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Friday, July 19, 2013

It seems I have hit a LOOOOOOOONG plateau. I have been on a couple of vacations, which didn't help much, and the people at the Metabolic Center TOLD me that it gets harder when you get pretty close to your goal weight (I'm about 21 pounds away from my original goal), but I am so frustrated!
Yes, I cheat, a couple times a week, but the first few months I could do that and it wouldn't matter. I still lost weight. Now if I even LOOK at a box of Milk Duds (my eternal nemesis), I plateau or gain a pound or so.
So, I ADMIT I had a whole box of mini Krispy Kremes on the way to Ft. Lauderdale. (Hey at least it wasn't a Jumbo box, right?) It was a hellacious road trip from here, but my husband loves insane journeys behind the wheel.
I ADMIT I didn't do so well at the all-inclusive buffets in Jamaica. But our anniversary trip was amazing, and I got to play in the ocean with a dolphin named Arby, (of course, that name reminded me of food, but I didn't eat her-far too cute!). I got to wear new, pretty dresses that are 3-4 sizes smaller than those of last year. I considered an anniversary "trash the dress" photo shoot, but rejoiced in the fact that I couldn't do it because the wedding dress is far too large for me now. I got to kiss my awesome hubby under palm trees and snorkel in the sea for the first time.
I gain 2, lose 2, gain 3, lose 3, but I suppose I shouldn't complain. My body isn't gaining a LOT. Just a little. It doesn't want to give it up quite yet. It seems it has hit yet another point of "comfy."
This plateau has lasted all summer. A plateau as long as this state is wide. Have you ever driven across Nebraska? It's not the most interesting drive to take. But you eventually get to the border. You eventually get to see the amazing sights of the west, the Colorado Rockies, waterfalls, wildlife, and all the other beautiful sights on the way.
So, I know this is only temporary. Some day I'll reach my goal, wherever it is. But I am grateful for the 40+ pounds I've lost, and grateful that I've had such an amazing summer and that just over a year ago, I married the love of my life.
AND I have sparkpeople!
Thanks everyone for "listening" !!!
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    Love your picture! Looks like you're having a great time in the water. It's hard to vacation and road trip without cheating a little. I know the plateaus are a pain but don't lose hope.
    2223 days ago
    That is awesome!!! The sugar thing is one of the toughest things for me to conquer, but I'm getting better!

    2223 days ago
    my sister lost 105 pounds by walking 15000 steps a day.

    i lost 44 pounds by giving up sugar and grain products

    2223 days ago
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