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Old 07-19-2010, 11:40 AM   #1
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When did you stop thinking of yourself as someone who has 100+ pounds to lose?

It's dumb, because I haven't had 100+ pounds to lose for some time, but only today, when I hit under 200, did I realize that I DON'T have that much to lose anymore. I've been thinking in terms of how much I've lost, not now much I have to go, and it was a weird awakening.
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Old 07-19-2010, 11:53 AM   #2
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I remember I posted a thread reading something like "I can no longer afford to lose 100 pounds". I have to watch what I say when people ask me how much I want to lose now. I automatically say "100" and they mean from where I am. I can't possibly lose 100 now....yeah.

I still feel like a woman who needs to lose 100 pounds...even though I feel really good about myself where I am. I'm not sure I'll ever really not be that person until I reach goal. It's hard to explain. I'm on a journey of 100 pounds and that's ok with me. It does astound me now when I think about how much I have left versus how much I started with.
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:35 PM   #3
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It really weirds me out to be only 20ish lbs from my goal. I mean, every woman I know would like to lose 20 lbs, so wanting to lose 20 lbs is normal. That's very, very strange.
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Old 07-19-2010, 01:40 PM   #4
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It really weirds me out to be only 20ish lbs from my goal. I mean, every woman I know would like to lose 20 lbs, so wanting to lose 20 lbs is normal. That's very, very strange.
I'm in that same place. I just saw a video where I was singing with a chorus and I did not stand out at all. Just look like a "normal" woman.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:25 PM   #5
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Not yet. I still freak out and stare at my ticker sometimes. I remember clearly looking at it when it said 283. I was happy that I had lost 12 pounds-- ecstatic really, but the distance to the other end of the ticker seemed so long. Now I get shocked every time I see the little message that said 16lbs to go. Amazing!
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:54 PM   #6
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I'm not sure of your original question, but this always gets me -

Sometimes I'll glance at someone's avatar or ticker and think "wow, look at them, they're doing great, they've lost a LOT of weight, " - and it will be no where near the amount that I have lost. Yet, I don't think about the large amount in terms of myself. Weird. Hard to explain.
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