Still struggling, though not as bad or as much as I was for awhile. Which is frustrating because I seem to have reached “The Plateau”, that point where you’ve lost the ‘easy’ weight and now have to actually work at it. <full body shudder>
I think I mentioned before that I normally hovered in the 242-ish range. I got down to just over 230… on the edge of the 220s cliff that I wanted to hit for the first time in almost two decades… and I regressed. Shot back up into the upper 230s, then worked my way back down to the low 230s, only to shoot back up to the upper 230s again, which is where I’m at right now.
In the interest of full honesty, I think this last jump is not so much from bad meals (though there were a couple), but rather from stopping watching my sodium and missing a few days of my water pills. Apparently even with losing weight I still need to watch my sodium intake and take my pills and squeeze as much water out as I can.
There’s also been some family heath issues that have been weighing heavily, no pun intended. I am not a stress eater, per se, but there were times where I’ve figuratively thrown up my hands and thought, “Screw it. I’m eating.”
On the positive side, in the work category, I’ve started exercising again. The treadmill a couple times in the last week, for about 40 minutes at a time. Put on a good Alice Cooper concert DVD and off I go!
Another positive aspect is that, today whenever I looked in the mirror, I swear I looked visibly thinner than I have in years. I got kinda giddy every time I saw myself. This matches what a friend told me several days ago, she told me it was visible in my face, my face was thinner. The numbers notwithstanding, I can feel it, I feel good.