Monday, January 18, 2010
At this time last year, I'd lost most of my current weight loss (34 lbs.). I'd begun the healthier lifestyle on October 13, 2008. Came to SP in January '09 with a loss of approx. 31 and then lost a few more. Spent most of '09 whining about what I've termed my forever plateau.
No matter how I've changed up exercise, food intake, combinations of food, etc. - NOTHING - no other pounds fled my body. Around August of '09, I read the Beck Diet Solution. Great book by Dr. Judith Beck. It's not a diet per se, but cognitive therapy tools to deal with making healthier changes.
I got to the part where she said that your long- lasting plateau may be your goal weight. I read that part over and over again and somewhere in my psyche I interpreted that to mean - give up trying. Around October, I started to do the "just a little" routine. Which of course, snowballed into more than just a little of the not-so-great food choices. Still, scale didn't budge. Hey, I figured, if I'm at a plateau and this is my goal weight, who cares?
Well, after that silliness for a couple of months (including taking a short break from SP), I got back on-track and screwed my head back on correctly. I know that the scale will eventually move. And meanwhile? I'm keeping my body and mind healthy, exercise is great therapy for stress management, and there's really no way I feel comfortable going back to my old ways.
Yes, even though my plateau nearly killed my motivation, I didn't let it nor will I EVER let it. It's a turning point where my relationship to health and fitness became stronger.
Wishing all a fun day.