The Rut

I knew this was coming.  People warned me about it when I first started getting serious about losing weight last year.  But it kept not happening, and while I was prepared for it, it seemed like it was going to be something I wasn’t going to have to worry about.

However, I’ve been stuck at the same weight for the last few weeks.  I haven’t gained any weight, but that needle on the scale hasn’t been getting any lower.

And I feel okay.

Well, I do feel a little irked, let’s be honest.  But it’s not a case of what I’ve been doing not working anymore.  It’s been a case of me letting myself enjoy my progress a little too much.  Too many trips to Epcot.  Too many gatherings where I justify a little splurge with, “Hey, look how much weight I’ve lost, I can be a little bad.”  Too many mornings of, “I’m tired, I’ll just walk a little longer tomorrow.”

Now there’s no regret or self-loathing with any of this.  Just recognition that these were my decisions, my actions, not some cruel twist dealt to me.  And I have just as much control in getting out of this rut as I did getting into it.

The good news is that I haven’t dug myself a hole.  I’ve just been in a holding pattern.  One that’s easy to break out of.  I’m not unhappy with where I’m at, I’m not obsessed with getting thinner.  I just think there’s a little more I can do.  I’ve had my break.  Time to get back at it.


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