|There is no requirement to jump off!|
When I am focused on the number on the scale a plateau is a negative. When I am focused on the big picture (health, serenity, life-long changes and acceptance), I can see and feel the positive attributes in a plateau. It is a time for my mind and body to come together before the process continues. When I keep doing the right things, a plateau is a step towards maintenance.
When I think about it, my goal is maintenance. What is maintenance but a never ending plateau. Steady weight, no more losses and hopefully no weight gains. Perhaps plateaus are the healthy way to bring the body and mind together in the same place. When my mind wants to argue with the plateau period it is usually my food addiction trying to nudge it's way back in.
Anyway, I think finding a positive way to look at and accept a plateau keeps it from becoming a step in the wrong direction.
Let's hear some more positive aspects of a plateau. Please share your positive experiences.