Friday, March 06, 2009

Weight Loss Challenge - I's stuck!

Well, boy, howdy, I am well and truly stuck on a plateau of around 139 pounds. Of course, desserts will do that, but still! I'm doin' the work!

I can see why people throw in the towel and give up, because it's frustrating, but I shall persevere, in no small part because I can see a difference and I can tell I'm in better condition. Nevertheless, I do want to get off the plateau, so this week I changed the incline on the Treadmill o' Terror to make me work harder, I'm trying to keep up a brisk pace for at least 40 minutes, and yesterday I added a few crunches to the workout routine.

This week's step/treadmill/exercise ball tally:

Feb. 27 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts
Feb. 28 - 21,540 steps for a NEW RECORD. This works out to about 10 kilometers, or 6.21 miles. Whew!
Mar. 1 - 1 hr. on TM
Mar. 2 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts
Mar. 3 - nothing (for the first time since Jan. 14! I was out of town for a family thing.)
Mar. 4 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts
Mar. 5 - 1 hr. on TM, 60 eball lifts, 10 crunches

In that other challenge, the First Draft Sprint - Of course, I had planned to get a lot of reading done yesterday. Of course, the gods conspired to give me computer problems, so my website updates, which should have taken no more than an hour, took considerably more time. Fixed now, but I only got through 1 chapter and a few more pages. Found something that needs to be expanded considerably, but so far, nothing that has me shrieking "Eeek! This is all wrong!"


Amy Ruttan said...

Plateaus suck. I was stuck on one, and then got pregnant. LOL. Just kidding.

Sometimes changing your routine will help and other times just keep at it until it unsticks.

Kaye Manro said...

I still say you're doing wonderful -- keeping up the TM and adding more exercise. Good going!

Margaret Moore said...

Thanks for the encouraging words! It's going to be wonderfully warm outside today, so it'll be a walk. Hopefully a long one, although maybe not three hours!