I’ve been hovering around 285 pounds for some time now. Not being one to take responsibility for my own actions I’ll blame it on being on a plateau. Don’t worry, this post will not be a pity party….ok, maybe a little. I walk every day so certainly those regular Ben & Jerry indulgences wouldn’t have any effect. I’m sure of it.
Last week I had reached 283 pounds and was very excited. I just needed to lose 2 more pounds and I’d reach 50% of my first goal of 24 pounds. I’d be in bed with my head under my pillow if I had to think of losing over 100 pounds, so I break my goals into smaller pieces.
There’s one factor that’s been working against me. Because of some test results that didn’t look good I currently can’t eat vegetables. It’s an all meat diet for now until the second set of tests come back. My potassium level shows it’s running dangerously high.
I slipped into the bathroom to pee. I didn’t want that extra weight causing any problems. Then I approached the scale looking it square in it’s face. My mind was focused on this blog and being able to post I’d reached the 50% mark of my goal. I was certain I was successful. Remember, the Ben and Jerry’s was offset by my walks.
The scale was already set at 280 so that was a good sign. I knew I’d get on and just have to adjust it a little to get it at 281. I stepped on and NOOOOOOOO the lever didn’t budge. Not even a smidgen. I was sick to my stomach but I started sliding it forward. Did I lose 2 pounds? No, I was at 285 again, which means I’d gained 2 pounds back. I waned to rip apart that bastard scale.
I tried to think positively about the 8 pounds I’d lost, but I was feeling dejected. Obviously that evil scale hates me. Now I have to lose 4 pounds to reach my goal of 281. I know that eating smaller portions and exercise are the key factors to losing, and the Ben & Jerry’s must not touch my lips. I need to show that damn scale, once and for all, who’s boss. Any other suggestions as to how I can shake these few pounds? I’m willing to try almost anything.