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    EEEEELIZABETH   12,036
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small goals ... and meeting them ...

Sunday, April 29, 2012

i'm hanging onto a weight plateau ... it's driving me crazy ... it makes me want to eat cookies .... cause if i'm not going to lose weight anyways, can't i have cookies?

um .. cookies are a metaphor, i guess ... for all the non healthful food i have been avoiding, ignoring, skipping ....

however.... in spite of wanting to eat cookies in the face of a plateau, i have been making positive strides elsewhere ... like in my 5k my way ... i am on week four day three of a five week program ... so almost done ... four more runs til done ... my next run is tuesday ... i'm doing 3 miles in 35 minutes... with some walking, but not tons ...

and ... i joined the spring into shape challenge ... doing a ten minute strenght exercise is the challenging bit for me ... i can do the cardio bit of the challenge easily, and have been for 8 weeks now ....i think in 8 weeks i have not had 8 cardio-less days ... most weeks i don't take a cardio day off ... my fitness minutes make me proud ....

i'm hoping the strenght training that i've been a bit negligent about, will be the trick to bust up this plateau ....

stay tuned ... but i guess that's how all spark people are ... stay tuned to hear the stories .... cause there's always more to the story ....

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
TMORELLI 4/29/2012 9:47PM

    Keep making good choices and the weight will lose it's battle to hang on. It always gives up when you keep doing the right things.


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2BEABETTERME 4/29/2012 9:08PM

    One of the ladies at the food shelf I volunteer at used to be a personal trainer. When I mentioned my plateau, she had two suggestions. One is to double your protein for the day. She said sometimes people need to considerably up their fat for a day. This supposed to surprise your body and get your metabolism started. She suggested only doing it when you have hit a plateau but said some do it weekly. I don't know if it was coincidence; but, that week I had one day that was higher calorie, high proteins and higher fat. The next week I was down over 3 pounds. I have read about calorie cycling and have now decided the my weigh-in days I am purposely going to have a high calorie day (2000-2100 calories vs 1200-1550 normally). I hope to keep my body guessing that way. Just a thought!

Regardless, the scale will catch up eventually. Hang in there!

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CHERYLSBUTT 4/29/2012 8:59PM

    I am in a rut with my weight, I feel great, I get compliments but
not moving the scale. I wont give please dont you give up either. emoticon

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