Weigh-In Day, Plateaus, and Cardiology Appointment
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Today's weigh-in showed no change on the scale. Didn't move up, didn't move down. It almost moved, though, when I wanted to throw it out a window. It's good that the number didn't move up, but frustrating that it's not moving down. I think I can safely call this a plateau now. And I can't help but think it's because of doing the 30 Day Shred...because I was steadily losing weight until then. It's more likely just a coincidence, but argh.
I'm trying to focus on other things. I can feel muscle tone now. Clothes are *still* falling off even though I haven't lost any pounds in 5 weeks. I have to be patient.
Patience it not one of my best virtues.
I've started focusing on doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) when I'm doing cardio at the gym. I'm mixing things up by adding new videos into my library because I think I'm a bit beyond Leslie Sansone now. Trying to vary my caloric intake from day to day but still be within my range. Something's gotta work. And it will, eventually, but man.
Another NSV I really should focus on, because health is the most important thing, right? I saw my cardiologist today. She was absolutely thrilled at how far I've gone; at how much weight I've lost. She pulled me off of one of my blood-pressure meds completely. The only reason we're leaving the other one is because it also helps my palpitations. She'll re-check in 6 weeks to make sure I still don't need the med, but I have to be more diligent about taking my BP at regular times during the day. She told me not to worry so much about a plateau; just keep going.
I can do this. Right?