For me, it always comes down to body image and also feeling okay with the new lifestyle that I have chosen. Most other "diets" I have done were diets in the sense that I felt deprived all the time but I just wanted to get the weight off an be done with it. However, once I hit goal, I had no idea on how to maintain and just resorted to my old eating patterns and guess what, gained it all back (and then some)
. Now, I am concious of my eating and adapting to a lifestyle that I can live with. The weight may be coming off a lot slower this time around, but I am learning a lifestyle that will stick with me this time around. Will I slip and fall off the wagon, absolutely, many times I am sure. I also know I will always be fighting with the "inner" fat girl once I hit goal, because the lifestyle and the eating habits must continue. Will always be successful winning out over the inner fat girl, no, but I keep trying and everyday it will get easier.