Friday, October 14, 2011
Anyone out there been in a pit?
After losing 22 lbs over the summer I struggled the whole month of September and gained 7lbs. It is now mid October and I think I'm seeing my way out. I hope this is an aha moment.
Some may call this experience a plateau but I believe a plateau is when the body just stops letting go of the weight when cals and exercise remain constant, but in my case I think its more of a pit because it was caused by emotional eating and backsliding. I kept up with my exercise and finally got a grip on the eating.
However, when I look back at my tracking charts I still cannot bring my calorie intake to the low range as I once did. I don't know if its a mind thing or if my body just needs more.
But I have decided to add some cardio to my week and just let slow and steady run the race with calories. I feel disappointed with myself for "backsliding." I feel the failure but am trying to let it be a learning experience rather than a guilt trip. I'm recommitted to the extra cardio and sticking to the high end of the calorie range. Could it be my body telling me something?
Any suggestions or comments about the pit?