Hitting targets….like a bird into a window.

So I have been trying to lose weight.

At my heaviest several months ago I was around 270lbs. Since then through a combination of diet and exercise, I’ve dropped down to 250lbs on my way to the target of 235lbs.

I hit 250 several weeks ago, but aside from dropping down to 248lbs a couple of times, I have not been able to continue the weight drop. I hit 250lbs and the weight is being stubborn.

It’s getting very frustrating.

Looking at the positives though, I am feeling a lot better. My waist size has dropped down to size 40, which I haven’t been at in years. I’m feeling more energetic, and I know I’m building muscle with the fitness regime I have been working doing.

I can’t help but wonder why I have hit this wall.

I know I need to work on portion control, but my diet is not terrible. I’ve been eating much more in the way of salads and a lot less in the way of carbs. I’ve been staying away from the snack foods.

By way of activity level, I’ve been hitting my 10,000 steps a day more often than not. I’ve actually been hitting closer to 12,000 steps a day most days. I’ve been on the treadmill four to five days a week training at a heart rate of 145 to 150 beats per minute for 20 to 30 minutes, plus doing a weight training routine on alternating days to work on rebuilding my injured shoulder.

I know I’m making the right moves, but hitting this wall has definitely become discouraging.

All I can do though is keep putting one foot in front of another. I can keep pushing myself, and keep reaping the benefits of the health even if the weight isn’t falling off. I know plateaus can occur during fitness training, and if I keep doing what I’m doing, I’ll push through it.

At least that’s the hope, and regardless I know it’s helping my moods.

Speaking of moods, I’m on the road today to go see M in Red Deer. It’s been a month since I’ve caught up with him so it will be good to touch-base, especially since I was downright growly last night. I have no idea why I was in such a craptastic mood, it just came over me like a wave yesterday afternoon. I was in such a grouchy mood last night when Lynn got home, I didn’t want to be around me.

I think part of it is I’ve had to postpone my escape this week. I was planning on heading down to Calgary for a few days at the end of this week, however with conflicting schedules with friends and my schedule getting busy on Friday I’ve had to postpone until sometime next month or August. I’m just really hoping I can make it happen before the choice is removed from me by way of hospitalization. As I’ve said before, August is one of my worst months. Regardless, it’ll either happen, or it won’t. No point in worrying about it right now.

Thanks for following along.

Kevin

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