Stable. Stuck. So should I stick, or stick with it?

Greetings to you all, this fine day. Had a very busy, but productive week at work with not much space for ‘me’ time.  Went to the gym in Sunday, but didn’t manage to get there again until this morning. But that’s just about twice in a week, so not too bad.

Now here’s the thing. I’ve lost a fair bit of body weight – and 3 dress sizes – (yay!) – since June last year. I was last stable at my current weight about 18-20 years ago (wow, that’s scarier written down, than in my head!) It’s still not quite where I want to be and I am definitely not beach-ready, if you know what I mean. I’ve been stable to within about 5lbs at this weight for the last two months. I know this is a good thing and it proves that I can maintain my weight.
But I’d really, really like to get a little bit more off. I wondering if psychologically I am taking into account other people’s comments:
“Don’t go too far – we don’t want you to be a lollipop head”
“Don’t get too skinny, you’ll be a beanpole!”
I think it might be because I like my food, and it is nice to eat a bit more – to be stablising, not dieting. I can ‘live’ at the weight I am – you definitely would not describe me as skinny and according to my BMI, I am right on the borderline of healthy weight and overweight.
This week, I thought, right, this is it, stop messing around, I’ll stick at it, give it a four-week focus, get to where I am happy (and firmly in the healthy BMI range) and then stabilise. But for some reason I have struggled. Maybe I just don’t want it enough. Maybe I am diet-weary.
Maybe I should stabilise for a bit, and gradually, gradually try to get to a lower weight – carry on with the gym, tone up and keep a track on my weight. Am not sure. As a minimum, I’ll be working at sticking where I am – making sure the belt stays on the same notch and that my clothes don’t get tighter than they should be.
And maybe tomorrow evening, after a nice weekend, I’ll have the motivation to do that four-week push for the last few pounds.
As you can see, I am undecided. If you’ve experienced something similar, I’d love to hear what you did about it! Looking for some inspiration and advice!

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5 thoughts on “Stable. Stuck. So should I stick, or stick with it?

    • Hi, Marpay Fitness!, I have – a long time ago – and I do agree, it helped. I’ve got a fitness instructor to work with who help me set my programme. So far have had a couple of reviews and adapting the programme. Maybe it’s something to think about again. Thanks for the suggestion!

  1. You look fantastic! If you feel comfortable at the weight you are stay were you are! Life’s too short to be always trying to loose wright when maintaining can be hard enough as it is! My suggestion would be the have a set weight you don’t want to go above and if you hit that try and work off the extra pounds as and when you need to in order to stay healthy!! Good luck and again well done you look great

    • Hi Carla … I feel so much better and am really enjoying clothes again. I think you may have summed it up … life is too short … I agree with the idea of a maximum weight (x stone 6 for me … only I need to know what the ‘x’ means!) Thanks for your lovely comment!

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