It’s technically week 11, but I didn’t post my last weigh in because I was out of town. And I was waaaay up the last time I weighed in.
Last week’s weight: 176
This week’s weight: 174.6
Change this week: –1.4
Total weight lost: 35.4 lbs
(My scale at home said 173, but then I went to my weight watchers meeting and their scale said 174.6 so that’s what I’m going with since it’s more official. I think I might just toss my scale at home since it’s old and apparently incorrect)
I do not like the way my weight loss graph looks at all. I was rocking it in June and July and this month has not been great. It’s up and down and up and down. I would really really like to break into the 160’s. In fact I’m so ready to be there that I gave myself an incentive since I’m coming up on my 50 lbs lost mark. I’ve been wanting a Nook pretty badly, but I decided I would wait until I hit that 50 lbs lost. So that’s my reward! My food and exercise are all planned out this week and I’m SUPER motivated!
In my weight watchers meeting this week we talked about plateaus. It was great- it was just what I needed to hear this week!!!
Here are a few suggestions if you’ve hit a plateau…
- Track everything. Every little bite and taste- those bites can add up to more calories than you think! Sometimes you don’t even realize how many small bites of things that you’ve taken until you see it in your tracker.
- Measure your food. Don’t eyeball it- it’s almost always more food than you think it is!
- Don’t fill up on fruit. Sure, it’s zero points plus, but it still has calories. And those calories really add up if you’re eating A LOT of the higher cal fruits every day- especially when you’re munching on it when you’re not really hungry (BTW I’m totally guilty of this!). (p.s. please don’t misunderstand- I’m not saying you shouldn’t eat fruit!)
- Follow the good health guidelines. Are you getting in all of your servings of fruits and veggies? Are you drinking enough water? Your diet should be centered around fruits and veg, whole grains, lean proteins, and healthy fats. Keep it simple- often the simplest foods are the healthiest!
- Are you working out? If you’re not, you should start! Start with a walk- it’s simple, and it’s free! If you are working out, perhaps you should bump up the intensity level? Just a few suggestions for you!
I will definitely be practicing what I preach this week! Goodness knows I could stand to get out of this freaking plateau- I’m ready for my graph to not look like a roller coaster!
Anyone have any other suggestions for busting a plateau? Feel free to share!!