Does anyone else have a set-point? I started thinking about this today. I'm within 11 lbs of mine. That is the weight at which I usually see a stall in forward progress (measured by the scale) - the point I usually give 1-2 weeks and then quit.
No, no, no ... I have no intention of doing that THIS time, but I'm afraid of that number. It is lurking before me, and has proven in the past to be stronger than I am - was.
So, I am devising a plan to push past that dreaded plateau. I'm going to tighten up my portion sizes when it hits. If that doesn't move me past it, I will add more movement (though I don't much relish walking in the heat of late summer).
I think mostly, however, it is a mind-over-matter issue. I've lost the battle mentally, in the past. I know intellectually to expect plateaus and to wait them out, but when it comes to actually doing that - well, I don't. I suppose that is true of most people, otherwise their diets would be a success and the industry wouldn't be making billions a year.
Scarlet, on her blog today, expressed her frustration with "just" maintaining. She'd like to see movement down the scale again. That got me to thinking about my own set-point. I know what I have to do, so I just need to prepare myself and follow through.
I am going to prepare myself to FINALLY push past that dreaded set-point, whenever it arrives. I am thinking I will meet my foe around late September.