Today is my weigh in day, and I’ve just logged my weight on Weightwatchers online. I’ve been the same weight for three weeks running. This is really, really annoying. I need to break through this weight loss plateau, and I want to do it in the next 14 days. I have a little family break coming up and if I don’t manage to do it before then, it will be another month before I see any progress. It just can’t be another month! I’m too impatient!
I have only got 10lb to lose to get to my pre-baby weight, having lost almost 2 stone since 1st January, and I am definitely feeling much smaller. My clothes have started feeling much looser over the last month, and I can now fit into almost all of my old wardrobe! That’s a huge cause for celebration, and the non-scale victories are definitely boosting my motivation.
The only problem is that the needle on that damn scale just isn’t moving for me right now.
Getting to my pre-baby weight is a huge deal for me, because it means that I can move forward. Losing weight that I gained in my pregnancy is like treading old ground, not making new progress. At my pre-baby weight, I felt great, and I was the lightest I have ever been as an adult. I still had work to do though- I was a size 14/16 and carrying an extra 30lb or so. Much better than the extra 130lb I was carrying to begin with, of course! (See my before and after photos here.)
I never quite reached that final goal, and that’s what I would love to do now. To get started, I need to get to where I was back in May 09. I feel like I’m still crawling to the start line!
So here’s the plan. I need to fit in as much exercise as possible over the next 14 days. I think I would be happy with 8 sessions. I will not exceed my Weightwatchers points for the next 14 days. I won’t use any treat points or exercise points. I’m going to be a focussed, determined, machine! And in two weeks, I will be writing that I have broken through this plateau! I hope….