Monday, January 26, 2009

I think Im at a Plateau

So I know it may sound OC but I like to weigh myself every morning, after my first pee before breakfast and in my chonies. Ive been struggling between 220-223 for about 2-3 weeks now. When I Stay under my calories and work out I seem to gain about .5-1 pound. If I go over and dont exersize I am under .5-1 pound. I thought that it may be that I am gainning muscle and it is burrning fat better. Im confused, not upset and totally stoked at my progress but it makes me wonder. I am not loosing weight the way I want to, Id like to loose 1-2 pounds a week but 1 would be great. My goal is to be at 200 pounds and I know the slower it goes the more likely it will stay off. Im still thinking that either I have plauted or that I am just not working out enough. Lately my stress has been getting the better of me and I have been eating too much red meat and splurging on dougnuts, cookies and chocalte candies. I know I should, nor should I beat myself up over it. But it does add up, and if it were only the little mini chocolates you get in the bags and I could only have like 3 I would be ok. Cheese... My downfall, Ive cut back alot and switched to the 2% shredded stuff and only have it in my salads, wraps or mexican dishes, Cottage cheese on the other hand I have for lunch almost every day. I cant get away from it I love it, and the fat free crap is awefull, but I can tolerate the 2%. Anyways Today is a new and gorgoues day outside, Ima grab a snack and later we will take the dog for a walk.

1 comment:

  1. I'm not entirely sure, but I think it can only be called a real plateau if you have been completely OP, excercised regularily, and the scale is still not moving. But I don't know what the time frame is before it is a legitamate plateau.

    What do I call where you are at? Maintenance. You are rocking at maintaining your current weight. That mean, if you want to start losing again, you have to remain OP with a vengeance. You have to not let the stress get to you in the form of foods. Cut back on your red meat, if you think this would make a difference. No more splurging on doughnuts, cookies and chocolate candies.

    The good news is that now you know that when it comes time for maintenance, at the real weight you WANT to be maintaining at, you will totally rock it.

    Now, though, is the time to GET there.

    You can do this!!!