my 10 lbs and started back to tracking and jogging, I held for a long time. But at least I stopped gaining. I have since upped my jogging time a bit and lowered my intake a bit more(trying to stay at the lower end, not the top end of the range). I am now seeing lbs start to melt away. It's just in the math and how accurately and well one sticks to the plan.
    1984 days ago
    Just catching up on how you're doing. Sounds like it's tough going. Hope you're hanging in there!
    1993 days ago
  • GEORGE815
    Great news!
    2000 days ago
    You are doing fine !
    Have you tried cutting out sugars and carbs ?
    Works for me...
    2000 days ago
    Yay! You can totally get past your "sticky weight."
    Took me forever, but I did manage to do it. Of course, I then got pregnant, and back up I went...
    Once you can get past it, though, it gets easier, and if you keep working, you'll find a new "sticky weight" so it's less likely you'll go back up to your old one.
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    2001 days ago
    Thanks for the update. I am soooo glad to hear things are going better for you on ALL fronts emoticon
    2001 days ago
  • _MOBII_
    Hey girl! Conga-rats on getting back to 185...184 is totally do-able!
    Glad to hear that hubby is working on portion control...whether it is to help him or help you, it is still a help to you.

    Still keeping y'all in my good thoughts and prayers that he gets into a program soon soon soon!

    2002 days ago
    You've had more than your fair share of struggles lately. Keep working at it, making slow changes. It feels odd to say this, but I hope your husband gets into treatment sooner rather than later. From what you've said, it seems he's in real need to be in a place that will support him intensely and help push him to make the changes he needs to make. Hopefully he will take the changes to heart and will be a changed man when he comes home to you.
    2002 days ago
    Isn't it frustrating when a number just gets stuck on our scale...and we s-t-r-e-t-c-h everything to get below it, and like a rubber band, it just snaps back to stare at us again?!! But we all know you can pass this little nemesis, and find a new favorite number to stare at for a while! 179....here you come!!

    thinking of you....
    2002 days ago
  • ROCKLAND2010
    We are here to help and support you!
    2002 days ago
  • HILLSLUG98239
    Go go go!

    Smart choice - making your next goal an achievable one. When you hit a 'set point' it takes a lot more to convince your body to shed weight. You got this.
    2002 days ago
    You can do this!!
    2002 days ago
    sometimes shifting the focus to just counting the calories, or getting a certain number of exercise minutes a day, can help get past that barrier - you can do it! just stopping the upward creep is great too :)
    2002 days ago
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    2002 days ago
    Oh gosh, if you can do 185, you can do 184!! Hang in there :)
    2002 days ago
    If you can do 185 you can do 184! Yes you can!!! And from there it's a mere 5 pounds to 179... you can do that, too! Achievable goals, one at a time in sequence, you will get there!
    2002 days ago
    Hang in there!
    2002 days ago
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