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New way to look at a plateau & another "fat" photo.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

I seem to be going from plateau to plateau lately, so I keep focusing on those non-scale victories to keep up my motivation.

Just on a whim, I did a search for "weight loss plateau" the other day on a fitness motivation website & came across the above poster. Once I get to maintenance, I figure I should be pretty good at it. emoticon

So the morale of the story is, keep pushing, keep doing what you're supposed to be doing. I also found this helpful:

Then, yesterday afternoon while I was having a little bit of a pity party, I was surfing Facebook & one of my friends had this posted on her page.

Eeeewwwwww!! Instant motivation to keep going.

I hope you all are well, my SparkFriends!

Blessings to you!! emoticon emoticon


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MATTEROFHEART 1/15/2013 3:35PM

    I'm with you! I'm good at those plateaus also! I try to just be thankful that I am not gaining!!!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/12/2013 9:44PM

    And motivation for me as well!

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TAMELA_B 1/12/2013 8:55PM

    I'm your plateau buddy, I think. ;-)

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BIGPAWSUP 1/12/2013 8:48PM

    Awesome job! You can do this.

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GLITTER60 1/12/2013 8:00PM

    i cant see my feet so i am motivated/ great wallpaper

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MLH148 1/12/2013 7:51PM

    Great job again! When you break through you make a way for a lot of us!

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KARENLEIGH32 1/12/2013 6:46PM

    If ever a motivation was needed that last picture would do it for sure!

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KIWIANN 1/12/2013 6:34PM

    Thanks for the visual motivation!!

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VTRICIA 1/12/2013 6:13PM

    Sometimes I don't feel that different, but I have to have lost 20 lbs. of fat. I was going over the numbers last night. I will blog about them hopefully tonight.

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FUSIONFITNESS3 1/12/2013 3:28PM

    This reminds of a conversation with the friend recently. Over summer and fall she had become complacent, had plateaued, but maintained her weight. Her summary was just this: From this experience I know that can maintain so that's a good thing.
Love the poster!!!

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CINDYAST 1/12/2013 3:18PM

    emoticon I like the poster about a plateau being practice for maintenance. I'd never thought of it that way. You'll break through soon! Blessings!

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KONRAD695 1/12/2013 1:57PM

    Actually, I like a "Plateau" now and then. I treat it as a body rest and rebuild session. I lose weight the same way I work out. 3 parts high intensity to 1 part rest. My personality never does well with a constant never changing pace. I think in terms of my body completely repair itself, storing the protein back into the muscles, soaking up all the water I give it, and then it's ready for work. When it's ready for work- I give it all it can take. emoticon emoticon

Remember-- your "Plateau" is over before you start losing weight, the scale is always slow to tell you this. emoticon emoticon

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NEEDTOLOOSE1 1/12/2013 1:10PM

    Now that's what I call Motivation. That picture of fat is sick. I guess that's what I needed to see, and think about when I want to pick up that food that I is not on my food plan. Thanks for the reminder.
When I get to the place where the scale is not moving and I am still eating my plan, and exercising, I am inclined to throw in the towel. I know that is the wrong thing to do, but I get discouraged. I need to suck it up and continue doing my deal and add a little challenge to workout and tighten up my eating.
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GIRLINMOTION 1/12/2013 10:14AM

    "Weight loss plateau" being just a practice run is a different way to look at it for sure. So many times people reach their goal and forget that they have to maintain it then they gain the weight back because they forgot to live the healthier lifestyle they were learning to live for the long term.

They say practice makes perfect.

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TDEMAIO2 1/12/2013 8:42AM

    WOW that last picture :O keep going keep pushing WE CAN DO IT :D

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PARKERB2 1/12/2013 8:14AM

    What a pile of fat at any poundage. It's got to come off. We will keep on keeping on won't we. Later. and have a great day.

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    THAT is motivation!! EWWWWW!!!!!

I always say when someone hits a plateau that it is practice for maintenance ... that stage of our journey where we eat the same things, do the same exercise and the scale stays the same. It's not exciting. It just is. And we need to learn how to accept that. It's a difficult place to be, at least at first, because we're accustomed to seeing that number go down most weeks. Practice makes perfect. It's OK to see the number maintain sometimes.

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