A few questions for all of you who have crossed over into Onderland. Really, these questions could also be answered by people who have reached goal or any other major weight loss goal (ultimate goal or short term goal).
What did you do to celebrate arriving on the Onderland Express?
Did you see any marked changes in speed or ease of weight loss after entering Onderland?
Did you change anything about your weight loss plan or lifestyle?
Did your outlook, beliefs, or thoughts about weight loss change. Did you have a shift in perspective?
How do you deal with people who did not know you when you weighted over 200lbs?
I have not been less than two hundred pounds in at least 10 years. And when I left the hundreds, I didn't pay attention to how my mentality changed on the way up. Now that I am on the way down, I am just wondering how one's mentality shifts. I know that there was probably not a change at the second that you reached 199, but I generally think that 199 is a major landmark or turning point.
From my personal experience, when a person is 190 lbs people are ok. Yes, you are still obese but, there is not so much of a stigma attached. But, as soon as one makes it to 200+ it is an issue. Do you think this is because this involves actually saying the number? Or, do you think that this is based on looks?
Just want to know about your experience.