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Plateau blues

Thursday, February 09, 2017

When losing a significant amount of weight: 1-2lbs up and down each week aren't a big deal, but effectively I have hit another plateau. This is discouraging but I know why I am in this situation... I am not paying attention.

My work has consumed my life lately. I am so busy I am dropping the ball constantly. I give 110% all the time, but am disappointed in my inability to get stuff done these days. Work doesn't wait for health. For example - I sat in a 6 hour meeting yesterday. Were there stretch breaks??? No. We had super high paid consultants in and we were nose down in the thick of it. I don't foul my workplace for this - it is just the nature of the beast these days and we are all fighting for our jobs in this market where it is so volatile. I am grateful to have a job, and put a lot of value in my work. In fact, after 60lbs, nobody at my work has mentioned a thing! I think it makes people uncomfortable.

What am I going to do about it? Try and focus. Leave work at work. I have been getting my exercise in which is almost unbelievable....but now I need to focus in on the other parts - in particular sleep and water. They sound so simple when I write them down - but these are 2 of the hardest things to achieve in my world. Lastly - food hasn't been terrible, as I still make the majority of my meals, but the convenience of restaurants has also tempted me away. Last week I ate out 3x! I need to reign that in too.

Self - this is your reminder that your journey is in your hands. Wake up and smell the coffee my dear, its time to bust this plateau and get it done!

I give myself 1 month to break through. I will not gain - I will not stay the same.... I will lose.

mic drop!

...in the 30 min since i wrote this....mic pickup....

i checked my nutrition tracker... i need to stay in range! i have been over in calories for awhile. and... on my weight over time report i just crossed purple and yellow lines so i need to get back under those lines!!!! I also received an invite to a reunion in 2 months - which I will want to lose for.

Its on like donkey kong!
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  • DMILLER33
    You got this. You have strength and a plan. Life continues and we get new obstacles. We get tired. You have now regrouped and are ready again. Heck I think you are still doing great . Keep up the great work!!!
    953 days ago
  • PISCES24
    :) You got this Jax, sometimes we need to coast and regroup on the journey and life will throw all kinds of curves along the way. You have done an amazing job and will continue to do so, because you are determined. I am in your corner rooting for you! HUGS on a rough time that you have control over!
    954 days ago
  • GORDON66
    You're not beating yourself up so that's a good thing. Work at leaving work at work, and you'll be just fine!

    Leslie

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    955 days ago
  • OVERDUECHANGE
    You can do it!!!!
    955 days ago
  • GOLFGMA
    I hear strength in your words. You are willing to fight for your goal and you will make it. emoticon
    955 days ago
  • RO2BENT
    Keep moving forward
    955 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Sometimes, I would lose to beat the band, then nothing. THen all of a sudden, I would step on the scale and it was a shock to see I had a loss.
    955 days ago
  • no profile photo ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing
    955 days ago
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