But.....the scale has not moved in two whole weeks. [btw....my doctor is thrilled with my progress, when he saw me last week.] So back to the scale, not up and not down, not by one tenth of a pound! My mother has one of those fancy digital scales I want to throw it out the window.
I'm sticking to it. I'm eliminating flour or sugar and butter. I'm enjoying veggies, fruit, fish and lean meats, oatmeal, organic yogurt and good olive oil and some eggs and cheese once and a while.
So my dilemma, how do I get over this stuckness? If that isn't a word it is now!
So I did some research and my body has hit its first plateau. Great! And rather quickly I might add. Basically what I've learned is that my body is reacting to the changes in eating habits and lower caloric intake. It's basically thinks it's being starved so it's shut down.
My weight loss has stopped.
Notice how I've used the term eating habits? Diet seems so temporary I'm feeling like this is a life change that I could actually live with.
I found this article which i thought was pretty interesting. And although I don't count calories I am just eating healthy to shed the pounds I think I can use these principals and apply them to move past this plateau.
You can read the rest of this Huffington Post article here.
Regardless of the scale not moving I feel great and I notice the clothes are looser. I put on a pair of shorts the other day that were to tight last summer, so that makes me happy. I'd like to see the scale move but I'm not going to let it get me down, or have it throw me off my promise to myself to get healthy.
I'll let you know how it goes....
And don't forget to visit me over on A-Z where I did a guest post... maybe you missed it!
You can read it here.
My next post will be a thanks to my friends Jolie over at Precious Monsters and Angela over at Whole Foods Living who were very sweet and each gave me a blog award. I'll be answering some questions and giving you some facts about myself. I thought I'd give them an early shout out now. They are such nice women and they have great blogs. If you haven't done so please go visit them, you won't regret it!