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MISSAPPLE1981 Posts: 11
8/3/12 9:25 P

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)
LOTUS737 Posts: 2,056
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!

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
LOST4ONE Posts: 2
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
CMCOLE Posts: 2,667
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.

MISSAPPLE1981 Posts: 11
8/2/12 10:05 P

Thank you! You guys are great!

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8/2/12 9:20 P

Especially when my numbers aren't decreasing as much as I would like, I have to remind myself that this is not a diet.... it's a lifestyle change. Be's coming! :-)

MISSAPPLE1981 Posts: 11
8/2/12 7:52 P


AJWALKLEY Posts: 504
8/2/12 7:33 P

Change is always a good thing! Let's hang in there together! :-)

JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,436
8/2/12 7:31 P

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
MISSAPPLE1981 Posts: 11
8/2/12 7:29 P

Thank you :)

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.

AJWALKLEY Posts: 504
8/2/12 6:58 P

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?

MISSAPPLE1981 Posts: 11
8/2/12 6:54 P

Does anyone have any suggestions?

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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