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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I should feel happy and motivated. I have lost 17.0 pounds so far. I am not struggling, for the first time in years, to eat less and make good choices. But I don't feel like I can take any pride in my success so far.

Why? Because I currently weigh 250.4. Because 250-255 was my OLD (as in just last year) high weight that I got back down to 235 from. Because 235 was my old, old high weight that I would work back down from periodically. Because I am the f@#$%^g statistic that loses weight, and then gains back MORE, over and over again. So I don't think i will begin to feel any sense of true accomplishment until I break below 230. Then maybe, just maybe, I can feel like I've made progress.
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  • AJ0708
    I can totally relate! In fact, I wrote a couple of blogs about it:
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    I hope it helps to know you aren't alone and if you keep pushing, this weight will soon be a distant memory!
    1687 days ago
  • no profile photo CD14959796
    I know how you feel. I'm down 10 lbs but I need to lose another 8 lbs to just be where I was last Jan. 1st. I lose then gain back plus add 3-4 lbs. more. Hoping now that I'm limiting my scale use, I'll actually see some progress in the upcoming year. emoticon
    1687 days ago
  • JASSYJAS
    I can totally relate to this. Good luck in your journey to get where you want to be. Don't give up!
    1688 days ago
  • HAT_WRIGHT
    I totally get where you are coming from--but you need to give yourself a pat on the back for the following reasons;

    1--You re-started--so many people quit, and never come back

    2--So your new start weight was different, Who cares?!?!?!?!?! We all have to start somewhere.

    3--Since you restarted at 267, you have lost over 6% of your body weight, HELLO!!!! That is a huge milestone.

    So rejoice in your progress!!--It is after all progress, and progress, not perfection, will get you to your goals

    Speaking of goals, when was the last time you reviewed them? How did you break them down? If you do it by 5% it will feel so much more attainable.

    So it would be something like this

    SW=267

    5%=253.65

    10%=240.3
    15%=226.95

    20%=213.6
    25%=200.25

    Good Luck!!! You got this!!!
    1688 days ago
  • OUBACHE
    It's so hard to lose weight, keep it off, and stay motivated and positive. Still, you have to take pride in the fact that you are working at this and you ARE making progress. If you've lost 17 pounds you are doing something right and you'll keep progressing. So, I saw pat yourself on the back and give yourself some mini-rewards because 17 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. Congratulation!
    1688 days ago
  • KOMTRIA
    I understand what you are saying. I think the thing is finding accomplishment in the right behaviors more than the numbers. I am stuck in 186 range. But I am glad to be here than over 200. Mindset is critical. If we conquer that everything else comes
    1688 days ago
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