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Day 90--Rechecking, wondering why this isn't doing it

Friday, March 28, 2014

Ok, I measure everything and track my food faithfully. I track my workouts, my pedometer doesn't track slow walking, just when I'm really in a working zone and do 10,000 steps a day.

I have tried both linked trackers and unlinked trackers.

I have been stuck at the same weight for a month and this morning was 1 lb heavier.

I have done all I can do, but can't help but wonder if my tracker is set too high.
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MARAGRAM 3/29/2014 12:05PM

    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions. I am not giving up, and will do this.

As for ditching the scale, I won't. But, I am doing other things and in this month, I have lost 2 inches in the waist and .5 to 1 inch in other areas.

I can also move faster, as long as some weird thing doesn't set off my asthma.



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ZANYGIRL1 3/29/2014 10:29AM

    Yep, I agree with CRAZYDOG too. Give it time, it will start moving again!!!!

emoticon But you're doing GREAT!!!!!

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MUSICMOMOF2 3/29/2014 9:33AM

    Definitely don't give up! Try something new to mix things up. Plateaus are annoying, but you will get past it!

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BETRHO48 3/29/2014 2:50AM

    I have read articles that agree with what the others have written. Try mixing things up. Your situation is probably related to your body's set point.

I am assuming that as you are weighing and measuring, and tracking your food intake, you are also looking to make sure the amount of protein you are eating is proportionate to what is recommended for your weight and calorie intake. [At times I have found that even if I am eating within my recommended calorie range, I don't lose weight if I am not eating the right amount of protein in proportion to carbohydrates and fats (in other words, I have problems if I eat too little protein).]

Best wishes and emoticon
~Beth

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IMAVISION 3/29/2014 2:10AM

    I believe that even when we do all the "right" things, our bodies sometimes want to hold onto the extra pounds. It stands to reason, that if we don't give up something will have to give sooner or later.

Also, I have "heard" folks suggest that others, who are dealing with the concern you shared, shake up what they have been doing --- just to give a new spin on their program.

God bless you with answers to what you need to do!

Ima

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LUCKYDUCK2 3/28/2014 10:23PM

    I so agree with Crazydog! You know , as we gained the weight we were not aware that we would stop gaining because we were not watching the scale. That is called a set point. Your body sat there for awhile before the gaining started again. You will reach many set points or as we ...sigh...call them, plateaus. You are aware of them now because of the scale. You are losing this weight faster then you gained it so take heart and keep doing the AWESOME job you're doing.

Tweak your exercise. Change it up. If your body no longer feels challenged, throw it a curve ball with something new.

Try eating smaller and more meals during the day. Eating every three hours seems to keep the metab going . After the three hour window, the body stores what is not used so give it mini meals .

I want to be you when I grow up. I think you are doing great. Keep back one pair of each of your pants as you go down in size and start a trophy box. There will be struggles along the way with plateaus. Don't let them break your resolve. HUGS emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/28/2014 9:06PM

    Don't give up!!! Sometimes as we lose weight the body has to "take a break" and get used to the changes then all of a sudden the scale moves again. In the meantime, maybe ditch the scale and use non-scale victories! DON'T give up all the good habits you've learned, though.

HUGS

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