Saturday, April 17, 2010

Slow as Molasses

Mmm... molasses.

I've hit a slow spot in my weight loss this week. I was steadily losing 1/2 a pound every couple of days, but this week I've just been hovering. I've exercised every day and stayed in my calorie range every day except Wednesday when I baked and decorated a birthday cake for my friend's little girl.

After eating 600 calories in buttercream frosting, not to mention the cake and ice cream, I definitely had to use that as one of my free days. On Tuesday I hit 10 pounds in my weight loss, but the frosting binge cost me 1/2 pound and I've been sitting at 148.5 all week.

I'm mildly frustrated, but I keep reminding myself that losing 10 pounds in 5 weeks is a lot and I was bound to plateau sooner or later. I think my body is getting used to my new normal and I keep wondering if I need to change things up. I'm getting a decent amount of variety in my exercise now that the weather is improving, so maybe I need to do something different with my food. I've noticed that I go to a lot of the same stand-by's and the only meal where I get much variety is dinner. I need to start exploring new recipes, especially for snacks and more veggies. Any good websites you ladies can recommend?

'Course, there's always the possibility that if I just pig out for a couple of days and then start dieting again, it will jump start my system and get me losing weight again.

A girl can dream, can't she?


  1. My current strategies for finding new recipes are:
    1) Recipe swap play dates with other moms
    2) Scour the internet for veggie side dishes that use the ones my kids like, but cook them in a new way.
    3) Find crazy ingredient recipes (often salads) and make them in smaller portion sizes for myself for lunch.

    My current favorite veggies: sweet potatoes, green peas, romaine lettuce, asparagus.

  2. I'd offer you some advice, but I can't because I'm too busy staring at the cake.

  3. I am so with you on this one! It is frustrating not to see the scale move and then I bomb it with over eating like....TODAY for instance. I guess free days do come in handy! When you find the answer let me know cause I need to find it too!!!

  4. By the way, your body is adjusting. It will keep coming if you don't give up. you CAN do it!!

  5. Maybe we've all hit the wall at the same time. I'm finally exercising, eating the same minimal calories and I gained a 1/2 pound. Tomorrow starts a new week, the battle for good health and control continues...we are Jedi, we can do it.