False Plateau?


Posted by Carma | Posted in Body Image | Posted on 21-06-2010

Weight: 228.6
WiiFit Age: 36

I just confirmed something I suspected was going on … my plateau is weight alone. My body is still getting smaller.

For the past three weeks, I’ve been measuring my waist on Mondays. Today, my waist was 38″. Last week it was 38.5″ and the week before that it was 39″.

During this two-week period, my weight has stayed roughly the same.

What does this tell me?

It tells me that I’m still moving toward my goal, even when it doesn’t show up on the scale. This is because my ultimate goal really isn’t to achieve some number on the scale (although that would be nice). My ultimate goal is to have a slender, healthy body that looks and feels good.

Because muscle tissue weighs more than fat, you can actually weigh more but be thinner when you are toned. And that’s O.K. with me.

So, I’m happy that during this little weight plateau my muscles have been improving, because that also translates to a higher metabolic rate. (Muscle tissue demands more energy than fat tissue.)

I’m going to count my blessings, focus on the positive and look forward to the coming reduction of the numbers on the scale.