Finally, after WEEKS of being stuck in the 250's I have made it into the 240's!!!! Today's weigh in was 248.6 - Whoooooooooo hoooooooo! For me, getting to a new number is a big success. And I think that this success was even sweeter because I had been in the 250's literally since January. I have been up and down by a pound or two but the numbers just didn't keep moving down like I wanted them too.
I do have to say that I am REALLY proud of myself for sticking with it though. This is the time where in the past it has been easy for me to get discouraged by lack of progress and say "Screw it! Why am I sacrificing what I am eating and not getting any results from it???" and start slipping back into my bad habits. But this time, I just kept going. I think because I have been eating foods that I like and not feeling deprived in the food area it made it so much easier to keep going.
I know everyone says it and it is totally cliche, but it really is about making a lifestyle change. There will be plateaus, there will be frustration, there will be challenges, but having the perseverance to keep going even through the difficult times is what will make you a success story.
Seriously, if I can do this, anyone can!