I did it! I finally broke through the dreaded weight loss plateau. Everyone always says don’t weigh yourself, don’t worry about what the scale says. Well easier said than done. I had tried for so many years to lose weight and so many diets that I had grown impatient. I kept seeing or reading about so many people losing weight eating a Paleo diet that I thought the weight would just melt off quickly.
The first few times I weighted myself I would see a loss of a pound or so and I was ecstatic! It was finally happening, I was losing weight. People were starting to notice and complement me. My clothes felt a little looser. I was starting to feel so much better and my energy level was increasing, that all felt so good. Then it happened…the dreaded weight loss plateau.
I weighed myself and I weighed the same as last week. So I waited two weeks and I still weighed the same. I thought to myself well maybe I am just retaining some water, that’s what everyone always says when their weight fluctuates. When you have a lot of weight to lose like I do you can be easily discouraged by thinking how long it will take to lose so much weight.
Another week, no weight loss. So I thought to myself, I am feeling so good, my energy level is up and my blood sugar levels are going down. My mood, anxiety and depression are so much better. My physical aches and pains are almost non-existent. I have a lot to be thankful for and the weight loss with come again, just keep on keepin’ on.
I decided to start walking around the yard in the evenings to get a little exercise and sweat out some toxins. I hadn’t really been paying attention to my portion sizes of what I was eating; it was hard enough just cutting out all the junk food, gluten, dairy, soy and legumes. So I became more aware of what I was eating and how much I was eating, and I quit worrying about weighing myself.
Then It happened.. I broke through the weight loss plateau! I was out in the yard taking pictures of flowers and my mother was looking at me and she said you really need to pull your shorts up, they look like they are falling off of you. Then I realized just how loose they actually were, and I thought to myself, I’m gonna go weigh myself. Sure enough I had lost almost 6 lbs. since the last time I had weighed. I was so excited, and proud of myself for sticking to it. All of my old pants and shorts were too big, it was so satisfying to remove them all from my closet and get new smaller clothes. Yippee!
I haven’t weighed myself since that day, now I know what is really important is my health and how I feel, not what the scale says. Don’t get me wrong, I will weigh myself again, cause it is exciting watching the numbers get smaller, but the scale will not dictate my success now.