Oy, this is getting long. But I think I've figured out why I've stalled like this (beyond the regular I-had-a-good-plateau-coming thing).
I have to set the scene by stating that I haven't been cheating, haven't stopped measuring portions, haven't reduced the intensity of my exercise. I have been following this program to the letter throughout this business of barely losing any weight.
I have, I have to admit, been consuming the majority of my points after 7pm, though, so that will be the next thing I address in the hopes of breaking up this dam.
But there's another factor I think is having an impact: medicine.
When I started this program, I was on a combination of two blood pressure medications -- one a beta blocker, the other, a diuretic.
I blogged a few weeks back about how happy I was that my Dr. had cut one of my meds in half -- that was the beta blocker. But a couple of weeks ago, I started feeling a bit light-headed, and my blood pressure readings were fairly low, for me anyway (102/68, for instance). So my Dr. took me off the diuretic.
See where I'm going?
That happened to take place during my water week - so my weigh-in had reflected some water loss that likely wasn't real weight loss (which would have shown back up on the scale a couple of days later). Then, I stopped taking a diuretic that had been a normal part of my routine for years before that -- so it stands to reason that I'd be retaining more water now, right?
I'm telling myself that my weight is stuck like this because my body is re-configuring the water stores; it makes me feel better about how long it's taking me to get to this freaking 50-pound mark!
This morning, Husband, Child and I are off to America for a couple of days. Those shopping trips used to be all about 2-point packages of snacks, but since new program, they're not worth the PP anymore.
So this week's shopping list includes a new bathroom scale, and a pretty outfit to wear to a fancy evening event I'll be attending in late April. I'm going to gamble and buy one that's a bit tight, in the hopes I can break through this dam and have it fit nicely by then!
Loss this week: 0.4
Lost so far: 48.6
Still remaining: 51.4
Activity points earned this week: 20
Weeks to go: 33