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Trying not to be frustrated

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

I am so very frustrated with plateau I seem to be stuck at.

I know right now I should simply be happy if I donít climb till after the New Year. With the Holidayís looming I have more than enough to worry about just keeping up.
Work stress isnít going to help either.
However I have been stuck wavering between 179-182 for way too long. (almost 3 months)
This past weekend was thanksgiving, and I managed to hang in there around 179.5.
Now the last couple of days I have been working out and eating reasonably and here I am sitting again at 181. I realize that these little fluctuations mean very little in the long term, but I can honestly make no rhyme or reason out of them.
I am glad I have had no significant re-gain so far but honestly I wanted to be a little further Before the season set in. Itís been at least 3 months since I have seen any real changes.
I know it means I will have to change something. I have intensified my workouts slightly but no real change has resulted. (to be fair it is keeping be from packing it back on because I know I have been eating more)
I just really need to calm down though and focus on maintaining where I am at. If I try to push past I will get way to frustrated. I know this. I will give up. I canít let that happen. So I guess the point of this rambling is how do I make myself just take a deep breath and not stress myself out about it?
I am not a patient person for the record.

Let me try for some Yes therapy.

Yes. I have been here for awhile, but it is better than where I was BEFORE.
Yes it looks like I may be ďhereĒ for a while long.
Yes I can maintain it for the Holidays.
Yes, I can somehow break past this wall at some point and keep going.
Yes I will reach my goals.
Yes I will commit to being healthy for the rest of my life.

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    This may sound counterintuitive, but try meditating for about 10 minutes a day. It can help reduce the stress
    hormone cortisol which is often responsible for putting on weight ( esp belly fat).
    Give it a try as it cannot hurt.
    You can do it!
    1419 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/4/2012 11:02:52 PM
    I've found the best way is to push through a rough plateau is to really change things up. It sounds like you've added some intensity to your workout, but also do something different with your food (less carbs and more protien, or less calories overall), and increase drinking water. When I try the three prong approach (change up exercise, food and water) that's when I break through a plateau.

    Though there isn't anything wrong with hanging in there through the holidays and waiting until after that to change it up, I say "why wait"? Do it now and you'll feel better :)
    1427 days ago
    Please try not to be frustrated! When I hit a plateau I stay there for months and months and months. If you don't hang in there, then what is the alternative? To give up? No... that is not an option.
    So keep doing the best you can and keep trying to find ways to break your plateau. Reach deep within yourself and do whatever it takes to keep moving forward!
    You can do it!!

    BTW... I'm terribly impatient too!! LOL! It is torture to be stuck in a plateau for an impatient person. So I know what you're going through!
    1427 days ago
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