The dictionary's first definition of plateau says "an area of high flat land; a mountain with a wide, flat top." But a plateau is not just an area of land, it is an experience, a phenomenon, a point to forge ahead or turn back.
I'm choosing to forge ahead.
I've been plateauing or see-sawing for over two weeks now. Up a pound or two, down a pound or two. Eating well, not eating well.
First set back - my juicer died. I ordered another the same day, but it took over 10 days to arrive. I washed and set it up. Prepped all the fruits and vegetables I had on hand. Juiced for the first time in almost two weeks on Thursday. Missed Friday.
Time to start anew on the daily juicing - TODAY!
Second set back - exhaustion, mostly caused by a ramp up on the job and needier folks at home. It's been difficult to set aside prep and cook time. We've had a few too many days of fast food and pizza, not to mention strudels for dessert.
Third (possible) set back - allergy season has started. No time to get over the over-doing exhaustion before the sinus pressure, sore throat, nasal drip induced-coughing and poor sleep exhaustion begins.
BUT, this third one I can see approaching, so I need to plan my attack NOW so it doesn't take me down.
I find the ladies in my care are another challenge right now. Having to constantly explain what I'm eating and why is wearing on me. I offer ice cream as their nightly treat and I have grapes. I have to explain why for the 10 minutes it takes to consume these treats! Same deal with muffins (I don't eat) or sandwiches (when I choose a salad over the two slices of bread). It feels like I am on display, or in an interactive play where I am the star and they are the questioning audience.
Getting over this will be the only way to continue on my healthful journey.
Good points - I am still 100% soda free! I physically feel thinner than the scale has measured me (242 lbs this morning). I'm aware of the pitfalls around me and will work to overcome them.