Saturday, May 21, 2011

Up The Down Staircase

I can't believe I haven't posted since February!  That just astounds me for some reason.  I'm actually a little sad about that - because last time I posted was when I hit 280 pounds and was super excited... I'm now about 268, which means I've only lost 12 pounds in almost 3 months.  I knew the weight loss was going to slow down, but I didn't know it was going to slow down that much.  I'm stuck on a plateau right now and I hate it.  I'm fluctuating between 268 and 272 with a brief dip to 266 right before we left for D.C.  I REALLY want to get down to 260.  I was hoping to be there before school gets out, but that's only 3 more weeks and I don't see myself losing 3 pounds a week between now and June 10th.

I'm excited for summer for several reasons - no more work, our CRUISE!, being able to spend all that time with Punkin, but I'm also really excited because without working constantly, I'll actually have time to get to the gym.  I've been trying to get to the gym, but it's hard because some nights I'm working at BRU and other nights I'm so exhausted just the idea of going to the gym makes me want to lay down on the couch.  I don't know if more exercise will help me drop more weight (more exercise in the past has not always proven to do well for me) but it can't hurt - maybe it can help me get over this plateau.  I would like to start school in the fall at 250 or less.  That's 12 weeks from now... an average of 1.5 pounds per week, and let's not forget I have a cruise stuffed in there.  Which means I'll gain weight, and then I'll have MORE than 18 pounds to lose.  Sigh.  I feel like I'm working so hard and I'm not getting anywhere... like trying to run up the down escalator.

I'll weigh in on Monday just to see where I am after the weekend, then Friday is my official WI day.  Fingers crossed.


  1. Just coming back to your blog after awhile. Congrats on a good weight loss, even though you are plateauing right now. Stick with your plan and you will begin to lose again. Congrats on another school year under your belt!

  2. How is the summer going? How was the cruise? Please give us an update when you find the time.

    Staying MOtivated MO