Another Plateau

The word “Plateau” is of French origin. Etymologically speaking, it comes from the words: “pla” meaning, “The easy weight” and “teau” meaning, “loss period is definitely over.” I know I said I was stuck a short while back and ended up losing nine pounds in three weeks. But this time I can feel it. It’s been five days since I hit that low point and I haven’t hit it since. Given that I’ve experienced this exact same curve at least twenty-seven times before, I’m pretty sure it’s time to hunker down for the long haul.

On the upside, the train rolled through the town of Labordayton just fine. The downside, of course, is that Halloweentown, Thanksgivingland, and Christmasville are looming ever closer. Halloweentown isn’t too big a deal: it is, after all, a stop of only a few hours. Thanksgivingland is a bit worse: one or two days, depending on the weather. Christmasville, however, lasts fifty-nine days and is absolutely rife with Chex Mix.

10 Responses to “Another Plateau”

Biz said
September 8, 2010 at 10:21 am

Well if it makes you feel any better, even after riding 248 miles on the exercise bike, doing Jillian’s 30-day shred 3 times a week, riding my bike outside – my weight from June 1 to Labor Day is exactly the same: 169!

Although I did lose .5 inch on my thighs (I think from the bike riding) and 1.5 inches on my waist), but I know the next time I go to my doctor he’ll say “you still need to lose about 40 pounds.” 🙁

Happy Hump Day!

Love, your prettier sister, Biz

    Charlie said
    September 8, 2010 at 11:30 am

    Did you do the three-day weigh in? I still wouldn’t trust a single entry per month. You could have lost two pounds and not know it due to an anomalous reading.

      Anna said
      September 9, 2010 at 6:24 am

      I agree with Charlie, you might have just stepped on the scales on a water surge!!

      Soooo many things cause this:
      muscle ‘pump’

      I would never trust a monthly weigh in either. Weigh again Biz 😉

      And THEN if you haven’t lost, then your diet needs tweeking. Join My Fitness Pal and track……its brilliant there 🙂

      Anna 🙂

Helen said
September 8, 2010 at 10:25 am

Love that definition and would post it on my Facebook status if I wasn’t afraid you’ve come after me with the Keystone Cops.

When I weighed myself on September 1 at the one year anniversary of my blog, I weighed exactly .6 lbs. more than I did in 09. If this is my plateau I want the hell off.

Tish said
September 8, 2010 at 7:13 pm

hahahaha. Love the definition. I am NOT on a plateau. I am on the train.

I’ve lost 27.4 pounds since I got back on track at the beginning of May–that’s an average of about 1.5 pounds a week. I’m seriously looking at reaching my WW goal (17 more pounds) before the end of the year.

    Anna said
    September 9, 2010 at 6:25 am

    Brilliant Tish!! 😀

Charlie said
September 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm

@Helen: no cops, feel free to use it.

@Tish: yay!

Anna said
September 9, 2010 at 6:31 am

Funny as ever Charlie 🙂

Don’t think you can call a 5day plateau a plateau anyhow… I’ve known my scale not move for over 2 weeks and then it does.

Scales are evil!!! Someone on MFP said to ‘treat them like a distant relative’ which I found funny, and true!

Last week I gained 5lbs. This week I’ve lost 7.5lbs. It’s all a big battle of wills between me and my scales….lol

Keep the faith 😉

Debbi Does Dinner Healthy said
September 9, 2010 at 8:35 am

So do you have family tradition on Thanksgiving or can you change it up and actually make it “healthy”. Or would that just NOT be Thanksgiving for you?

Julie said
September 9, 2010 at 9:07 pm

Charlie I like the weigh 3 days in a row. I am going to do that on my next weigh in. Next week I go back to the Life Style that is healthy and good for me. I haven’t been terrible but I also know not good but when the funeral is done, burial is done and the weekend is over and family is gone, life will get back to normal and back to the train to Onderland.
Take care Charlie, I know that your plateau won’t last forever. You are doing so wonderfully.
Halloweentown is difficult here with a daycare and a son that loves candy. Thanksgivingland is held with my hubby fixing the meal of the day and well….it can be interesting at times. Christmasville is again so hard because of daycare and all the goodies I made for Christmas gifts. Don’t let me step off this train Charlie, I have 18 lbs to go.
Take care and have a great Friday and a terrific weekend. God Bless!!