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I'd really like to hear from more people at goal weight. I'm finding it so much harder just to accept and be in maintainence than it was to be losing.

Losing happened so quickly for me and before I new it I was at goal. I'm still not even sure if I'm at goal- keep wanting to lose a bit more. I look at my body and think yes I'm very thin but then there are spot areas that I feel like more could come off of.

I worry every day about gaining and when I do eat I feel "fat head", just heavy and fat even though I know I'm not. I track my calories every day and I really don't like coming in at maintainence even though it seems even at that I'm still losing.

This is a real challenge for me. I'm so worried about weight regain, and even more that mental feeling of having my weight and eating be out of control.

At the same time I still struggle with pain when I eat and that gets tiring.

This is why this journey is not easy. It's hard to begin it, it can be hard losing, and it's really hard at goal. It's a lifelong thing. I just hope some day to feel safe and comfortable and to find a routine and steady maintainece.

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It's really hard. I'm 2 years post op and have gained back weight. Try to stay focused on healthy eating and not overeating. The creep is real and it's much harder to take it off the second time around (at least for me).

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I hope you find a happy spot, I am close to NUT goal and struggling with the last 7-10 pounds and I am 11 months out

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Maintaining for some people is easier for some and hard for others. It's hard for me. I have to watch what I eat very carefully or I will gain weight back.

I also have to exercise or I gain as well.

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Update: I found intuitive eating and am now living happily at goal without dieting or much thought in regards to food at all.


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