Pouting Plateau Panic
Monday, January 28, 2013
Okay, well, looks like I have officially entered "plateau time". I was not able to weigh myself while at my friends. So, now I have been finally able to weigh myself, and I have only lost a pound in the last two weeks. I have been exercising a lot, and except for last weekend, I have been following my calories spot on. Sigh. Only one pound. I know it is better than GAINING a pound or 10, but it still makes me a little sad.
Now there are a few things this might be. 1. I have heard that changing your exercise routine and adding a significantly more hard core exercise can make you gain weight. I have added jogging/running last week. To me this is significantly more hard core as it really gets my blood pumping and me breathing heavier than any other exercise. And also the cycle class, which is pretty hard core too. I was walking about 3 hours a day while at my friends. This is different than my normal routine. I don't know if that might be affecting the scale.
The other thing is my doc changed my BCP last month. He put me on a pill that made me completely skip my period. It was SUPPOSE to start Wednesday of last week. It did not start at all. I felt like I was going to start. I was cramping like I was going to start. I was bloated like I was going to start. I didn't start. And now I am on my next pack. I can not see how that is good for weight loss. I am hoping that maybe during the week things will all go back to normal. And I might lose that water weight that might be in there and then I won't feel so bad.
The thing is the scale is not changing, but I swear my body is. For example, my mom bought me a really cute little purple work out shirt for Christmas. I think I may of blogged about it. It was the Nike shirt. The one that I moaned about that what drugs are they on that it is a large. I couldn't even get the thing over my head. Literally it would not go of my shoulders. It was REALLY too small. My mom didn't get a chance to return it. Guess what? Fits. I look adorable in it too! A choker that I could not wear in November is now too big. I can totally wrap the tiny bath towels from the gym around my body.
All of these things are SO spiffy. I can side plank on my legs for a while and not just my knees (I couldn't even side plank on my knees when I started). I am pumping heavier weights at Body Pump. I am jogging.
...I should be happy at my progress, but I am sad because the scale doesn't say 166. I was hoping the scale would say 166. I wanted to be 165 by February 1st. I know I have made leaps and strides on progress, and mentally I know that things will slow down as I lose more weight..but..but...but...
This plateau is not my friend.