Tuesday, January 8

Freakin' Seesaw

Plateau can be defined as such:
- it has constant value (in math)
- no progress in learning (in psych)
- an elevated area of comparatively flat land, limited on at least one side by an abrupt descent to lower land (topography)
- not what I'm experiencing right now

I got on the scale this morning and when I saw the number, it was hard not to get disappointed. It was the same as last week... 182.4. Last time this happened was when I started WeightWatchers in April. The first six or seven weeks were HELL because I was doing everything "by the book" and maybe losing 0.2 lbs and then gaining it right back the next week. I couldn't figure it out.

There were only a few things that kept me going: my support that I found in my weightwatchen community and something one of the guys at work told me. He said that his wife when doing weightwatchers the second time around, didn't lose an OUNCE of weight for 7 weeks and then it started flying off. And now she's this cute tiny thing. I kept telling myself that I wasn't going to quit no matter what the scale said and I didnt. I lost almost 20 lbs last time and made it to the lowers 160's! I slacked off toward the end of summer, got busy with my girls and slowly but surely all the weight that I had worked so hard to take off, crept back on. Then I found myself at 183 lbs again and knew I needed to do something about it.

So I went back to the community that helped me thru it last time, made up my mind to do this thing no matter what the freakin' scale said to me and here I am. Now back to this morning.... I was disappointed to not see a loss. Trust me, I'm doing everything right. Getting in my veggies, drinking my water, exercising daily... I was almost ready to quit today and then I remembered what happened last time... how it took me about 7 weeks to start consistently losing weight... and then I decided to put my numbers together so I could see that I didn't have a plateau going on but I have had a little progress.. and a little is better than none right?

I don't know what else to do except keep doing what I'm doing. I think I need to visit Kate's site. She always has some great quote to inspire...


Amanda said...

I have to credit you for sticking with it if it's going to take you a while to start seeing results!! I am a very impatient person when it comes to weight loss...if I didn't see any for that long, I would give up in a heart beat!

A little progress is better than none, so keep at it and soon you will see a LOT of progress!!

Anonymous said...

You keep at it and it will come off.. You have a lot of support here and lots of Love.. :)

Swizzlepop said...

Eat more. Crazy I know but I say eat 2 more points a day, not FP just add 2 to your day for a week and see what happens. And 8 more glasses of water a day. You already know I'm nuts but I'm also the anal experimenter with food and points remember? You are totally working out more than I did and when I upped my points I lost so it might work for you too. Try it for one week but make sure it's a healthy 2 points and not a 100 cal pack. :)

Kate said...

You will get results honey! I know how frustrating it can be, I give you credit for sticking with it, when I stopped seeing results at the beginning to July last year, that's when I quit...so go you! Your body can only resist so long if your doing the right thing, it will eventually catch up!

Motivational quote posted just for Tina!

HappyBlogChick said...

It takes strength to keep on keepin' on. How strong you are!

Isn't it nice that that when you've done it before, you know it works. It does work. Hang in there.

melissious said...

You're doing an awesome job. Your determination is inspiring. Seriously.
And, LOL - Swizzlepop knows you!! I loved the "healty 2 points, not a 100 cal pack." hee hee!
Love you!