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My Plateau ALMOST Did Me In

Friday, September 16, 2011

It's been about three years since I started this journey. Prior to about five years ago, I'd never had a weight issue. But then, tons of things changed. And so did my body. It took me awhile to fully realize, despite buying clothes in larger sizes, that I had too much of the wrong things on my bones - like fat.

Okay, so three years ago I did a couple of months of NutriSystem and after two months took off about 30 lbs during the ensuing six months. Then around 2.5 years ago, I arrived here at SP. Despite my best efforts, I haven't been able to drop any more weight. I have called it my "forever plateau" and it almost did me in. (I will soon blog about my year of emotional eating following the deaths of 10 loved ones in the past four years.)

I started to think, why bother? If I'm not going to lose anything else, why should I keep trying?

Well, there are so many other benefits besides what the scale says. (and I haven't used that in about six months) 1. Staying healthy, 2. Feeling fit, 3. Keeping a routine that resembles a healthy lifestyle, 4. Stress relief through exercising, etc.

I refuse to let this plateau sabotage my efforts. HOORAY FOR ME! (I think I'll now go give myself a big goodie) (A spark goodie, that is.)

Wishing all a great day.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JLITT62 9/16/2011 2:40PM

    Now you've gotten inside MY head! Yes, it's so worth it, even on the days I want to stomp on the scale & go running screaming to the nearest bakery . . .

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SKYEFYR 9/16/2011 2:26PM

  Great attitude. And I'm proof of why we don't go away. When I stopped trying I gained a ton of weight. Okay, maybe not a real ton, but some days it feels like it.

You're always a winner in my book!

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NATPLUMMER 9/16/2011 2:13PM

    There are plenty of other benefits. I feel you on the plateau.

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KARENE10 9/16/2011 12:14PM

    You are right about all the other benefits!

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JESS0107 9/16/2011 10:18AM

    Just hang in there. There might be many reasons that this plateau wants to hang around you. Just keep up the great work that you are already doing!!

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WELLNESSME09 9/16/2011 9:41AM

    emoticon emoticon keep up the good work!!! it will pay already has. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BLACKROSE_222 9/16/2011 9:35AM

    That is fantastic. Thank you so much for sharing your positive outlook!

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