I was on a weight loss program that lasted an embarrassingly long time. The first 6 months I did great and lost an appropriate amount of weight. Then I plateaued for another 6 months. Flat. Each time I went to weigh in I comforted myself that "No Gain = No Gain", which is a WIN. But I really wanted to jump start to get that next 10 pounds off. That would not have put me at "goal", but it would have put me at a number I would be willing to have on my driver's license.
Then a few months ago I missed / canceled my appointment. I subsequently ran out of "plan" food. "No worries", I thought. I can do this. I have this now. I can just watch my portions and keep going with my weight loss goal. I still dutifully weighed myself each day to see what was happening. For several weeks I was flat. Each day I looked at the unchanged number and said "Okay. I'm not doing anything super bad."
Then, Hubby and I watched some 20/20 show (or something like it) about how if we all were vegetarian there would be no more heart attacks and we would all achieve our healthy weight. (Disclaimer: I MAJOR paraphrased. The show may take issue with the spin I put on their story.) So...ya know? I kinda want to become a vegetarian. I'm not kidding. PROBLEM: I really like the taste of bacon and I really do not like legumes. I mean I dry heave don't like them. But based on my new plan to somehow convert to vegetarianism, I decided I couldn't go back to the weight loss program. (It has minimal vegetarian options).
So guess what! I kinda stopped stepping on my bathroom scale. And incredibly...now my clothes don't fit. ARGH! Even the dry clean only clothes are too snug. So yesterday I stepped on the scale to see what was what. Well, what is what is my weight loss has evaporated!
I had to do some quick calculations. I could: A) Buy new clothes that fit the now bigger body. (Because I was a "smaller" size for over a year, I donated all of my "bigger" size clothes.) OR B) Get thyself to a thinner state PRONTO.
Solution B seems to be the wisest solution. It will be easier on my wallet as well as my self esteem.
More thoughts / progress to follow.
HOWEVER, don't be afraid. This is only one part of my life and therefore only a small part of my blog. I am not qualified (nor interested) in becoming a Fitness or Healthy Foodie blogger. --Though, I'll happily tell you that there are some great blogs out there for this kind of thing. There are some I follow that I'm totally in love with. But...this blog will still be about "What I Think About....(fill in the blank)".
Stay tuned. And feel free to leave comments of encouragement.