I haven’t written a post about my weight loss journey recently because of being at a plateau. No worries—with all the craziness and off-schedule moments of the holidays and being bombarded at work once the new year rolled in, this plateau has been fine by me. Old me would have snarfed away to curb the stress and would be at least 10 pounds heavier right about now. Plateau Barbara held steady on the same weight from Thanksgiving until this morning. Yep, after a kick-in of cardio a few days this week, I’m down another 1.5 pounds.
What did it? A combo of two things Bernice Wood mentions in her great post—writing down the food and high-intensity training. I am to track food per the Weight Watchers PointsPlus™ program, but admit I slacked on officially writing it down over the past month (which is what works best for me). I did keep a pretty good tally in my head though, hence staying steady vs. any gorging. So, I’ve pulled out my trusty three-month WW journal and started scrawling again.
I tried the high-intensity part this week on the recumbent bike and treadmill. Both times I did programmed “fat burn” cycles on my club’s equipment, but added in some manual changes to up my speed at times. By watching my heart rate monitor, I safely viewed my levels so I didn’t overdo it. I love Bernice’s formal schedule for a 30 minute workout (mine was random bursts) and will definitely incorporate a customized list for myself.