100 lb. Club - I get close to 207 and then I gain weight.

06-01-2009, 06:28 PM
I get close to 207 and then I gain weight. I don't stay on program? It's like I'm afraid to get under 200 Lbs? I don't know if it's because I think it will be hard to maintain? Or that I have to give up foods I like to eat or what? Does anyone have this problem too?

06-01-2009, 06:49 PM
I did the same thing! I got to 209 and gave up. I just wasn't feeling motivated. It was loss, loss, loss, no surprise or excitement. I wasn't as thin as I thought I would be at 209.

06-01-2009, 06:54 PM
203 is what I call my mental block weight. As much as I want to be under 200lbs I am terrified of actually doing it. I freak out when I get to 203 and I don't think I lose motivation so much as I give into my fears of actually succeeding. Don't stop, don't give up, don't be afraid, keep going! You can push through!

06-01-2009, 06:57 PM
sure, there's a lot of mental blocks around losing weight. Some people give up and say "i like cheeseburgers too much" when in reality it's fear - fear that people will look at us differently, more will be expected of us, where would we fit in if we weren't the funny fat friend? what if i gain it back? what if i'm NOT as cute as I think I am when i lose the weight? what if I fail? what if i succeed?? there's a LOT going on in the brains of obese people - I'm a big believer that if that stuff doesn't get equal attention as the food and exercise get, I'll be RIGHT BACK where I started from and probably MORE!!

06-01-2009, 07:10 PM
I used to do the same thing all the time. It was like, if I lost five pounds I would think, 'That's not so hard,' and just go back to eating and gaining.

Don't look at the number for a while if that's what it takes. Just do whatever you have to so that you can get passed this and not get stuck hovering.

Good luck!!

06-01-2009, 07:38 PM
I've been hovering right above the 200lb mark so I devised a plan this week. I have 2 weeks of really buckling down, watching my carbs, starches, calories, fats...doing some new exercises. I'm taking it two weeks at a time, if after two weeks, the scale hasn't moved in the direction I want, then I can re-evaluate and try something new. I figure it's two weeks, I can do two weeks to see what happens.

06-01-2009, 08:41 PM
201 is my number. EVERY time I hit 201lbs, I'd bounce back up to 205. I almost did it this weekend after getting below 201. Nope. Not this month - I'll be under 200.

I think subconsciously we are afraid to hit those milestones. We eventually get over it. You'll get there in no time. You'll feel fantastic once you see the 1s!

06-01-2009, 09:01 PM
That really bites. I have no idea why it happens but then I have not even been CLOSE to 200 lbs in 14 years... I'm looking forward to it!

06-01-2009, 10:16 PM
207 is where I got stuck last time. I was getting way more male attention that I was accustomed to, I was "tired of dieting", or at least that's what I told myself, so I stopped at 207. I maintained there for nearly a year, then started gaining.

This time around, I have a couple of plans. I will either promise myself something really, really good (hello, Coach handbag) if I break through the 200 mark, or I will just put away the scale and keep working. That way, I won't know when I'm getting close.

We'll see. I intend to power my way right through 207 this time.

06-01-2009, 10:28 PM
Yup happened to me at 117kg. The idea of being 116 freaked me out for a good too weeks. In the end, I 'fessed up on my blog - I was scared of loose skin. After I'd stared my fears in the face, it took a couple of weeks to really convince myself that I did want to do this and get back on a roll, and I've done really well ever since. So my question would be, what's scaring you?

06-01-2009, 10:55 PM
Me too! I have found I don't like being 'tiny, weak, vulnerable.' I am scared of loose skin. I am scared of more wrinkles on my face, which do show more as I lose. I am scared of lots of things. But like everyone has said on here, once you know what it is you can face it, choose to move past it. I am going to do it this time. Watch and see. :strong:

You can do this too. Everyone can if you never give up no matter if you have a bad day or not. You start over the next hour, not the next day. Look at all the maintainers here. They are SUCH an inspiration to me. I love going online and reading success stories all over the net. Really helps, some ppl took photos every 25 lbs for years. You can see all their pics. So cool. :)

Good luck and PM me anytime. I soooo know what you are going thru, ask anyone on my Blue Team for TBL who were with me on the last few challenges. I hit 199 and instead of being excited, I'm uncomforable til I get over 200 again. That sucks and I'm tired of it and this time will be different. :drill:

Take care, Selina :hug:

06-02-2009, 07:06 PM
i do the same thing. Right now I'm back at 210. UGH

06-02-2009, 07:12 PM
A year ago I was at 203. Four measly pounds away from finally being out of the 200's. I have over 50lbs now to lose...again. :(

06-02-2009, 07:51 PM
Yup. I was at 203 last week. Then I went on this overdrinking, overeating thing for several days and.... back to 207. I thought I was so excited and so close. I'm now waking up at 5 am to exercise every day. If only I could stop the anger-eating that I do...

06-03-2009, 12:06 AM
*sighs* Last year at this time, I'd spent months of hard work to get down to 215, then ended up going on a two-week trip. Hours in the car, eating every single meal out. No exercise. After that, it was so hard to be starting over, and since that time I've regained 18 pounds.

Why can't I get motivated again?

06-03-2009, 12:44 AM
Dark blue - the way I look at it when I've eaten badly/not exercised for a while is this.

I'm like a car that's been sitting in the garage for too long with bad fuel in it. It needs to be jump started, needs good fuel put in and the oil replaced, and to be driven around for awhile to get it back to running well. You've fed yourself bad fuel and not kept up with the maintainence, so it's going to take some good fuel and some light exercise before you start running properly again. And until you're running properly again, it will be hard.