Monday, October 01, 2012
So, thinking about September, despite this latest plateau I am on, I am feeling better about what I accomplished. This month, I lost over 7 lbs after coming off of my August plateau. On September 1st, I met my original goal of 147. Today I am 139.6 and my new goal of 137 is not too far off, though it may be a few weeks at this pace.
While the plateaus are coming a little too fast for my taste lately, I am at the end of a long weight loss journey (19 months, 160+ lbs). This is just one last little stumbling block before I settle into maintenance, the Final Plateau, one I am looking forward to!
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Don't know if it is being on another plateau so soon after the last one or having a weekend that is chore-oriented, but I woke up feeling a little depressed this morning. Worse, I had little motivation to exercise which almost never happens.
On my walk through the neighborhood, I debated skipping the beach walk today though that is one of my favorite things to do. It just seemed like a lot of time to spend on a day I have a list of things I still need to get accomplished. In the end, though I dragged my feet, I made it to the beach. As usual, it was invigorating and refreshing. 100 minutes in the sun and wind, looking at beautiful Lake Michigan and I am doing ok. Mood is better. While not brimming with energy, I feel up to the rest of the day and the week ahead.
There is a lot to be said for just doing it. :-)
Saturday, September 29, 2012
I was really looking forward to today's weekly weigh in. I had been so "good" all week with calories and exercise, I expected to see I had lost at least a pound. But not so much as one ounce difference from last Saturday. I can't believe I hit another plateau after just coming off one that lasted most of August. My plateaus do not mess around, LOL. They tend to hang on like grim death.
But I have decided, so do I when I make up my mind to do so. My first thought (after some profanity) was maybe I have set my goal a bit low. It was super hard for me to break 150 and then I managed to break 140 -- by a whole 2/10 of a lb. Maybe I shouldn't push for 137 (secret goal 135). I haven't been that low in 30 years, after all.
As I went on my morning walk, trusty Border Collie at my side, half listening to a book on
my Kindle, I decided, "Oh, no, girlie. You are too going to lose those last few pounds." When I got home, I did step aerobics as I had planned. So there, conspiring Universe,
uncooperative metabolism, whatever is causing this latest stumbling block. If I could have
jabbed a finger in my face without looking ridiculous, I would have, LOL. But plateau or water weight, I am going to hit 137 or less. Just see if I don't.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
At yesterday's weigh-in, I lost 1.8 lbs and finally achieved a BMI that is considered in the healthy range. Granted, I am about a biscuit away from being considered overweight, but a few more lbs will get me more firmly in healthy territory. I am lighter than I have been in over 20 years. Maybe 30 years. I celebrated by buying a few pairs of pants and two pairs of jeans in a size I never thought I would be in when I began losing weight 19 months ago.
That, combined with a fun visit from my oldest friend yesterday and a great walk on the beach today, made for a wonderful weekend.
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