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One jealous day...

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

This whole plateauing thing is killing me...

I loved it when I was losing weight...I loved it when I was losing inches...

I am doing neither of them anymore...

I am mad....

When I'm mad, I analyze...

I analyze and compare myself to others....

Big mistake.....

I don't understand why I still have such a stomach...other people at this weight are size 8! Why am I still a 14/16?

I take body pump to build muscle. I run and zumba for cardio...I eat as healthy as I can which I know isn't that healthy, but I'm trying....

I know being skinner won't make me happy, but in a funk like this, it feels like it is the only thing that would help....
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    We can be so hard on ourselves sometimes. You're incredible, and all of the things you've accomplished on your journey so far, have been amazing. Even something like plateauing should be seen as an accomplishment. It's not the goal, no, but being able to sustain a weight that you've worked hard to get to, even simply as a way-point on your overall path, is incredible. We don't give ourselves enough credit I think sometimes. As a thought for how to shake things up, I was recently chatting with a triathlete friend of mine, who explained to me how our bodies adjust to the exercises that we demand from them, and eventually expend far less energy to sustain. This means burning less calories, and could be why you've slowed down a touch. He suggested to me that I should keep running, but for shorter lengths of time - to maintain my conditioning, and then pursue different cardio exercises that focus on different muscle groups and movements. He said it would likely kick-start my calorie burning again if the weight loss started to slow too much. Something to think about. Have a great rest of your month!!! :-D
    1094 days ago
    I hit many plateaus while heading to where I am now. They are actually not bad at all. They show that you have changed your activity and eating patterns enough to have a new set point, Give yourself credit for that.

    I found after awhile I would make another change and move a bit more. It is true that for me my first lose was the biggest and fastest. Then I have gone through several plateaus that were not that far apart until I got to where I am today.

    And yes it is hard not having those weigh losses to celebrate (especially on spark) but being able to hold a lower weight is in fact huge.
    1114 days ago
    Hang in there! It is hard not to compare ourselves with others, especially weight and clothing size. I give up! I have clothes that range from size 8 to size 12, that fit me. They are all made differently I guess. Not all size 8's are the same. Just as not all 145lb women are the same. My body seems to shift the weight and muscle around. There is always going to be something that we are not happy with when it comes to our bodies. Try not to get too wrapped up in this stuff. Stay active and live the best life that you can. Do what you can with what you got. Love yourself now for everything that you are today, not what you hope to be tomorrow.
    1114 days ago
    Sounds like a bad place to be! When you analyze, try to analyze your thoughts more about body acceptance and not comparison. Check out this website, it might provide you with some food for thought!

    1115 days ago
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