Thursday, February 19, 2009

The Continued Adventures...

...blah blah blah., what day is it? Oh, never mind. Here's what Mary Lou had to tell me this morning:
"You are at your original starting weight."
(Mary Lou ever-so-politely pauses to allow Person on Platform to go, "What the...?" or to scream an expletive.)
"When you gain weight" (the Platform is smart and knows what you weighed at your last weigh-in) "you may be tempted to skip meals. DON'T. It can lead to low blood sugar and sudden hunger pangs" (I laughed out loud at this point) "which can lead to binge eating and unhealthy food cravings."
Heh. Mary Lou can rest easy that I will not skip meals, nor allow my blood sugar to get too low, for that matter. But this is the point I'd been warned about: I think the dramatic losses have ended. I've been bobbing around the same weight for about a month now. I'm not sure how I feel about it. Part of me is just happy to be resting here right now. My other health indicators are good, and I've lost a good amount of weight, even if it is 30 pounds from the top of the "healthy" BMI range for my height. However, I suspect that on some level I feel kind of frustrated about it. (For example, a friend's query about whether I'd broken through the plateau yet made me feel a flash of anger...I'm thankful it was over IM and not in person. Where did that come from?) Which means I ought to tighten up on the food intake and do more or different exercise. But part of what I feel is just simply tired of thinking of new things to change. I guess it's the same old story: fatigue vs. determination.

Oh, but I'd much rather close on a positive note. I was feeling really tired of the ol' neighborhood loop. Fortunately, Things 1&2 don't have school this week, so my morning routine has a bit more leeway, and today was sunny. I hit the coast trail...saw lots of little cottontail rabbits and a coworker going for a bike ride! Here's a photo from the trail...


Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Crabby McSlacker said...

What a great trail!

That plateau thing is frustrating, but it's so smart that you're focusing on your health and what you've accomplished, and are not getting too caught up in numbers. Much better for the long haul to keep the journey as positive as possible!