Feeling a bit frustrated

Last updated on Tue, 16th Feb 2021

There are good days, and there are bad days, and today if definitely one of the latter! I’m feeling frustrated that my weight loss has plateaued, and also that I’ve got an injured knee so I can’t exercise properly.

In the last week or so I’ve not lost any weight, which is disappointing because up until now the weight has fallen off me really quickly. Some weeks I was losing 2 kg and was delighted with my progress. But the last couple of weeks that’s stopped, and my rate of loss has slowed considerably.

I’m not too upset by it, because I know in my head that the weight loss will come… eventually. But at the same time, I don’t feel I’m seeing the reward in the scales for my efforts.

Then there’s my knee. It’s painful when I bend it and it’s a bit swollen. I’d love to take an anti-inflammatory painkiller, but NSAIDs are not allowed because of my weight loss surgery.

I’m OK to walk on as long as I don’t try to walk very fast, but with a slow pace I don’t get my heart rate up, and I don’t benefit as much from the exercise.

So all-in-all I’m feeling pretty fed up. It’s the kind of feeling that would have derailed me in the past. I would have probably gone out and bought a load of rubbish food, and (temporarily) drowned out my feelings by eating. But of course – with my tiny new stomach – I can’t do that anymore, so I guess I’ll just embrace how I feel and live with it. And also try to remember that:

It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon!

Although at the moment – with my dodgy knee – I’m not capable of running a marathon or a sprint!

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