In 2006 I weighed about 270 pounds….that’s a lot of weight to carry on a short body (I am 5’1″ on a GOOD day haha). I slowly lost about 30 pounds….and then had a car accident that laid me up for a bit. I gained about 10 back and then got back on track after a couple of months. I lost some more until I was down almost 40 total….then in November of 2009 I came down with swine flu and within a month of recovering from that I came down with shingles. It took me awhile to get my health back on track and within the next 6 months I gained back almost 30 of what I had lost. Then in June of 2010 I cracked down heavy on the exercise and nutrition and lost about 1o on my own last summer. Then I joined Weight Watchers back in July of 2010. Since then I have lost 28.5 pounds. However….that has not changed since early November of 2010. So for the past 3 1/2-4 months I have been on a serious plateau. I have wavered between 209 and 206 since November. It’s a huge struggle for me. And it is sooooo very frustrating because I eat very healthy (I think) and I am pretty active. I work out at the gym about 4 days a week. It’s difficult to fit more workouts in because besides the gym, I have a family, teach full-time and am working on my doctorate. Yes, I am wearing smaller sizes but it is so nice to see those numbers go down.
I’ll be trying this week what the ladies at the WW meeting suggested to try to break my plateau….eat “differently”. I do tend to eat the same things over and over…..every morning during the week it is 1/2 cup of oatmeal cooked. It’s just easiest because I can pop it in the old microwave and walk away. Eating differently is probably going to mean getting up earlier so I can invest some more time in breakfast ..… not so sure how that will work since I am all about saving time! A friend of mine also suggested more sleep since it has been linked to weight loss. And, personally, I need to drink more water. So…
Three goals for this week or the immediate future…
- More water
- More sleep
- Change up the food