Life Style Change - Not a Quick Fix.
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I just had to post....I just was surfing through spark pages and came across a spark page blog about a being stuck on a plateau.
I couldn't not believe what I was reading. This person is in total distress about being stuck for 3 days now (you read that right, the scale hasn't moved in 3 days). The other thing-they have lost 25 lbs in one month and hit a 3 day plateau. 25 lbs in one month is 6.25 lbs a week. I wanted to leave a comment on her blog and explain 25 lbs in one month is huge (almost not healthy), but being stressed out about a 3 day plateau is hardly a reason to be stressed. Being stressed is also counter productive.
I know a lot of people who have struggled to lose 25 lbs in 6 months or even a year. I, myself hit a plateau that lasted 10+weeks and I was very frustrated. But I feel I was also being very realistic about it.
I don't understand people who think, if I don't lose 5 lbs this week, I'm a failure! That is not a healthy or realistic mind set. This is suppose to be for life-this is a lifestyle change. It is frustrating to me, when I see people who are starving themselves and exercising for hours on end. Is this realistic, are you following a plan you can live with for the rest of your life?
My "eating plan" and "exercise plan" is something I can live doing forever.... it doesn't involve starvation or countless hours of exercise. I feel bad when I see someone setting themselves up for future failure.