08 April 2008

Plateau?!?!

Okay, I think the last few weeks I seem to have reached a plateau. My body is apparently at an unhealthy but happy weight. I am lighter than I was in high school (by 2 sizes!) and I am back to pre-baby James weight and my starting weight for my journey to loose 100 lbs was my pre-baby Kirstyn weight so I know I have done something right, but I want to continue this journey in the downward direction.... So, I looked up the definition of plateau:
Plateau - to reach a state or level of little or no growth or decline, esp. to stop increasing or progressing; remain at a stable level of achievement; level off
Well, I am going to make some changes to try to get out of this rut! I monitor my eating pretty close, but I have some other areas that have to be addressed if I really want to get healthy! My friend Tracy suggested that I stop drinking diet drinks (we were on the phone as I was shopping in Costco and sucking down my 44 oz-er I bought on the way in the door when she made this suggestion...and I got a refill after that)! So, I am going to start by cutting WAY back to just two 12oz servings per day (maybe I will phase them out all together in the next few months, I am just not ready yet...this cutting back is going to be really hard at first but to be fair to myself, I also drink over 100 oz of clear un-doctored water per day!). The other change I am going to make is I am going to start this Couch to 5K Program that my new blogging buddy (and new motivator with my WW) Amanda is using (she has lost 75 lbs and looks amazing!)! Okay, now for my short term weight goal: I want to loose 20 more pounds before my vacation in July. That gives me 12.5 weeks to loose it. I think this is an attainable goal, I just have to get really serious! I NEED encouragement and support (and challenge buddies), so if you want to loose 10% of your body weight over the next 3 months with me, then let me know so we can encourage each other... will anyone join me in this challenge (we can do it...the women on Biggest Looser tonight just lost over 7% of their body weight in ONE week!)?

13 comments:

Amanda said...

Good for you! You CAN do this thing. The weight you're at is the weight I spent many of my years at. I think my body was quite comfortable there too.

Anonymous said...

I am there with you girl. Let' do it!!! AND - thank you for encouraging me to try again!

Tracy said...

All right...against my better judgement or maybe it is the little devil on my shoulder, I will try to lose the weight with you. It hurts to even post this!!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

well glad to hear that someone is loosing their baby weight because I am STILL trying to loose mine :)

Stacy said...

I've been considering joining WW, maybe if I joined and had someone to lose weight with I actually would. I so need to lose weight. So I'm in.

Kami said...

You can do it Natalie! Once you plateau you have to mix things up a bit and starting the couch to 5km is a great way to do that.

And cutting out the diet pop can't hurt either. :-)

I'll be sweating with you, I am still tring to lose a few lbs on the love handle area!

3 Girls and a Daddy said...

I just blogged about the biggest loser. That was so motivating to see those girls do so well. I would love to know more about the couch to 5K thing you were talking about.. my goal is also to lose another 20lbs.

Elaine A. said...

Okay, are you going to motivate me, because nothing and no one else has. I have a 15 lb. goal. I would be SO slap happy at that weight. Help Me, please you weight loss queen!

By the way, I really mean that - you are doing AWESOME!!!

David D said...

Honey...I am sorry that I have failed at being a good helper in your weight loss endeavor. I promise to try even harder, and give you the encouragement, and the help, that you need. I also want to lose the weight we both know I need to lose. So I love you, and lets do this!!

Rachel said...

You're awesome Natalie and you CAN do this!

Parker5gang said...

Ok count me in on losing the weight. I have been trying to get motivated, so I guess now is as good as time as any!!!

Bohns said...

Way to go, natalie! Very inspiring. I wanat to lose 10% of my weight, too!!!

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