I'm writing because I feel scared. In the last 100 or so days I have lost about 16 pounds, which isn't incredible but really has made a difference in my life. I can see it. However, in the last month I have had a job change, gone away to work abroad and restarted a challenging school year. In these last 4 weeks I gained my first pound in over a 100 days of dieting. I can't even describe how much this has bummed me out. I haven't told anyone but it's just sitting on me like a massive failure. I have also noticed that in the last 2 weeks, I'm making excuses. I'm ignoring the snacking, the crisps and gummys consumed... I tell myself I'll make up for it the next day the way I have been doing. However each day arrives and my self control wains. I don't want to give up now, as I have just reached a BMI of overweight, which was a huge achievement. But I'm worried with the upcoming stress of this year - how I will be able to hold on to my summer regime. I'm terrified of just maintaining this weight and not progressing again. The sheer amount of stress which is on it's way to me seems like it's going to blow away my desire to stay on top of my food. It's such a disheartening place to be after all these months.