Oh I feel you!
Here is my problem...I know that I *can* in theory lose 2 lbs a week, that is 104 lbs in a year....so when I do not think I am getting there...I get frustrated. I have been on WW since January 27, so almost 8 months. By all accounts, I *should* be down 70lbs. I am down 52 as of this morning. That means that I am "off track" by 18lbs, so in my very numbers oriented head, even if I do the 2lbs a week thing for the rest of the year...I have failed my goal of what I *should* be able to do.
Here is the reality.
I *average* a 1.8 lbs loss a week, I can walk/jog 3 miles at a time now (when I started I could not walk a block), I can bike for at least 15 miles (again the block distance), I am down five sizes in my clothes, numerous annoying health issues have started to clear up, and I FEEL better. Granted I do not think i LOOK better (although people tell me I do).
Where am I going with this....
Our reality is sometimes (or in my case all of the time) is not what the *ACTUAL* reality is. We get stuck in this loop of numbers and goals and hard core data, that we like to look at on a daily basis. We get frustrated when there is not instant gratification, we beat ourselves up when we do not think we have succeeded fast enough based on some arbirtrary date or number that we ourselves have imposed. We all need to learn to stop looking at the little picture, and look at the big picture.
Yes, plateaus are frustrating as ****, even mini ones. We want this to be a cake walk, and just woosh the pounds down, but lets face it...lets face the actual reality. If it were that easy...none of us would be fat. None of us would be out of shape, and none of us would be in this situation. It is not easy, and our heads and sometimes bodies work against us.
I hate to sound trite..but just keep at it. Just keep staying on plan, working out..and living. Enjoy your journey..and life. For me that means that sometimes i have chocolate cake and wine. Sometimes that means I have too much of them HAHA. Sometimes that means I take a day off of a work out and just sit in my pajamas and do nothing for the whole entire day. But I only allow that one day, and then I am back at it, and sometimes I see it in the scale and sometimes I don't. You are moving forward. I am moving forward, we are all moving forward, even if you go a month without losing a pound...if you are staying on plan, working out, taking time for your brain to adjust and catch up....you are getting stronger...more fit...healthier and making a huge amount of progress. Hang tight...the body will catch up
I will climb off of my soap box now, since your post managed to catch me at a time when I have been feeling the EXACT same way....and have thought briefly "what the **** is the point".....answering your post has helped my head catch up and be ok with not going down as fast as it would like!
Don't worry...you got this!