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5/7/13 2:24 A

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Exercise, especially if I have been doing the same routine for over 4 weeks.

I can do it!


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5/6/13 10:15 P

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No need for blame - ever.

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5/6/13 10:13 P

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I only weigh in every 3 to 6 months. So if I hit a plateau I am sure it had come and gone during that time. I just keep on keeping on. Good wholesome food, and exercise.

You can't turn a Boston Bull into a whippet.

Don't be afraid to walk on the moon.

Life is just a chair of bowlies
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My nutrition tracker is like GOLD to me.

Our reward is not food, but achievement. Many of us make the mistake of rewarding ourselves with food, isn't that what got us here in the first place?

SUGAR IS EVIL, DON'T USE IT!! IN ANYTHING!!

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5/6/13 9:40 P

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I blamed the food until I listened to my wonderful wife and changed up my exercise routine. Since changing up my routine and the exercises I have been able to surpass my plateau.



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5/6/13 9:31 P

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both!!



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I blame exercise but really have no basis for it.



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5/6/13 7:45 P

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food



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5/6/13 7:22 P

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I find it's a little of both when I'm not paying attention, but, I also get "stuck" from time to time as my body adjusts.

Edited by: SLRASSLL at: 5/6/2013 (19:22)

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5/6/13 6:09 P

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too much food!

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5/6/13 5:12 P

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I usually blame my metabolism adjusting the the caloric intake and exercise regime. Calorie cycling and changing up my routine (more kettlebells and less Pilates!) usually helps me break a plateau.



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5/6/13 3:49 P

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I usually switch things up in both areas.



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5/6/13 2:15 P

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I never really plateaued because one day a week I ate about double my calories and had one or two rest days and it kept my metabolism confused. When I was a member at Curves for 2 years, it's what they taught us. I ended up losing 121lbs that way, it was after they closed I had issues but a lot of it was mentally and due to a running injury.



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It is normally foodie my body making adjustments.

Remember to take time to enjoy the journey!


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5/6/13 1:22 P

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it's both but mainly food

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5/6/13 12:45 P

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I blame both, actually.It's generally because I am not eating enough and that my body has grown accustomed to the exercises I have been doing. It is then time to switch it up and do intervals and revamp my eating habits!



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5/6/13 11:56 A

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If i didn't track I blame the food or if I over ate , If I didn't exercise I blame that , If I did both and still no movement on the scale then I try not to blame myself or my body but its hard sometimes.

"everyone is made out of the same cloth ,its up to you if your the table cloth or the dish rag" Patti LaBelle


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5/6/13 11:29 A

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I tend to blame the food. I really haven't thought about it being the exercise issue. Good point here. I think the next time I hit one I will go take a walk or complete some yoga. Thanks!



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5/6/13 10:38 A

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I don't know. It's the first time I hit a plateau. I am trying not to let it discourage me and remember that it's a common occurrence and I must just keep forging ahead.



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5/6/13 9:59 A

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I blame my reactions to certain emotions (grief, frustration, anger, fear) that I allow to influence my eating and exercise.

"...Hath I said, and shall I not do it? Or, hath I spoken, and shall I not make it good?" Numbers 23:19


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5/6/13 9:14 A

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both...but I try to keep moving forward though..c:

A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.-- Ayn Rand

Quality is not an act, it is a habit. --Aristotle



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5/6/13 6:33 A

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Neither! I blame the scale!:)

In God my heart trusts. ----Proverbs 28:7

May the Lord who made Heaven and Earth bless you. Psalm 134:3

Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6


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5/6/13 6:21 A

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Both -- because I plateau when I am not paying attention

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5/5/13 9:50 P

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I blame my body for being stubborn.



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5/5/13 9:00 P

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lack of exercise usually

Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
This is a link to a short Tai Chi session
www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejv-o_8Vq-I


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5/5/13 8:32 P

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Food



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5/5/13 8:04 P

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Maybe it is a little of both. It all depends. I don't give up. I just keep forging ahead on the plan one day at a time.

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I say it's both food & exercise.



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5/5/13 6:36 P

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exercise usually.

If nothing ever changed,there'd be no butterflies


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5/5/13 6:24 P

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Definitely food.

http://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/eating-rig
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5/5/13 6:04 P

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FOOD



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5/5/13 5:37 P

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I would love to know how you burn 2555 calories a day!

