Thursday, December 9, 2010
Don't care how, I want it now
Be forewarned: MASSIVE self pitying follows!
So today was my weigh day. The night before I weigh myself I can usually feel how the next morning will go. Not necessarily an exact number, but I know if I'm going to see a good number on the scale or a bad. Last night, I just had a feeling that I wouldn't like the number I saw. I was right. It was the EXACT same number I saw last week.
This tells me the thing that I've been dreading, I've hit a plateau. Ugh. I knew this day would come, but I was just kind of hoping it wouldn't. Eh, we all have to have dreams. So now I have to develop some new strategies moving forward to ensure that this plateau doesn't last any longer than I can help it. I will be shaking up my calories, adding more exercise, and the key new ingredient is the addition of some toning and strengthening exercises. That's the one area I've been remiss up until this point. I would use my Shake Weight when I remembered about it and would do the crunches on my Wii Fit when the weather was just to nasty to go outside for a jog. We'll see how it goes...
So, moving on from the plateau I'm bummed because I've lost over 30s pounds and guess how many sizes I've gone down? If you guessed zero, you would be CORRECT! NONE! I'm still the same size as when I started. Granted, when I started I was essentially a size bigger I just was in denial so my pants were very tight and now my pants are almost falling down. But, I'm still not quite to the next size down yet. I know, I know... I'll get there soon, but I'm getting to the impatient part of this process.
This leads into my next whine: I'm tired of being the slowest person on the track. I swear, every single person who is running or even WALKING on that track passes me. I try to run faster, but I just am not quite there yet. I thought I was going at a much faster pace tonight and felt really good until I looked at my watch and realized I had only cut about 15 seconds from my total time. Really? 15 seconds? Ugh...
I know this will come with time. I know that I've come a MASSIVELY long way... but I have a goal in my mind that I want to achieve and whenever I make a goal, I want to reach that goal as soon as possible! I'm a very impatient person in all aspects of my life...
There are some other things that I could whine about (job, thesis, money, love life...) but I think I've reached my whining quota for the day. For now, I'll just go back to watching "Top Chef: All-Stars" and rewriting my thesis statement in my head.