Write it in the Sky! I Busted through the Plateau!



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Finally! I lost 2 pounds this week. It’s such a relief. I was really starting to doubt myself. So many times I have gotten stuck on a plateau, then I sort of just drift away from my plan, and fall off the wagon. It’s never a concrete black and white decision. But, not this time!!!! I am 4 pounds away from being under the 400’s. The last time I was under 400 pounds was 2001! That’s a lot of years to be handicapped by obesity. I am breaking free! FREE! I have hope, and confidence, I know I will succeed. And I am doing it all myself with healthy eating and exercise.

Swimming and going to the Y is getting much better. It’s still hard to walk across the parking lot, up to the building and down that long hallway to the pool, but it’s better. Hard, will fade, there are a lot of things that you have to do that are hard to get to what you want. I don’t get quite as winded, or that urgent feeling that I need to sit down quickly.

Last night was the first night I helped facilitate the weight loss group I help lead with Gerri and Sean. We have weekly group telephone meetings and a private Facebook page we all connect on daily. I can not express how much this kind of accountability has pushed me to a new level. It’s a group of people from all parts if the country, and world! We have an Australian in our group, and she is awesome! We also have a few awesome  Canadians, and the rest of us are all over the US. But once a week, these people get together on the phone, and we share our struggles and victories. There are bonds built that are like no other. I am so grateful for this group of people, and I am so honored to be part of the leadership team.

You know my dirty secret on weight days, I get sloppy with my food, mostly the portions. I want to promise to myself, and you, that I will be meticulous of my portions especially today. I do not want to get stuck on that plateau again! Not now when I am so close to being under such a big number.

So the message I have for you all today, is believe in yourself. Be totally honest, then believe you can attain anything at any age. A lot of folks my age feel they are too old to lose weight. I am here to break that big lie! Have a good day everyone!


Thanks so much for taking the time to read my blog. I am a Baby Boomer from Nebraska blogging my way to good health. I am single, with no children, I have a little white maltese dog named Lily. Follow my journey to lose 1 pound 300 times.

16 thoughts on “Write it in the Sky! I Busted through the Plateau!

  1. Deb

    Bless you! Good job for hanging in there, and keep up the swimming, the group and all of the other good work that makes you feel better. Deb

  2. Linda Campbell

    Thank the Lord you got thru that one. Way to go. I was feeling it with you. YOUR CARD WILL COME “37”. Congratulations


  3. jeanette

    Congrats on a great loss. I love your blog and appreciate you sharing because being morbidly obese myself I can relate to so much of what you write. I was thinking about you yesterday and was hoping you would break that plateau. Wishing you the best.

    • Kathleen

      Thanks Kathryn! I think we inspire most when we share our struggles and honest feelings. It would be great to just breeze through this weight loss thing, but we learn more fighting through those struggles. Blessings!

    • Kathleen

      Thanks so much Dee, It’s funny how those plateaus can steal away my hope. You would think I would learn by now to be more patient. Blessings!

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