Will I be 155 Forever?

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I'm really not sure why I'm not losing any more weight. I have stayed in my calorie range faithfully and continue to exercise more then ever, but the scale is so stubborn. I did start taking my measurements last month and they changed a little, but I feel like I'm doing everything right and it's still not moving.

I'm trying to change up my exercise to break through this plateau if this is what this is. I really don't think I can eat less then 1500 calories and make that a life change. I don't think I can exercise anymore either and stick to it.

Am I really destined to keep this last 20 pounds on? Any advice is certainly welcome!
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    Thanks for your support...I'm glad I was able to get ahold of myself...at least for today...

    Just a thought about being "stuck" at 155...you may be getting to be in such good shape that even though your putting in plenty of workout time...you may need to notch up the intensity...your heart needs to pump harder to get to the next level of fitness. If you don't have a heart rate monitor, you may want to look into getting one. I try to keep my heart rate at an average of about 135 and like to push myself into the 150's in intervals on certain days. The trainers at my gym say that's the best way to "ratchet up" weight loss. If your heart rate can recover quickly...then it's okay to push it a little harder for periodic intervals. If you find your heart doesn't recover quickly you may not want to push so hard...but a heart rate monitor is a good way to find out if your making the most of your workout time.
    3187 days ago
  • LENNY48
    I believe our bodies have a set point and perhaps you are at it. Are u sure you need to lose the 20 more pounds or do you look great where you are? I don't ever go by the Insurance weight chart because it is inaccurate. If you really want to lose more, hang in there. It will eventually move.
    3189 days ago
  • KLEE46
    There are some excellent SP articles on breaking through plateaus. Maybe your body is taking some time to adjust to the new regimen. I like your idea to stick with your calorie and intake range, because that way it is a lifestyle instead of a punishment. Please let me know how it goes for you. emoticon
    3189 days ago
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