Hello, I thought I'd peek my head into this forum since I've got over 100lbs to lose.
I've been losing or gaining weight since I was a teen. Each time I've lost weight, I've gained it back, and then some more weight on top of that, my biggest fear is losing weight and putting it back on again and getting even bigger when life gets stressful. Right now I'm at 242 and my weight had stagnated for a few weeks since I've reduced my exercise and stopped being so careful about my eating after my trip to Australia. I'm getting back on track now with food, and the exercise is starting to happen again but I'm sort of fighting that overwhelmed feeling that I've got such a long way to go. At the rate I'm losing this is going to take me years of concerted effort to lose the weight and of course the rest of my life to maintain. How do you stay focused when the goal is such a long way off, and how do you deal with the fear of not being able to maintain a healthy weight when you get there?
This week I have focused on reaching but not exceeding my calorie target and I'm very proud of the great decisions I have made this week to achieve that goal. I said "NO" to several offers of cookies at work (one of my trigger foods) and I ate a small hamburger and 1/4 a serve of fries last night when I wanted a double bacon cheeseburger and 1/2 serve of fries and dessert, and thus stayed within my target calories for the day.