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The juicy frustration continues!

Juicing Journal: Fear of Failure?

Photo credit: flickr/Milos Milosevic

The Weight Loss Plateau

Its been a really frustrating few weeks!

The summer excesses seems a distant memory now but my weight loss is being incredibly stubborn.

I seem to be bouncing around the same weight and its been this way for the last few months.

A few weeks back I tried to break the plateau by eating nothing but raw whole foods. In the first week I lost just under 4.5 lbs and I lost nothing at all in the second week.

In this last week I reverted back to a daily routine of Juice – Juice – Meal but unfortunately I have managed to put a fair amount of weight on!

I know why this is of course. A night out last weekend plus a few inappropriate food choices during the week mean that come the weigh in this morning I knew what I was going to see.

It also hasn’t helped that  I haven’t been exercising as frequently as I know I should. My cross trainer is definitely about to pack up which isn’t helping.

Breaking Through The Boundary

I’ve started thinking about the next stage of my juicing journey. Is this weight loss plateau of my own making?

Could it be a physical restriction? Could it be that I am just designed to be a bit bigger than someone should be for my height?

I don’t really think it’s a physical constraint. I see story’s from people all the time who are achieving incredible physical transformations.

I have already lost over 80 lbs myself so I know its possible.

So if it’s not a physical restriction then it has to be a mental constraint right?

Could it be that I fear failing?

I actually don’t know the answer to that question. I do know that my journey so far has been a succession of stumbles but every time, I pick myself up, dust myself off and get going again. My persistence shows in my weight loss chart and so I know that the answer lies in just keeping going.

It doesn’t help with frustration levels though!

I knew this time would come. I know that the next big battle in my juicy journey back to health is going to be the one that happens between my ears!

Maybe this plateau is just allowing me to get my thoughts in order? Maybe I need to plan my next steps a bit more carefully? Maybe I don’t need any kind of plan but just a willingness to throw myself into the next stage?

I’m not sure what the answers are at the moment but I intend to find out!  When I do, I will let you know!

My not so juicy news this week is a gain of 6lbs

Mark

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Juicing for Weight Loss - Mark Beddoe 4 Oct 2014

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