Tick! Tick! Why Have I Not Lost More Weight?

I started my journey to wellness on February 10, 2010, and as of May 16, 2010, I have lost 32 pounds and 10 inches off of my waist. You’re probably thinking to yourself, why is she complaining? A part of me agrees with that statement, as my weight loss is an accomplishment! I also didn’t put this weight on overnight, but I still feel as though I should be losing more weight. I feel as though it should just magically melt off of my body.

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I started my journey to wellness on February 10, 2010, and as of May 16, 2010, I have lost 32 pounds and 10 inches off of my waist. You’re probably thinking to yourself, why is she complaining? A part of me agrees with that statement, as my weight loss is an accomplishment! I also didn’t put this weight on overnight, but I still feel as though I should be losing more weight. I feel as though it should just magically melt off of my body. 

Am I doing something wrong? I was becoming impatient and fearful that because I am a food addict, that my old eating habits would slowly creep back in. I contacted an expert whom I sent my daily food diaries. Dr. Mike, “The Enforcer,” assured me that I am making normal progress and gave me encouragement and support. Dr. Mike suggested that I reread Chapter 4 in YOU: On a Diet, and his advice, as usual, was right on the mark!  Thank you, Dr. Mike!

For all of you who are stalled – here is some information that makes sense, and also a few suggestions that I felt were helpful to me and hope will be helpful to you.  

  • When we eat the right foods, we efficiently metabolize them, and weight loss may stall temporarily.
  • Continue to eat healthy and stay on program.
  • Continue to plan your weekly meals and post them on the refrigerator.
  • Faithfully keep a daily food journal.
  • Step up your exercise program, or if you haven’t started an exercise program now is a good time to start one.
  • Most importantly: stay positive!

Weekly Food Menu:

Sunday and Tuesday: whole grain pasta and veggies

Monday: whole wheat veggie pizza with crumbled turkey sausage

Wednesday and Friday: grilled chicken breast with sun-dried tomatoes

Thursday and Saturday: grilled tilapia with asparagus

Have a happy and healthy week, and please keep me posted as to your journey at Riare43a@aol.com.

Blog written by Maria Osnowitz
I am 54 years old, married, and the mother of two grown children. I have been unemployed since June of 2009, and since then have...