For me, the worst part of weight loss has always been the initial 5 to 10 pounds. I've seen my weight fluctuate by as much as 3 pounds so the first 5 never really meant much to me. I could easily "gain" 3 back the next day so I don't consider myself "out of the woods" until I hit 10+. It was also a matter of "believing" that I was really doing it - am I really sticking with it this time or am I gonna give up?
I weighed myself today and I've lost 14 pounds. Even if I fluctuate by 3, that still leaves me with an 11 pound deficit! I feel like I passed the worst part and now it's all smooth sailing from here, just gotta keep up the good work. The mental part - the worrying - is behind me, I've got this. =D
Starting weight: 181
Current weight: 167