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.
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.
Long term goal: To still be calorie counting 11/9/2010
mini goals: ~211-10% lost;12/24/09 ~203 class I obesity 1/28/10; ~199 Onederland/15% 2/19/10; ~188-20%; ~185 half way 5/14/10; 179-bye 180's 6/12/10; ~174 overweight 7/3/2010;169-bye 170's 8/13/10;~164-30% 10/23/2010159-bye 160's~11/1/10; 153-35%~12/23/10; 149-bye 150's~2/11/11; 145 normal~2/14/2011; ~141-40%; 139-bye 140's ~135 GOAL! (129-45%; 117.5-50%)
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!
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.--Winston Churchill
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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