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Struggles And Walls

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

I was predictably losing one or two pounds per week. Every five days, I counted on a change in my weight. Then it stopped.

Eleven days ago, I hit 134. I was very pleased with myself. I felt invincible. I could finally see my weight loss as being easy. I was prepared to get through this with very little struggle. The worst was over.

Fast forward to eleven days later...and the scale hasn't moved. In fact, for the last five days or so, my mood has been terrible. I feel like I'm barely hanging on. I lack motivation. I have eaten outside of my range two days in a row, because I am STARVING. It's hunger, not cravings. It's as if my body has simply grown tired of this journey. It's exhausted. It wants a break. My muscles feel limp. I can tell I'm getting bloated. The whole thing is terribly demoralizing.

Now, I could have given up...very easily. I WANTED to give up. It's like I hit a wall and I did NOT want to break that wall down.

But this morning I woke up and REFUSED to give up. I have not come this far to give up. I'm going to have to struggle? Of COURSE I am! Everyone here struggles! That's what we do! We struggle together to reach our goals! That struggle makes us stronger!

Keep going Sparkers! Break down those walls! Show everyone how strong you are!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Ohhh....plateaus suck! I'm so glad you stuck to your guns! Very Encouraging!
    1888 days ago
    Keep believing in yourself! emoticon
    1890 days ago
    Stupid March plateau! Smash all the March plateaus!

    1890 days ago
    Stay strong and determined! I hit that wall and gave up and now I am 20 pounds up from where I was last year. Never give up!!!
    1890 days ago
    I'm right there with you. I hate this plateau I've been on for most of March. I've started changing things up both diet and exercise to kick myself in the butt. I am hanging in there - sometimes barely by the tips of my nails. We can do this.
    1890 days ago
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