Weight Loss Support - What Is Your Biggest Weight Loss Fear




sexychick
09-02-2011, 12:16 AM
Mine is that I will forever have to shop at plus sized stores. I can't wait till I get smaller so I can shop anywhere :D


sandcar150
09-02-2011, 12:22 AM
My biggest fear is getting to goal and gaining it back. I've done it several times in the past, and want to do everything possible to prevent that from happening when I reach goal this time. I'm tired of this yo-yo weight rollercoaster.

tkdtara84
09-02-2011, 12:30 AM
Yup, my fear is gaining it back, too. After getting pregnant, I gained back about 30 lbs. of my previous 70 lb. loss. The 30 lbs. is what I hung on to after the initial weight dropped off by itself. I gained WAY too much while pregnant. I'm happy that I kept off 30 lbs. or so, but my eating was out of control. I'm so afraid that will happen again, pregnancy or not. I think it's good to have a healthy fear of that, though-- maybe it will keep me on my toes more.


11stone
09-02-2011, 12:32 AM
My fear is that it will be a struggle my entire life. I really want to lose the weight AND find an eating and exercise lifestyle that I not only can live with but enjoy. I really don't want to be 85 years old in a nursing home, and still worrying about what I eat!

twinieten
09-02-2011, 12:55 AM
My fear, like everyone else, is gaining it back. I know it can be done, and I know I do it well. I'm going to make one big change.... stop fearing the scale. Use it. That was mistake #1 last time around. I hope I can maintain diet and exercise and find the motivation to get back with the program if I do end up gaining, before it's 80 pounds again.

cherrypie
09-02-2011, 01:02 AM
saggy skin

RJ 1980
09-02-2011, 01:05 AM
My biggest fear is this being a huge struggle for the rest of my life. And not winning. Never getting back to my previous weight. Always being fat :(

luckymommy
09-02-2011, 01:08 AM
Every single day, I'm afraid to gain it back. Unfortunately, I think I need to be this afraid if I want to keep it off. I've lost and gained the same 70 lbs. way too many times and I'm not naive enough to thing that this will ever be a breeze.

Alwaysbeenbig
09-02-2011, 04:23 AM
I'm afraid that if I don't start dealing with my weight I am going to spend the rest of my life alone, and I'm sick of being lonley.

Lovely
09-02-2011, 06:12 AM
Hands down: Gaining it back. Again.

Meeel4121
09-02-2011, 06:58 AM
Without a doubt gaining it back. Or even worse, that I can't actually lose it.

IsobelRose22
09-02-2011, 07:17 AM
Agree! gaining in back. But another fear is that I still won't be confident about my body when I lose weight.

IsobelRose22
09-02-2011, 07:19 AM
I also agree with cherrypie and will say Saggy skin, I have serious bingo wings on my arms at the moment. My mum tried to convince me that, I still have loads of weight to lose, that I'm young and will snap back very easily and not to worry, that the saggy skin would go away, I found it very hard to believe.

yoyoma
09-02-2011, 07:48 AM
I also fear gaining it back. But I'm having success with keeping my fluctuations within reason. I can live with that.

Beach Patrol
09-02-2011, 10:13 AM
My biggest fear is getting to goal and gaining it back. I've done it several times in the past, and want to do everything possilbe to prevent that from happening when I reach goal this time. I'm tired of this yo-yo weight rollercoaster.

^^THIS^^

I, too, am very tired of the "yo-yo coaster". I just want to lose the weight, do the maintaining thing, and be happy for cry'n out loud. Is that too much to ask, oh great universe???? :dizzy:

TL0812
09-02-2011, 10:53 AM
My biggest fear is losing relationships. I've changed so much in the last few months and I can see it started to affect my marriage, my friendships and my family.

KatieC87
09-02-2011, 11:15 AM
I'm terrified of a plateau. I know it's because I surf the message boards, read about other people plateauing and think it's definitely going to happen to me if it happened to them. Before every weigh-in, my heart is pounding so hard because I'm so worried that I'll have lost nothing.

I'm also afraid that I'll get to my goal weight and still not be 100% satisfied with my body. Maybe there is no such thing as 100%, but I hate that I look at my body - after an almost 40 pound lost - and still find things I don't like. I want to look in the mirror and think Yeah, there could be some improvements, but I still look effing HAWT!

runningfromfat
09-02-2011, 11:53 AM
Gaining it back. We're planning on TTC once I hit a healthy BMI so if I do get pregnant right away I won't really have time to learn maintence before hand. I gained WAY too much with my pregnancy with DD so this is a big fear of mine. I know that my eating habits were HORRIBLE back then but I also know a big problem for me was that eating was the only thing I found that worked well for nausea. I'm hoping to avoid having my first trimester during the summer because the heat just made it 100X worse.

Even though I'd rather avoid the loose skin and my body imagine is not quite perfect those are issues that I feel like I can deal with as long as I get to a healthy weight. Loose skin could eventually be fixed by surgery and my body image appears to be getting better if I find clothes that I like.

One thing I haven't been enjoying, though, and it's already started, is guys giving me extra attention. I'm happily married and just want to were a shirt that says bug off! I have a million other things in my life to worry about.

April Snow
09-02-2011, 12:10 PM
ditto gaining it back.

I've never lost enough to even be at maintenance of a number I am happy with but along the way, I give up and gain it all back.

I really feel like I have found the right plan for me this time though - it does not feel like a struggle at all, plus this plan also has a phase in between losing and maintenance where it's a little bit less strict than losing weight but you are giving your body time to get used to the new weight. I truly believe that will make a huge difference for me this time. And instead of giving up if losing weight does become a struggle, I can move to this middle phase to maintain the progress I have made so far, and then work on losing more weight again another time.

khat
09-02-2011, 12:25 PM
My biggest fear is losing relationships. I've changed so much in the last few months and I can see it started to affect my marriage, my friendships and my family.

Me too.. I have hidden in this little comfort zone for so long. I feel like maybe I was stuck here because I felt nobody else would ever love me or hang out with me. Now I'm starting to wonder if maybe I do deserve better..

Of course I'm scared of gaining it back too. But I can do my best not to ;)

H82Sweat
09-02-2011, 12:31 PM
SBD (serious boob deflation)

Don't get me wrong, I have other fears, but at the moment that is my #1

dragonwoman64
09-02-2011, 12:36 PM
not losing it

khat
09-02-2011, 12:43 PM
Oh my.. My post sounds very selfish.. I very much love my friends but sometimes I wonder if they love me as much? In the last couple of months they didn't show any interest in me or my life. It really gets to me. :?:

christine123
09-02-2011, 12:48 PM
Gaining it all back, because I have several times before! It seems once the portal of overeating opens, I have a hard time stopping. Really trying to reign it in now.

Losing4life
09-02-2011, 01:03 PM
Without a doubt gaining it back. Or even worse, that I can't actually lose it.

Yep, me too. Word for word.

sexychick
09-02-2011, 01:46 PM
@TL0812 when you say losing relationships what do you mean by that?

Serbrider
09-02-2011, 01:52 PM
1. Gaining it back
2. Stopping again and not getting to goal


But... I refuse to let myself think about that. No more what if's. I've lived most of my life in them... no more.

cherrypie
09-02-2011, 02:03 PM
SBD (serious boob deflation)

Don't get me wrong, I have other fears, but at the moment that is my #1

that too

Ryler832
09-02-2011, 02:32 PM
My fear is saggy deflated breasts.