Thursday, October 23, 2008
I think I've figured out why I haven't been losing and keeping on track recently: I've become comfortable with my weight loss. In 9 months I've lost 57 pounds total, but very little in the last 2 months. I receive many compliments, feel great physically, wear nice new clothes, etc. and I've stopped pushing myself as hard. I haven't been this weight in 16 years and it feels good. Now I need to refocus on my ultimate goal and begin working toward it again.
It's NOT a plateau - everything I read about hitting a plateau is that you're doing everything you're supposed to do and the weight won't come off. I know I'm not doing everything I should be doing.
I keep up with exercise and water, but have not been tracking food and allowing more snacks, etc. So I've maintained my loss, but haven't lost any additional weight. I'm short (5'3") and 175 lbs is still unhealthy for me.
Has anyone else experienced this weight loss complacency? Are there any SP articles about this subject? It's been a big surprise to me! I feel like now that I've put it into words, I can put it into practice. I've proven that I CAN lose weight, now to just reach for my goal.