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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 08:40
Ok here's the deal. I have lost 63lbs since Christmas. I had lost 68lbs, but the past two months I have been gradually sliding back into my old ways! I need MOTIVATION! My husband is a good sorce of support, but he is starting to slide himself a little. I have noticed I am binging in the evening. I am not hungry, but I am eating. I have been doing so good and I still have 87lbs to lose. I haven't ever used one of theses forums, but I don't see what it can hurt to through it out there and get some feed back. Any ideas?

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 10:51
Can you think of a reason for your slip? Mine usually is stress or excessive work.

For motivation, think of how far you have already come. So what if you slipped a bit. You've already experienced a huge success and therefore it isn't an impossible goal.

Yet, I would like to point out that with less to lose, the loss itself will reduce a bit. Hope this helps!

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 11:25
Wow you have lost so much weight already!! You are inspirational. Not sure if this will work for you but I take "mini" road trips. Get out of my city for a few hours just to break from the everyday routine. Doesn't have to be an expensive outing, just a change of scenery. Spend the day just relaxing or meeting new people. Clears the cobwebs and its a great treat for sticking with it. Hope this gives you some inspiration.

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Posted: 15 Aug 2012, 12:12
First let me say, great work so far! 63 pounds lost is a hell of an accomplishment!

It can be really hard to stay motivated over a long period of time, especially if your partner is starting to slide a bit as well. Could it be that you are dieting too strictly and your regimen just isn't sustainable? Whatever you do to lose the weight should ideally be something you are willing to do the rest of your life to maintain it. If you can find a happy medium, maybe you'll be able to avoid the "diet fatigue" and bingeing behaviours, and continue to your goal weight, albeit more slowly.

I know that losing weight slowly is not as satisfying as losing weight quickly, but it beats the pants off gaining it back!

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 12:40
Thanks to all that replied. I appreciate the feedback. Good luck to all of you. Thanks again. I think just knowing I can talk to someone that is non-biased helps alot. I am one of those people that doesn't like sugar-coated answers. I want straight, to the point answers. Yes I know that is painful at times, but it is more helpful in the long run. Thanks again. C.C.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 14:48
GREAT JOB!!! You are doing really well and should visualize yourself at your goal weight.

I know this is extreme, but I gave away all my big clothes as I was losing weight. It is going to cost me a lot to get big again. Without that comfy pair of pants you know will always fit to put on ... you'll recognize you are slipping and do something about it. Yoga pants are the worst culprit. I can still wear the pair I did when I was 9 months pregnant. Good old cotton (non-stretchy) jeans will give you instant feedback. My other motivation is when I hit my goal I will empty the closets for good and start fresh with a new wardrobe sponsored by hubby. I am looking forward to shopping for clothes I WANT to buy...not HAVE to buy because it is the only thing in your size. I applaud your efforts...now keep going.

When you find yourself nibbling at night...get up and go out for a walk with your husband. Step out of the situation literally and come back with a clearer head. Listen to your body...if it is not hungry...don't feed it.

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Posted: 16 Aug 2012, 18:07
You mentioned your binging is in the evening. What are you doing when this happens? Are you sitting in front of the TV? At the computer? I've found removing myself from the activity and the location helps. If you're a crafty person, keeping your hands occupied can also be a deterrent. Congrats on what you've already accomplished. Hang in there.

I'm not on a diet... I'm just learning to make smarter choices

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