Well, September flew by and the tides of Autumn are rolling in. I love the changing of seasons. Autumn is my favorite! Japan in Autumn is breathtaking, the colors of mountains turn from deep green to vibrant reds, yellows and gold! The seasonal food in Japan is also very tempting including mountain vegetables, fruits, Matsutake mushrooms, Sanma ( a kind of fish), Salmon, Oden and various kinds of clay pot dishes. President Obama said, "We can change" my local mayor two years ago ran on a slogan of, "We will change!" and during this equinox change I must change some things as well!
As you know I broke my rule of not weighing myself during mid month. The main reason I did this was because I felt something had slowed. Sure enough when I got on the scale it read the exact same as my previous weigh in two weeks before. So I switched things up a little and went more to a liquid diet for most of my meals and one regular meal per day. Staying true to the LC lifestyle during this plateau! Oh my goodness! Yes, I hit my first plateau. All the sudden I questioned everything that I had been doing to lose weight with great sucuess for the past 9 months. The blasted scale doesn't move and I am thrown into panick mode.
Not losing any weight for several weeks was really depressing. At times I really wanted to give up! I also thought about changing my diet plan. My mind was on overload worrying about whether the scale was going to start moving again. In the end, I am really happy to have been able to keep on working towards a healthy lifestyle while not going off the deep end and binging. I mean there were a couple times that I ate way too many nuts.. like last night when I ate 4 ozs of pistacios and 3 pringle potato chips and had a bite of my daughters Kit Kat. Actually, that was the worst binge in 8 months!! The other times were eating an extra ounce of nuts here or there. (that was the first bite of sugar chocolate in 9 months ; ( )
What caused the plateau?? I don't know! But here is my plan for October. Increase exercise to 30 minutes on a bike and about 2.5 miles per day walking. Also I want to make sure that I stay hydrated so I will be logging my water consumption. Also, for thirty days I will not eat any nuts! On October 19th I plan on starting the 6 week Dr. Eades plan to see if I can make sure that I keep on the downward trend. I will post my results and I will post my weight on a weekly basis during the 6 weeks on the plan so you can see the results.
The most important thing in losing weight is staying positive and sticking what ever plan that you chose. Changing things up can be good. But must be done with great thought and planning and not on a whim. Now to the results for September. In the end the scale DID move in the right direction! I weighed in at 407.6 lbs. For a loss of 6.2 lbs. Hopefully, next month will be better!
When I started this new lifestyle I was wearing 6XL shirts and size 66 pants(when I say "wearing" I mean I poured into those sizes. I am 6' 1" tall so I am guestimating 530pounds/ 240 kilograms.
My weight will be updated monthy. January 6th 2009 530 lbs February 2009 505 lbs March 6th 2009 485.8 lbs April4th2009 470.2 lbs May 1st 2009 458.2 June 6th 2009 448 lbs July 4th 2009 438 lbs July 31st 2009 427.6 lbs September 1st 2009 413.8 October 3rd 2009 407.6 lbs November 1st, 2009 400 lbs November 30, 2009 389 lbs December 22, 2009 376 lbs January 31st, 2010