I came to realize that even though I have been complaining about being in the Plateau the past several weeks, it really is no surprise since I have been cheating constantly.
I’d sneak in a diet soda here, a trip to Pizza Ranch there, and then Tuesday night I was craving a “real” frozen pizza, so had the entire thing. Yesterday I found myself at a Mongolian buffet. A cheat day is common, and sometimes healthy, but I had been cheating … a lot.
Even when I look at my walking schedule, I slept in a couple of days, didn’t get to 10,000, stopped walking at lunch (also since it’s been over 100 degrees here lately) and just haven’t been putting much into it.
I need to change that.
I really need to push through the Plateau and show some progress. I am holding at 222, which is 4 lbs up from what is posted on the right hand side, but I only saw that number for a day, so it may have been a fluke. I know what I need to work on, but have been dreading it – situps/crunches/abs. I think I may cut my morning walk a little shorter, and instead get back to the house and do some ab work or even juzst toe touches to ease into working on that part of the body.
I’ve found my lack of progress affects my mood more than I thought as well. Losing = feeling good, not losing = feeling down. I greatly prefer feeling great, so it’s time to get the scale moving again and work on those abs!