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Friday, March 15, 2013

It has been over three months since my last blog, in which i wrote about hitting a plateau. I guess it's easier to write about a victory, a challenge, or even a defeat than about...a plateau. But the good news is, at long last, I seem to be coming off the plateau! The scale is finally starting to budge, and I feel a new resolve to push ahead.

I gave been thinking back over the past four months, and finding some progress despite the lack of weight loss. First and foremost, I have been eating better, if not less. I have really worked on my fruit & veggie consumption, and am regularly getting six or more servings a day. Not only that, but I have started to actually ENJOY vegetables, not just eat them grudgingly because they are good for me. I incorporate at least one veggie in my breakfast everyday: sautéed veggies in my eggs, spinach in my smoothies, and grated carrot in my oatmeal.

Secondly, I know that even when I hit a rough stretch, I can keep plugging on. i have continued to track my food daily, even the late night binges. I have done fairly well on exercise throughout a pretty tough MN winter. I don't belong to a gym or own any exercise equipment (other than dumbbells), so I mostly rely on getting outdoors. I have walked, shoveled, ice skated, and cross country skied - not as much as I would have liked, but a few sessions each week, at least.

A plateau is not a train wreck, it's just a lull, and it eventually passes if you keep on keeping on. As spring approaches (at least I think it is coming! I haven't seen many signs of it yet!), I look forward to increasing my workouts and being outside more. Maybe by next month I can be poking around in the yard, preparing for some gardening. I will cheer when the ice goes out of the lake. In three months I will be swimming again - my favorite activity! Then the fresh garden veggies will start making their appearances.

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    Way to go, staying encouraged when the pounds aren't slipping off!
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    Yay for you!!! Over here in Wisconsin, it's snowing again today. Yuck! We sure are going to enjoy spring when it arrives.
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