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The Plateau

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

It's happened.

I am in the "Dreaded Plateau". With only 1 pound lost in the last month, I think it's fair to say that I'm there. I would think I was slacking off, but, I know that just isn't true. I'm following all of the guidelines. I'm within my parameters.

To overcome this hurdle I have bought new running pants and dragged out all of my measuring cups again. The rest of my morning will be spent researching plateau busters and metabolism booster.

Wish me luck... I'm about to go into battle.

(or... just leave comments with how you've broken out of the rut.)
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    Hang in there love. It's easy to say but it's hard to accept. Sometimes our bodies just don't do what we think they should do. That can be so infuriating! Especially when you KNOW you are doing everything right and the darn scale still won't budge. If you haven't measured yourself in awhile definitely do that. If you haven't measured at all take them now and re-check in 4 weeks. I know that won't help with the emotional aspect that a plateau creates but in the long run you'll be happy you did.
    If you have changed your workout routine at all (which it sounds like you have) that can cause the chemicals in your body to go a little wonky and may be why your body is holding on to the weight. It might just be nervous to let things go as there has been a change to your 'norm'.

    Keep doing what you are doing and DO NOT give up! You can get through this. We are all pulling for you!
    1319 days ago
    Been there done that!!! Wait it out and keep doing everything you know is right. I like the idea of making sure your portions are correct too but sometimes our body is just being odd even though we really are doing everything right. Still doesn't hurt to double check. Don't make yourself miserable though, I feel like I wasted time being miserable through mine when it finally broke and I found it was just a stupid illusion anyway. Just let it spur you on to keep going, pulling yourself up by the bootstraps and plowing through! I also researched ways to help reduce water retention and started getting into the habit of doing them so it's still helping me long term (I guess I'm prone to it) to not go through a long one again, though it didn't work right away for those either, it was a stubborn one! I think I double and triple checked everything I was doing during that time! Is my workouts accurate, is my food accurate, what could it be, reduce sodium, drink more water, add more veggies, play with calorie intake (upping and lowering) on and so on! LOL It can really play with your mind and make you feel like quitting if you are doing everything and not seeing a result, but it's better to talk yourself through those moments, it would be irrational to quit because of that because it would just make the losing really stop there, but pushing through you will get to the other side eventually! Quitting makes it permanent and that helped get me through mine.
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    1319 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/15/2014 1:54:28 PM
    Hi! Anytime I have hit a plateau I take my measuring cups/spoons out and my scale and get back to it. It really seems to help. And WATER - if I focus on getting all my water in it seems to flush everything out and make me lose again.

    I was reading your blog posts on the Couch to 5K - you're doing great!! I am recovering from a bad injury and just starting to get back into running. I manage a 14:20 mile last night (had to walk for about a minute in the middle). YAY!!

    I am adding you as a friend! I'd love to support each other with the running and keeping on track :)
    1319 days ago
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