plateau bemoan

Saturday, May 19, 2012

i've seen my fellow sparkpeople talk about "plateauing" before, but have never experienced it before myself. i weigh myself every morning before breakfast and my weight always moved in a sort of scatterplot with a gradual downward trend. i never minded if i weighed a bit more the next day because i knew i was still making progress.

the last couple of months have come as a bit of a surprise to me. every day i was exactly 132.5. every. day. that's a great weight, but it makes me a bit sad. losing weight this past year had been fun for me--i'd think my weight had plateaued, then look back a month and realize i was down three pounds and feel a sudden rush of glee. but now there really is no progress. or at least not progress i can track with a number.

but here's the other thing: i might be gaining muscle weight. my endurance on the bike is way up, i get exhausted less easily, and i've been increasing my reps in my strength training. when i do yoga i can feel the improvements in my back and wrists, and my balance is greatly improved. i guess my fear now is that my motivation for working out will wane now that the fun part of weight-loss is gone--that is seeing my weight move down and high-fiving myself in the mirror. it's a bit irrational, but i'm just saying. i miss it.
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