Shannon Stacey

Oh, plateau, you gotta go

I got on the scale this morning and…no change. My initial reaction was massive disappointment because I thought I’d done pretty well. And maybe Friday wasn’t the best day to do my weigh-in. Sure, it was nice to have the triumph of pounds lost to carry me through the weekend but, on the flip side, now I’m stuck with a melancholy “screw it” attitude to take into the weekend.

But I had a stressful week and we went out for dinner more often than usual, which makes it a lot harder to track points. And I didn’t sleep well, which I’ve heard sends your metabolism into slow-motion. If I’m honest with myself, there are a dozen or more things I can put my finger on that kept the numbers on the scale from changing. If I really want that one—and I do—then I’m going to have to work for it.

How about you guys? I hope somebody has some good news!

4 comments to “Oh, plateau, you gotta go”

  1. Kelli B.
      · March 23rd, 2012 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I lost 3 pounds last week, but haven’t been on the scale this week. I have been doing this intense workout that’s kicking my butt. I’ve been trying to watch what I eat. I also had something good happen to me yesterday. Just a simple compliment someone gave me made my whole week.

  2. Lorelie
      · March 23rd, 2012 at 1:59 pm · Link

    Yeah, Uh, no good news coming from me. I’m up to 164.8.

    Though I suppose getting on the scale this morning for the first time in three weeks is a good thing. And I worked out today. Yay. *musters enthusiasm*

    I let a lot of stress and bullshit get to me.

  3. library addict
      · March 23rd, 2012 at 3:10 pm · Link

    But you didn’t gain, so that’s a win. Just keep picturing those jars with the pretty stones.

  4. Shannon
      · March 23rd, 2012 at 3:43 pm · Link

    Kelli, that’s awesome! There’s nothing more inspiring than a compliment from somebody!

    Lorelie, stress and bullshit are my nemeses when it comes to my weight. I’m a stress eater and, even more than that, I use food to fuel myself when I’m sleep-deprived due to stress and bullshit. Workouts are a good way to funnel off stress. (Or so I’ve heard.)

    And I need to carry a picture of my glass jars and stones around with me!

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