I think I'm on another plateau. I've been regularly working out. I've been drinking my water and getting my rest and eating well. And I haven't been losing.
I'm still at 278 today. I've been hanging out around this number since Christmas. What's the deal here? What's going on? I've changed my workout routine and upped my resistance. I've increased the level on my elliptical machine. I tracked my calories yesterday (2200). Grrr....
This is the struggle. This is the reason people lose their bananas. Here I am, busting my hump, and I'm getting bupkis back.
Well, that's not totally true... I stepped out of the shower yesterday morning. Remember way back, when I saw the first small line of muscle in my forearm? I've been having that quite a bit. My shoulders are rounding out, and on Monday when I did my front and lateral dumbell raises, I could really see the nice shape of muscle under the shirt as the arms went up. When I'm buzzing my head with the clippers, I can see the way my bicep makes a round shape, even without flexing. There's something there, and it looks to be nice. When I'm standing in the bathroom or my bedroom with my shirt off and look down at my arm, I can see the shoulder muscle go out then back into my arm, then how the triceps muscle comes back out. It's not just one amorphous shape any longer.
Well this week I noticed a fresh line. My thigh. Stepping out of the shower, there was a perceptible line of divided muscle running down the front of my thigh. My quads are just starting to peek out. Because of the loose skin on my upper thigh, I almost have to get a small jiggle going to make the line appear consistently, but it's there now. So maybe this weight plateau is okay, as underneath changes are still occuring. I don't know. I'm going to have to sit down and review what I'm doing and see where else I can kick it up a notch to jumpstart the scale's falling numbers again.
Man is this frustrating though.