Tuesday, July 12, 2011

WLJ: The dreaded plateau

Good news -- I didn't gain any weight this week.

Bad news -- I didn't lose any weight this week.

I've been stuck at about the same weight for a few weeks now.  It's probably because I haven't been super strict with myself.  Maybe.  I really haven't been that bad. I most certainly went over my weekly points a few weeks ago when I went on vacation.  But other than that, I've been staying with or under them.  So maybe I have hit a dreaded plateau.  That's what caused me to give up last time, and I'll be honest, that has crossed my mind a few times in the last week or so.  Maybe I should just accept what I am (which isn't that bad) and get on with life.

But that's not what I want.

I want to be healthier.  I want to look better.  I want to feel better.

I don't want to give up.  

But how do I move forward from here?  How do I surge past this plateau?  I have a few ideas (give up pop again, step up my workouts and do a better job with breakfast).  I welcome any tips, suggestions and encouragement.

I'm very frustrated ... with a lot of things, but I seem to be channeling it here. 

Weight-loss goal: 40 lbs.
This week's progress: +/- 0
Progress to date: -5.6 lbs.


  1. I'd check to see how carbs you're eating a day. With PCOS you really shouldn't have much more than 200 to 225 grams of carbs a day (less than it sounds). Also, just keep at it. I had a year-long plateau in 2010. Then I had a little one in June of this year, I got through both of them...eventually :S

  2. I was hoping to avoid counting carbs, but you may be right. :( I really think giving up all soda is going to be key for me too. Even diet soda is said to play a role in the body retaining/gaining weight.


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