Aaarrgghhh!!! Not again!!
Tuesday, September 07, 2010
So here I am again, at the low 190s and seem to be gaining back some weight. This is so frustrating!! I have tried for 5 years now to get below 191 and just cannot seem to do it! I few weeks back I was at 191.8 and was so excited, ready to finally reach the 190s, and now here I am at 194 again. What the heck!!
As my husband has pointed out to me, I tend to slack off once I've lost 8 pounds or so, and that may be part of the problem. I was cruising along, enjoy my new lifestyle and doing so well without even feeling like it was too hard, and then I hit that damn 191 and I don't know what happened. Well, I kind of know - I had a weekend where I worked a double on Thursday night (from 5pm to 7am Friday), then had to be back at work on Friday at 5pm, then had to work Saturday. So I didn't have alot of time to plan my food and think ahead, and ended up eating donuts all day once I got off work on Friday morning. Then I repeated the same schedule the next weekend, and although I didn't eat donuts, I didn't really stick to my plan, either.
So I guess the lesson learned here is this: either don't work double shifts (no matter how much I need the money!) OR make sure I've planned ahead so that I don't go overboard with junk when I'm short on time. I think part of the problem is that I'm not in my twenties anymore and it takes me several days to recover from staying up and working all night long instead of sleeping, so then I'm too tired to go to the gym. This is a bad thing!!
I suppose all I can do is put it behind me and get back on track. Very frustrating, though, and I have a feeling that I'm going to get stuck at 191 again. I'm not sure if it's possible to plateau after a 9 pound weight loss, but my body sure seems resistant to getting past 191. Maybe I need to change up my workout routine - is it possible my body is adjusting to my typical 1 hour on the elliptical trainer? I think it's also a mental problem - I start getting uptight and feeling irritable once I approach 191 and tend to eat too much as a result of the stress. It's a vicious cycle that I'm going to have to figure out how to get through...
On the bright side, we are ALMOST done with the miserably hot St. Louis summer and I can't wait for Fall. My favorite season!! It will be great to finally be able to enjoy some time outside.
Now to undo the damage I've done over the past couple of weeks...hoping to see 189 by the end of September!!