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Do I dare celebrate?

Monday, September 22, 2014



I have been trying to decide if I should celebrate or not.

I finally hit onederland and have been here for almost a month now. My reluctance to not celebrate... I have been here before and have gone back up. I didn't want to celebrate too soon because there was always that chance that it wasn't going to stick.



But I have been under 200 pounds now for 23 days now so I can start celebrating now... right?

I usually weigh in everyday just to ensure I am staying on track. (I know... not the best habit.) But I am getting closer now to 190. I am hoping to keep this going as onederland feels awesome!

But I am not going to lie.... I am very nervous. Since I have been here before and it just goes right back up... I still have that fear. I guess I won't feel "safe" until I get in the 180's or even 170's. That is going to take time though so I guess I will have to live in this fear.

But for now I am going to celebrate because I have been working very hard. I finally made it to onederland and here I am going to stay!

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  • MOJO0607
    I totally get it and understand. I've gone back and forth from the upper 100's to lower 200's so many times that I am also so hesitant to celebrate when the scale dips below that 200 range. There was a while there after my son was born that I was in the low 180's and I was still nervous about being excited about the weight, dreading when I would go back up to the 200's. But, the one big difference between where I was at and where you are at is that you are living a lifestyle that will enable you to keep yourself healthy and well. Your progress and energy are amazing and intoxicating, and I can hardly wait to get to that place you are at (mentally). Congrats, and keep up the great spirit!
    2308 days ago
  • FORBANDE
    Party time! Definitely celebrate!! Acknowledging it will help it be "real". And quite simply - you deserve the victory!

    Way to go!! Awesome job!
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    2308 days ago
  • OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    I would say you should celebrate! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Congratulations!
    2308 days ago
  • ICECUB
    emoticon YOU CAN CELEBRATE!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • 2BEABETTERME
    Yeah you! Enjoy your new ONEderland and be confident you are here to stay!
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    2309 days ago
  • HEXE63
    Woooohoooo emoticon emoticon
    Celebrate you deserve it this is awesome
    don't be afraid you got this you are doing great
    Martina
    2309 days ago
  • BLACK_CANARY19
    emoticon Way to go!! That is amazing! Congrats on reaching Onederland!!!
    2309 days ago
  • ALOOGOBI
    So celebrate your accomplishment and your hard work because you deserve that. You know there is the potential to go back up again, and being aware of that is very important.

    But remember this: you can't go back up unless you decide to. You would have to decide to stop following your program and give up exercising and tracking your food. You can't accidentally gain the weight back, you have all the control in this.

    Good luck with your journey!! emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • no profile photo CD4300142
    Congratulations! I can relate to that fear too. I've been through this process several times. But we can make the choice to make this the last time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14900052
    When I lost 50 and got to goal weight I contemplated getting rid of my too big clothes and buying new clothes to fit my new body. I feared I would gain it back after having a life as a yo yo dieter. I didn't want the expense of buying new clothes that would not fit me if I started to gain. I then thought about buying new clothes and keeping the old too big ones.

    I then decided to donate the too big clothes as keeping them would mean I doubted myself and my mind with old thinking didn't now match my new body. I am now 5 years come January at goal weight. I say celebrate and believe the new you will not gain that weight back!
    2309 days ago
  • RITEEBEE
    Congrats!!! Yes you should celebrate!!! I understand your fear, I totally do! But celebrate your accomplishment!! Reward with non food celebrations like getting your nails done, or hair, or buying an outfit that makes you feel pretty!! Try not to fear, be confident that you can and you will do this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • PERSISTENTTIM
    We can all relate to that same fear. You've done a great job, I know you're under 200 for good this time. Have an awesome week!
    2309 days ago
  • VALYNN26
    You are doing emoticon ! Keep up the good work Diamond girl! emoticon
    2309 days ago
  • IRP1114
    No living in fear. You are doing fantastic!!! YES CELEBRATE! Celebrate each healthy choice you are making to stay here too. emoticon
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    2309 days ago
  • KESTRYLL
    Keep up the good work!
    2309 days ago
  • JENSTRESS
    I think you can celebrate, but a healthy (not neurotic) fear isn't necessarily a bad thing either, so that you stay focused!!!
    2309 days ago
  • JOHNMARTINMILES
    Congratulations! I look forward to joining you

    Make Today the Greatest Day of Your Life

    emoticon Until Tomorrow!
    2309 days ago
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