It has been a couple of months since I posted a report and I have felt the tips of Greta’s boots on my butt a few times over that period. If I had to give a title to describe my healthy revamp program during this period it would be called “Life on the Weight-Loss Plateau” because that is where I have been for June and July. I have been hovering around 27 lbs. lost for 2 months now.
I know this is a normal occurrence when a person is on a weight-loss program but it is still discouraging. It did not help matters that there was a holiday, a vacation to Mexico, and a couple of out-of-town writing workshops which offered opportunities for me to eat off plan. Since I wasn’t losing any weight, it seemed easier to justify having that slice of bread or that small dessert and the frequency of that behavior has increased over the past several weeks.
Additionally, I have had some residual pain from my biking accident and had to seek medical attention from a chiropractor. He has limited my physical activity to only stretching during this period so that has also contributed to the slow down. I am improving and hope to return to a cardio routine soon. I really miss my early morning bike rides near the lake.
Today, I am researching on how to break through the plateau. The first thing I will do is dispel those discouraging thoughts and focus on refraining from reverting back to bad eating habits. Let’s see what happens by the next report.
- Have you ever experienced a weight-loss plateau? If so, how did you break through it?