My Progress

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

@#$%&!


OK, I know, I know.... *deep breath* but seriously....

Since Saturday and the unofficial gain, I've been meticulous on my "weight watchering" and despite going a little overboard on Superbowl Sunday, I SHOULD be seeing a steady decline. I peeked this morning and am down 0.2 from Saturday's unofficial number, which is still up almost 2 pounds from the week prior to that.

I know what you're thinking, but for someone who had gotten used to 2.5-3 pounds just falling off every week since November, I feel like I am in a serious setback right now. So I'm on another friggin plateau. I've switched some stuff up in the workout, I've alternated high and low point days this week:
Sa= -6; Su= +5; M= -5; T= -2; W (today's already planned out)= -6

I seriously don't know what else to do. My body just doesn't want to give up any more weight. I hate plateaus. Feh.

Oh, and I feel like I should apologize to yall. I know this blog has been pretty negative ever since this started happening, but I feel like no matter what I do, I'm just gonna have to suffer through this plateau. It's a shame, really, because I was really hoping to hit -20 for the new year by Valentine's and -100 overall by my birthday 4 weeks after that.

10 comments:

Stages of Change said...

Plateaus SUCK. SOO Much.

BUT, they do end, and your body does start losing again.

So heres to it and may the rest of the week be great!

twinkelydots said...

First off raise your right hand and slap your face! SNAP OUT OF IT!!

Give your body a break & your brain, too.

I don't need to tell you how great you're doing. You already know that.

Quit obsessing. Quit worrying that you won't make your valentines day goal. Valentines day is going to come wether you are at that goal or not.

You know you're doing the right thing so if you stop what's going to happen?? Huh?? Yeah. Exactly.

LTer4ever said...

I'm going to ditto the prior two comments. One of the best things I learned at a WW meeting is that it's NOT a race. I lose at my own pace and when I learned to let those deadlines go, I was the better for it.

Remember how far you have come and that you know where you are going!~

Brandi said...

Ok, you're right. Plateaus suck. Big time. BUT the more upset you get the harder its gonna be to get past it.


SOOOO one more deep breath, and no more freaking out!! You can totally get through this. You are strong and a bad ass weight losing fiend :)

bbubblyb said...

Hang in there and no need to apologize. You'll get through this.

Melissa said...

I agree, no need to apologize. You feel what you feel, and sometimes there isn't any helping that. It's OK and even natural to experience some negative emotions when your loss is slowing down - but try not to beat yourself up. Just acknowledge it as an annoying aspect of the process, and focus on what you want to accomplish. One of the things you've learned is that if you keep with it, it will eventually pay off. Till now that's happened more quickly, but the same principle still applies. You're not dragging anybody down. We all understand. Hang in there buddy!

Carlos said...

hang in there. I'd stop weighing every day dude. just a thought...

CJ said...

I agree with Carlos, weighing everyday can be very frustrating. I wrote on my blog today about being negative. But, this is where we go to put down our feelings. So, just share what you are thinking.

Your body is just "re-setting" right now. Don't give up. Or give in! Keep doing what needs to be done and the scale will show it!

Tony said...

yeah, I definitely do hate plataeus. Increasing your food allowance for a while could help get your metabolism going again.

Fried Jeff said...

Plateaus are the worst. I hope you can get out of it soon. Don't worry about the negativity. I have wrestled with that in my own blog, but I agree with CJ this is where we put down our feelings good and bad. I fight negativity everyday, but even in the midst of it, I hold onto hope. I think you're doing just fine.