Sunday, September 19, 2010


pla·teau  (pl-t)
n. pl. pla·teaus or pla·teaux (-tz)
1. An elevated, comparatively level expanse of land; a tableland.
2. A relatively stable level, period, or state: Mortgage rates declined, then reached a plateau.
intr.v. pla·teauedpla·teau·ingpla·teaus
To reach a stable level; level off: "The tension seemed to grow by degrees, then it plateaued" (Tom Clancy).

[French, from Old French platelplatter, from platflat; see plate.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

Does one pound over 6 weeks count as a plateau?
I think it does.
And it's not cool.
Most weeks there was a reason that I didn't lose, or a reason that I maintained, or even gained. This week? No reason.
I tracked. I ran. I gave up Diet Coke. 
Yes, you read that right. I gave up Diet Coke. For three straight weeks. None. It was bordering on torture.
And then weigh in came. I thought for sure I would be down at least a pound.
I stepped on the scale. She smiled at me. She handed me back my pocket guide. And told me to have a good day.
So I looked. And I gained a pound. Excuse me? A whole pound? When I was good? When I did what the plan asks of me? 
I am frustrated.
And disappointed.
And kind of defeated.
So I drank a Diet Coke or two this weekend. Because apparently the fast did nothing.
So there.


Weightless said...

I would be frustrated too. You have to remember though, even though the pound showed up this week, it could have been a gain as a result of the last few weeks when you "cheated yourself". If you stay on track, keep moving forward the weight will come off.

Kimberlynn said...

I've been there and done that!!! Just hang in there because it WILL come off. You just have to keep going no matter what. And even more importantly, you have to stay positive. Last week I lost nothing after staying on track all week and walking 20 miles. Talk about frustration. But this week I lost 3.5 pounds. Sometimes it just takes your body a while to catch up to your hard work. You should read the quote on my Weekly Review this week...I think it's meant for you!!!

Hang in there Kendra!!!

Finding The Thin Within said...

You might try changing up your fitness routine. I don't know what you currently do, but sometimes just doing something different helps. For example a runner might switch to cardio work out videos to shock the metabolism back to life. And I could NEVER, I repeat NEVER give up diet coke...good for you!

Val said...

No diet coke! You are a goddess among mere mortals!

Sorry about the sucky weigh-ins :( Changing up your workouts helps, so I've heard. I've, um, never been successful long enough to have a plateau! So you *could* look at it as a milestone ;)

Seriously though, hope you have a pound-kicking week!

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