I’m trying really hard to not be frustrated with my weight loss right now. I’ve been solidly on my loss weight/get healthy plan for close to a year now and, while I certainly feel like it’s been a success, I also feel like I’ve spent more time in plateaus than I have actually losing weight. I will say that I have continuously lost inches, but even that is dramatically slower than it was.
Now, don’t get me wrong. I know things slow down and I know I’ll have to consistently change things up to keep seeing success. Plateaus don’t even really bother me. I consider them to be practice for the maintenance I’ll have to do once I hit my goal weight/size. What does bother me, though, is that I’ve suddenly started gaining weight.
I don’t feel like I’ve resumed unhealthy habits but maybe I’m just not seeing it. I’m trying to pay attention to the food I eat and the accuracy in how I log it all in case there’s something I’m doing unintentionally to throw things off.
The only other thing I can think of is that I’ve recently started working out more in preparation for an obstacle course race I’m doing in March. It’s possible that’s causing me to build muscle and, as a result, gain weight. But if that were the case I feel like I should be seeing a more dramatic change with inches and how my clothes fit, which isn’t happening.
Ultimately, the important thing is I’m not giving up. I’m going to keep trying things and tweaking what I do until I find that next perfect combination. I just don’t want to go backwards while I try to figure that out.