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When does the mirror show me an after picture? Is this as good as it gets?

I know a couple that had weight loss surgery and between the two of them lost over 300lbs. That sounds like a great success story when you first hear it. But when you learn that she still weighs 280+ lbs and he is still over 330lbs, its difficult to find a happy ending here. The truth is you just realize how terrible their starting line must have been.

I know another guy that lost over a 100lbs while preparing for weight loss surgery. Because he lost so much weight on his own, he ended up not having the surgery. Again this sounds like a success and in many ways it is. I saw that guy last week and he is still over 300lbs. I can’t be excited for results like that.

I’ve lost over 80lbs from my heaviest at 330lbs. I’ve lost 59lbs since I started this blog a few years ago. I’ve lost 39lbs since Jan 1st this year. Its sounds very much like success.

But at 249lbs and holding, its feels like failure. I don’t know if I’ve quit or given up or just plateaued. I fear its some fatal combination of all three.

Stephanie suggested I take a week off all programs and “reset”. The idea appeals to me while scaring the crap out of me at the same time. My big fear here is the almost-success-story like the ones above. Its not good enough but what is?

One thought on “When does the mirror show me an after picture? Is this as good as it gets?

  1. I plateaued since the summer of my original weight loss, they say it gets harder as you get older, and of course a doctor stated, you start at 1200 calories, and keep working down until you see weightloss, ughh, so I understand!

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