Don’t use words like stalled or plateau.
Try trial/mini maintenance; after all, this is where the proverbial rubber hits the road.
For most of your weight loss/fitness journey, you’re going to spend much of your time not losing but maintaining your hard work.
Those days that try a man’s (or a woman’s) patience are the ones that define success or recidivism.
I know you choose success, so look for successful, positive terms that define what this is rather than the drudgery of the stall.
You can do it! Be fabulous.
I understand but it is so hard for me to step on the scale for 3 months now and it is the same every day!!!! When will it go down again. This is the second time since January that my scale has not moved at all. I don’t cheat yet I see no results. I’m not going to give up.
You can do it! I am proud of your attitude.
Thank you for the pep talk! Lately my weight loss has seemed to stall but I remind myself that this is a life time commitment so whats a week or two? However the mind set is important, thanks for a more positive way to look at my journey to become healthy. 🙂
Patricia Swenson says
GREAT thoughts Jamie! Defeat the negative with the positive!
Cheryl Moroe says
Love the thought process behind this! Thanks Jamie!
Cheryl Moore says
duh, can’t spell my own name-Cheryl Moore
Amanda Davies says
I like to say I’ve hit a little “speed bump” 🙂
I will absolutely start using those terms from now on!!!
you are so right. If I can maintain for a while, I know I will start losing again. And I’m eating some wonderful food!
Thanks Jamie, I needed this, especially today which has been a trying day for me in terms of scale, food choices, etc. I’m moving past it and continuing on my journey. These are the days where I learn, re-asess and move on. Thanks again for always being so supportive and inspiring! xo
JoAnn Mantych says
I have been on this low carb journey ( number 9321) since Feb 1st. I am (now) 4’11” inches and in feb weighed 140 pounds. I am now at 29 and have sat here for a month, despite sticking to LC, exercise, accupuncture and no wine (sob). While I feel 1000% better, I am getting a bit down about the weight. thanks for your words and insight. Mini maintenance is a very good thought to keep me on the straight and narrow.