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February 6, 2013 9:02 AM
I had a weigh in Monday and made it to 198! I've been hovering 200 since Christmas but I've weighed more than 200 since 2000 (8th grade).

Did/does anyone else stop themselves (consistently cheating on nutrition or being lazy at the gym) before they get to major milestones like this?

I could see myself eating a little more here and there, not giving my true all when I was working out, and just generally not doing what I know works as I got closer to that number. Even though, in hindsight, I could see myself doing it. While it was happening, I was completely blind.

I feel like I should have been running over that line but instead I was tip-toeing and then barely stuck a foot over. I don’t think it’s something I will keep doing and have a bunch of things in place to prevent it. But I would like to know if it's common and what anyone else has found helpful.

Also, GO ME!!! (...right?)
Edited by nissamorin On February 6, 2013 9:09 AM
February 6, 2013 9:08 AM
YES! GO YOU!! Keep up the good work!! I've been hovering above 210 for a really long time. Once I hit below 200 even if it's just tip-toeing I know I've made progress. Slow and steady works better than no movement at all. Feel free to add me if you want more friends for motivation. :-)

February 6, 2013 9:09 AM
Yay. I can't wait to experience the same. Post some pics!
February 6, 2013 9:10 AM
Oh how exciting! That is my first major goal! I have been over 200 since I was 9 months pregnant with my son who is now almost 11 years old. Cannot wait to hit that goal! Good for you!
February 6, 2013 9:11 AM
February 6, 2013 9:15 AM
Congrats!!!! I bet it is an Amazing Feeling, I can't wait to experience that!
February 6, 2013 9:16 AM
Way to go!!!! That is WONDERFUL!!!
February 6, 2013 9:17 AM
I'm 6 pounds from one-derland and I can't wait,
February 6, 2013 9:23 AM
Thanks everyone! I use this place as a resource and I'm far less active then most of you but it's definitely been one of the tools I've used a lot. Especially, for meal planning and tracking.

Oh and always remember the sage advice of a memory-challenged Tang fish... "Just keep swimming, just keep swimming..." all the work is worth it, even if you don't believe it now you will later.
February 6, 2013 9:24 AM
Congrats on being under 200 cant wait til I can say that
February 6, 2013 9:26 AM
February 6, 2013 9:31 AM
WTG...200 was my first small was a truly great feeling. But it's kind of like a good win in celebrate the victory (I'm not talking about eating or whatever...just let yourself feel great, etc)...but then it's back to business with the next goal in mind. I just hit my 190 goal in mid next one is 180 though I am starting to show signs of a plateau here at 187/188. i'm trying to practice what I preach and not worry too much about it, but it can get frustrating. I'm actually taking a diet break here for a week or so and eating to maintenance or maybe just a little under to reset.

Good job on getting below the's an awesome feeling.
February 6, 2013 9:45 AM

But it's kind of like a good win in celebrate the victory (I'm not talking about eating or whatever...just let yourself feel great, etc)...but then it's back to business with the next goal in mind. ... not worry too much about it, but it can get frustrating.

I gave myself permission to eat from my friend's food truck for lunch yesterday as a break from the diet (I try not to think of it as a reward because rewarding with food is an issue for me) but you're right now it's back to business. I think turning my brain off (ie. not worry) has to be the hardest thing I'm trying to do. It runs a mile a minute and hardly ever ends up in a productive place when it's overworking like that. I know this but it's such a hard habit to break. Glad to hear I'm not alone.

Though, pushing hard through cardio intervals shuts that bad boy up really quick or maybe it's just my legs drowning out the noise with their screams.
February 6, 2013 9:54 AM
AWESOME!!! That's amazing! I remember how excited I was when I finally saw that 1 at the beginning of my weight for the first time in 15 years, and you deserve the same.
Keep up the great work!
February 6, 2013 9:54 AM
February 6, 2013 10:20 AM
Congrats! I am also finally under 200, and I still can't believe there is a 1 instead of a 2 on the scale. awesome job!
February 6, 2013 10:20 AM
You. ROCK. Awesome!!!!
February 6, 2013 10:23 AM
Definitely GO YOU! I've been struggling to get under 200 for a year... it will be this year. You are awesome!
February 6, 2013 10:26 AM
That's really fantastic keep it going! People like you are very inspirational.
February 6, 2013 12:00 PM
Congratulations! It's a huge milestone to pass, I'm a teeny step ahead now trying to get under 190.
February 6, 2013 12:19 PM
A huge congratulations to you, that is a real accomplishment! ...And, unfortunately, absolutely yes, I know what you mean in regards to the self-sabotage. I don't know where it came from or why for me, but I can say that you did an awesome thing by working through it and making your goal anyway! I sabotaged myself right back into some bad habits last time around and not only delayed hitting a goal, but allowed myself the joy of doing all the work all over again.

At least now you'll recognize it if you start dilly-dallying again!

And seriously, congrats :)
February 6, 2013 3:06 PM
That is so cool. =)
I've been so close, yet still struggling w/that elusive number.
February 7, 2013 6:27 PM

Looking forward to the day!drinker

Regarding your question... WOW, I actually think I do! Never thought much of it until you asked... this will get my brain churning, so glad you shared what you didheart
Edited by Hearts_2015 On February 7, 2013 6:28 PM
February 7, 2013 7:01 PM
Like many here, I am there too! Congrats to you, nissamorin, you have done a tremendous job and deserve accolades for your achievement. I reached 199.9 a month ago, but I had to go through a wrestler's routine to hit that weight (minus the laxatives). I am now legitimately below 200 but would like to lose another 25 pounds. After losing weight very fast, my decreases have slowed dramatically, but I'm still going in the right direction and probably more importantly, I have made habits of many much healthier lifestyle choices. All who have posted at or near the 200 level can be proud of their success. Best wishes to reaching your final goal.
February 8, 2013 7:05 AM
Thank you fitnesspal-ers! Glad to see so many people who are fighting the good fight. I guess the issue of self-sabotage (the word that resonated with me the most from these replies) is one I fight a lot and it sounds pretty common. I'm feeling better now that I have a couple workouts and nights sleep behind the be 19#. I couldn't say exactly what but I can feel something about my perceptions changing and some of the fear evaporating. I'm trying to fully realize that this IS my new life and I WILL get to keep it so long as I want it.

I would much prefer this problem to the overwhelming weight of morbid obesity I've always felt even if that weight wasn't something I was actively acknowledging. Keep at it everyone!

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