When I changed some meds last summer and about that same time my metabolism and thyroid decided on a new 'set point', I began gaining weight. I've gained 15 lbs since June.
During this time, I discovered something good about weight plateaus. When you begin to re-gain weight, those nasty plateaus now come in handy
. Your body gets stuck there AGAIN, but this time, it keeps you from regaining past that point AS LONG AS YOU ARE CONTINUING to eat healthy and workout.
However, if you totally give up and quit all those new healthy habits, as I've learned in the past, you'll zoom right past that plateau, past your old high weight and find a new high weight with a bonus of at least 20 new lbs.
What I've learned.......
Plateaus CAN be helpful, beneficial, and welcome........
until you get things figured out. It gave me the motivation to read, research, and then go to my doctor and ask for a change in thyroid meds even though my numbers said I was "normal". My body was saying differently.
listen to your body.
the plateaus, for they may come in handy
at some point when things aren't going in the right direction.
During that time, use the plateaus to read, learn, research, try new things.
Plateaus are a part of this journey. They aren't evil. They. just. are. a. part. of. this. journey.
I'm really sick and tired of seeing 177 on the scale, but that is still a WHOLE lot better than the 227 where I started this journey nearly 2 years ago. (3 weeks to my 2nd Sparkversary!)
Now that my thyroid meds have been adjusted, I feel ready to get that 15 lbs back off (2 lbs lost in the past 2 weeks) and reach my goal weight at whatever next plateau I hit. I'm going to let my body find that goal weight by embracing plateaus.