Sunday, August 16, 2009


I feel like I have hit a plateau. Not necessarily a progress plateau, because my measurements prove that I am shrinking, but more of a mental plateau. I have routinely exercised an average of three times a week and continue to follow a balanced Naturally Thin way of eating, but I am feeling a little bored. I've made efforts to combat this by adding variety to my work outs by introducing strength training and varying my cardio, but the repetiveness of work-dinner-exercise-sleep-repeat is getting to me. I also cannot seem to break up with my scale. It's like an abusive relationship-I keep going to it hoping that this time it will be different, but it is always the same cruel unchanging scale. I have to admit that it's hard to let go of the vanity of seeing my weight go down. I must remind myself constantly that it's just not the time for that, and weight loss will come when it's supposed to. The real time to worry will be when my measurements stop changing. Easier said than done!

Over the past couple of weeks I've had some extra edible and drinkable indulgences and I feel myself falling into some old bad habits, so this week I am going to keep an eye out for those extra calories that I don't need and really asking myself if I need them. Plus I want to make sure to get in four days of exercising.

Here's to you week 16!


  1. It gets so hard to just keep going after awhile. You just want to give up and say screw it and go back to the old habits...planning out those extra calories always helps me though - on Fridays, I know I hit happy hour pretty hard so I try to do a spinning class and go for a run so I'm primed, and I schedule a workout for Saturday so that I know on Friday that I will be paying for overindulging during my workout the next day.

  2. I've been HUNGRY and sleepy this week. I really wanted comfort food for dinner, so I went for it. I made sure to only eat a serving size. I was so sick of weight lifting, I just went swimming instead.
    Instead of falling into old routines, allow yourself to indulge (in moderation.) It will keep you going if it's something that was scheduled in. You won't feel like it's a personal failure.
    Besides, you rock my socks off. Some of us need you around here. :)

  3. I think you also might be at a really healthy sexy weight. Perhaps now you are just learning how to maintain the number and get more sculpted! buh-bye scale