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Forever Plateau Continues. Why Bother?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Today was my first weigh-in day since getting back on the scale. After a week of amazing exercise and calorie intake, I got on the scale. Unfreakingbelievable!!!
Not one lousy pound down since last week. This plateau has gone on forever, no matter how I've changed things up. Very perturbed, to say the least.

(Update: After several replies, I have to tell you that Nancy's response reminded me that YES! 1. I have more energy. 2. I feel more fit. 3. My clothes are fitting better even after just this first week of mega-changes. When I wrote "Why bother?" my gut answered that, after three years of doing this healthier lifestyle, of course I know the myriad reasons to bother. But I also know that if I were ever stranded on a desert island, my body would probably stay the same weight even if I just ate coconuts!)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LIVINGFREE19 4/13/2012 8:44AM

    I am glad you haven't thrown in the towel.
It is a tough battle, but we all must fight the good fight!

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NATPLUMMER 4/11/2012 4:18PM


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CATLADY52 4/11/2012 1:35PM

    I think our scales are on the same wave length. emoticon

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 4/11/2012 12:34PM

    I've come to the conclusion that my cheap scale is not very accurate. This morning, I weighed myself twice. The first time, it said 144.2 which is exactly what it has been for a week. Two hours later, it said 143.6. No way, I lost a half pound in two hours. I think that even though my scale theoretically measures to the tenth of a pound, it really only measures in 1/2 pound increments. I've had the same thing happen before with this scale, so I'm not really worried when I see the same weight....just as long as it's not going up.

This is my scale

It's very wouldn't happen to have the same one?

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ALASKASKY 4/11/2012 11:56AM

    emoticon emoticon I know what you mean. emoticon

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SHERYLDS 4/11/2012 10:53AM

    It's got to be the water...they put something in the water...that's why they have nutrition labels on bottled water. It's says the only ingredient is water ...but they lie. Or maybe it's the air...are there fat calories in polution?


I know that the body gets used to whatever you are doing (diet & exercise wise) but come on !!! I agree with you...this is frustrating...and the experts are clueless. It's like watching charades where the team just keeps throwing out answers until someone gets close and they keep going for more clues. But in the case of weight loss...they forget what they just finished getting right. TIS A PUZZLEMENT.

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MEADSBAY 4/11/2012 10:49AM

    We are sisters of a different mother, apparently.
My wt stays within the same few pounds no matter what I do.
I am beyond frustrated but will never just give up as I wold be HUGE! emoticon

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NANCY- 4/11/2012 10:43AM

    Hang in there sometimes it tales a while for changes to be reflected on the scale. Have you noticed any other changes? More energy, more fit, looser clothing?

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SKINNYPOWELL1 4/11/2012 9:28AM

    I feel your frustration, I decided yesterday to hide the scales for a week, ugggh it is very frustrating, but WORTH it. Hang in there.

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JLITT62 4/11/2012 9:15AM

    Could be worse . . . lately I've been gaining but not because I'm overindulging! You know why we bother. It's worth it, no matter how hard it is. And you'd probably freeze to death out here - we're having a very chilly, drab week.

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KATHRYNLP 4/11/2012 9:05AM

    emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/11/2012 9:37:50 AM

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RJMAC61 4/11/2012 9:02AM

    If actually find if I eat a couple of hundred calories a day when I plateau the will get the metabolism fired up again and the weight comes off. I usually do this about every 6-8 weeks. When I up the calories I eat the higher amount 2 weeks.

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KTMAE2006 4/11/2012 8:48AM

    I feel the frustration! Although, sometimes its good to celebrate the maintain also! And, scales can be so fickle, have you ever measured yourself? Maybe now would be a good time to do that and re-measure every 2 weeks or month?

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