Are my goals unrealistic?

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I've hit a plateau, I've also set my self up to obtain a goal I might not achieve or maintain.
I can't exercise anymore than I do, and I track my food, but my weight stays the same within a pound or 2. What is most frustrating is when I have been extra diligent during the week the scale goes up and not down. Last year at this time I wanted to weigh what I weigh now. Now I want to lose 5 more pounds. I wish I wasn't so obsessed and could like what I see.
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    Hmmmm. How long have you been in Plateauland? Maybe you are gaining muscle and that is why the scale does not go down? I read a blog from another woman recently where she posted photos of herself at 160 pounds at various times, the difference in her body size was amazing even though her weight stayed the same. That was kind of helpful to me psychologically when the scale would not budge. I agree with Kalvinʻs Mama--hide your scale for a couple of months and do what feels good and healthy for you.

    You rock! You are the main reason I donʻt skip my runs or cut them short. I always feel like you are running with me. Keep going. We can do this, menopause or not!!!
    2637 days ago
    Hi Paulie, I don't exactly know what to say as I have never been in that predicament. I have reached plateaus before and I know that takes lots of patience. It has been years since I wanted that last five pounds off and that was when I was young and it was much easier. I want to say you look fantastic which you do, but obviously you don't agree or feel that way. My only advice is keep doing what you are doing and be patient. Try not to obsess or stress about it, stress adds weight so I hear. Do you measure yourself? Could you be gaining muscle without the scale moving up but that is the reason why you are not seeing a loss? If all else fails just do what you are doing gorgeous and put the scale away for a while and see what happens. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2637 days ago
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