Week 24 here for the Tales from the Scales challenge. While I have lost .6 from where I was at on Monday, since last weighin for the challenge, I have maintained.
And yes, the whining will now commence.
True, I know maintenance is so much better than a gain. And technically, I am glad to be down from where I was on Monday. However, I cannot for the life of me figure out what is going wrong here. I am still up from where I was almost 2 weeks ago. I am definitely fearing a plateau coming on.
I will wait another week and see what happens. There is still the possibility that TOM is a factor. However, I dont really think that my weighin on monday was up due to what I was eating, otherwise I would have been really down today after eating clean since Monday.
I am still getting a lot of variety in terms of my food. I am trying new meals (some of which I will post soon, I promise!), and Im still getting my water in.
Exercise is lacking, but it always was. Perhaps that is the key to getting these last 11 pounds off or avoiding a plateau. I hate to think this is the reason that my weight loss has kind of stalled.
I remember when I was at 194, I dwindled up and down for weeks and then did the dreaded Take Off. I may have to do that again. I dont really want to because it definitely wasnt fun, but it did help me break that plateau and I lost steadily since then.
In the meantime, I will just keep taking baby steps and I guess I will revisit this in a week. I know I will get lots of comments telling me that its ok and that its better than a gain. Hell, thats what I would say if I was reading this post. However, I am being honest here and this is part of my journey. Just when I thought that I had learned almost everything that I needed to from this, I realize that I still really need to learn to be patient and to grit my teeth and keep trudging along.