Sunday, June 13, 2010

June 13 Update

I've been stuck at 608 for the last two weeks and I'm feeling hopeless. If I'm plateauing this early, it doesn't bode well for the rest of my weight loss. I'm already reducing my caloric intake by 1,000 to 1,500 calories a day which should provide a solid two to three pound weight loss per week. It's not working out that way though and if I'm hungry all the time NOW what will happen when I need to drop my calories even more?

I'll be increasing my activity. My endurance is about 80% back after yet another hospital visit and IV antibiotics due to a skin infection across my belly. I'll start my chair dancing again this week and then will add my walking in place back the following week.

It is depressing that I feel little enthusiasm and hope for this weight loss journey. Yet I know that I have to keep plugging along no matter how I feel.

1 comment:

  1. All those saline/sugar iv's that you get in the hospital can cause you to retain water. As can anti-biotics!

    Increasing your activity will help build some muscle and burn calories, good plan there.

    I am plateauing right now too...... although I have stuck to the plan. I am NOT giving up. Sometimes it takes weeks for the weight to drop for me and then it does in spades. During these times I find that I am "getting smaller" .... body measurements can help to confirm this, but sometimes you just notice your clothes fitting differently. If they are baggy to begin with, it's hard to tell though!

    Your' doing great, just keep going!



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