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Weigh-In Day, Plateaus, and Cardiology Appointment


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Today's weigh-in showed no change on the scale. Didn't move up, didn't move down. It almost moved, though, when I wanted to throw it out a window. It's good that the number didn't move up, but frustrating that it's not moving down. I think I can safely call this a plateau now. And I can't help but think it's because of doing the 30 Day Shred...because I was steadily losing weight until then. It's more likely just a coincidence, but argh.

I'm trying to focus on other things. I can feel muscle tone now. Clothes are *still* falling off even though I haven't lost any pounds in 5 weeks. I have to be patient.

Patience it not one of my best virtues.

I've started focusing on doing HIIT (high-intensity interval training) when I'm doing cardio at the gym. I'm mixing things up by adding new videos into my library because I think I'm a bit beyond Leslie Sansone now. Trying to vary my caloric intake from day to day but still be within my range. Something's gotta work. And it will, eventually, but man.

Another NSV I really should focus on, because health is the most important thing, right? I saw my cardiologist today. She was absolutely thrilled at how far I've gone; at how much weight I've lost. She pulled me off of one of my blood-pressure meds completely. The only reason we're leaving the other one is because it also helps my palpitations. She'll re-check in 6 weeks to make sure I still don't need the med, but I have to be more diligent about taking my BP at regular times during the day. She told me not to worry so much about a plateau; just keep going.

I can do this. Right?
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LYDDIECAT 1/19/2013 3:47PM

    Yes, you can! Look at what you have already done. And emoticon on getting of the blood pressure meds!

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NETTYBREAD 1/17/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon Heck YES You can DO THIS... You ARE doing this with grace and style. You are doing it a healthy way also... Slow and Steady.

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Keep being patient. You seem to be doing every-thing just right. Thanks for being a great example.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 1/17/2013 8:32PM

    Keep pushing and you'll work through the plateau!!

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SCHOOLCOOK2 1/17/2013 4:51PM

    emoticon That is so good. Keep up the good work. I hit plateaus alot but don'tlet it get me down anymore.

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CHEETARA79 1/17/2013 4:41PM

    Can you do this? You're already doing it! I admire you for not freaking out about your plateau. Plateaus happen and you just have to ride em out. Sometimes when you do more ST, your weight doesn't budge but your body gets physically smaller. Muscle takes up much less space than fat.

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THOMS1 1/17/2013 3:58PM

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