Plateauing with a Positive Attitude
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
One of my most endearing qualities is that I tend to look at the world with Rose colored glasses. Every once in a while I do get put back into my place and have a reality check but for the most part, I tend to be easy to forget the past and try to move forward. I don't have a lot of patience however. I'm ADD and want to be on the the next thing now! So, this Plateau at 50 lbs lost has been somewhat of a challenge.
I know not to expect the weight loss from the start of my Eat to Live journey, but I have had a month (feels like two) where I haven't lost any weight. I'm still eating most of the same meals, no dairy, no meat. I might have let some oil join the crowd, I'll admit. Not a lot of oil but I haven't been strict as I was at first. I have however started working out.
This happened to me last time I was doing well with my diet. I started working out all the time and I gained weight. I rationally know it is muscle weight. I gain muscle fast. Faster than many people I know. I also know that I have lost an inch and a half off my chest this last month! But for some reason seeing the scale say no pounds lost makes me crazy!
So, I've been telling myself for the last month, this too shall pass and moving forward. I did find out that if you've lost this much weight, people (o.k. my mom) will continue to ask you if you've lost more. Maybe that is my trigger. I hate saying I haven't lost anything more.