Saturday, December 6, 2008

Disgusted

Weigh in

Hubby lost 1.0 pounds
I GAINED 1.0 pounds
son GAINED 4.2 pounds

Obviously, the stair climbing instead of walking is not working for either of us, and walking is not a possibility. We are both doing the bike as well as walking the stairs, using weights and doing abdominals, have stayed perfectly on program and I even gave son a serious hair cut. We do not use salt, we drink all the water, we weigh and measure everything, we log everything.It just is something that our bodies are taking the slow boat to china about and there really is nothing we can do about it. That is the truth about weight loss- your body starts off losing, but then it determines that this is a new normal and losing weight is seen as a sort of death process, so it adjusts accordingly. Until it catches up, ,there you stay. The lower levels of fat, nutrients and calories begin to affect your body systems, the begin to preform differently and weight loss happens again. It's not a plateau, but rather an indicator of your survival mechanisim.

4 comments:

LessFleshMoreFun said...

Don't get discouraged. I use the stepper myself, and depending on how much resistance, you may be building muscle. Hang in there!

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

it's not the stair stepper, but actual flights of stairs. It's not perfectr- it is on an outside wall and the cold is making my lungs go into the start of an asthma attack. So this , combined with the gain for us both makes it time to find a different way to work out. For me, I have been at this stall point for 6 weeks or better, so i am going to give the core plan a try and see if this does not get things moving again.In either case, giving up is not an option !

Skye's the Limit said...

I dread when this happens. Unfortunately, I have never stuck with a program long enough to even hit a plateau.

I guess I'll be asking you a ton of questions when I get to that point! So be sure your body adjusts before I get there, okay? LOL

The Incredible Shrinking Family said...

Plateaus are natures way of teaching you how to be pecked to death by a duck it seems ! You may not hit one for a long time, and it may be a short lived stretch. I think for me trying a new approach shoulod help shake things up enough to start moving .