I have a theory
Saturday, March 01, 2008
So I've been thinking about gaining weight, losing weight, and plateaus lately, and I have a theory. This theory is completely my own, of course, I haven't seen any information anywhere about it, it just made sense to me; I'm frequently way out there, though, so bear with me.
As I was putting on my weight over the years, I maintained certain weights for some time, while others I zipped through fairly quickly. For years in my early 20's I was around 130/135. I briefly got down to 125 for my wedding, but not through active trying on my part, I think I was just stressed. But I digress ... Anyway, after my wedding, I started putting on the pounds. I stopped for a while at around 145/148. I then had my children and stopped briefly in between each one to be 'stuck' at 154/155, 168, and then 180.
Anyway, my theory is - as I now try and lose this extra baggage I'm carrying around, my body naturally stops at the same weights that I was 'stuck' at during my gaining journey.
When I started with SP last summer, my first 10/12 pounds came off like a charm, but I had added that weight only in the previous 7 or 8 months, my body hadn't made that fat 'permanent' yet. I then plateaued at around 168 or so, where I was stuck for awhile after my third child. I am now stuck at 155, where I was for a long time in between children.
If my theory holds out, once I've overcome this plateau I will lose again until I hit 145 or so. I also doubt very much I will ever get to be 125 again as I was only there briefly and that was during a stressful time, not my body's natural healthy weight at all.