I second everything you say.
Althougyh I am not at goal yet, I now like what I see in the mirror, wear a dress size I can accept and get loads of compliments. All this sort of makes me feel as if I have reached my goal already.
My subconscious must feel that I have reached my goal and therefore can relax. I do less excercise and am sneaking in things which I did not have at the beginning. At the same time, small weight gains make me freak out (as I see myself immediately gaining it all back), and then I cut back until I`ve lost it again.
Fact is - I feel good about myself. I`m no longer overweight and do not mind losing the rest of the weight more slowly. Therefore, it`s fine to relax my diet, although I do need to watch my excercising, especially now that the cold season has started. I`m now at a weight which I am satisfied with, and I don`t mind plateaus, for as long as I do not gain it back. In the long run, I still want to lose the rest of the weight, but I really don`t mind the timeframes.
I also agree with Jokan`s advice to find something to look forward to. There are two things for me: I`m job hunting and need to look good in a suit (and feel confident about my whole self to present well at interviews), and I`m due to go home before the end of the year and want them to see that I have *not* gained it all back on this time (but hopefully have lost some more).
Maybe, the latter may work for you, too. If you say that you usually started to gain again once you at your cw, wow them and show them that you can actually do better!