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Does half a pound count?

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

I'm stuck at the same weight I seem to plateau at every time I try to lose weight.

Actually, according to the scales I'm 125.5lbs but I'm not completely sure losing 0.5lbs counts for much. So in 2 weeks I've apparently lost half a kilo which is not great.
I took my measurements again; I've lost an inch from my hips which I'm pleased with and I took my 1 month pictures and the difference in the mirror is amazing! (I'm not confident enough to post them yet but one day I will!) The cellulite on my bum and thighs has gone, my stomach is flatter and my muffin top has halved in size.

But does anyone have any tips on finally dropping below the dreaded 126lbs and breaking this plateau!? I need help from all you wonderful Spark people :)

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    Oh and, I should have also mentioned. I found that I was able to push past the higher 120 pound range by removing grains completely from my diet. This isn't for everyone. I have celiac disease so it was necessary. Perhaps you could just try cutting out wheat (gluten). For me it made all the difference. Check out for more or Weston Price Foundation!!
    1718 days ago
    An increase or decrease in food intake depending on your total daily expenditure as well as increasing your activity by lifting heavier weights/higher intensity cardio can all help to break a plateau. Depending upon how tall you are 126 might just be your body's ideal weight. You can still change body composition from this point if the scale won't move. Just change it up! keep bringing it!! emoticon

    "If you always put limit on everything you do, physical or anything else. It will spread into your work and into your life. There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them." (Bruce Lee)

    1718 days ago
    Half a pound TOTALLY counts. Yesterday I went to my WW meeting and there was a woman that was unhappy that she had lost ONLY a half of a pound. My leader took out a great visual. She showed her this representation of what a half a pound of fat looks like. You may have seen on TV or here the gross yellow blocks of fat to show someone's weight loss...this was a good 6 inch block. She asked her if it didn't count, then where would she like to have it back. Really made me think. It doesn't sound like much, but it really adds up. A half of a pound is essentially 2 sticks of butter that is no longer on your body. I would call that a success ANY day! :)
    1723 days ago
  • LORI2562
    Have you searched SparkPeople for "plateau" articles?

    I read something today with regards increasing your food intake as well as your exercise if you hit a plateau. So many people eat less when they hit a plateau which puts the body in starvation mode and lowers you metabolism.

    I may need to bump up your healthy food intake and your exercise to give you that little push over the plateau.

    Good luck to you and congrats on your success so far!
    1723 days ago
    It sure does count! Lose another half pound and it'll be a whole one! Besides, at the weight that you're at its probably really hard to lose a lot I'm sure.
    1724 days ago
    A half a pound does count...especially the inch lost!
    1724 days ago
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I WISH I WERE AT 126 THAT WOULD BE GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME.
    1724 days ago
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