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Maintaining the status quo

Saturday, October 09, 2010

I keep blogging about being on a plateau. I've tried almost everything to achieve a breakthrough but the plateau lingers on. So I guess I'm coming to terms with the fact that I'm maintaining between a 56 and 66 pound weight loss, for now, at least. Surprise: I'm not uncomfortable with this level of weight loss; it took me about 9 years to get here. It's not too shabby, but it's not enough. I've still got another 100 pounds, or so, to go. Maybe it's a period of adjustment, and the weight loss will pick up again. I tend to think that it will. I am still learning so much about myself on a daily basis. Who knew anyone as "open" as I always thought I was could be so complicated? I'm still detecting patterns of my food addiction that I need to pay attention to and work on. If I had lost all my weight as quickly as I ALWAYS HAD in the past, I would have learned about as much about maintainance as I ALWAYS HAD in the past. Hello? I'm still losing the same 100 pounds 50 years later; BUT, I'm still in the game! I don't have another 50 years to perfect the art of weight loss, so I think this is my final go-round. I'm in it to win it, even if it takes the rest of my life! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    And you can do this, too! Remember that little train that kept chugging up the hill, repeating "I think I can" all the way -- slowly but surely he reached the top - then it was smooth sailing down the hill!

    Keep up the great work. 56-66 pounds gone is an amazing feat!
    3563 days ago
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    Don't give up! You have come so far on this journey! emoticon You are worth the wait for your body to decide to shed the rest of your weight. Even though the scales don't show it keep track of your measurements. That might help, I hope so!

    Melinda emoticon
    3563 days ago
    Hang on in there...it will shift. emoticon
    3563 days ago
    Don't give up. My plateau last 36 freaking days... but it finally gave up and I won! So will you... stay strong!
    3563 days ago
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