Plateau ain't just a geographical phenomenon
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
I am SO frustrated with this plateau.
9 days ago, I weighed 281 and change.
I started my monthlies, and the following morning, I weighed 285.
I didn't panic... I know the toll that hormones and such take on your body... so I waited...
It took all week, but slowly, it came off, so that by Sunday, I was back to 281 and change.
Monday, half a pound more came off...
Ok, I thought, now we're back on track.
Then today, I am back up to my Sunday weight.
Now, I know you are thinking, "it's just half a pound" but no, it's not... I have, for the most part, not wavered on my diet. And a whole week went by with no net loss. Sure, after the initial 3 weeks of losing 5 lbs a week, I expected things to slow down, but the idea that I didn't even net a pound for all my efforts is extremely frustrating.
I am having brief moments of wanting to "cheat" (for lack of a better word) on my food plan... It's not a diet to me, because I am really considering it a way of life... a change in what I put into my body, which is the only thing that keeps me from veering too far off course... The idea of eating a piece of white bread conjures up putting a piece of subpar dogfood in my mouth. Fortunately, that switch has flipped in my brain to see certain things as near-poison for me... which makes my choices easier day to day. But man, Eff this plateau.
I am continuing on my pursuit... but it feels like this is it. My body just won't let go of any more weight... this is the part where I start to feel defeated... and I just hope I can muster the strength to persevere so I can feel that success I am so desperate for.