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I think I'm past the plateau!

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Saturday, November 10, 2012





Today is day 255 of my "on track" streak!

I have been at a plateau for a while now. My last weigh in was on September 3rd, but even though I haven't weighed myself since then, I could tell by the fit of my clothes that I was just staying the same. No progress to show, but I know it was because I was kind of careless with tracking my foods, and not really putting any UMPH into my workouts. My motivation was at a pretty low point, but I kept hanging in there, although just barely.

"When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. Maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world." (Unknown)

But after two months of being on that stairway landing, I finally decided that I was ready to start climbing again! So on November first, I set a plan, and gave myself a new mini goal. My mini goal is to be able to do 5 to 10 pushups with good form by the end of the month. I also wanted to start making progress with my weight loss again! So to make these things happen, I have....

1. Started doing wall pushups every time I go into the kitchen.

2. Increased the weight of my dumbbells, going from 6 lbs to 8 lbs.

3. Been doing more cardio, even though I hate doing cardio.
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4. Gotten back to being fanatical about tracking my food, measuring my food, and eating as healthy as possible.



After just ten days, I am seeing progress! My clothes feel a bit looser, I have more energy, and I feel stronger! Today while doing my DDP Yoga workout, I realized that certain poses were not quite as challenging for me! There is one exercise on that DVD, and I can't remember the name of it, but you start out in downward dog, bring one leg up behind you, and then crunch it in until your knee touches your elbow. Well, I have never been able to get my knee to my elbow. Close, but no cigar, as my hubby always says. But today, I did it! I was actually able to bring my knee close enough to my elbow to touch! So that is my awesome NSV for today!



Wishing all my gorgeous Spark friends a healthy week ahead, and NSV's for us all! Keep pushing hard to reach your goals, because you are absolutely worth the effort.





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CM_GARDNER78 11/22/2012 11:58PM

    That is AWESOME!! Keep pushing on - I LOVE the sayings you posted!! So totally true...and definitely words to live by whether in a plateau, or just simply feeling like giving up! Thanks for sharing!!

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MERRYMARY42 11/21/2012 9:48AM

    I too have been on a plateau for way too long to remember, about a 2 to 3 pound varience up or down and I know I have got lazy too, not so much slacking up on my exercise, but I confess I am walking slower, still getting out for 60 + minutes a day either outside or on my treadmill, but I always seem to be looking for someth8ing to stick in my mouth, and know I have to buckle down and start tracking everything, and I am getting better, talking to myself, when my hands get wandering and I think I am hungry, mostly bored.
glad you have got a handle on yourself,

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1954MARG 11/21/2012 5:01AM

  Well done. Keep on keeping on.

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    Congrats!

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CINDYCHARLENE 11/13/2012 10:24PM

    Hoorah and Hallaluah! Great going. emoticon

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PENOWOK 11/13/2012 9:01AM

    Great blog! Very motivating!!

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JIBBIE49 11/12/2012 7:30PM

    You're the star. Congrats.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 11/12/2012 12:28PM

    This is fabulous!!! GREAT job on your progress. :) And I love the quote about plateaus and maintenance.

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JANESLOSS 11/12/2012 12:10PM

    Wow, great job on another NSV!!!!

I'm happy that you are doing so well!!

I'm trying to make baby steps to regain some momentum to get back to as much as I can.

Thanks for your continued encouragement. Your successes are very motivating!!

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SBZERINGUE 11/12/2012 12:10PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to go!! Keep fighting against that plateau and eventually, you will win! You are proof that if we keep making the right choices, we will get to where we want to be. (Although, it is never quick enough for me! lol) Also, thank you for continuing to motivate us with the idea of NSV. That has really helped me. And I keep getting ideas of what to notice from what you post. I always think of the one about your elbows touching the bed. :) You are an amazing woman!

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MOMMY445 11/12/2012 11:28AM

    way to go! woo hoo! you are doing so well! keep it up! have a fabulous day!

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Keep it going!! I am impressed with your motivation and breaking a plateau.

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    I am so happy for you .. Love that attitude .. emoticon

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PCASEY7 11/11/2012 9:28PM

    Well done! Way to take that plateau into your own hands and develop a plan to break right through it! Continued success!

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GARDEMON 11/11/2012 9:07PM

  You look great and getting even better.

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LIVELYGIRL2 11/11/2012 3:32PM

  Thank you. I've been helping my sister. I will share with her, th emoticon e fist quote you said about plateau's.

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DIANNEMT 11/11/2012 2:50PM

    I hate the dreaded plateau!!! Good luck!!

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MARYJEANSL 11/11/2012 2:48PM

  Congratulations! Every little success adds up - you are well on your way.

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FAVORITEAUNT84 11/11/2012 2:29PM

    I LOVE non-scale victories! Way to bust through that plateau! They are so evil!

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OJ_2_OK 11/11/2012 1:43PM

    Wonderful blog and thank you for your inspiring words! Keep up the great work!

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LUVSBULLDOGS 11/11/2012 1:34PM

    I'm glad you got past the plateau. Whew, it lasted a while. I do know with a plateau, I either have to work harder, or eat less. At the very least, I have to focus on my intake and make sure to weigh and measure everything that goes into my mouth.

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    Wonderful! Great motivational blog. emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 11/11/2012 11:49AM

    Pixie~ You ROCK!! You are a true inspiration to me. Your non-scale victories are such encouragement to me to also give up that scale!!

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WALLINMW 11/11/2012 11:45AM

  Woohoo! Stay motivated!

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KARRENLYNN 11/11/2012 11:36AM

    Congratulations! Plateaus can be so frustrating but you have a good outlook for them. You know what you need to do to get results and you're working your plan. I'll be cheering your success along the way!

Happy Sunday to you!

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    thanks, again, for your encouragement and words of wisdom. emoticon

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    Wonderful, and I keep forgetting to tell you, I love your new background. emoticon

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