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Plateau - light at the end of this tunnel?!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Ok, so it's been a little while since my last blog post. I'll start with some positive updates... I have worked out at least 6 days each week for the past 2 months. I started at a 15 minute mile, and I'm down to 12 minutes (ask me again in a month and a half... I'm running a 5k and I hope to be down to an 10 minute mile). I feel great - energetic, focused, I've been sleeping better, and overall just healthier than before.

And now for the other update, which is a challenge I'm currently facing. I'm stuck at a plateau. I've turned to endless people for advice, support, and motivation (thanks, guys!). I've read countless articles on what to do to overcome a plateau. I've listened to the advice I've been given - cut my caloric intake by 300-500 calories per day and I changed up my fitness routine. I've incorporated different foods into my meal plans, and increased the amount of water I drink. Still, I haven't lost any weight to speak of since January (prior to that I lost 68 lbs over the course of 2 years). I've kept a positive outlook, but I must admit that it's starting to bring me down a little. I don't know what to do next, but I am not going to give up. I'm very determined to keep moving in the right direction. For now, I'll take a deep breath and keep my chin up.

If you've gotten through a plateau before, I'd love to hear from you! Advice is always appreciated!
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MORTICIAADDAMS 5/24/2010 9:51PM

    I busted my plateau but cutting my calories 300-600 a day and doubling my exercise.

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ETORRES88 5/24/2010 9:44PM

    Here is my story. I have been stuck on plateau for over a year now. I have done everything you mentioned above. I have even cut my caloric intake to less than 1000 calories a day then I raised it for several days and then cut it and nothing has worked. I have increased my cardio, started lifting light weights and nothing. I have lost a total of 65 pounds and have about 20 to go but the scale won't move. I eat very healthy and do feel better. I just wish I would start losing again but like you, I am not giving up. Good luck,

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