Why am I stuck?

Monday, November 21, 2011

I've been weighing myself every day and keeping track of it not only on SP but also on my calendar. I don't know what the problem is. This last week I added in my workout videos that I haven't done in a while in order to add in some muscle building time because I've been focusing on the cardio for so long, and I felt that my boyfriend's strength training regime isn't doing anything for me (which it actually is because I do see some definition now). After doing all this extra strength training along with my regular running, I'm gaining weight!? I did a little bit of reading and you can't gain muscle weight that fast... so what's the deal here??

I ordered Jillian Michaels' book "Making the Cut" which is about how to lose the last 10-20 pounds. Hopefully it will help me to bust through this crap and finally reach my goal weight! I should be getting it within the next couple weeks.

By weighing myself every day, I see that I've stayed at 157-point-something for the last few days. I checked what my current BMI is, and I'm .4 points away from being in a "healthy" BMI, which is 3 pounds less than what I am. Why does my body not want to get into the "healthy" range? I hate looking at BMI because it is so wrong anyway, but what if that has something to do with my weight loss stall? What if I hit that point where my body thinks it's perfect and doesn't need to lose any more weight? The weight that I have left to lose is what Jillian calls "vanity pounds." It's basically like I said... it's the pounds that you still want to lose but your body doesn't think it needs to lose it. Maybe this is what's happening to me now?

I'm just going to keep doing what I'm doing... keep running, keep strength training, keep eating healthy. Maybe my measurements on December 1 will show my work even if the scale doesn't. We'll see when I do that, and I'll update again about Jillian's book once I read it.
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  • MHART23
    Metabolism is a big part of plateaus. Every time I hit a plateau I try to eat a little more, or take up a different form of exercise. It usually works! I hope I've helped you!
    2707 days ago
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