the woes of diet plateaus.

I’m stuck.

I’ve been at the same weight for about ten days now and I feel totally stuck.

I hate plateaus.

The diet-kind. Not the lovely scenic kind.

I’m doing everything the same and working really, really, really hard and then this morning I gained a pound.


When I was pregnant (remember that!) and I gained all that weight my doctor eventually took away my scale. He made me get on backwards for my weigh ins and told Jazz to hide our scale at home. Funny at the time, not so funny when I lost complete track of how much I gained. In fact, right before they took me in for my c-section, the anesthesiologist asked me how much I weighed so he could administer the correct medicine and I had NO IDEA. To this day I’m not sure where I ended up. This is not something I recommend.

Anyway, I digress.

I wanted to lose 25 pounds from January to Maui in May, and I’m at 20 now, so only five more to go, which is great. Except now I think I can maybe get five more before we leave in seven weeks to make it an even 30. It was going all fine and dandy until this AWFUL PLATEAU. It’s frustrating to see the same. number. every. single. day. (and now plus one! yeah!) It’s not like I’m getting close to my ideal weight and I just have ten more to lose and I’m there- I still have oh, like, about two hundred more pounds to go.

The hardest part is that I’m still not back in all my normal clothes. Not even most of them! Exclamation point! I’m dreading the summer because I know I will have to buy a “between” wardrobe- not normal size, not maternity size- to get me through the heat. I swear by the time I am done with all of this, I will have clothes in every single size known to woman. *le sigh*

Pretty sure I would trade my soul for a warm maple bar and a glass of milk. Just sayin.

6 thoughts on “the woes of diet plateaus.

  1. Ugh, that is the worst post-partum phase. Your body helps burn off a lot of it after the baby, then it says, “Good luck from here! You got it.” Having lost 20 already is GREAT, though, so kudos on that! I think you'll be back in your old clothes by summer time. I have faith in you!


  2. That plateau will be done manana. You have done really well. Good job, keep it up. Raw, Raw, Raw!


  3. I'm sooooo jealous that you have lost 20lbs. I want to lose 20lbs, just can't be dedicated like I should. Good job for you 20lbs rocks!!


  4. Well done Micci on the the 20! Focus on the good stuff. At least you child can't talk. Mine asked me the other day, “mom. are you sure you are not expecting another baby? Your tummy is still big.” -Thanks a lot Emma!:)


  5. Amazing that you have lost 20! I am impressed. What have you been doing? I am going to need the tips in a few months. I don't know how you didn't look at the scale the whole time you were pregnant. Hopefully the plateau will end soon so you can loose the rest that you want to.


  6. CONGRATS on what you have lost! It really is a horrible thing us mom's have to endure after all the pregnancy woes… now add that we actually want to not look pregnant anymore (I'm dreading that the most since I'm delivering baby #4 in 6 weeks). Anyway, since I've done this a few times, here are a few suggestions… try drinking only water: cut out milk (in a cup… on cereal is still ok), juice, soda, etc. for about a week or two and see if that helps. Also, drink a full glass of water before eating. One last trick I know of is to try changing your exercise routine. It is nice to get into a groove and want to stick with what's comfortable, but your body actually needs variety. If you are walking as your main exercise, try a home aerobic routine or lifting weights or climbing stairs a few times to get your heartrate up. Since I've actually lost all my baby weight a total of one time (out of three attempts), I've learned what works the best for me. It doesn't work the same for everyone, but GOOD LUCK!!


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