So Close to My Goal...Then What??

Monday, August 25, 2008 I am now 5 lbs from reaching my goal and although I have to admit that I am absolutely thrilled about it, at the same time I am a little anxious. I'm not sure what to do once I get there!! I mean, I get to my goal....then what?? I've worked really hard to lose this weight and I don't want to do anything to (God forbid!!) gain it back!! At the same time, I know I need to adjust my diet from what it is now....I mean, my body has been in "lose" mode for so long it doesn't know anything else!!

I don't see any groups or teams on SP for people who have reached their goals! Are there any??

I know this is going to sound really weird, but I actually have mixed feelings about reaching my goal. On the one hand, it's been the one thing I've desperately wanted for soooooo long and what I*'ve been focusing all my energy & determination on....on the other hand, now that I'm so close.....well, you get the picture!!

I don't think I would have been able to lose all my weight if I had not found SP & without the help of all of the great friends I've met & all the support I've received emoticon!! So I definitely know I'm still going to need direction....I'm going to need help with the "maintenance phase" and I just don't know what to do....I want to do this right!! Basically, I've figured out how to lose it, now I just have to figure out how to keep it off!!

So I thought I would reach out there to see if anyone had any suggestions for me or any teams that are for people who have reached their goal!!

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    Vilma, that is so great to only have 5 pounds to go. You will do it if you follow the maintanence plan Sp give you. Just put yourself in that plan and keep up the good work. You will get more calories but you still have to stay in range, so it is just a continuation of what you have been doing. You go girl! Congrats! Hugs, lynn
    4715 days ago
    WOW, 5 lbs to go that is awesome. Once you reach your goal I expect you will need quite a bit of time adjusting to maintenance mode - that in itself will be a challenge. Sorry, don't have specifics about maintenance, I'm not quite there yet!
    4715 days ago
    I am nowhere near goal, but congrats on your success. I did a search and came up with one team, but I'm sure there must be more. Here is the one I found:


    Hope that helps and congrats again!
    4715 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/26/2008 1:31:14 AM
  • STEFFERS2244
    WOW! Congratulations on getting so close to this milestone!!

    The advice that I would give is to make sure you remember that you have changed your lifestyle. I know most people are smarter than me, but I lost alot of weight and then gained it all back times two! I guess I thought the weight was gone forever and I would never get back to where I was ... as long as you remember that you have changed your life and there is no going back to where you were before, you are going to do wonderfully!!

    s!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4715 days ago
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