The Dreaded P Word


This week is the last week in my second 6-Week Challenge at the YMCA. Final weigh in is Friday night. And the scale hasn't budgeted in 4 weeks!! I've been 193.1 (the gym scale varies from mine by 3 pounds) for the past four weigh ins and to say I'm getting discouraged is an understatement. But I'm not giving up. I may piss off my trainer for not showing any results for the team and I feel super bad about that but I know I'm going to break through and start losing again.

I've hit a plateau. Now what?

Now it's time to shake things up. Get things moving again in the right direction. And that means trying new things. Well... semi-new.

So as of tomorrow, March 1st, I'm going back on the 17-Day Diet and this time I'm sticking with it. You see, on February 1st I started the diet in an effort to grab a hold of this 6-week challenge and really show progress. But the one thing I didn't factor in was the fact that I would be working out really hard at least 2-3 times a week. And on the first cycle of the 17-Day Diet they don't encourage vigorous exercise.

So after a week an a half I started slipping here and there. Allowing one small bite of this, a lick of that. And before you know it I'd completely strayed from the diet and went back to counting calories with And it hasn't done me a lick of good.

I'm going to be honest with myself and admit that I just can't do it on my own. I need a plan, a system, to follow or else I don't stay on track. When someone tells me exactly what to eat and how to exercise I find that I can easily keep with it and follow the plan. So that's what I'm going to do. No more excuses, no quitting half way through. And in 17 days I'll give a recap of my first cycle.

Wish me luck!

Weight Loss Progress

Starting Weight: 224.6 lbs 1/30/2011
Size 16
Current Weight: 192 lbs 2/29/2012
Size 12
Total to go: 37 lbs
Total lost: 32.6 lbs

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10 comment(s) with love:

LaVonne @ Long Wait said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck, Danielle. I know losing weight is not easy. After my first baby I went on Weight Watchers. I was breastfeeding and walking as well, so the weight came off easier.

But about a year later I put on 15 lbs and it is so difficult to get that off! I am pregnant with #2 and will probably do WW again after this baby is born. I just need to stick with it. That is the hard part.

Shopping Tips and Tricks said... Reply To This Comment

Hate that dreaded P word! So totally understand! Hang in there! You can do it!

royalegacy said... Reply To This Comment

I am currently trying to diet. When I got that flu a few weeks ago, I didn't eat for two days, then I just started eating less. Yesterday, the hubby bought me a donut and a candy bar. I just don't think he wants to cut his hair. He says once I lose 20 pounds, he'll cut his hair.

I wish you good luck, as I also hope that I will be able to resist the temptation.

Sharon Martin Beck Valley Books said... Reply To This Comment

Keep yourself busy Danielle to try and take your mind off eating :-0 Remember water, water, water, and a for a change water !!

Jessi Timmermans said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck!

Life With Captain Fussybuckets said... Reply To This Comment

Wow, good luck! As someone who needs to be aiming for the plateau (to start, rather!) I applaud you and will be cheering you on!

East9thStreet said... Reply To This Comment

Good luck! I know if I don't have a plan, I have a terrible time making healthy food choices. I love the taste of food and moderation is hard for me. Keep it up and you'll lose those pounds!

Callista said... Reply To This Comment

Plateau's suck! Good luck on trying to lose weight, I hope it works well for you!

Lena & Alex said... Reply To This Comment

I believe in small steps - you can so do it. Just one foot in front of other

Kat said... Reply To This Comment

Everyone hits that stage do not discourage. Think of the progress you made so far. I think you have done well according to what you have written.