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Several months in limbo.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

I'm still not sure why it happened but I found myself on a plateau. Been stuck there sort of.

Now I've "lost" a few more pounds but this last couple of weeks I would say it is more muscle density than actual preferred fat loss. Plus there was that couple of weeks were it did go up a few pounds .... hrm.

I've tracked all that food. I've seen some bad weeks and some good ones. In some ways I could call it practice for what it could be like if I were at my idealized weight range.

The treadmill going haywire and being a deathtrap in the making was probably one of the worse parts of this whole mess though. Somehow that has to change. Simply stating I could go walking or something else isn't happening for the same reasons it has never been a real part of this urban lifestyle. I honestly cant handle the public areas or the costs involved. I also find that without that mechanical push, I lack in the ability to make myself achieve the same level of efforts. If there was hiking near here I could see that having been a different story. But alas, walking the beach does not push me. Nearest mountain like terrain is over three hours drive. Even then it's not as accessible as I would like or within my current messed up time/budget allowance to go seek. Especially not every other day.

Now if I could just find some way to move dirt day in and day out or something like that would be wonderful. However, even my efforts to find that as a source of income has not panned out. Curiously enough, not speaking Spanish nor being of a working class persona really has kept me from "digging ditches." Go figure. Capable, willing and reliable evidently is not enough. *shrug*

So summer is past and that depression from oppressive light and heat fades. I look back and really wonder how it may have been different. Like I always do. It could have been but wasn't. Maybe next year.

Things change. I'm sure that I'm on a different plan of action now and should surely be able to make even more progress here..

I do have to say that having watched the scale move down ever so slightly this last couple of weeks without having exerted myself really was one of the wake up calls that I needed to focus in a little more. I should also comment that I should be, and really I am, happy in the fact that tracking all the good and bad surely had some influence on not only what but how much of certain things I consumed over these last several months. To that end I think without it surely I would have not been in the negative on the scale but would have most likely seen the opposite.

Examining just how differently I seem to be buying and consuming things is of course just like so many other SP blogs. I'll simply say that without having run into SP by chance, I have no clue how I would have educated and changed the fundamentals of my lifestyle/food choices.

Hang in there all. It is not easy but it sure does seem to feel more natural as you adapt over time.

Be well all.

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    See next blog as I just realized that is a huge response to post on my own blog ... Silly me.

    4029 days ago
    it's been so long since hearing a peep on your blog! Glad to hear you're still at it, even if the scale hasn't budged.
    Keep thinking of ways to fit some fitness in- you'll get it figured out. Sounds like you are in a place of renewed motivation- or at least trying to get to it- use that and go for it.
    have you read any of the SP articles on plateau busters? I know there's got to be a ton of them- maybe one will speak to you :)
    4031 days ago
    Everyone is bound to find themselves stuck on a plateau! Just hang in there... emoticon
    4036 days ago
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