March 24, 2009

A month later

A month ago today I set out to (attempt) to destroy an over 4 month long frustrating-as-hell plateau. I started exercising about 30 minutes a day and cut back my caloric intake by about 20%. After over 2 weeks and no loss I was feeling a bit discouraged. And worried. Worried that over the past year I had lost all the weight my body would "let" me lose and this was where I was destined to stay forever. 335 lbs for eternity. The cruelty! I knew logically that wasn’t true. I’ve seen others lose just as much if not more than I want to, but that’s them. That’s their body. What if mine can’t do it? I know *I* have the will and determination to get there, it’s my body that I worry about and its long history of not functioning as a normal body should. I pushed on anyway because that’s my only option, forever 335 or not, I feel too good to revert back to my old lifestyle and the misery it contained. I’m thrilled to report I’m down to 325lbs now. A 10 lb loss! It all came off in the past 2 weeks, as if my body fought with all its might to hold on to those lbs early on, only surrendering when it became apparent it had no other choice. Battle of the bulge indeed.

I apologize for the lack of updates, I'm still getting a feel for this whole blogging thing. I feel unsure of myself and insecure sharing a deeply personal struggle with others, but I'm doing this for me and I promised myself I'd keep posting, so I will do my best.

March 13, 2009

Friday the 13th - My lucky day

Hot Damn!

As of today I can finally use the Wii! I hula-hooped. I skied. I jogged. I even tried some yoga (who knew staying perfectly still would be the hardest exercise of all!) I really enjoyed it and am thrilled to have achieved another of my many mini goals. Next up: Breaking out of the 20's "decade".

In closing, I hereby declare the Great Winter Plateau BUSTED!

March 07, 2009

Body Drama

I expected a repeat of last week; once again I got as low as 332 but found myself back to 335 as of yesterday. Imagine my surprise when I got on the scale today and saw 331!! I stepped off and on several times, recalibrated it, and stepped on again. Still 331. I don’t know why 3-5 lbs comes and goes so mysteriously, but it definitely supports the water/waste theory. Guess I need to work on decreasing the sodium and increasing the fiber.

Thank you to the ladies who took time to leave such supportive comments on my last post. That was very kind of you all and I really appreciated it. :)

March 01, 2009

Well that just sucks.

That’s what I said this morning upon seeing 335 on the scale. I don’t know what happened.
2 days ago I was at 332. Then mysteriously I packed on 3 lbs. I know it’s not fat. It’s water or waste or hell, could even be my new sexy muscles (Thanks Jillian). It’s disappointing, but I won’t use it as an excuse to stop exercising or eating more “cause I’ll be fat forever anyway”. I’m sure they’ll vanish as quickly as they showed up. That’s what I’m telling myself. Staying positive here. Looks like this plateau feller wants a fight, and a fight is what he shall get!