Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Plateaus are for the birds...I'm ready for the next mountain!

Hello blog buddies!  Yes, it has been almost two months since I have posted, but as I said, I wasn't going to set a schedule for when I would post.  I think blogging is more natural when you have something that comes up, compared to forcing out a blog per day.  That being said, I have lost 31 pounds since May 15th.  Yes, that's great, but it's not where I want to be, so I'm moving forward.  During this time, I have plateaued twice, and it's starting to get annoying.

If you read my previous posts, I have mentioned that I don't have a bit of patience.  I get this from my mother, and we discuss it often.  This is the main reason why being stuck at a certain amount is killing me.  I get a rush on waking up every morning and seeing that number on the scale get smaller and smaller.  When it doesn't, it really pisses me off.  Needless to say, having been stuck on the same weight for a week and a half, I am in desperate need of a punching bag!

This doesn't mean that I am going to stop what I am doing.  I'm very happy with the 31 pounds I have lost so far, but my mail goal is 75 pounds by the end of the year.  I need to average about two pounds per week for this to happen, and if I have more weeks like these last two, I'm having my doubts.  I know that weight is just a number, and it depends on how healthy you are.  I can tell that I am getting smaller, because my clothes are getting more and more loose, and in some instances, falling right off.

When I set my mind to something, I really get upset at myself when it doesn't work out.  I guess I need to quit being a Debbie Downer (wah, wah, wah...) and just go with the flow.  With the sacrifices I am making regarding food, I know that the weight will start coming off again, but when?  Any ideas on how to get over a plateau?

Well, I am rambling now, so I'm going to wrap this up.  Feel free to follow me on Twitter @mtgrad06.

P.S. congrats to all the newly married couples in New York!  Equality and social justice for all is on the horizon, and you have nothing to be ashamed of.  Remember, God doesn't make mistakes!