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What did it feel like for you when you achieved your goal weight?



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I am almost 15 months Post Op (RnY Bypass). My goal weight is 165 lbs and this afternoon I weighed in at 170.0, only 5 lbs away. I am starting to feel a lot of emotion about my journey. It has been a lot easier than I thought it would be and the weight loss was slower than I expected but it was steady. I now find myself wondering if I am going to stop losing when I reach 165 lbs or will I continue? Will it have to be a daily thought to eat a little more than I am eating now so I will stop losing? I am excited for Thanksgiving and know that I won't have any problems eating correctly and not over eating, Once I set my mind to something I have no problem achieving it, I almost enjoy the challenge.

I would like to hear from others on how they felt as they approached their goal weight. Was it hard to maintain or did you keep losing?

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Hope I reach mine before I get old(well older!) And die. What's the use of being thin, scrawny and no longer the shape of a sausage if the only people pleased are your pallbearers because You are easier to carry. Dang it you're an corpse, and there is no fun or future in THAT!

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It felt like a Tuesday. No fanfare. I fluctuate (being a girl that has occasional food fun) but I don't stress too hard about it. I set up other goals (not weight based) so that once this was achieved, I had something else to focus on. I need goals apparently.

Congrats on your success!

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I had a moving goal. I have ended up lower than I ever imagined I might.

Goal 1 - getting to ‘not obese’. Goal 2 - getting to BMI normal. Now I am BMI mid-range.

I had mixed emotions. I really miss that slow steady drop 8n daily weight. In fact, I needed to work just a little to ensure I did eat a bit more to stop the loss, as I am pretty thin now. But at the same time I worried I wouldn’t stop losing!

I have added a fourth ‘meal’ in the form of one intentional snack, to get the calories up a bit, especially as I am enjoying exercising so need a bit extra calories.

There isn’t a lot of info here about that shift from losing to maintaining, but it had its challenges! And it’s high points - you are THERE!

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As my handle indicates, I've had many "victories". Back in 2005 I went from 263 to 153 over about a year of sub-1000 calories a day + (~900 calories a day of exercise). Naturally I felt pretty exhausted during the year. When I hit my lowest weight, I had two thoughts:

  • Wow, after losing 100 pounds, I'm still fat. (As I grabbed the ever-so-tiny "spare tire" around my waist)
  • The other was "Now what?" (I'm goal-driven so as soon as a goal is reached, I have to find a new goal)

This is stupid, but I'll say it anyway. I liked to run as fast as I could and jump as high as I could when I went out to get the mail. I felt like a sports car with my newfound lower center of gravity, and faster acceleration due to the huge mass reduction.

I don't consider myself one to enjoy clothes shopping, but the secret truth is that I did enjoy it.

Regarding still feeling fat, I've read that it takes the mind longer to "come around". I would not have believed it, but it was true. Unfortunately, I didn't stay the correct weight long enough for my brain to finally realize I was the body size and shape that God wanted me to be.

I have a ways to go, but I'm 80 pounds off my highest weight, and I will be ecstatic once my weight starts with a one :)

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For some reason losing weight this past week has been very easy (I am almost concerned at how easy it was). I was in Western New York the week of Thanksgiving visiting family. I really expected to gain a pound or two while on vacation but much to my surprise the weight just kept falling off.

I got home from vacation yesterday and even with the 16 hour drive each way and Thanksgiving week I am down about 5 lbs. I weighed this morning when I got up and was happily surprised the scale told me 166.6 lbs. My goal weight is 165 lbs so I should be there later this week.

People tell me I am too skinny or it doesn't look like I weigh that much. My wife says I am too bony now and misses hugging a well padded man.

I get the feeling it is going to be harder to maintain my weight where I am then losing my weight. I don't want to lose any more and I definitely don't want to gain any of it back.

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Stay smooth, Stay cool, Stay vigilant and you may become a Maintainance Story soon! Proud of your achievements a real Kansas Success Story!

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