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What Keeps Me Going During Times When I Plateau?


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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Finally, I'm starting to go in the right direction after a 2 month plateau. I lost a pound this week and am back where I was on June 5, before I took the medication that made me gain almost 10 pounds! Several things have kept me going during this time. The first is that my body is changing shape - noticeably too! That is a nice non scale victory. The second thing that has helped to keep me going is that I've decided to eat for health regardless of whether the weight is currently dropping. I'm convinced that every once in a while, my body does an internal "make over". When my body is in the process of doing this, I usually plateau. When my insides complete the "make over" phase, I once again begin to lose. The third thing that keeps me going is my attitude and mind set toward my plan for health. I don't consider myself to be on a diet. I look at what I eat as a lifelong plan of eating for health. When I reach my goal weight, I will still maintain a lifelong plan of eating for health. If I don't, I will regain my weight and all of my efforts will be wasted. The next thing that keeps me going is improved lab results and overall health. I look forward to the day when I reduce the amount of medications that I'm currently taking. Until then, I am enjoying a reduced number of illnesses and an increased amount of energy.
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SUSANWENDORF 9/1/2013 8:20AM

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ROXYCARIN 8/31/2013 1:49AM

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SGFLAUTIST 8/31/2013 12:47AM

    This is a great blog and it also includes great advice! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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CTTAGENT 8/31/2013 12:42AM

    Congrats on your successes and looking at this as a lifelong journey to optimum health.

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CHANGING-TURTLE 8/30/2013 11:17PM

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QUADCMOM 8/30/2013 9:50PM

    I share your belief that our eating is not a diet. It is a life long way of life. This is an awesome blog.

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GINGERGAL12 8/30/2013 9:22PM

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PAMLICO-DAZE 8/30/2013 7:18PM

    Great blog!
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MLDRLD 8/30/2013 4:19PM

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You are right that our bodies need time to adjust; when we lose weight the body has to get used to that and may spend time establishing a new set point; the old "normal" isn't normal any more.

Great insights and thanks for sharing!

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JACKIE542 8/30/2013 11:35AM

    Great way to think about it, great attitude. emoticon emoticon

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GOALWTIN7 8/30/2013 10:48AM

  Great blog, thanks!

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CM_GARDNER78 8/30/2013 10:46AM

    This is great!! This is great advice to get yourself mentally into where it needs to be in order to overcome those plateaus! Thanks for the great blog!

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FIRECOM 8/30/2013 9:27AM

    EXCELLENT. Thanks fort the post.

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NJPRINCESS9091 8/30/2013 8:35AM

    Keep up the positive life changes and have a good day. emoticon

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DUSTYPRAIRIE 8/30/2013 8:17AM

    Those are great NSVs! You have the keys to success!

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DIANNEMTARPY 8/30/2013 7:29AM

  Hello,
Nice job! It is so hard to keep on our weight loss journey day after day. However, once we realize that it is good health we are seeking, it become easier. Keep the faith and move forward!
Regards
Dianne

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JACKIE15108 8/30/2013 6:40AM

    Thanks for your help....I'm in a plateau already and waiting for the weight loss.
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MESEATURTLE 8/30/2013 3:45AM

    Thank u !!!!!!!

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