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Reassessing My Plateau

Thursday, March 25, 2010

I have battled with a plateau for so long now. The Beck book talks about a long-duration plateau being a possible message from the body saying that I am at my goal weight.

However, I asked a sparkfriend today how she dealt with plateaus while in the process of losing 70 lbs. She said to take an honest look at what I'm eating and doing.

I'm going to sit this weekend and take a candid look at what's up with me and my body. I'm tired of working hard and getting nowhere.

  
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FLMOMX2 3/26/2010 3:00PM

    Great advice. Looking back occasionally is good in all things as long as we don't look through rose colored glasses. Best wishes.

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DDHEART 3/26/2010 2:23PM

    I think that even if it weren't for the plateau this is good advice and a great plan. A true eval of where we are and what we're doing can really help a peson to determine if their body is where it needs to be. Have a great weekend soul search! emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/26/2010 7:48AM

    Excellent advice! Time to reassess everything to see if there is an area that needs to adjusted.
Have a great Friday and stay positive! emoticon

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JLITT62 3/26/2010 5:28AM

    I've read that sort of advice, too. And I just know in my bones that 139 for a 5'1" woman is still not a healthy weight. I am happy here, but the bottom line is I want to be all I can be -- and that means healthy, too.

I continue to closely examine what I eat, try to tweak things . . .and believe that someday that scale will move, and KEEP moving, again.

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NANCY- 3/26/2010 3:07AM

    Sometimes your body needs time to adjust, sometimes you need to make changes. Your determination will help you find the path you need to take.
WTG on being honest.
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CHERIRIDDELL 3/26/2010 12:11AM

    I am wondering too if you are retaining some of the weight as a cushion for the stress afterall you have alot of other things going on , for ages after the accident I was struggling to lose and it seemed to be staying put but in the past couple of months it seems to finally be budging now I have washed that lawyer right out of my hair .Sometimes our body has other plans for us than we have and we have to go with the flow!

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Plateau Queen Does Monthly Weigh-In, Gets New Equipment

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

That would be me - Queen of the Plateaus. Yup, that's me. I've put off the weigh-in because, well, this plateau has lasted forever and ever. Amen.

Weigh-in was fine. I get it already; I know how to maintain. Have tried everything to recharge and get going again to lose more. However, I'm fine right now as I've got lots to deal with at the moment. Happy to not be gaining.

Last week, I bought the SP fitness DVD featuring Coach Nicole. Have I used it? NO! Not yet. This week, I bought a new aerobic step to use with The Firm DVD's. Have I used it? NO! Not yet. Okay, I can hear it now. See, that's why I'm not losing. Not working hard enough. (smiling)

Truth is, I've put myself on hardworking weeks of mega-stuff and... no progress. At present, I'm mainly working on maintaining what little sanity I have left, let alone worrying about additional weight loss. No kidding.

All in all. I'll be fine. Wishing everyone a day full of laughs and love.

  
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HICALGAL 3/25/2010 2:50AM

    hey queen of plateaus with the new equipment...lol...i can totally relate with buying new equipment and not using it. bought heavier wts and finally used them almost 5 mos later. go at your pace. it's not a race. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/25/2010 12:15AM

    Sanity is overrated.My policy has always been whatever life throws at me I throw back twice as hard just so I can hear the pleasing splat sound when it smacks it full force !I am going to go hunting for the Spark DVD tomorrow .Sort of like that old camp song "Going on a lion hunt , gonna catch a big one , I put down my trusty rifle, took my boots out of my mouth ....."

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AMYMLE 3/24/2010 11:57PM

    Jesse, You really HAVE struggled with stubborn plateaus this year. I sure hope you hang in there and are more stubborn than those plateaus.

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DDHEART 3/24/2010 8:15PM

    Wait a minute while I stop giggling.....hang on to your sanity it's a precious commodity.....hey, wouldn't it be funny if losing our sanity would take some pounds along with it! Yup, you guessed it....I seem to have misplaced my sanity emoticon

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FLMOMX2 3/24/2010 5:16PM

    Like you said, better than gaining.

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ALEXSGIRL1 3/24/2010 4:06PM

    sending laughter and love back your way. think positive it will happen emoticon

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MSLZZY 3/24/2010 2:22PM

    Changing things up may help. I was stuck in a rut for awhile but I decided to try something new and it sure made a difference! emoticon

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MEGANC1988 3/24/2010 12:47PM

    Well once you do use it you can feel super accomplished with your new fitness toys!

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JLITT62 3/24/2010 12:47PM

    Well, I'm pretty much right there with you -- and I know I've put in the work. But I'm not ready to throw in the towel yet. I'm a stubborn person!

And yes, if the worst thing that happens Is I don't gain again, that wouldn't be so bad, either.

Sorry to hear that life is throwing so much at you -- doesn't it know that it's not baseball season yet?

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The Last Supper Painting & Portion Control

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Heard an interesting item on the radio today. Some historian has studied paintings throughout the ages of The Last Supper and found that, as they were painted throughout history, the food portions painted on the plates increased over time. Speaks for itself.

Guess we're not the only society and culture with a love of food and eating. (smiling)

Wishing all a great Wednesday.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 3/28/2010 4:07AM

    I heard that too.

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PRINCESS895 3/24/2010 1:08PM

    Very interesting...I found a few articles about it. Thanks.

http://www.medicalne
wstoday.com/articles/183245.php


http://www.usatoday.com
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http://www.thestar.com/li
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Side note: After posting I realized that the links appeared lumped together and distorted. Anyway, just copy and paste the link directly on your browser.

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FLMOMX2 3/24/2010 7:59AM

    Interesting

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/24/2010 12:17AM

    I was reading this self same article today .

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HICALGAL 3/23/2010 11:35PM

    interesting...thanks for sharing!

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Nothing to Say Today

Monday, March 22, 2010

But just wanted the points. Have a good evening.

  
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JCORYCMA 3/23/2010 11:09PM

    Jesse - I've got to applaude your honesty! I didn't even think about the points you get for posting a blog. Maybe I need to step it up a little. Hopefully when my laptop is fixed!
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FREELADY 3/23/2010 1:46PM

    I'm always happy to see these blogs, cuz it means one of my friends is still hanging in there on SP!!
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Molly The Owl & Her Eggs, Ready to Hatch - on WebCam. Don't Miss It.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Molly is precious andher babies are ready to hatch. For those of us who do not have the benefit of life in the countryside to experience things like this, it's absolutely thrilling. Also, threads from all over the country. Very cool.

www.ustream.tv-theowlbox

  
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DDHEART 3/21/2010 6:35PM

    Even those of us living in the boonies don't get the close up views very often. Thanks!

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GRAYGRANNY 3/21/2010 12:23PM

    Do I need to say it again??????????.......DANG DIAL-UP
I can't wait till I get high-speed service in my area........missing all the good stuff plus sitting here losing alot of my life just waiting for things to load up!!!!!!!

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CHERIRIDDELL 3/21/2010 11:46AM

    How delightful!

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