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Day 263 - the silver lining to the big plateau

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ok, I've been essentially stuck for weeks, and at first I played it cool, patience only worked for a little while. Then I got motivated, I buckled down and tried like hell- nothing. Then I started complaining and feeling sorry for myself- also a useless tactic (except it may have helped my emotional status to receive such kind words on my sadder blogs!).

What I have not done, and this is absolutely unprecedented... I did not give up. I did not console myself with milk and oreos (which has always been my go-to cheer-me-up food) I did not stop tracking, I did not stop going to the gym.

So here I am, stuck, but still healthy and still motivated. And it's because deep down, I know my food choices and my persistence at the gym will ultimately win. I may have to adjust something here or tweak something there- but I will do this. Giving up is not an option.

So now I'm going to craft an approach to plateau busting that is one part patience, one part dedication, and one part communication (a nicer word than complaining). I'll ask for help and encouragement when I need it because it makes SUCH a difference.

I'll wait it out because I want this.
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BEAUTIFUL_MEGAN 10/23/2011 10:27AM

    Thanks for all of your advice! I've measured everything, the tape measure is stuck too. But I feel amazing physically, so I guess it's a good place to be stuck at.

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NEW_PARADIGM 10/22/2011 5:49PM

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LUCYVT 10/22/2011 9:27AM

    emoticon keep up the hard work emoticon

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KARENDEE4 10/22/2011 8:58AM

    Also take a picture! Maybe you are gaining muscle and losing fat? I had a short plateau and the photo helped.

You are awesome!!

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MUGGLE_MOM 10/22/2011 8:36AM

    You Go Girl!!!!!!!

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FITFABJENN 10/22/2011 8:25AM

    I agree with RedShoes...you may not be quite as "stuck" as you think, and a tape measure may tell a different story. But I agree 100%: giving up is NOT an option! You'll get there for sure!

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REDSHOES2011 10/22/2011 8:09AM

    Have you measured yourself with a tape measure- the number on the scales is not static..

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