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The closer I get to my goal, the less motivation I seem to have. I've continued to work out and am eating WAY less than I did before. However, I'm not making the same good food choices I was. I'm sure part of it is my SAD and hopefully my new meds will help with this, but has anyone else gone through this? Does anyone have any suggestions on how to get through this?

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I think complacency is the key. As you get near your goal you trick yourself into believing you can make poor food choices and still be okay. But that is not the case. when we make poor choices our bodies take the extra calories and store them as fat because our bodies still haven't adjusted to a lower calorie diet. We don't have the luxury of a metabolism that burns off anything we eat. Our bodies have trained themselves to store all the calories they can. so its a personal war with our bodies to keep the fat off. Add cravings to the mix and it really becomes a battle to stay on track. Hang in there and keep fighting. We can all win this fight!

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This post is great, I feel the same way I have 20lbs left to lose and the past week I only ended up at the gym twice and just kind of not caring. I am kind of like well if I don't lose anymore I am still at a good weight. My motivation just seemed to go down hill overnight. Maybe next week will be different and I will get back on track!!!!

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I think sometimes you need to put things in perspective too and make sure you're not being too hard on yourself. Take a walk down memory lane and remember what your lifestyle was like before you got the band. I know for me, my house was much more cluttered and dirty, I was L-A-Z-Y, I watched an embarrassing amount of tv, and I couldn't climb the stairs without getting very winded. Now, things are the exact opposite! When I get down because I haven't worked out as much as I would hope or I haven't made the best choices, I have to remind myself that I'm still doing FAR BETTER than I was before the band!

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