Tuesday, September 25, 2012
I'm confused by plateaus. The when and the how I guess. I think I assume that they don't happen to me really because I never stay on track long enough. I yo-yo so much between on the wagon and off the wagon, that I think it keeps my metabolism guessing. But I've been lots more on the wagon than odd the wagon lately- for the last 2 or 3 months I guess. I've had meals here and there that were high calorie but not any days long or weeks long binges and I've had way way more days where my calories were in range and even on the low end of the range. My exercise hasn't been all that consistent. I never seem to go more than a couple weeks where I'm exercising regularly, never everyday. I've been consistent the last 2 weeks though getting cardio in 4 days each week and only one strength training session each week. This is actually pretty good for me, considering I'm back to work full time. Last year, when I started back I really struggled with having the energy or desire to exercise.
But in that whole year, I've only lost about 14 pounds which is really frustrating but I know I also didn't put the effort in a lot of the time.
But I am putting the work in now- at least I think so, and I've only lost about 1lb since the beginning of September. And when I weighed in this morning, I was up a pound...but I think that's just fluctuating. I don't think it's a real pound gained. Still right now I'm at 0 loss for the entire month.
What am I doing wrong here? Is this a plateau? Even though I'm pretty inconsistent? I still have 60lbs to lose. I've only lost 40. Should it be this hard? Do I have to kill myself for hours a day, everyday to see any progress? What am I doing wrong here? This is driving me crazy!!!