Day 263 - the silver lining to the big plateau

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ok, I've been essentially stuck for weeks, and at first I played it cool, patience only worked for a little while. Then I got motivated, I buckled down and tried like hell- nothing. Then I started complaining and feeling sorry for myself- also a useless tactic (except it may have helped my emotional status to receive such kind words on my sadder blogs!).

What I have not done, and this is absolutely unprecedented... I did not give up. I did not console myself with milk and oreos (which has always been my go-to cheer-me-up food) I did not stop tracking, I did not stop going to the gym.

So here I am, stuck, but still healthy and still motivated. And it's because deep down, I know my food choices and my persistence at the gym will ultimately win. I may have to adjust something here or tweak something there- but I will do this. Giving up is not an option.

So now I'm going to craft an approach to plateau busting that is one part patience, one part dedication, and one part communication (a nicer word than complaining). I'll ask for help and encouragement when I need it because it makes SUCH a difference.

I'll wait it out because I want this.
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    Thanks for all of your advice! I've measured everything, the tape measure is stuck too. But I feel amazing physically, so I guess it's a good place to be stuck at.
    2430 days ago
    2430 days ago
    emoticon keep up the hard work emoticon
    2431 days ago
    Also take a picture! Maybe you are gaining muscle and losing fat? I had a short plateau and the photo helped.

    You are awesome!!
    2431 days ago
    You Go Girl!!!!!!!
    2431 days ago
    I agree with may not be quite as "stuck" as you think, and a tape measure may tell a different story. But I agree 100%: giving up is NOT an option! You'll get there for sure!
    2431 days ago
  • REDSHOES2011
    Have you measured yourself with a tape measure- the number on the scales is not static..
    2431 days ago
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