As with every other "diet" I have been on for the past 30 years, I come to the place where I stall. I get complacent having experienced whatever success I have by that time. I become 'tired' from working soooo hard and having so little to show for it (I know, poor me
). I stall out, hit that god-awful plateau that we professionals commisserate about.
Well I have been there for the better part of a month. While there I have discoved somethings about myself:
1) I am not on a 'diet'; I know in the deepest recesses of my mind, that I am experiencing a lifestyle change. 2) I have not become complacent. I think I have tried to be complacent but again, somewhere in the deepest recesses of my mind, I know I can see this through; get over the hump; bring myself back into positive, healthy thinking.
3) I know from past experience compared to what I am trying to do now, I have never, ever, worked that "hard" to achieve so little. How arrogant am I! Sure, it is hard work. But I have achieved much!!! I have lost almost 20 lbs in just over 2 months. I am going to undertake a 5K run 13 days. And I am still wanting to go back to the gym and kick it into high gear!
4) I didn't 'hit a plateau' I quit trying as hard as I was trying on day 1. If I am not where I wanted to be at this time, it is my own fault. I got me here, I will help myself back out.
As the Dr. says, you didn't gain this weight overnight; don't expect to lose it overnight.
I am on my way: back to the gym, back to healthy eating, back to the scale regardless of the number it shows!