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Old 09-17-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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So... a few weeks ago, I got on the scale and it was actually down to 204.8. I haven't been that low in over ten years. Then I had some bad weekends and my scale battery died. I know I am still in the "single digits". BUT I have this mental block. I CAN NOT imagine getting on the scale and having a number start with 1. I got up over 200 sometime in college (I can't remember if it was jr. or sr. year) and haven't looked back since.

I have a hard time BELIEVING that I am capable of getting below 200. It is like the number of all numbers. Like the pot of gold... impossible to reach.

Does anyone else have this mental block? Have you gotten past it? How?
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:30 AM   #2
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I have got past it by just putting my head down and plodding, and trying not to get too narrowly focussed. Otherwise I get like that episode of Frasier when he keeps riding into a tree.

Curiously, this figure that was such a bugbear now feels so long ago. I suppose I feel a bit angsty every time I cross a 10 zone but nothing like the Onederland longing.

Just plodding, is my answer.
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:48 AM   #3
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Oh yes, I identify. When I started losing weight, I was bumping 300 pounds. I did not think that I could lose 50 pounds, much less get below 200 pounds. The closer I got to 199 pounds, the more surreal it seemed.

How did I get past it? Just like Rosinante, I put my head down and kept plodding. Just kept on going.

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Old 09-17-2010, 11:01 AM   #4
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Onederland totally freaked me out when i was 200 - 204ish.

It was a scary thing and I don't really know why other than it was something completely knew to me and for the longest time I thought it was something so unattainable . . . but there it was right around the corner.
You just have to keep going, you've lost 46 lbs already so you KNOW you can do this, you KNOW that you can keep loosing if you choose to, just need to shake off that fear of getting there and keep pushing threw it.

I know you can do it, you know you can do it because you've already prooved that with how far you've already come.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:02 AM   #5
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I remember when I announced to friends and family that I was going to lose 100 lbs. The reason I broadcast it was in part because saying it out loud made it real, I couldn't really even imagine it. Sometimes I wonder what made me so brave and confident at age 49-and-a-half that I would be successful when the most I had ever lost before was 30 lbs.

So I second Rosinante's "just plodding along" advice. Time is on your side with this one.
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Old 09-17-2010, 11:54 AM   #6
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Thank's guys! I am so thankful for this website. Everyone is so awesome and supportive.

It is pretty unreal to me that I was once 46 lbs heavier than I am now. In some ways, I feel totally different, in other ways, exactly the same.

The battery in my scale died about two weeks ago. Maybe I should take it as a sign? Stick to plan. Keep exercising. And not focus on the number right now.
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OMG, I could have posted this exact post. I know exactly what you are talking about! I am currently at 207, so close but it seems so far away. A few weeks ago I hit 205 and my stomach started doing butterflies. I was so excited! I then proceeded to blow my calories for 3 consecutive days that weekend. It was like I was sabataging myself, not letting myself get there. I got back on track and have plateaued big time. I missed my goal of being in onederland on my birthday but set a new one for 3 weeks from today for my brother's wedding. Can I do it? I am going to stay the course with my plan and see what my body thinks. As long as I try, I'm not going to be upset if I'm not there in 3 weeks.

Good luck to you!
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Old 09-17-2010, 09:39 PM   #8
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Me too!! I got to 204.8 and went right back up?! That was in June... I've got to refocus and keep working hard at it.

Good luck!!
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