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How I broke my yearlong plateau in 3 days! Hellooooo Onederland!

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Last year at this time I was beginning to wrap up my sophomore year and started the summer at 193 lbs after losing 48 in one school year. But due to stress and working almost 12 hours a day I gained 18 pounds and wound up at 210. This year though making many fitness gains I only lost about 5 pounds and consistently hovered at 205.
About 2 weeks ago I finally kept my weight around 201-202 and sometimes peeking into onederland!
But…Starting Sunday I got serious and woke up this morning to find 198!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

How did I do it?
-DAILY commitment instead of a certain day of the week plan, which I achieved using the “Don’t break the Chain plan” (You can read about it in my last blog)

- Tracking every bite of food I ate. I realized my little extra noodles and licks of peanut butter off the spoon were more calories that I had accounted for and I was eating at a level that maintained my weight instead of allowing me to lose it.

-Actually working out… go figure.

-Planning! Planning! Planning! I knew what I was going to eat and when.

-Veggies! I have always been a big fruit eater but I was majorly lacking in the veggie department. Now that I have a goal of eating a veggie with lunch and dinner it is taking a boatload of calories out of my daily consumption.

Overall I just had to go back to the basics and remember how I lost almost 50 pounds in the first place.

I also need to thank my sparkfriends who stayed with me and encouraged me through the year that helped me get back into onederland! You guys are the best.

Hello onederland! It's nice to see you again. :)
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RWILSON19 4/25/2012 11:56AM

  Congratulations, You have this in the bag.

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LANGHAM71 4/7/2012 10:07AM

    GOOD JOB! You hung in there and it paid off...

I understand how tough it can be in college...stress, stress, and more stress...So, it isn't easy to track the calories and workouts, unless you are an athlete...and the cafeteria food offer good and bad choices...

I admire you, because you are starting now instead waiting until you finish college...BECAUSE, I learned that bad habits follow you well after college...

Blogs like yours is why I am continue to be on SPARK, you are a true motivation for us as we are to you...

THank you! :-)

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LUCKYNUMBER25 4/6/2012 2:17PM

    Good job on sticking to it! I'm going to look into your 'don't break the chain' post. Sounds like my very weakpoint.

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WHITTLED-WAIST 4/5/2012 11:53AM

    Congratulations!!! It's amazing how simple things can get the job done, isn't it?

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WHITTLED-WAIST 4/5/2012 11:53AM

    Congratulations!!! It's amazing how simple things can get the job done, isn't it?

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CHANGINGSAM 4/5/2012 9:14AM

    I'm so happy for you! Congrats! emoticon

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PHEBESS 4/5/2012 6:33AM

    Good job! And YAY!!!

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AROCHFORD 4/5/2012 4:44AM

    Wonderful stuff congrats!

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PURGOLDENDREAMS 4/5/2012 12:29AM

    Great job! And thanks so much for sharing! I need to break a plateau so very badly and can't afford to hit another this year if I wanna meet my goals. Also for laughs (at myself) I first read onederland as Oh-needer-land. Haha-which makes me think of that movie That Thing You Do where the band is called The Wonders but they start out as The Oneders-and keep getting called Oh-needers. Lol-I'm very special sometimes! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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FIT_FOR_LIFE85 4/5/2012 12:01AM

    Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! You have worked so hard for this and you deserve it! Keep rocking it! emoticon emoticon

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SEPPIESUSAN 4/4/2012 9:27PM

    Congratulations! What a great time of year to be hitting a milestone weight - you're going to have a happy spring/summer!!

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REBELBLITZ 4/4/2012 8:29PM

    Congratulations on your weight loss and also sharing the guidelines that got you there.

Cheryl

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EFFIEANNIE 4/4/2012 7:03PM

    Yes, I know how you feel. I just got into ONE-derland this week myself. For me I figure its been 20 years since I last could say that. Congrats and I'm glad you focused on what you had to do!

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LIZ1147 4/4/2012 5:41PM

    Way to go!

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OMMAMA7 4/4/2012 5:36PM

    Congrats!!

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QUEENJEANINE11 4/4/2012 5:21PM

    YAY happy for you!!!!!

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MERULE 4/4/2012 5:14PM

  Congrats on the ONEDERLAND! I knew there must be something realy powerful about thgis chain of yours - and indeed, it was! Don't you lose the momentum!!!

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HOLLIEWALLY 4/4/2012 4:45PM

    Congratulations, chica!!!!!!! So excited for you!

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