I am seeing another plateau
Wednesday, September 09, 2020
I don't know if I really know what I am talking about but this is my observations from 63 years with this body. When I was younger I didn't know what a weight plateau was. All I had to do was walk 45" for about three days and the weight came off. Now this is the following observation as my body ages and there is more weight to lose: I can increase my exercises and intensity, eat fewer calories and for weeks or more the weight won't budge. The first time this happened, I could feel the temptation to give up. But I focused on what was changing with my body: inches were slowly coming off, breathing going upstairs or hills were easier, acid reflux disappeared. These kept me going. (I also went to the premium program on SP.)
It looks as if another plateau has been reached. My body is going through another transition of sorts. Muscles are beginning to form in my arms. My endurance when I do work outdoors is getting longer. I am sure with the weight loss, veins have got to shift and other interior work is being done. I will be happily surprised when I measure my body and more inches will have disappeared. My clothes tell me that the fat is disappearing.
Our body does change with age and so does the way we lose weight and face plateaus. It is not fair to my body to expect it to behave as it did when I was youthful. I have to respect that my body knows how to take care of herself, too. No sense getting angry with her (or me) for not behaving as I want.
So this blog is a reminder to me to just
through these weeks where the scale doesn't move.