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Old 01-22-2011, 11:59 AM   #1
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So, 2009 was my last serious weight loss attempt. I kind of teetered between a 40-46 lb loss. A LOT of teetering at the end there, I couldn't just keep things steady, but I stayed at -40 lbs for awhile. Then gained back 28 of it.

I've since lost that 28 and am now up to a 31 lb loss.

I seem to get mentally stuck here. Right when I'm about to hit 249 I start to falter.

I haven't yet...I'm still On Plan, even had a really bad night last night and didn't even CONSIDER eating emotionally, this morning I realized that, which was a good thing.

But, I am scared that within' the next few lbs I will definitely start to falter. I'm trying to stay on top of things because of that...

Anyhow, do any of you have this problem? Had this problem? Gotten over it?
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:04 PM   #2
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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I've had this problem too. I'm within 6 pounds of my lowest weight from my last serious attempt, too.

I think what helps this time is that I don't care if it takes me a year to take off the next 6 pounds and beyond. I've made healthy changes that I can live with. That's not to say I'll never slip up, but it makes it easy to get back on track when you actually enjoy that track!

STICK WITH IT! Maybe add something new to get you through the mental hurdle? A new workout class, or some new recipes, maybe.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:39 PM   #4
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fatmac, I'm actually writing a vegan cookbook with a friend! That's been fun. The month is almost up. We're both trying to come up with 2 original recipes a month and spend the entire month perfecting them. My alfredo is done, but my curried sweet potato chickpea gravy thing is still in the works but really close.

I do need to start exercising. My fibro pain is down to a 10 from last week and my mood is better too cuz of it so I think I'll start up with that again.

Maybe I'll do it in a bit here, after my breakfast settles.

I had an orange, a cup of green grapes and a cup of Silk.

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I like fruit but find I prefer it in the mornings. Dunno why.

I am loving my current lifestyle, it's not that i prefer to go back or this is too hard, I think it's more emotional. Can't wait for therapy on the 3rd! ha.
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Old 01-22-2011, 12:43 PM   #5
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I can't seem to get below the 250's either. Mental block or whatever you want to call it. I got down from 292 to 252 and I fell apart. That took the first 3 months of 2010, I spent the last 9 months going up and down 15 lbs. I'd get close to 249, binge and screw it up back to 265. I just did it again in December, saw 251 on my scale and got back up to 263.

Down again to 258. I really don't know what my problem is. So I'm sure I'm no help to you. Just wanted to let you know you aren't alone.
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Old 01-22-2011, 02:04 PM   #6
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I'm around that point too. I'm about 5 lbs from my lowest adult weight. The last time I got to the 220s (sophomore year of college) it was very short lived. For me it's not the scale that has certain spot where I falter, it's the clothing size. Size 18 has been my "normal" for a long time and I struggle to push past it. As soon as I reach 18 I felt myself get complacent and start slacking off. It's been hard and VERY slow, but I'm still pushing down. I had a lot of fluctuations all last summer and fall though. Getting through the 230s has been the hardest yet for me. Just stay persistant. Try to find a new workout routine maybe? I'm finally sticking with C25K and picked up spin class. I like the scheduled nature of those things. Having an open schedule allows me to put it off
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