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Friday, April 12, 2013

I'm stuck at a plateau now, so I'm going over everything I'm doing. I went over portion control, exercise, fast break goals, and my own goals. I definitely feel better, look better, and have more energy, so something is working. The scale is bouncing around 2 lbs each way and back again. I was steadily losing weight for the past 3 months (I lost 25 lbs.), but now I feel like I've been stuck for awhile.

I put my bicycle in front of a TV so I can work out while watching the news before I go to work. I buy fresh foods every few days, and I rarely eat out. I'm drinking more water, instead of other drinks. I know that I need to increase my exercise, so I'm working on that.

I'm having trouble eliminating salt. I don't like it, but it's in everything. Any time I can find foods that are salt-free, I buy it. Even bread has a lot of salt, but I found an Ezekiel bread that doesn't have salt.

I'm not going to give up on anything, even if it takes 6 months to lose that 20 lbs. I'm not following any diet, just using Sparkpeople to eat healthy and track it, so I feel like I could do this forever.

Wish me luck on getting through this plateau.
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    Way to go you on reevaluating your current structured plan and what it is that might be holding up those 2 pounds from being forever gone and then you will start dropping again consistently.
    My doctor has a theory and that is that the body has, on our way up the scales, found comfort spots at certain weights so when they pass by them again, sometimes the weight loss will stall again for a time until the body realizes it won't be starved and it's alright to keep giving up the pounds. I like this theory... it makes sense and it also allows the body to naturally adjust to ALL the release of toxins we have set free again in our system that have been stored in our fat cells, this included medications. The body gets those things out and adjusts and then will move on...
    SO GOOD LUCK to you, keep make the small changes and switching things up. I recently lost 4 pounds that had come back up by eating salmon for breakfast... go figure huh?
    1285 days ago
    I, too, have plateaued. But your determination and focus have inspired me. You are right. There is a reason. And for each of us i is probably different. Today I will sit quietly and find my reason. Let's smash our plateaux together! emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1289 days ago
    Thank you for the encouragement! I'm going to try some different things. I read the plateau busters, and I'm doing well there, but possibly adding more workouts will help. I really appreciate all of your ideas. I do seem to do better if I increase protein and lower my carbs some.
    1289 days ago
  • MKELLY72
    Making the decision to not give up is so powerful!! You will look back on this later and possibly be reminded of your increasing strength that is developing while you stick it out through this plateau. Think of it as practice in maintenance :)
    1289 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Keep going, it will happen. I agree with brenda check out Sparks plateau buster tips. emoticon
    1289 days ago
    I get stuck like that too and then I have to shake things up
    1289 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Have you tried the "SP Plateau Buster" yet? It gives real good advice on how to break plateau's. emoticon
    1289 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    stay with it keep motivated
    1289 days ago
    Good luck
    1289 days ago
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