The Overweight Outdoorsman – Part 7, The First Plateau

The Overweight Outdoorsman – Part 7, The First Plateau

Just a quick update this week for my Overweight Outdoorsman report.  While the week went well and I stayed on my diet like a boss, I didn’t lose any weight.  None.  Nothing.

All I can think of is that I plateaued.

Full details below:

The Overweight Outdoorsman – Week Six!

Starting Weight as of 12/7/17:  325 lbs.

Weigh in on 1/18/17:  304.00 lbs.  (ZERO CHANGE FROM LAST WEEK!

Weight loss so far over six weeks:  21 lbs.  I was hoping to be down twenty pounds by now and am happy I am.  I’m still way ahead of my immediate goal of loosing 40 lbs by the middle of May.

What It Means To Plateau

The human body is an amazing thing.  It can adapt and change itself to fit it’s environment.  For a long time my body was storing and adding fat because I was eating more food than it needed to function.  Now, I am curving my food intake heavily, and my body has adapted to that as well – it has learned how to operate with the intake of food I have been giving it.

When your body changes or adapts to your an ongoing situation like I have been putting it through with less food intake, it adjusts itself to it, and settles/levels out.

Anybody familiar with weight loss or working out is familiar with the body hitting a plateau.

To blast past my plateau, I need to change things up.  Time to add some exercise to my routine!  I did check out some gyms and found one I want to join, but I am going to hold off on joining just yet.  I am going to do some warming up to working out at home.  I have some light weights and plan to start a home calisthenic routine with some light weight lifting.

Hopefully next Thursday I will have dropped a pound or two.  I am eager to push forward.  Clothes are slightly looser, and that is a nice motivator.

Catching up?  Check out my first Overweight Outdoorsman post here.

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