Twenty nine days ago I posted that I had yet to hit a plateau but feared it was on the horizon. I hoped that I'd make it to 100 pounds of loss before getting "stuck." I suppose I thought too long and hard about it because sure enough, it materialized *snap* just like that. I have been maintaining (NOT GAINING POUNDS) for the last few weeks. Though it was slightly discouraging to see the scale stay the same, I stuck with my consistent good habits knowing the pound loss would have to fall in line at some point.
I work out A LOT! I did an updated InBody scan and found out I did gain. I gained muscle. I gained muscle without gaining weight. Which means, technically, I lost fat. So, I'll take it. These are wins. Wins that can be hard to see but that I sure can feel. My mind is starting to accept that I am not just a fat girl and that I have the potential to be a fit person. So, it hasn't been working against me near as much lately but....I still have to remind myself that even if the scale doesn't always cooperate, with consistent good habits, I am absolutely moving in the right direction.
My InBody muscle content on July 18, 2017:
My InBody muscle content on October 4, 2017:
Look at that conversion folks! Weight down, MUSCLE UP! (Except my right arm weighing slightly more but still converting.) I have abs in there somewhere, and they're getting stronger.
Of course, I receive all sorts of advice. Typically, unsolicited advice but, I do talk to trainers fairly regularly. It is always interesting to hear their differing and often conflicting opinions of how to change this body of mine. So far, I'm doing pretty dang good on my own. The biggest help is being surrounded by supportive people that encourage me regularly rather than trying to tell me what to do or how to do it.
One trainer that I truly do respect but do not agree with advised me to stop focusing on muscle. He suggests I just lose everything I can even if I am compromising muscle and switch my focus later. Gaining muscle is helping me to carry this body with minimal pain when I use to suffer daily just to haul myself around. I'll talk more about the reduction of pain in my next post.
The last time I really made an effort to lose weight I lost 80 pounds. Some personal life stuff happened, depression set in, and I gave up. I have passed that mark today and I have officially lost more weight than I have ever lost before. Going forward, regardless of any setback, I WILL NOT QUIT!
"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan