Thursday, May 08, 2008
In the 19th century, wind-driven ships were sometimes becalmed - they were said to be "in the doldrums." We tend to use the phrase when we are blue, or down in the dumps. I would suggest when weight-loss plateaus happen (and if you've been dieting any length of time, you know what I mean), we are in the doldrums.
Discouraging? Yeh. I'm still plugging away, and I know the scale will start to move again - eventually - but during the doldrums, ain't it the pits? I need some wind in my sails!