So I'm down 38.4 in 22 weeks, but the last three weeks have been sloooowww going. Down .2, down .6, then this morning up .2. My calories average 1400-1500/day and I exercise an average of 75 minutes a day (fast walk with a bit of jogging). I'm 160 lbs right now.
I am going away this weekend to visit family/friends over the 4th. I have handled these trips before, I can usually come home with a loss, but at the same time I have these irrational fears of gaining 5 lbs at my weigh-in next week; the fact that I gained this week is really a blow, considering that I spend a good deal of time hungry and despite my lagging motivation after those 2 miniscule losses, I never skimp on my exercise.
My instinct is to cut calories, although I know rationally I probably shouldn't do this. I will still exercise while I am away (prob 45-60 mins/day). I think the problem with a plateau is I feel so powerless, even though I am doing the right things. I am about 10 or so away from my goal, and it's so close...yet so far away.