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New Goal After 50 Pound Loss - Body Acceptance

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

I've been learning so much about health and fitness lately. It's like a lightbulb went off in my head. I want to put more focus on maintaining the weight I've already lost instead of just being on the hunt to lose more.

The whole weight loss thing can easily become an obsession, especially for people already obsessed with numbers and charts. When I first started my plan almost 11 months ago, I wanted to lose about 85 to 100 pounds in a year. I thought losing "only" 50 pounds would be a "worst-case scenario". I was very frustrated with how slow the weight was coming off. But now, I'm actually very proud to have lost 50 pounds, even if I don't lose any more.

My current weight is actually in an acceptable range for my body. I'm not "skinny" but I'm not big either. My stomach is flat and I can move around easily in various situations. I almost feel comfortable in my new body. I say "almost" because this is a work in progress for me. I'm trying hard to look in the mirror and not say negative things. So from now on, I want to encourage myself and work with my body, not against it.

The goal now is maintenance. If I lose more along the way, that's great. But if I don't, that's okay too because I look fine the way I am.

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    This is incredible success congrats!! emoticon
    203 days ago
    Congrats on a job well done! 50 lbs healthier! Best wishes on working through maintenance!

    Two helpful resources: check out the At goal and maintaining Spark team and search for Susan Peirce Thompson’s vlog titled Goal Body on YouTube or her website

    Nice meeting you here! Spark on!
    405 days ago
  • OOLALA53
    The program I used kind of started with maintenance strategies. I very much agree that people should start with them. I'm the one who kept refining it, and losing more. In fact, I started only to manage my compulsive overeating/bingeing. I wasn't sure I'd lose, though I had been thinner when younger, and I did get back to high school weight (though not high school muscle!)

    I think you SHOULD be proud of your loss. So many people don't last a month! And obesity doctors are thrilled when patients maintain even a 5-10% loss since it's so unusual.

    Unfortunately, I'm still rather involved in this whole pursuit, though it's now for senior citizen reasons- fight dementia, especially. Doing more for that has resulted in a little more loss, but that is just a byproduct.

    I'm on your side!

    405 days ago
    Great outlook, Marie! And congratulations on your loss!
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    625 days ago
    That is great and slow weight loss is best easiest to keep off !
    625 days ago
    626 days ago
    Congratulations, body acceptance is important.
    626 days ago
    This journey is as much mental as it is physical. Congrats on how far you've come and best wishes on going forward from here.
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    626 days ago
    Congratulations on your losses! WTG!
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    626 days ago
    Congratulations!! Love your attitude!!!
    627 days ago
  • MOEE45
    Woohoo 🥳 congratulations on your weight loss emoticon
    627 days ago
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