I see them as part of life. It's just another thing to overcome with dedication and persistence.
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12/6/12 8:42 A
i keep at it
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12/6/12 8:33 A
try rocking your calorie count up then down for a few days. I've heard this will get things moving.
12/6/12 7:43 A
just chiming in with support and encouragement.
I've been waffling around the same weight for a while, now (probably at least month or so), so I can understand your grief.
Keep going; things will likely move again
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12/6/12 6:32 A
Thank you everyone, I will read the spark pages and have patience. I will have to try and mix it up a little. I'm now going for 5 more pounds. Slowly though. Thank you agin
Weight loss is a day at a time process
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12/5/12 9:40 P
There are some really good answers already but I wanted to chime in and show support :)
I have been there many times myself. Remember that your body is always looking for a state of balance. The whole purpose of body fat is / was to support us during times of duress and famine. If your body went into a perpetual free fall everytime there was a caloric deficit, chances are you would be dead. Your body is geared for survival and is always seeking stability. The plateau is simply the body finding it's footing.
Your body is also excellent at efficiency. It had to be or the results would be fatal in earlier, harder times.
The exercises that used to bring results and now flatline is because you are now more efficient, and that is a good thing. That is why someone just getting off the couch seems to see good results doing simple walking and basic exercises. In a word, it is because their bodies and energy management systems have become so inefficient that any consistant exertion throws the whole system into chaos and as a result you lose weight until the body finds its footing.
The fact that you lost 10 pounds very slowly is a VERY good thing. I would place my bets that those 10 pounds are going to stay off.
Don't assume something is wrong because your weight loss hits a slow point. As the old song goes,"accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative". You haven't gained any weight back. That's says you are doing something right. Why isn't the scale moving ? Not an easy question to answer.
One thing to consider is whether or not your body is stuck in a rut i.e. doing the same thing day after day after day. The human body thrives on change and challenge. So, if you've been doing the same workout every day, it's time to try something new. Mix it up. The same is true of the foods you've been eating. Try adding more varieties of veggies. Try having more fruit.
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