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Stumped. 90 day Progress Report

Friday, January 04, 2013

I've been 90 days with SP and I really love it.

I've been 5 pounds away from my goal for more than 2 weeks now. (I weigh in once a week for tracking.) For the first 2 months, I was losing at least 1 if not 2 pounds a week. Since then the weight loss dropped to less than a pound a week.

I checked my 'over time' reports. Haven't gone out of range on anything I'm tracking (in fact, I rarely hit mid range and have never hit top of range), and my fitness/activity level is at least the same if not up.

One thing I have changed is spreading my allotted daily calories across 2 meals and 2 or 3 snacks. So my intake at each meal is more but still at low end.

And I'm drinking a lot more water..... at least 12 or 14 glasses per day. Plus, I've often woke up thirsty at night.

I'm just gonna keep on with the plan and see how it goes. Maybe go back to 3 smaller meals and 2 snacks.

I'm not worried about it. I'm still feeling great. Just wondering if anyone else experience anything like this before and have thoughts or suggestions?


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
BEBOP4ME 1/7/2013 6:02PM

    Maybe you are eating too little and need to hit the high end of your range a say or two! Seems weird, but you need to make sure your body isn't anticipating a certain amount each day.

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MSLZZY 1/5/2013 6:31PM

    That happened several times in my 50 pound weight
loss history. Not to worry. Your body will give it up
when the time is right.

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SYDLETZIII 1/5/2013 12:26PM

    CATINCJ change your routine. Sometimes the body learns and seem s to plan ahead, keep the body guessing and it will release the weight. Also are you eating at the low end, high end or the middle of your calorie.

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POETICJUSTUS 1/5/2013 4:27AM

    All I hear is progress even if @ a plateau you're proactive. ! Treat yourself like you would your best friend & go easy. Smoochies! emoticon emoticon

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EVWINGS 1/4/2013 11:41PM

    This is normal. When it happened to me the first time, I was so bummed out. But by the end of the four week period, i had averaged the pound a week I had as goal. I think you are correct about your meals. I changed to 3 and 3 on most days. It seems to keep me feeling stronger the entire day. I would also do te same activities, just in different order or on different days. Then when I knew what I was doing a little more, I lost a little more 1 - 2pounds per week. You have done so well, I know youll be fine as lon as you keep on. This proram is to attain a healthy life style for the rest of your days. That is exactly what you appear to be doing. Goswh, I'm proud of you for that!! It took me a long time to get it together as well as you have!!

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KARIDIAN1 1/4/2013 10:37PM

    Might be hitting a plateau. You have made a lot of changes lately. Don;t give up.

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ANDY_54 1/4/2013 6:26PM

    Oh, sorry to hear...maybe your body is used to what you're doing by now? Time to change it up a bit? I know there's some thought to 'cycling calories', i.e. eating at a higher point then dropping down and going back up again, that is supposed to keep your body going...but I have no idea how it works. You have such a positive attitude, great to see!

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BLESSED2BEME 1/4/2013 3:17PM

    I think this happens to most of us at some point. Our bodies have finally adjusted to what we are doing and it puts up a protest. Most of the time I hear people say to shake things up a bit. Just like you said, go back to 3 small meals and 2 snacks. It is almost as if we have to trick our bodies again.

Glad you are sticking to your journey despite this:)

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LEXIE63 1/4/2013 2:13PM

    Plateaus seem to happen to all of us at some time or another. Sparkpeople has articles on the subject if you want some advice.

re's a pitfalls and plateaus article list on the right hand side.
Lex xxx

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WALLAHALLA 1/4/2013 2:05PM

    Change things up a bit to catch your body and metabolism by surprise. Try some different exercises, or do them at a different time of day. That usually helps me kick my hiney off a plateau. My fav is to through in some Tabata training...only takes 5 min. and gets my metabolism revved up.

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SWANATOPIA 1/4/2013 2:00PM

    I am sitting on a stubborn plateau myself. 170 and cannot break it. Maybe check your carbs, they may have went up/down from when you first started...worth a try.

I am actually enjoying my plateau as my pictures and fitness show change even when the scale doesn't! Although, sometimes, I think about it and it messes with my head a!


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LOOKINGUP2012 1/4/2013 1:57PM

    emoticon There certainly are a lot of variables to consider. Keep at it!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/4/2013 1:45PM

    Welcome to a plateau! Try changing up things, you will break through it! We all do.

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BIGPAWSUP 1/4/2013 1:45PM

    Welcome to a plateau! Try changing up things, you will break through it! We all do.

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