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    ERINBELLOWS1978   12,271
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The dreaded plateau!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

So I have entered my danger zone. I have stayed the same now for two weeks. No gain. No loss. Just same. I'm maintaining my 14 pound weight loss. Yay for that, HOWEVER I am not at my goal. I have a very long way to go. This is what happens every time I do this. I go strong until I stop losing weight and get frustrated and quit. I do the same thing day in day out. I eat well, drink my water, stay away from fast food, fatty food, bad food and exercise and I stay the SAME! SAME SUCKS!

Ok so all morning it's all I can think about. So today I will do something different in my routine. I will change my menu a little. I will add some lean fish to my diet a few days a week instead of chicken or turkey. I will add some quinoa for some added protein and fiber. I will add some extra cardio to my routine 3x this week. I need to bust out of this plautea. It's not going to win. It will not break me! It will not destroy everything I have accomplished. I will do this! I have to! I have to prove to myself I can do it. I never have. I've ALWAYS given up. Well damnit I'm not quitting. I have come too far and feel too good to quit now!
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NEW-N-FIT-ME 2/27/2013 11:07PM

    Hi... I recently had my first plateau, and it stressed me a lot! So much that I was weighting my self every day and stressing every time even more, since I gained three pounds, then loose 4, then gain 2, then loose 1. And so on for about 4 weeks.
But I had the advice of some nice people and read some articles about it here on SP... And it helped me a lot. I realize first, that just the fact that I was working out on a regular basis and eating in a healthier way, help me and my cardiovascular health.
I also realized that I should hide the scale, and focus in how good I felt about myself, and also, pay Moore attention to what some call "non scale victories, which include inches lost, improvement in heart rate, improvement in work outs, etc.
So... My message is: Don't give up! The number on the scale isn't everything...

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JILLYBEAN25 2/26/2013 4:47PM

    Hey, you know what you need to do to bust out of it! You're going to change up your food, change up your routine. Don't forget to "shock" your body in other ways: do you workout at a different time of day, split it up into two workouts, do a workout that is different completely from the one you do normally... Spark has an article series about busting plateau's. Read 'em for some ideas! Part 1 is here: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource
/fitness_articles.asp?id=516>
I know you aren't going to quit. You're not a quitter. And you're certainly a new, wonderful person this time around.

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JESSKAPPEL 2/26/2013 4:41PM

    Great job on the weight you have lost so far! I know your pain of the plateau! You are definitely taking the right steps and are in the right mind set to break through!!! Keep up the good work! My suggestion to you, focus in on the things you can accomplish now that you couldn't have 14 lbs ago. Think about how much easier things are, how much harder you can work then when you first started your journey. You will get there!!!

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NEWRUNNER2 2/26/2013 4:23PM

    Greetings and congratulations on your weight loss.

I'm sorry that you're frustrated that your weight is staying the same. It sounds like you have some ideas about how you can try to bust through it.

Maybe give yourself credit, too--sure you're staying the same, but you're not going up and you're not giving up.

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