are plateau's necessary?
Well heck yes! How else could our bodies scheme to totally drive us crazy????
LOL sorry. It's just that when you are really working hard, it's so frustrating to not see the scale reflect that.
Of course everyone's body works a little differently, but for MY body, apparently yes, the plateau is part of the process. I tend to loose 4 or 5 lbs, bounce up and down 1 or 2, settle back down and sit there then start all over.
Take heart as long as the overall trend is downward. Often times I'm losing and no one says much to me: then when I plateau I get a BUNCH of people asking me if I lost weight or comments that I look good. SO even if the scale doesn't reflect it SOMETHING is happening.
Try reinforcing yourself in other ways. Like the tape measure, or how your clothes fit, how much better your cardio is, or how much more weight you can lift. Even better shopping habits, or new healthy recipes are reason to rejoice while you are waiting for the blasted scale to catch up.
I also visualize my body as a factory. When everything is going along: it's bussines as usual, but when we add something, the workers scramble around trying to reassign schedules and pack more activity into the same spaces. No one is allowed to take vacation and nothing gets thrown out until they are sure they won't need it. Once the workers adjust to the new routine, things get efficient again and everything goes back to clockwork
| current weight: 233.0