For four weeks in a row, I weighed in at exactly the same weight. No up, no down, just the same, each week. My graph looked like:
You see that flat line down there at the bottom? That’s enough for a Grade A freakout if you aren’t prepared. If you are accustomed to a steady pattern of losing weight at a pace of 1.5 – 2.0 pounds per week.
Food is the culprit, as you might guess. It isn’t that I’ve gone crazy and started eating whatever I want in all of the quantities I want. No – I’ve just relaxed a little. An extra bite here or there adds up, you know.
Also, unlike previous efforts at getting slimmer, the exercising I’m doing has a distinct muscle-building and body-composition-changing element to it. So, though my weight number got stuck in one spot for a month, my body was still changing and I’m very close to requiring another belt purchase. I’ll take some pictures soon.
All of this would be difficult to work with if there were no perspective. If I only had a visual way of seeing how much progress I’ve made, where I am relative to my ultimate goal and my ideal path, and how significant these four weeks are in the grand scheme of things.
And notice that little dip at the end? I focused on food last week and lost 1.5 pounds.
Heads down – lets do this.