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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!!!

LEDESHAN Posts: 4
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: 2,033
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!

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....

PHILLYSKYLINE Posts: 266
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.

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 patient....it's coming! :-)

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

:D

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

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

JUSTDOIT011 Posts: 1,411
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.

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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