I know I'm not "part of the group" but I read you y'all everyday. I just had to respond about hitting your goal. No, you won't be happy.
HAHA! Isn't that great news?
I started at 156. Hit goal of 135 a year ago this month. Didn't feel thin enough, kept dieting until I weighed 121. I still don't feel great. I've analyzed it a lot in my head. I think one reason, at least for me, is that the whole time I was fat I kept thinking that "everything will be ok when I'm thin. If I could just be thin again." SUPRISE! Everything is still the same.
My family still loves me. I still live in the same house. My mind is the same mind (well except for menopause). It's just generally all the same except now I'm thin and still obsessed.
Now my obsession has changed. It's changed from worrying about losing the weight to worrying about maintaining the weight. Heck, 95% of people who lose it gain it back. I spend my time worrying about being one of those 95%.....
Instead of being depressed because I got fat, now I'm depressed because realistically, this will never end. I can never go back to the way I used to be when I didn't give a thought to what I ate. It's depressing to realize that it will never ever end.
It's great to see you all doing so good. Even if you're unaware, you're a doing a great service to the people who are trying to lose weight. They read your posts and are inspired. Keep up the good work.
Now that I've cheered you all up, it's time for my yummy low calorie snack UGH!