I’m going to start with some positives:
- I feel great.
- I look better than I have in years.
- I have new energy and enthusiasm for life in general.
- Losing weight, exercising, and changing the way I eat has changed my life for the better.
But now I have to deal with the elephant in the room, on the scale, on the goal chart. I have been at the same weight for more than four weeks. Over the course of six weeks I lost seventeen pounds and then I stopped. I’m literally half a pound away from seeing a new second number on the scale, a number I have not seen in as long as I can remember. And yet despite changes in my exercise and continued attention to staying at 1200 calories of balanced meals, I cannot seem to make it to that number.
While I know that my body is continuing to change as evidenced by the pants that I bought six weeks ago suddenly sliding off of my hips and onto the floor, I have to admit – I really want that damn number to move.
So here I am on my weight loss plateau, still plugging away at changing my body, but not getting that fun instant gratification that comes when the numbers drop almost daily. Or at least weekly. Monthly? Please start to move again…