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Tuesday, March 05, 2013

The first 50 came off easily. I dropped 1.9 pounds a week on average. Then I stopped tracking during the holidays and gained 9 back.

So right after the holidays I started tracking again. I'm finding that if I am not diligent with sticking in my ranges, I don't drop it as easily as if I were still dropping it around 200 pounds. I could easily go out of my ranges at that weight and still drop daily. Now if I have even 50 calories over my range I'll go up half a pound.

I'm still dropping the weight, but it seems like more of a fight now. If I can't get out and walk, I gain the quarter of a pound overnight. It seems that I need to be more on top of each thing to be able to keep the loss consistent. I've had to push my end date off a few times now. According to my trend line, I should be 10 pounds lighter already, so it got pushed back again.

My body is fighting me. It doesn't like the weight loss. It is more sketchy each week. One week it'll drop 2 pounds, the next I've gained one back.

I'm still going, but my body is no longer enjoying the process. I think it likes this 170 range, but I want a 150 range! I'll go kicking and screaming, that burns calories, right? emoticon
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  • KAREN608
    Do you think you just might have to up the calorie burn, intensity of walking and exercise since you are lighter now? You do look fabulous!
    1717 days ago
    Know this so much..... The wonderful excitement of stepping on to the scale when first start as it always seemed to show a drop and now (with my last 10), it edges down if at all! So I now measure other things.... my endurance (in Zumba, on hikes etc etc) and my waist, hips etc... And I have some clothes that I use to encourage myself (the ones where I can tell when a fraction of an inch has come off).
    What makes it worse is that the more you lose, the less calories you burn for the same activities! So have to work harder at exercise as well as diet...
    I think that the last ten will take me as long as about the first 30! Good luck...
    1718 days ago
  • MISSG180
    I am stuck at 234, but that's almost 70 pounds down from where I used to be. I'd rather be stuck here than fight to get further down and then rebound. You look great.
    1718 days ago
  • HOLLYM48
    As I tell myself when I get tired on the treadmill or elliptical- Fight for it!
    It isn't easy but man is it worth it! You are doing great, keep up the great work.
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    1718 days ago
  • FRAN0426
    emoticon emoticon keep working it.
    1719 days ago
  • TANYA602
    I think this is why I've made the new habit goal I have....watching that scale was making me crazy. Once a week weigh in will have to suffice for me. You are doing awesome, your clothes look great on you, and you have things figured out, girl! let your body learn from your changes and it will catch up!
    1719 days ago
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    You are doing great!
    1719 days ago
    I am within eleven pounds of my goal and it is definitely painfully slow to lose the weight. Seems like I can't stray from my calorie limit at all to be successful at losing. However, I did not put these pounds on overnight, so i guess that I can't take them off overnight either. My long term goal is to be down to 120 by Christmas. I'm just not saying which year! emoticon
    1719 days ago
    You can do this. You have the right attitude.

    Hang in there. It will get used to the idea!
    1719 days ago
    Congrats again you have come so far! As you know I have struggled along the way as well but I have heard that the less you have to lose the slower it is going to come off. I have heard for the last 10-20 lbs you may lose as little as 0.5/lb, which to me is painfully slow, but it is still in the right direction. Hang in there, you have had such great success. It may take longer than you planned or would like but you will get there.. we both will! emoticon
    1719 days ago
  • RX_2_RV
    Congrats on how far you have come! I like your resolve!
    If you haven't already, check out the SP articles on plateaus and pitfalls.

    Most of the articles are fitness related but there are a few articles on plateaus in this list. Changing things up, like Happyspirit mentioned, might keep your body guessing and make things more interesting (and rewarding!) for you.

    Wishing you much success on your journey!
    1719 days ago
    It does get together the closer you are to your goal - so try not to get frustrated or be hard on yourself. Progress is progress, so take it day by day. You are doing great!!
    1719 days ago
    Perhaps change your program a bit. Have you tried some different strength training exercises??? A new fitness class??? Maybe some calorie cycling?? BUT NEVER GIVE UP!!!
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  • SAMMI4444
    Keep going! You're doing great. Sounds like you're hitting a plateau which means best way to overcome it is change things up!
    1719 days ago
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