I've been at a plateau since I started running again. Yesterday I asked my husband to hide the scale, which sounds ridiculous and I don't recommend you do this unless she asks you to. But the scale was killing me.
I've completed 6.5 weeks of the C25K program. I've gone from running a minute and walking 90 seconds to running for 25 minutes straight. On hills. My pants are getting too big. My calves have defined muscle. I can keep up with my 6'3" tall husband when we go for walks - I always used to have to ask him to slow down. I have tons of energy. I don't get indigestion anymore. I can list the awesome results of my changes ALL DAY. I've lost 2" from my waist alone!
But that scale was killing me. I'd have a good day or a good week and I'd step on the scale and it'd be right there at the same number.
And all of the good things I listed above mattered less. I'd have to convince myself to eat a healthy breakfast rather than stopping at Tim's or McD's for something unhealthy.
I finally decided that until the end of the month, I need to stop with the scale before that number derailed everything I've achieved. It also means that I'm being more strict with what I eat and track every bit of it. I'm eating towards the lower end of the range here on SP and without the scale to fall back on, I'm working towards zero splurges in that time.
My husband suggested this tactic awhile ago, as did other members here. It took me awhile to come around, it mainly happened when I lost inches last month without the scale moving. No one sees the number on the scale. They DO see my physical size which is better measured off the scale for now.
| current weight: 235.0