I'm glad I finally started using these message boards. I slept in today and I am almost at my calorie limit and it's a friend's batchelorette after work :( I'm just going to have 2 drinks MAXIMUM and do a double work out tomorrow.
I hope I am ok at weigh in next week if I stick to it. This is the first time I have 'cheated' in a very long time.
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8/3/12 3:46 P
my weight isnt coming off.. and i know why.. because im not giving it my all!! im giving in on the weekends!!!
8/3/12 3:06 P
I am in the same boat too. I'm working out harder than ever, staying w/ in my calorie range & I'm am just stuck! I am trying new routines & lifting heavier. It is sooooo frustrating. I just hope my body fat percentage is going down b/c my scale is making me crazy!
Edited by: LEDESHAN at: 8/3/2012 (15:09)
8/3/12 9:14 A
I would change up your exercise routine- maybe do some non-interval running, try a different cardio video (there are some on here you can try!), maybe even change the ratio of nutrients you intake? Eg if you're targeting 50% carbs, 30% fat, 20% protein, try switching your fat and protein targets. Sometimes we just have to completely change things up to break through. Sometimes we just need a little more rest, too! I know it's frustrating, I think we've all been there, but you will eventually see results as long as you keep making healthy choices!
Current goal: -8 pounds (32 total) by October
Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
8/3/12 8:46 A
It has been 30 days.. I put in at least 30 mins of different aerobic every day plus alternating days weights and yoga. I am keeping to or under calories... and I have gained 10lbs.. ally hard to keep motivated....
8/3/12 7:41 A
I'm in the same boat. I actually gained a pound this week, despite exercising 50-100 minutes per day and sticking to my calorie range all but one day. Today was a weigh-in and I was disappointed. But hey, we just got started! It won't happen overnight--I sure didn't put these extra 30lbs on overnight, either. Patience is the key.
Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants. --Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food
8/3/12 6:38 A
Like others have said - a week is nothing in the scheme of things. Sometimes our bodies just need an adjustment period. Nothing is linear; all our molecules behave in conjunction with each other, and things happen at different rates.
Don't fret, and don't think of it as a failure. Think of it as training for maintenance, when that phase arrives.
only been about a week? Yeahh...that's not a plateau. You just have to be patient. It may take a month before you see changes. Just keep doing the right things-- exercising and staying within your calorie limits.
"One may walk over the highest mountain one step at a time." - Barbara Walters
It has only been about a week since I have been this stuck. I think I am just being impatient. Before this week, I hadn't been intensly excercising like I am now, so hopefully all this weight loss will catch up with me.
Good idea about the changing everything I eat though. I will get a bunch of groceries this weekend and change it up.
How long have you been stuck? If it's less than 2 weeks, it might not be a plateau but hormonal changes or other factors. I'm in the same boat right around the same weight you are. Sometimes once we get down to a certain weight it gets harder to get the last bit off. Have you tried completely changing up what your eating and how you're exercising?
I cannot budge from 138 pounds and I really want to get down to 125. I feel like I am being so 'good; with my diet. I am eating very healthy. I stick to the calorie count per day. I hardly ever cheat and I am excercising pretty much every day.
I alternate between interval training (1.5 mins running, 1 minute walking for 30-35 minutes). Stength training 2-3 times per week. Other cardio walk videos on the days that I don't do the intervals. Most days I also add a half hour brisk walk in the night time to this.
I really really want to reach this goal. Does anyone have any suggestions of things that have helped you get over your plateau? I am just not losing quick enough :(
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