Sounds like you are a plateau.. hang in and don't give up!
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21,125 9/30/11 10:06 A
You might not be doing anything wrong. How tall are you ? The closer a person gets to a normal (healthy) weight for their height, the harder it is to take off any excess. Women think they are fat when they really aren't. so, you may be at a very healthy weight and that would explain why your loss has slowed down. You may want to lose, but your body may be happy at the current weight.
If you're close to goal weight, a better option would be to continue strength training. Kettlebell training is one way to strength train, but you might consider adding more strength training exercises. Adding lean muscle can help tighten you up. Muscle burns fat and the more lean muscle you carry, the more efficient your body will be at burning fat.
If you increased the weight of your kettlebell from 5 to 10 pounds for your workouts, then you ARE making very good progress ! Don't assume that the scale not moving fast enough means you're not making a change for the better. If your strength has increased, that's a positive change.
Do you have more energy ? Can you walk up stairs without getting out of breathe ? Are you sleeping better ? How are your clothes fitting ? If you can wear a smaller size, that's a success too.
So, don't assume something must be wrong because the scale isn't moving fast enough. If you're seeing change in other areas, that's a plus.
Why aren't you losing ? Like I said earlier, the closer a person gets to a healthy weight for their height, the slower the loss becomes. Mostly, you should take a good look at what you've been eating. If you're still eating some processed foods, those could go in favor of healthier options. Clean eating can help get those last few pounds off.
In general, it sounds like you're doing just fine though.
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217 9/30/11 9:41 A
I have been working on my permanent lifestyle change since April this year. I would have thought I would have been at my goal by now....I am so frustrated....I have been stuck in the 140's for two months now. Maybe lose 1 lb per month instead of per week....I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong. I stay within my calorie range(no cheating) and have steadly increased the number of days I excercise, increased the kettlebell weight from 5lb to 10lbs over the last 5 months. I have just added another day of kettleworx - up to 4 days per week instead of 3,I bike or kayak, or walk/run on the weekends. Does anyone have any suggestions that might move things along?
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