Am I settling? And is that such a bad thing?
Thursday, February 28, 2013
I started seriously Sparking in January 2012, and within 9 months I had lost 60 lbs. I went from a size 28 pants to a size 18...from 3X shirts to XL. (first time I've said those numbers in public...lol) I was ecstatic! This was life changing for me!
But now, I'm stuck. For the last 5 months I have been losing and gaining the same 5-6 lbs. I've tried numerous things to try to break free of this plateau, without success. I've even read that I should think of this as maintenance, rather than a plateau, given that I've maintained my initial weight loss...lol
I am at a crossroads. I'm healthier and more active. I've met a wonderful man and things are going great in our relationship. I'm actually "living" my life, rather than sitting on the sidelines and watching life pass me by. The NSV's are far outnumbering what the scale tells me. So should I be content with where I'm at as far as weight loss goes? Would I be happier if I could lose more weight? Of course, no question!! But the constant discouragement from the scale is "weighing" me down. And given the many stresses and struggles I'm dealing with at work and with family members, maybe I should just be content with where I'm at? Is that such a bad thing?