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Finally shattered the plateau!

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

We've all been there. We've all hit plateaus and while the scale stays the same, our frustration mounts. It can be pretty tough sometimes when you feel as if you've tried everything, but it's so important NOT to give up.

Maybe I didn't really "shatter" this plateau but I did finally start moving downward again. And yes, only being a pound down is a victory that I will gladly claim. I was stuck right at 200 lbs. So to be out of the 200's is a victory for me.

I'm not one who puts a huge emphasis on the number on the scale. However, 3 1/2 weeks of sitting at 200 lbs. was beginning to bother me. When a plateau strikes, I try different things. For 3 or 4 days, I'll eat something different for breakfast. Next time I might push myself to walk further and add one more day of walking. Next time, I try to concentrate on my rest and make sure I'm getting plenty of it. I always track my food, exercise and water. I can look and see if I notice anything glaring. It helps to have the data to refer to.

I hope some of these suggestions help you if and when you hit the dreaded plateau. Whatever you do, don't give up. At some point your body will respond and sometimes the only answer is time.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LINDOKAS 8/10/2011 12:15PM

    congrats. you are certainly knowledgeable about trying different things to break plateaus so good for you!

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PRETTYNPLAYFUL 8/10/2011 11:20AM

    Congrats on hitting 199 and breaking through the plateau!

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ALLIEALLIE2 8/10/2011 10:07AM

    Awsome!! I hope I can shatter my current plateau here soon!

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MAXIE56 8/9/2011 10:03PM

    Good for you

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JESSIEJACKS76 8/9/2011 2:46PM

    good ideas!

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