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Breaking out of my plateau

Saturday, September 08, 2012

I THINK I've finally broken out of my plateau this week after 2 months of playing around with the same 2 pounds. I am at an all time weight loss low as of yesterday (and confirmed this morning).

This is a summary of what I did to achieve this important break-thru:
1 - Ate at the lower end of my calorie range for a week.
2 - In addition to my 30 min./day of cardio and strength training 3 days/week in the morning, I added a 15 - 30 min. walk after dinner.
3 - Varied the intensity of my morning cardio. I used the fat-burning cycle on the stationery bike OR I walked 20 minutes on my road with lots of hills.
4 - I drank green tea once a day.
5 - I worked at lowering carbs to around 100 g/day. (Note: This is below the SP recommended range.)

I had some time to read the Petite Women forum and gleaned the following suggestions to be great advice for me to try:
1 - Eat 1100 calories/ day for 2 days, then eat near the top of my calorie range. Keep this cycle up. (I know, lower than ever recommended, but honestly, hitting 1100 exactly is something I probably can't do.)
2 - Increase protein to 75 - 100 g/day.
3 - Never go more than 3 or 4 hours without eating.
4 - Be sure to eat breakfast within an hour of waking.
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TERRIJ7 9/19/2012 1:40PM

    This sounds like a good plan. How has it been working for you?

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KRISSYDUNN 9/8/2012 4:58PM

    I identify with you in that I weighed 169 two years ago - I'm 5'1". This was a personal worst for me. I lost down to 122 and felt great and kept it off for almost a year. Then I started to gain again and when I hit 146, and all my clothes were waay to emoticon o tight, I had my wake up call. I got back on program early in July and lost 7 lbs, but then got lazy and basically wasted August on a plateau. 4 days ago I got back on program and am on my way back to feeling good about my choices again. Eating at the very bottom of my calorie range definitely helped me to get back on track and I have lost another pound this week. Good luck in breaking your plateau and making your wish list come true - I know yo u can do it! emoticon

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MIRFA71 9/8/2012 7:36AM

    emoticon your information was helpful.best wishes.

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