Thursday, September 23, 2010

This is where it gets hard

Ever since Sunday, the scale has been stuck, and this is where it gets hard. I eat right and get out there for runs (today's was great, with my lowest 3-mile time this month) but then I see no progress on the scale. Yes, I've only gone about a week and a half being on the ball, so it's ridiculous that I already expect to see results. But tell my brain that.

I am so silly.

Anyway, the good news is that I feel good and I haven't kicked the scale once. I'm trying to be patient this time around and realize that the alternative - the slow creep upward on the scale - is not a desirable option. It scares me because I know how easy it is to enter a new 10-pound category. I've got to nip this before it gets out of control.

My first goal is to get back to the last weigh-in amount I listed on 210. I'm now at 214. The next goal will be that hard push to get under 200. From there, I'll reassess. Funny how my first two goals are to get back to where I was in APRIL. But such is the life of a yo-yo dieter who can't seem to get her act together.

I'm trying and that's all I can do right now.

I have a race on Saturday I'm excited about (8K) and hope I'll see some progress. But I know I need to be realistic on what "progress" means for me at this stage.


  1. Trying is what's important! And I'm with you on the stuck scale - mine won't budge. But keeping my energy up matter more. Logging the miles and getting better is what matters. I keep telling myself the rest will come, in time.

    Being patient is hard.

  2. I know you can do it. It is so hard being patient, but it's worth it. And I think setting a small goal right now is a good way to go. Get under 200 then pick a new goal. You will be successful. I just know it.