Trying to stay on point…

So.

I’ve been eating healthier since the final third of September, and I joined Weight Watchers not too long after.

All told I’ve lost 18 pounds, which I am super psyched about, but this week, I hit a plateau.

Now, the scientific, analytical part of my brain understands this.  After a big drop, my body needs to ‘settle’, and a stall is perfectly normal and nothing to worry about.  But it still feels like a bit of a blow.  Is that silly?

I have some plans for getting the numbers moving again (more veggies, more sleep, more exercise), but I wondered – do you have any tips or words of wisdom on this, oh wise blog readers?

Meantime, I’m trying to focus on the good things – feeling perkier, more energy, fitting into my jeans – and looking forward to a drop on the scales soon!

18% there!

16 Comments

  1. LaTosha
    24th October 2012 / 1:06 pm

    Way to go, 18 lbs is AWESOME and something to be very proud of. It's a lifestyle change so slow and steady always wins the race 🙂

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks, LaTosha. That's very much my mantra at the moment!

  2. Siobhan
    24th October 2012 / 5:02 pm

    Excellent work on the 18 stone. Plateau is a bummer. I think that is when keeping going and remembering that it is for the long term helps? Good Luck!

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:47 pm

      Thanks, honey.

  3. Mrs. G
    24th October 2012 / 7:42 pm

    Keep focusing on the things that aren't scale-related: your increased energy, your jeans fitting better, etc. Losing 18 pounds is quite the accomplishment. Keep up the good work!

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:47 pm

      Thank you, m'dear!

  4. Scarlet
    24th October 2012 / 11:22 pm

    Awesome! I remember when I lost all the baby weight and started fitting into fun clothes again. It's all in the mind, my friend. Smaller portions, vitamins and lots of water (and a little wine to relax). I exercise cleaning the house…but I must get on the bike again soon! Thanks for the little push and encouragement. Hope I've given you some back. xo

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks, chica! Motivation is key – thanks for the pep talk!

  5. libbywilko
    24th October 2012 / 11:43 pm

    Wishing you all the best for continued success, 18 pounds is great. Maybe some different kids of exercise that makes you really sweat will help get those numbers moving again. I find if I am doing the same sort of exercise for too long my body gets used to it and the numbers slow or stop. Wishing you all the best.

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:48 pm

      Thanks sweetie. I'm hoping rowing and/or Zumba may help.

  6. Christielli
    25th October 2012 / 2:07 am

    WW is a great program. I have had success on it in the past.How long have you been plateauing for? If it's just one week, don't worry. That's too short a time. I think you just have to keep on keeping on. 🙂

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:49 pm

      Thanks honey – you're so good at this stuff! 🙂

  7. Riot Kitty
    25th October 2012 / 2:33 am

    Wow, congrats! I can't think you want to lose *that* much more though. Too thin is not good.

    • Claire
      25th October 2012 / 3:49 pm

      Agreed, but I have a lot to lose. Gotta stay healthy and dangerous 😉

  8. Riot Kitty
    25th October 2012 / 10:56 pm

    Well you looked gorgeous when I saw you! Staying dangerous is a good thing 😉

  9. Miss Ash
    26th October 2012 / 1:43 am

    Congrats on the loss!! I also used WW and lost 35 lbs but slacked off this summer so I'm back at it again! Make sure to be aware of what you're eating. I remember a woman at a meeting had plateaued and it turns out she was eating loads of cottage cheese which has a lot of sodium in it and thus was retaining water.

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