Tuesday, March 10, 2009
WOO HOO!! My plateau is FINALLY over and done with! It's been 2 months since I saw the scale budge (other than a 1lb gain), and this morning, I finally got what I've been waiting for! I've been eating well *most of the time*, exercising 5-6 days a week and trying REALLY hard to stay positive...but none of that seemed to matter to my body...until today!!
I saw my doctor last Wednesday for my montly appointment, and he was shocked to see that I'd gained. I've lost almost 30 inches in total so far, and therefore it doesn't make much sense that my weight was going up. He gave me a prescription for Meridia, which I was on before, but I decided I would give it one more try on my own, without the use of meds. He also advised me to have a glass of Metamucil at least once a day. My metabolism is incredibly slow, and needs all the help it can get apparently. The Metamucil I can live with. Who doesn't like a little extra regularity??
But yeah...FINALLY I can see the scale moving in the right direction!! I know you aren't supposed to judge your progress by just the scale, and I haven't been. My energy levels are higher, my measurements are down substantially, AND I fit into clothes that I haven't been able to wear for almost 3 years. Those are the things that have kept me motivated during this plateau...and they will continue to motivate me as I move closer towards my weightloss goals.
For anyone out there who thinks it just CAN'T happen...you are wrong. It CAN and it WILL. Stick with it, switch up your cardio, add a little more weight to your strength routine...and maybe try some Metamucil?? Works for me!
Keep the Spark!