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CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
10/18/12 8:02 A

Keep going.

I went for about three months and the scale only shivered slightly.
Everyone is different.

You'll see results eventually.
The scale is not the only method of measurement - your health is way more important than a number only you (and your doctor) ever see

JACKIEA22 SparkPoints: (0)
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10/17/12 5:40 P


the scale should never be a big player..more like a jv player on the bench. If you are feeling great and are proud of the healthy life you have started and stuck to those are your quarterbacks and point guards of the healthy living game.


life happens. plateaus happen. keep going and use it to reflect on what you can change for the next week or next goal you set

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 35,340
10/17/12 5:32 P

This Ask the Expert page explains more about what you are likely seeing:
. I know it can be difficult to not see the scale move in the direction you want, but do your best to stick with your healthy habits and you will be sure to see some positive results!

Coach Denise

"Obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it." - Michael Jordan

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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 17,403
10/16/12 10:36 P

Week 3 - not a plateau. You haven't started yet!

It took me six weeks of doing everything right to lose the first pound. Hang in there!

Edited by: LUANN_IN_PA at: 10/16/2012 (22:36)
�We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.�
~ Randy Pausch

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~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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LIZKEL302 SparkPoints: (10,089)
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10/16/12 9:45 P

Hi! I'm trying to stay positive, but I'm working really hard to make great, healthy choices (staying my SparkPeople calorie/carb/protein/fat ranges everyday for a week!) and I'm just not seeing results. The scale hasn't budged. I know the scale shouldn't be a factor, but I'm just disappointed.

I'm trying to stay positive and focus on how proud I am for sticking with the program so well this week (this is week 3), but I'm starting to feel like it isn't working for me. Any advice to reignite some motivation and power through a plateau?

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