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Has anyone ever adjusted their goal weight… 6 times +? : loseit
Has anyone ever adjusted their goal weight… 6 times +? : loseit

Has anyone ever adjusted their goal weight… 6 times +? : loseit

Has anyone ever adjusted their goal weight… 6 times +? : loseit

My goal weight, seemingly unattainable, and one I had failed at reaching hundreds of times, was 175. I’m a 5’8” 56 F. For some reason it clicked for me this time and I got to 175. I adjusted downward to 170. 165. 160. Currently I weigh 145 and I cannot get out of the “lose” mindset. My mind wants 140. I’m fine where I am, in fact my face is really going to start to take a hit if I go lower, despite cheek fillers and Botox. My body is a study in loose skin. But I feel fantastic, I look great, I’m fitting into XS clothes, and the feedback I get is tremendous. I have never felt better. I was terrified of maintenance as I approached 150, which at that time seemed a reasonable place to stop. I maintained for three months and then set the tracker to 145. Tonight I set it to 140.

My BMI is 22, right in the middle of normal.

I’ve thought about whether I’ve developed an ED (I work with teens so I know how to spot it) and I can’t believe that I do. I’m not underweight, I don’t restrict severely (I track in Lose It), I don’t hate the way I look. I just can’t seem to let go of the challenge of losing and accept where I am. I guess I’m still afraid of maintenance even though I’ve been doing it fine since November.

Is continuing to lose “failing at maintenance”? Has anyone else struggled with letting go of losing?

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