I go through these cycles - losing 5-7 pounds quickly, then for 2 months I gain and lose the same 3 pounds over and over, then I lose 5-7 pounds quickly, then gain and lose the same 3 pounds over and over (you get the idea).
I was pretty bad from October through the end of 2007 so I gained and lost the same 4 pounds over and over. On January 1, I started over a little bit and stayed within my points, got into heavy exercise, and lost 6 pounds in a month. Now the past month I'm just going from 136 to 139 over and over and over.
I am getting frustrated because I don't have much to go to get to my next big goal and where I might stop - 130. I'm at the point sometimes where I just want to say whatever, I'll just stop now, everyone tells me I look so great and I've lost so much weight, and I'll just maintain here, but I'm personally not happy yet. I know that I am getting to a healthier weight, but I'm just not happy yet. I honestly don't know if I will be happy at 130, but that is what I'm focusing on right now. I'm really just feeling blah - pity party for myself right here!!
Everyone says it gets harder when you get closer to your goal weight, and they sure are right. Today has been completely off eating - I munched on banana chips, a fiber one bar, and pretzels already and it's only 10:30. Bad bad bad.
I think I need to get back into the state of mind I was in during January. I was so focused and doing so good - no sneaking a snack here and there at work, no overeating, I was doing great, and I need to get back there. Those last few pounds are so tricky!