When the Scale Gets Stuck Need a New Plan
Sunday, April 11, 2021
I have no idea how many people have joined the 5% Challenges over the last 11 years. If you only had to join SparkPeople and 5%, to lose weight, no one would ever leave. But it is like one of many things people try for weight loss. Regardless of what you choose, it gets down to motivation, commitment, and calories in, and calories out. SparkPeople has always held my attention for accountability, motivation, information, and support.
When my weight gets stuck, I think of how much I still have to lose. Then I have to be my own cheerleader/coach and think of the positives; how much weight I've already lost, I know how to do it, and I really like how loose clothes feel before I donate them. All I need is a new plan at this moment in time. Creating the plan is the motivator when I think of what my best day would look like. Then I break it down by steps and timelines. Whew! It seems like a lot of work, but it gets me over the bump and the scale gets moving again.
Yesterday afternoon I was thinking of buying a cane, but stopped myself. This is a temporary injury and it would haunt me to have a cane in the closet. My knee is improving, though still painful. This morning I walked Rebel to the forest and back. I was happy to see the red toque I lost on Tuesday, was pinned to the sign at the entrance. Tomorrow I will add a 5 minute walk in the forest on flat ground.
OK time to get on with planning and get the scale moving in the right direction.
What do you do when the scale gets stuck?