I need some advice and encouragement
I can't figure it out. I have been on and off of numerous diets over the last 18 months, everything from Jillian Michaels, South Beach, Slim Fast, etc., and continue to gain and lose the same 5 lbs, keeping me at or above 190 lbs. I have started WW and am in Week 5. I can't seem to break through 190 lbs. I get so close and the next week I am back up. This may sound crazy, but could this be a plateau?
I know that plateaus are typically later in weight loss, when your body is adjusting to the weight loss, decrease in Points (calories), and exercise. But, is it possible to hit a plateau early on? Have I screwed myself up "dieting" and need to just be patient and with hard work and dedication to WW I will lose it? I am getting frustrated that I can't break through this barrier! I am hoping by some miracle that after I get past 190 lbs, I start to drop. I know I want the weight to come off at a healthy pace, but I have lost .6 lbs for 3 of 4 WIs. It's hard to know that I am working hard and not getting a whole lb! I need to increase my exercise, that I know. But, still worried about 190, I have a ways to go still.
Thanks for letting me vent and explain my frustrations! Any advice on whether or not this could be a plateau or what you did to lose the weight would be helpful! I am always open to tips and ideas!
Have a great week,
Losing It In Colorado