Why Losing The Last Ten Pounds Is The Hardest

January 8, 2019  |  
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If you’ve been on a tremendous weight loss journey, then all along, you may have had this very specific body in mind. You’ve pictured the way you want to look, down to the chiseled abs and defined arm muscles. Maybe you’ve been so focused on the fact that you’re not that yet, that you haven’t stopped to appreciate all of the progress you have done—and that even if you don’t look like that image in your head, you still look amazing. But that’s how it can be—you have to focus on the end goal, to even have a chance at hitting the milestones on the way. And once the last milestone to hit is that final one, it can really feel like the process slows down. Almost anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight can vouch for the fact that the final ten pounds are the hardest. But it’s not coincidence or bad luck—there are reasons.


You’re already receiving compliments

As hard as it is to admit, the looks and the judgment you received when you were bigger fueled you to lose weight. Now, people check you out. People compliment you. Other women are envious of you. The compliments are rolling in, and compliments aren’t always as motivating as criticism.

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