Discouraged doesn’t even come close to covering it.
This is my first, real plateau. Every other time my weight hasn’t budged, I’ve been able to pinpoint the reason. Maybe I slacked off on my workouts or had a few too many nibbles here and there.
But not this time.
This time, I’ve been on point and I have no idea what could be causing the stall.
My first instinct was to eat an entire box of Golden Grahams. Dry.
My second instinct was to throw the scale through my kitchen window.
Luckily, I was able to restrain myself. This time.
Instead of binging we had Cliff’s delicious oven fried tilapia and a new potato recipe that I’m in love with!
Looking at these pictures reminds me of the 100 Days of Real Food cookbook that I preordered. I think I’ll try Lisa’s 10 day challenge when it comes in.
Even though it seems like I’m going nowhere, I’m trying to focus on the positive. We’re still going strong on the no restaurant challenge. I’ve been to the gym every day this week and have reached my step goal for three weeks in a row. I’m still tracking every single calorie (the good, the bad, and the ugly). Overall, even though I haven’t seen a change on the scale in over a month, I feel better than I’ve ever felt.
Currently, my plan is to go to the gym 5-6 days a week. Continue on with C25K three times a week, cross-train twice a week, and body pump and yoga once a week. I’m also trying to stay away from as much processed foods as possible. Specifically, things normally found in freezer boxes.
I had an apple for a snack yesterday. That’s when you know I’m serious.
I might not know what’s causing the plateau, but I know that giving up isn’t going to help break through it.
“If you always put limits on everything you do, physical or anything else, it will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits, there are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.” ~ Bruce Lee