Why is it that the last 10 pounds, or my my case 13, are always the hardest?
I started Weight Watchers (again) in August of 2009. By the time that November came around, I had already lost all the weight I’ve lost so far. I started at GULP….168lbs and I’m currently at 133. Since then, I have lost and gained the same 5 pounds over and over again. Some weeks I don’t try, other weeks I try and succeed, others I try and fail. I just can’t seem to shake the last few pounds. Every time I think I’m going to FINALLY break 130, BAM, back I go.
I know that I am to blame but if I could easily lose 35, why can’t I lose the last 10 or so??? Maybe I’ve reached a point where my body is comfortable with itself? Maybe “I” have reached a point where “I” am complacent with my weight? I don’t know. I’d love to make it to my goal of 120 but I’m losing hope. With all this running and working out I’ve doing for the past few months you’d think I’d have lost weight but alas, I haven’t. It’s just making me hungry ALL THE TIME. I’m always ravenous. As a matter of fact, I could eat a cow right now.
Maybe I’m destined to be forever pudgy (at 5’1.5″, 133lbs IS pudgy.)
I just stumbled onto your blog from a link on the FB C25K page. I heartily agree that the last 10lbs is the hardest and any expert in the field (which I am not!) will tell you that as well.
I think to lose those last few pounds a person really has to tighten up on the diet (this is where I struggle) and lots of cardio is important too. It sounds like you have been running a fair bit, but I also have read a lot about weight training and that building muscle will help to burn more calories and help you lose those last 10lbs. Sometimes a person needs to mix up their work out routine to shock the body a little.
Good for you for losing 35lbs and keeping it off! That’s awesome 🙂
I feel you, June! I am 5’0.5″ and I hover around 120ish. I know my ideal weight is closer to 110-115, but I can not seem to get and stay there. If i hardcore WW without any cheating or flex points I can get to 115, but it never stays down there for long. I just figure my body is comfy at 125 and if i can stay under 120 at all i should be happy. but it’s hard.