Thursday, November 18, 2010

Weigh In Jitters

There was a time, not too long ago, where I'd go to my weigh-ins expecting a loss. Sure, I'd agonize over whether it'd be a 3.5 pound loss or a 1.2 pound loss, but still I expected a loss.

Sadly, those times are gone. For the past few months, I've gone to WIs without knowing what to expect. Maybe I'd see a big loss, but more than likely I'd see a small loss or a small gain--even when I worked out a lot and followed the plan. Today is no exception--I ate within my DPs and WPs and exercised 5 times (two Body Pump classes and three cardio sessions) yet I'm not guaranteed a loss. In fact, the scale at the gym has me up a pound. Now, the rational side of my brain KNOWS that I will not gain weight if I stick to the plan and exercise consistently. But the other side is freaking out and starting to imagine that my body has secretly been invaded by a monster that is determined to hold onto every last ounce of weight. And it won't let up until I weigh 400 pounds and have to join the circus and end up marrying a dwarf named Bubba and...

Okay, I digress. But seriously, is it so hard for my 180ish pound body to get rid of these excess 30 pounds? Why is that so difficult? I sweat, I plan my meals, I get in most of my GHGs (good health guidelines), and does the scale budge?

Sometimes...when it's in a good mood.

The rational part of me is telling me that (1) I've lost a heck of a lot of weight so far and I should be pleased with my loss, (2) If I continue living healthy, I will lose the weight, and (3) I look and feel amazing now, so why not focus on that?

But of course, I am anxious to lose this last 30 pounds and finally be at a healthy weight...for the first time since I was 13. I guess all things come in good time.

I'll let you know what the verdict is. I'm just hoping that I don't cry (again!) at my WW meeting.


  1. Its perfectly normal to hit plateaus during weight loss, especially after you've already lost as significant amount as you have. One suggestion is looking into the Wendy plan - have you heard of or tried this? It basically is designed to help you get out of plateaus and has you stick to your WPs but change the amount of points you eat each day pretty dramatically. Google it and give it a try if nothing else seems to be working!

  2. Thanks Beth! I googled the plan. How do you think it works with the current WW plan where you get a set number of DPs each day? Is your low day your DPs and a high day DPs+5?