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    IRISHEI   79,364
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Ever been at a plateau?

Thursday, October 20, 2011

What is a plateau? My Random House Webster's College Dictionary tell me-----

a period or state of little or no growth or decline, esp. one in which increase or progress ceases: to reach a plateau in one's career.

"If you always do what you always did, you'll always get what you always got."

Why am I at this standstill in my program? I track, exercise,watch my carbs, drink lots of water and really try to focus on my goals.

I know surgery did set me back, but by now, I feel I should be much further ahead with my weight loss. What can I be doing wrong? Any suggestion, those of you on maintenance? I know it never gets any easier and the sooner I tackle this problem the better it will be.

Maybe I need to make some new goals since what I am doing does not seem to be working like it used to. I need to specify what exactly I will do to change my
routine. I need to make the time to do some new activities and stick to it.

I need to be consistent and count on myself and this will carry me through.
There will be good and bad days just as before. Now, that I am more aware
that I need to make a new plan and have more goals, I will be determined
to succeed. Stress does play a big part in keeping one back, when they want
to move ahead.

I will not be anxious, but try to relax, pray more and just enjoy the new found lifestyle that Sparkpeople and WW have taught me. All the tools are here and I just need to use them. Great healthy food choices and fantastic exercise routines are right in front of me.

One small step at a time will help me achieve my fast breaks and keep me strong.
I know I can do this. I just need to decide to make this change for a NEW BEGINNING and find peace in my decision to tackle the goal in front of me. I will be working on
new goals and specific plans to help get back on track and out of this plateau.

emoticon Sure will be fun to wear those loose jeans again.
Thinking Thin and Thinking Positive thoughts on this daily journey. emoticon
Thanks for reading my blog and thanks Spark friends for all your inspiration daily.
hugs, Irish Ei emoticon

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JULIAOAK 10/25/2011 2:57AM

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SWEETROSIE2 10/22/2011 9:55AM

    You will get there, remember baby steps. I was told once to change the exercise so if you are walking maybe try, walking 3mins jog 1min. All the best to you.

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FISHINGLADY66 10/21/2011 1:01PM

    Now that you have set your new goals and have a positive attitude, things will be looking up for you. I have to keep reminding myself to change things up also. Keep moving forward and you will see results soon. emoticon emoticon

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MOTLEM 10/21/2011 2:57AM

    Maybe doing different exercises will help. Maybe you're not eating enough .. that mucks up the system; or maybe you're eating too much. Maybe if you did some interval training or something. Hell Ei, I'm at a loss as I'm in the same boat.

Just think positive, stay motivated, and try what you think is best, is all you can do. Good luck with it all.

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