Yesterday I decided that I needed to reboot for the new year and start over. So I moved back to the induction phase again to see if I can get off this plateau. The good news is that I maintained through the stress and eating of the holidays. But I have been stuck in this same place for about a month. When I started this journey I weighed about 272 pounds. This is probably the first time I have publicly announced what I weigh. Since I carry weight well on my body, I have a feeling that no one would believe that I began at that point. For the past couple of months, I have been stuck at 229-232 pounds. That is a weight loss of over 40 pounds, but I still have about 70 more to go. I am fitting into clothes that I haven't worn for a while.
But, I need to do something drastic to get moving again. I am going to try the induction phase for a couple of weeks to see if that works. If not, then I will try something different. I have decided that I have made this commitment and I plan to see it through. Exercise is the other area where I can beef things up. Since the weather has turned colder, I have not been as consistent as in the nicer weather. But this week, I have tried harder. Monday and Wednesday found me back at the yoga class, which involves stretching and moving. Tuesday night, I did some strength exercises with weights and resistance bands at home. This morning, I managed to drag my butt out of bed to work out on the elliptical trainer for 30 minutes. Later today, I want to do some core stuff.
So keep tuned!