Ah. Well I am down 0.2lbs at weigh-in today after not weighing-in for two weeks. New weight: 172.1lbs and a total loss of 79.5lbs.
I’m starting to think I had better actually call this a plateau. I have been hovering around this same weight of between 173-171 since mid-June ladies and gents! That’s 10 weeks! I know it’s me, like I’ve said before, but this time I have to do something about it. Just like weight loss: hoping it’ll go away on it’s own isn’t doing me any favours here.
Here are the things I am going to do to break this plateau:
1. Tidy up my pantry. There’s no trigger food there, but I do have stuff for baking (like honey and graham crackers) that if I see I suddenly want, so I’ve put it low down and behind things like a bags of flour.
2. I bought some salmon. This may not seem like a big deal, but I’ve had a hankering for salmon for some time now. I just buy the frozen wild salmon fillets – super quick and easy to make. My favourite is to brush it with a bit of butter and dill and bake.
3. I am going to write down every last bit of EVERYTHING I eat. This includes all the veggies etc. Sometimes I don’t write it all down if I know it’s zero pts like the raw veggies I eat with dip (but I do track the dip!) But no more. EVERYTHING.
4. I’m going to post daily what I eat. I find this just gives me the accountability I need and hopefully I can get back on track. This time, however I will try to take photos of each of my meals to make my posts more interesting. Each morning, I’ll post what I ate the day before. First one starts tomorrow!
Fortuitously today’s meeting topic was about breaking plateaus. So, is there some great advice out there? Not really, I mean it’s exactly what you think it is – go back to the basics. Measure, track, be mindful of EVERYTHING. As we get more comfortable in the WW’s plan or calorie counting or whatever you do to keep track and also more comfortable in our bodies we tend to get a bit complacent. That’s why I think posting each day what I eat will remind me to be more mindful and measure everything (and to measure properly…not those rounded scoops are that are starting to appear!)
We’re pretty much heading to autumn right now with temperatures in the 14-17 degrees celcius lately! Here’s hoping we get a bit more sun before the leaves turn completely. Hope everyone’s had a good week!