I stayed the same at Weight Watchers at weigh-in this week. And this makes me all whiny and frustrated. It also makes me want to eat. However, I refuse to let this scale stall get to me for long. I had my little hissy fit and indulgence this morning and I’m over it. Or I can pretend to be over it anyway. I’ll probably really be over it by tomorrow.
This was a good week. I ate well (played around with my points some and tried to make healthier food choices to see if that would kick-start the weight loss again, but no). I got lots of great exercise. I even ran a full 3 miles for the first time. Huge accomplishment. I feel thinner and my clothes are fitting well.
I like the things I’m doing now. I can eat the way I’m eating forever, and I enjoy exercising (go figure.) I can even live with the weight I’m at. I like the way I look. When I started, I thought I’d be lucky to get to this weight.
The last time I was here (174.8) was 25 years ago, before I started gaining more. It was my first really “overweight” weight. And I was here for a long time. My body is comfortable here. I think I’m frustrated because I lost 50 pounds in 8 months and then I’ve lost only 5 pounds in the last three months, and I’ve been sticking to program all along.
So the two pieces of advice/sympathy I got this morning:
My WW leader, who has lost 100 pounds, said she went through the same thing. She said the first 50 came off easy (it was the new fat), but her body held onto the second 50. Eventually though, she lost it. Patience.
A friend at work, who has also lost 100 pounds on Weight Watchers, asked me how long I’ve been losing. A year. He said, “You’ve lost 55 pounds in a year. That’s great.” I said it’s not bad. Not bad? Nothing like turning a positive into a negative. I need to celebrate my accomplishment rather than diminish it. Don’t we all do that?
So I’m focusing on the positive. I’m going to continue to make all the changes I need to live a healthy and fit lifestyle. I’m ready for my triathlon coming up in August. And just think, the slower the weight comes off, the better chance I have to maintain it.
I’m looking at my current plateau as maintenance practice. After all, someday, my goal will be to stay the same each week. I think I’ve got that part down.