I hope it’s little. I hope it doesn’t last too long. But the scale has not budged since I got home from vacation, and I am sad about this. I am trying not to be too sad or to let it get me down. What does Dr. Beck say about this?
You should expect occasional weight gains or plateaus, even if you’ve been doing everything right.
I’m not sure I’ve been doing everything right. I can certainly step it up especially in the exercise department. One thing I’ve done that I’m very proud of is that I organized a Hill Challenge, climbing the hill that is my nemesis and which I HATE with a passion. But I am thinking, maybe I can make that hill my friend. I would love to be able to climb that hill without feeling like I am dying.
I organized an Event on Facebook and invited a bunch of people to come. Three people signed up! So I can’t back down. I am actually shocked that I have done this; that I am voluntarily doing something that I normally dread. BUT I have a secret hope that since I am 9 lbs lighter than the last time I did the hill, it will feel somewhat better or somewhat less awful this time. I also hope my friends don’t hate me for introducing them to this form of torture.
February 7, 2009 at 11:47 am
I have been dieting for just under a year, and about once a month I will hit a plateau. At this point I am not trying to lose drastic amount of weight, but I am on a downward slope. Whenever the weight just doesn’t to be budging, the fist couple times I would be very frustrated and sometimes I would give up. Several times this led to me gaining back weight that I had fought so hard to lose.
It took a couple mistake freak outs, but now when I hit though plateaus I don’t fret, I’m a little disappointed, but what are the options… keep going and keep losing weight in a couple days or give up and gain weight and be incredibly unhappy and demoralized? Well, when I put it like that, the answer seems obvious.
When I hit a plateau I often weigh myself five days later, instead of daily. This gives my body to get through the slump. I also use the idea of that future weigh in as a motivator for my diet and exercise during the week.
Just keep your head up and KEEP dieting, the plateau is natural and will pass!
February 8, 2009 at 2:48 am
Exactly. “What are the options?” Taking the eating option just would be such an unhappy path. The answer IS obvious, but how many times have I taken the unhappy option… too many.
Thanks for the very good reminder.