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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.
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    This has been true for me,too--I was following this WOE to the letter, lost 8lbs in the first two weeks or so, then nothing for a good month. But I kept at it and now finally I've just dropped another three lbs. ( this was with having a few "cheats" the past week, as it was my birthday! --could that have kicked it in? ) I don't know, but if I hit another plateau, I'm going to have a brownie or a piece of cake again!!
    3272 days ago
  • MISHL260
    Thanks for writing. I actually have no words of wisdom. Just a friendly HI and a reminder that you are not the only one. I actually gained all my weight back that i previously lost and now i am MORE than when i started... YEAH ME!!! (pls not sarcasm). So step on that scale and remember atleast it isn't going up by 5's and 10's. BTW we should start a "SIZE SEXXXY" club!!!
    3276 days ago
    Thanks, Simone... I will try... it's so addictive, though... but I do hate how my mood becomes dictated by my "progress" or lack thereof.
    3297 days ago
    I'd recommend staying away from the scale for a while, and this is coming from a daily-weigher here. My pattern is to not lose anything for three weeks or so, and then drop a bunch all at once. Womens bodies are so odd and governed by so many different factors that we can't let it get us down. In the big picture, 9 days really isn't that much, but we learn to expect consistent results on the scale. Unfortunately, bodies don't work this way in the long run. Keep up the great work and the rest will fall into place.
    3297 days ago
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