Weekly Weigh-In: Am I Plateauing?

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Really!?! 222 pounds on 2/22? Numbers aside, I'm starting to worry about plateauing again.

Really!?! 222 pounds on 2/22? Numbers aside, I’m starting to worry about plateauing again.

The good news is I’m down 1.2 pounds this week. Of course, I was up by 1 pound last week. Basically for 3 weeks no real movement. Am I at the early stages of a plateau?

The husband thinks I’m retaining water. With my knee feeling better, I’m working out more. His theory — my muscles are shredded and retaining water. If true, I should see a big shift on the scale next week.

Another change this coming week — going to real spin classes. I’ve hit the spin room at my gym, but always on my own. I know I don’t get nearly the workout I do with the real class. Hopefully my knee holds up and I’ll finally get a hard workout.

That damn rabbit in me thinks I need to add in another workout in addition to the weights, walking and cycling. I’m itching to try Zumba. Thankfully the tortoise is still winning — I’ve had a few good days with my knee. I don’t want to rush it or I’ll screw up my progress or worse.

As for my diet, my trainer wants me to shake up my daily carb count. She’s worried my body is use to my current eating routine. So after eating about 50-75g of carbs for a few days, she wants me to drop to 20g for a day then spike it up to 200g the following day before going back to 50-70g. Can’t hurt to give it a shot.

How do you deal with a plateau?

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