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Plateaus Suck!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Yeah I said it. I have been at a plateau for about four months now. Gaining and losing the same 5 pounds. So frustrated. But you know what the best part of this whole experience is? Although I am experiencing a plateau I have not gained. I have been able to maintain for four months and that is great. The band is doing what I need it to do and that is help me maintain my success. In the past when I found myself dealing with lack of motivation or plateaus I ended up going back to all my old habits. Beating myself up because I wasn't perfect and would turn to food and gain it all back. Although I am still struggling with my emotions and my relationship with food and I still have moments when I beige, I am doing tremendous. Drive and motivation ebbs and flows and that is OK. Being perfect is not what is important. What's important is that I show up everyday and do my best at that moment. My best may be 100% one day and 25% another and that is ok.

Just show up.

Thanks
Wendy
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DDOORN 11/7/2011 12:09PM

    Plateaus may suck but they sure beat the HECK out of gaining! Sometimes our bodies need a breather...keep at your new SPARKED way of life and you'll see results sooner or later!

Don

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EMPRESS8800 11/2/2011 1:17AM

    Heck yeah they suck, but they do beat the alternative, and it sounds like you have too. Hang in there. Track food, drink water, exercise anytime you can, and just come play at SparkPeople. We ALL have days like that....heck, I made cookies tonight (ok I burnt cookies tonight) but the 2 that didn't make it to the pan BEFORE the oven, were really really good. Not the best thing to do? O'well life happens. Hang in there!

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DANCINGRITA2 10/31/2011 9:47PM

    I agree, plateaus do suck!!! The only way I have found to break through a plateau successfully is to follow the SparkPeople Diabetic Meal Plan which lowers the amount of carbohydrates I consume daily. You might try that, to see if it will work for you too. Wishing you much success, emoticon Rita

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KEEP_GOING247 10/31/2011 9:37PM

    I really like the advice - Just show up! so encouraging! thanks.

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