For the first time since I started The 929 Project, my weight loss has stalled. For almost a month, the scales has bounced around, up or down, two or three pounds. Yesterday, I weighed .5 pounds more than I did last Monday. This morning, I weigh .2 pounds less. I have hovered between 223 and 226 for the better part of a month.
Frankly, I have been expecting this stall. After all, I’ve managed to shed more than 11% of my total body weight, and this has to be a “big deal” to my body. I figure that it’s just adjusting to the new weight, and once it figures out that it’s not going to starve to death, more weight will fall off.
I have tried a few tricks to break the stall – upping my calories, lowering my calories, adding a few more carbs, eating a few less carbs – and none of them have really worked. So, as of today, it’s right back on plan and right back to the gym.
I can tell, even though the scale isn’t moving, that my body is changing. I’m stronger, leaner, and healthier than I have been in years. So, I will not get discouraged. I’ll keep moving forward, and when the needle finally decides to move, this first stall will simply be another milestone in my journey.