Timeless Plateau

Sunday, September 29, 2013

So I am struggling with getting under 200, so I looked at some (handwritten) journal entries from 2011 (the last time I got under 200, and I am realizing I only got down to 198 and then yoyoed until gaining.

Every time I've allowed myself to completely lose track, I have gained an extra fen than my startung losing weight. This basically means that if I give up, I'm likely to be 252 the next time I try, and that thought scares me...in a good way. I never want to get to be that big.

I know I had two cheat days this week which probably threw me out of ketosis, but I'm still frustrated that I have not gotten under 200. I really want to be there and I don't want some subconscious self doubt to stop me.

Has anyone else struggled to get under a weight they have been above for a long time? I know I can do this. I just have to stay committed, work out more, watch my portions (and maybe some of the foods I have recently reintroduced, such as greek yogurt and nut butters-triggers for me).

I'm at the gym right now to grade and get the blood flowing.
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    It is truly amazing what reading one blog, one comment can do. In just 20 days, I will have my one year Sparkversary. And I have been stuck in a plateau/yo-yo pattern for 5 months. JCHIP's comment about being introverted really hit home for me. Accepting that also made it easy to see another strange 'block' for me, feeling guilty for becoming the skinnier sister (which I have NEVER been before.) You have opened up a whole can of beautiful mess for me by blogging your own struggle. THANK YOU!

    I send you all the best wishes for you being able to find out what hidden armored guards are lurking in your own subconscious so you will then be able to choose your tactics for fighting past them. Looking forward to reading about the rest of your journey to triumph.
    1902 days ago
  • JCHIP65
    I found that for me I did have some issues around getting too much attention when I lost weight. I'm an introvert and it was really hard to deal with the attention , although positive. When I figured that out, and developed coping strategies, I was finally able to make the progress that I needed to.
    Maybe there are some underlying fears you have about the goals you have made???

    1903 days ago
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