Monday, August 12, 2013
More than 3 months into tracking and sticking to the SP plan I can clearly see I am not on track reaching my weight-loss goal. Granted, having to take steroids caused a sudden and substantial gain early June. Still, I am making slower progress than anticipated.
Looking back at my trackers tells me I have consistently reached or gone over my fitness targets while my calories are within range and consistently dropping. So, things should be moving in the right direction by now, right? (And well, I guess they are, just not at the pace I had set out.)
My measuring-tape and scale tells a story of little or no progress since I started out late April. The mirror, thankfully, reports some improvements; I am firmer and have more definition in my legs, arms, back and shoulders now.
Still, I am thorn.. I am satisfied with my efforts, yet acknowledge I am not seeing very significant results in terms of weight-loss. (Shouldn't I at this point?) Last time I made efforts to lose weight I steadily lost 20% of my body-weight during 18 months. I have been pretty much stuck maintaining around 63 kg since then. Ugh, will I bust this 2 year plateau?
Lately I have started toying with the idea that maybe, just maybe, staying at this weight is acceptable for me. It could be I would be better off measuring my progress differently in order to stay motivated? Perhaps in improved energy levels, strength, flexibility, balance and stamina. Hmm..