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Am I on a plateau?

Thursday, May 13, 2010

So, in looking on how the week is going so far, I'm noticing a trend...

I'm working out a lot. Like 90 minutes a day a lot. And it feels good, don't get me wrong. I love to sweat and feel like I'm working hard.

But, I'm also eating a lot more. And that isn't making me feel so good.

Especially getting on the scale in the morning and not seeing any progress.

I've identified in the past few days that there seems to be one food each day that just pushes me over. Its not the same every day, so it's not something that I can just stop buying or putting myself into contact with easily.

What it really is is sugar. Sugar in chocolate, sugar in cookies, sugar in any form really is pushing me over my goals. Which really sucks, because I love all of those sugary treats and I'm afraid of feeling super-deprived and unhappy if I give them up and really commit to it.

I'm wondering if that's what it's going to take though.

That, and maybe backing down on the amount of exercise I'm doing so I can back down on the eating. I feel like I'm so close, and yet so far away, from my big goal of 140. I can see the light at the end and I have so many things I want to do when I get there. I guess that's part of it, right? I have to enjoy what I'm experiencing right now and stop waiting for some magic moment to happen, right?

So, positives from today:
-The instructor at Jazzercise said (to the rest of the class in the middle of class) that I had done a better job on the last routine than she did and that I should think about getting up on stage to teach.
-Got some appreciative looks and definite friendly attitude from waiter at restaurant for lunch.
-Walked purposefully today in the beautiful sunshine b/c of SparkTeam challenge and really enjoyed it.
-Realized that ~another~ pair of my pants are too big for me.

So maybe I am on a plateau - in my mind. My body doesn't have to catch up to that if I get my mind back on my goals.
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    great blog esp: "I have to enjoy what is happening right now and stop waiting for some magic moment to happen" that is the key.
    A plateau is a beautiful to rest and look up at the heavens, the journey is as important as the destination.
    You may enjoy aan amazing video on the site TedTalks: Jill Bolte Taylor.s My Stroke of insight!!
    PS you look fab in your pics!!
    3267 days ago
    emoticon You are doing so great!!!

    The sweaty hungries get me sometimes too.

    You'll be at your goal in no time! emoticon
    3269 days ago
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