Weight Loss Plateau

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

I've hit a weight loss plateau. Although I got down to 180.4 last week, for 2 weeks now, I've been fluctuating between 180.4 and around 184.0. Up one day, down the next, then back up.

I think it's going to be tough to break through this plateau. I'm at my lowest weight in 10 years other than when I was pregnant with my almost 8 year old daughter and was sick for months and couldn't keep any food down. At that time, I got down to about 160, but was sick as a dog and it wasn't a healthy time for me.

I've made a decision not to focus so much on the scale right now. I'm going to keep eating healthy and in my calorie range. I'm going to keep drinking water and continue working on cutting diet sodas out of my daily routine. I'm going to continue running 4 to 5 times a week and work on building up my distances and bettering my times. I'm going to continue my strength training.

I think I will eventually break through this 180 mark, but I can't let it become all consuming for me. I need to be healthy and pay attention to what my body is saying to me about whether I'm being healthy or not and not focus on what the scale is fluctuating around. So, that's where I'm at. I'm not stopping. I'm not giving up. But the number on the scale isn't going to be the main focus at this time.

Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.

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