I've been putting off writing this post for a few weeks, as then I'd need to face up to reality! I had a recent weight plateau for 9 weeks (apart from a 2 week blip in the middle where I went a bit mad and gained and lost 2lbs) and I've only started to lose weight again in the last week - first 1/4lb and then 1/2lb in the last few days.
The plateau was quite complex - I had reached what I believe to be my set point and the point at which I usually get stuck, frustrated and then give up. Outwardly I honestly believed that I had not changed my behaviour or calories, but when I look back at the data from MFP and my Fitbit, the evidence is that my calorie intake has crept up incrementally since the end of January and I have a lot more days where I am way over on calories, despite being within for the week overall.
Added to this, is that during my plateau, my trousers have continued to get looser and my measurements indicate that I had taken 3/4 inch off my waist. I have also increased my exercise and general activity in this time and I feel good for it.
So, my very long winded question to you all is what should I do from here?? I am in a dilemma of staying as I am, which is very sustainable, but not perfect and now looks like resulting in very gradual weight loss. Or, do I push myself a bit harder, cut out, say, 100/200 calories (replace some treat food with more veg essentially and eat slightly less) Being in my comfort zone at the moment has clouded my judgement! And if it is the latter, how can I motivate myself to do this?