Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Plateau?

I never really thought of my "poor" weight-loss performance from the past little while as a plateau, because I knew exactly why I wasn't succeeding: I was eating too much and exercising too little!

But I just read a great post by Sheryl about plateaus, and how sometimes they are mental: you follow the plan just enough to maintain your weight within a few pounds, but not lose anything significant. I think this is where I've been for the past couple of months.

I could be disappointed that I weigh about the same right now as I did a year ago, or I could be happy about the fact that I've maintained a near 90-pound loss for that entire time.

I think that's definitely something to celebrate, don't you?

4 comments:

Amanda@BustingThroughIt said...

Absolutely! Maintenance is definitely an important skill that you'll need to practice in the end, so the fact that you've already got that covered is great!

Katie said...

Thanks, Amanda!

chezjulie said...

Blows noisemakers, releases balloons. Absolutely!

Katie said...

Thanks, chezjulie!! :D