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Motivation

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Well, I feel like my motivation is really being tested. I try so hard, I eat withing my calories most of the time. In February I had 12 low days, 5 that were 250 over and 10 that were perfect. I exercise 5 days per week. Yet, the scale my arch enemy never changes much. I have fought the same 7 pounds for months. Up and down that is how my body works.

So I have wasted enough time feeling sorry for myself. I joined Spark Coach today to see if the extra tips and motivation help. I got in touch with a coach and they told me that I need to be more consistent with my calories. The frequent lows could be hurting me. I also ordered the new Spark book.

The coach also suggested changing up my exercise routine. I am using my treadmill everyday. So I am going to change to 2 treadmill days, one bike day, and 2 video days that I get some strength training in.

I am hopeful that I can beat the dreaded 238 mark that I always get stuck at. I am at 240.5 now and hoping that I can be 237 in the next couple of weeks.

So glad for my good spark friends and my current challenge or I might have thrown in the towel long ago. Here's to change!

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NEW-N-FIT-ME 3/4/2013 9:20PM

    Hi there. I understand you! I was in a plateau a few weeks ago, but I think the most important thing is to keep going and pay attention to the "non scale victories" as someone call them.

My advice is to take it easy, do as your spark coach told you and don't go to the scale all the time... I was at a point where I was weighting myself everyday, sometimes twice a day, and that just stressed me more and didn't let me move forward.

Once I hide my scale like one article of SP suggested, and started looking at my progress in other areas, the next time I look at the scale the weight was going down.

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/27/2013 5:11PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your plateau, but I'm happy you've acknowledged it and are planning to mix it up. I think changing your exercise routine is a great idea.

I'd suggest following the SparkCoach tips, but if the scale is still giving you headaches, maybe try to set some other goals (like fitness or calorie streaks) and focus on them for awhile instead of the scale. You may find that you bust through that plateau without even realizing it!

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UWPALUM 2/27/2013 3:16PM

    I know it's hard to plateau and battle the same pounds, but am way impressed with you seeking out new resources! Lots of people would have given up, but you are showing your determination to do it the right way! Keep it up!

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ERINBELLOWS1978 2/27/2013 2:51PM

    Girl I am in the same boat right now. I'm at my plateau where I'm not loosing. Not gaining. Just stuck. I'm changing my exercise routine as well. I'm adding an extra 45 min of cardio a week. And I'm really watching my calories. We can do this girl. Lets focus and keep eachother motivated!!!

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