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The 9 month Plateau, is it finally over?!

Saturday, January 26, 2013

I've had a rough year of working on my weight loss and health. I got down to 212 on May 5, 2012 and then not long after that I got STUCK and somehow regained or retained more weight even with my calories on paper showing the deficit needed for steady weightloss. I thought some of it might be my ulcerative colitis starting to heal up so with a working colon processing things correctly that would weigh a little more, right? So I wasn't sure if I really abruptly regained 5-8 pounds or not.

This whole thing was really discouraging, I finally read articles and figured out there was this thing called a Plateau where our body loses enough weight that it sits down and says "hey, we lost a lot, I'm not letting go of more!" So after 30 pounds I stopped even while eating 1200-1400 calories most days with splurge days of 1500-1800 and 3 or 4 times I went over 2200 but over the course of 9 months when I totaled it all up on paper my body OWED me 50 pounds of weight loss I'd EARNED and it wasn't coming through and doing it's part! I felt like I was jumping through all the hoops and doing it all for NOTHING. Why stick to it when it's not working? But I stubborned through and cried a lot and had probably a few more days of 1500-1800 "maintenance" eating range days than I would have if it had been working.

So today is a big day for me, this morning the scale said 211 for the first time since before we moved to this part of Texas in 2005. I want to get excited and believe I can really get under 200 this year but I'm also afraid to get my hopes up because something is definitely VERY wrong with my body and metabolism.
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