In the beginning of the year we started a weight loss challenge in my office. For the first time, in about forever, I felt really compelled to lose weight. If you can't tell, I am extremely competitive. So a contest was right up my alley.
I started working out like crazy, went back to drinking my shakes and doing a weekly cleanse and the first week I lost 5 lbs, then 2 lbs and then it basically tapered off. Since the beginning of February, I have been at the same weight. Last week I finally lost 1/2 a pound. This week another 1/2 pound.
I am trying to pep talk myself that a loss is still a loss but I am so frustrated this morning. One pound in 5 weeks makes me want to cry. I actually did cry. I stepped on the scale this morning and then sat on the floor and cried like a little baby.
What bothers me the most is that I haven't cried over my weight since college. In college I gained the freshman 15 and then went thru a very unhealthy cycle with diet pills, cutting out carbs, exercising like mad, etc. It was a vicious cycle that resulted in a lot of tears and very shaky hands.
When I graduated from college, I gained again so I went on a clean eating diet, started working out seriously and I finally lost all the excess weight and had a six pack. A honest to god six pack. It was amazing! Then over the years my weight fluctuated and finally I got pregnant.
Since Max my weight is up and down but I never really lose past the point I am at now. Most of the time I lose interest. Some of the time my body out right refuses to lose the weight. Which is basically where I am at now.
I went on a run recently and the women I was running with were complaining about their weights. Every one of them was 15lbs lighter than me at the time. I remember when I weighed the exact weight they were bitching about. I would be thrilled to be back there now.
I know we are all different. I have a lot more muscle and I am much shorter than them. I need some new motivation or some tricks to get past this plateau. I am just so frustrated this morning. Hence the tears!
What do you do to get past a plateau?