Herbie's Journal, 31 May 2007

Yesterday I was so frustrated with my plateau that I got angry at my scale and was ready to do I don't know what. Throw the darn thing away, I think. Of course I know it's irrational to be mad at the scale, but didn't stop me from just being highly irked at that little machine.

My weight fluctuates within a 3 pound range every day and it's hard to not get caught up in excitement at the lower numbers and anger or disappointment in the higher ones. I *think* I'm down another pound b/c the fluctuation seems to be a pound lower than it was a few days ago, but it's kind of hard to tell.

The past three days have involved good workouts each day (40+ mins of cardio plus a core/abs workout) and as of today I pretty much moved back to phase 1. I think I'll still allow myself a few transgressions into phase 2 approved food, but only rarely. The slow loss and plateau is frustrating for me. I need to remember that the rewards for my effort won't be seen immediately and that good diet and exercise is beneficial for my body (and mind) even if it doesn't seem to result in pounds lost.

Sigh.
156.0 lb Lost so far: 14.0 lb.    Still to go: 16.0 lb.    Diet followed 100%.
on diet The South Beach Diet   losing 1.0 lb a week

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I need to remember that the rewards for my effort won't be seen immediately and that good diet and exercise is beneficial for my body (and mind) even if it doesn't seem to result in pounds lost. Sigh. I seem to be in the same place as you.... 
01 Jun 07 by member: blueyedmerle
With your exercise you are probably gaining muscle mass which weighs five times more than fat. You probably feel better and are getting better proportions (not really stalled at all). Keep up the good work Herbie and stick to your plan! This is a long term thing, daily fluctuations must be ignored. 
01 Jun 07 by member: information

     
 

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