Twenty pounds in 10 years

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I'm on a weight plateau ---- since February.

Though now I've come to call it "maintaining." It just sounds more positive. I've resolved that maybe my body just needs to "maintain" at this place for a while --- and then we'll move on.

My DH says not to sweat it. He says, "What if you just lose 2 pounds this entire year? In ten years, you'll be 20 pounds later! That's a GREAT thing!"

Hmmmm? Yeah, I guess he's right. I'm still not buying the 10-year-plan, but it helps me to see that this is not the end of the road. I can live with this weight for now, I guess --- even though it's not my ideal weight. I'm still a lot more active than I was. I still get compliments from people right and left. I still fit into clothes I haven't worn in a while. There are good things.

In a way, this relinquishing of control is a good thing. It's a part of "listening to my body" that I admit I don't do very often or well. Until now. Maybe. Let's watch...
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    Wow! I really liked this blog. It seems that everyone wants to lose FIFTY POUNDS in TWO MONTHS and other ridiculously unattainable (at least by healthy means) goals. I personally have been stuck in a rut for about a month now where I can't even drum up the motivation to track my weight watchers points, much less exercise. I am, however, still over 10 pounds down from where I was last year, which is a good thing.

    I do think you're on to something with the listening to your body thing. I've been very stressed lately, and maybe my body/mind just aren't up for anything right now. I don't know. It's very frustrating, but thanks for helping me focus on the positive! emoticon
    3121 days ago
    There's nothing at all wrong with maintaining a loss for a while...after all, the whole act of maintenance is going to serve you well once you get to your goal weight, too. So what you're doing is a bit of practicing for that time - all good!
    3250 days ago
    Here is my advice for plateaus.

    Set some FITNESS GOALS.

    run a mile without stopping.
    Or walk/run a mile in a certain amount of time (what is your mile time now? now set a new time)
    Do a certain amount of push ups/pull ups.

    Now- give it everything yuo've got to get to the end of this goal.

    and watch your body shape change. and your weight start to drop off again.

    im not 100 percent sure on your current program so here are some other recommendations:
    give up one thing. Just one thing. Soda (even diet). Fast Food. Mayo. You may have already given up all of these things...but there is probably ONE Thing in your diet that you can give up.

    Als0- do you eat every three hours? I have talked to MANY MANY women who have done this, and with in a week of changing their eatting pattern, they are back to shedding pounds. Breakfast snack lunch snack dinner snack.

    Either way- KEEP IT UP. DON'T GIVE UP! You've Got this!

    3251 days ago
    I figure the body lives by its own rules. All we can do is give it good stuff and do good stuff with/to it and trust in it to get where we want it to go, eventually.
    3251 days ago
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