Carol B



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5/5/13 2:58 P

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When I plateau, I start measuring my portion sizes...food scale, measuring cups the whole works. It's usually because my portion estimations are off...a tablespoon of peanut butter can be the size of a softball in my mind!



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5/5/13 10:53 A

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Both....I change both up a little bit, trust my food and exercise tracker and keep on going.



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Thank you! That was encouraging. After losing 20 lbs. I gained 3-4 back with no diet or exercise change. I'll just keep on trucking!!!

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5/5/13 3:50 A

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food!!!

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you”
(Matthew 7:7, NLT)


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The plateau I'm struggling with at the moment is where I blame exercise. I've been so good with my food for weeks, even decreasing and decreasing my calorie intake, but exercising has been the same. I haven't changed my routine that much and that is probably where the problem is...

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I blame neither. A doctor once told me that after a loss of fat, the body can hold onto water for a while, resulting in no change or an increase in body weight. I just figure that my body is holding onto water, and it will come off soon. I make sure not to eat too much salt, and to drink lots of water.

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
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My problem is always food. Although I've been the same weight for almost a year. It's not a plateau and I'm not in maintenance because I'd like to be 5-10 lbs lower. I've increased my workouts but have decreased my consciousness of what I'm really eating. I went from eating 85-95% healthy all the time to more like 70-85% healthy all the time. A definitely food!

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I tend to lose it with food easier than than with exercise.

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5/4/13 1:22 P

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neither

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Both. It's usually a combination of going back to old eating habits and getting comfortable with exercise routine.

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This last plateau I blame exercise. I started regular cardio at 30 minutes a day and drinking plenty of water. I literally got on the scale and gained 4 pounds in one day. I think the new exercise regime caused water retention and that it was normal for muscles to retain water in anticipation. The scale would not budge for days. Finally I started seeing some change and then 7 pounds gone in one week. The plateaus before were food.

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Neither!

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Both!


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Once you know how you can work on reaching your goals and what you are willing to do to reach them, there is only one step remaining. DO IT! MAKE YOUR DREAMS HAPPEN!





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Neither



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It could be either one. After 6 to 8 weeks you should see strength gains regarding exercise, so it might be time to increase weight or reps. I keep calories to 1200 a day, so every couple of weeks I have a 2000 calorie day, this has helped me to get off a plateau.

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Actually, I think that if I stick to one thing for too long my body eventually figures out how to get around me and maintain its status quo despite my efforts. To get off the plateau I have to get sneaky and come up with a new attack: different calorie level, different exercises and exertion level, even changing when I eat and exercise. May sound crazy but I've been on a plateau for 6 months and I'm trying anything that pops into my brain.

Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies and repeating them until they become habit - Charles Givens


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I'm in a bit of a little mini plateau right now. The first time I hit 159.8 was on April 19, which was two weeks ago. I was so thrilled to finally see a number under 160. But since then I've been fluctuating. On April 22, I was back up to 161.6, but then April 26 I was back down to 159.4. April 28, down to 159.2. Then April 30, back up to 160.8. And then this morning I was back down to 159.8.

Now, the cause of this mini plateau is neither my food or my exercise. This is a true plateau.

I wear a bodymedia fit armband, so I know all of my calorie output and I track my food religiously so I know every calorie I eat.

Over the last 14 days I have eaten an average of 1560 calories per day and I have burned an average of 2555 calories per day, giving me an average calorie deficit of 955 per day.

Scientifically speaking, this should have given me a nearly 4 pound weight loss over the last two weeks, but that is not what has happened.

Bodies do not conform to science, at least my body does not conform to science.

One of the things that I have had to learn is how to be patient with my process. I'm doing every thing right. I'm exercising, I'm eating good clean meals and I'm taking all of my doctor prescribed supplements.

I just happen to have a slow metabolism and it takes a lot of work to get the weight off me. So I will just keep doing what I am doing and eventually the weight will come off.

I think that my body is probably going through some composition changes and it's just not showing up on the scale yet.

Update 5-6-13 - yay, I just broke the plateau this morning, I weighed 157.4 this morning.

Edited by: REALRADIANT1 at: 5/6/2013 (19:07)
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I've been using calorie shifting and muscle confusion as weight loss tools and it seems to be working. I know I read somewhere if you change up your workout routine every so often it confuses your body and it breaks you free from the plateau.



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my REALLY fabulous chocolate-chip cookie recipe.

I agree with the "body practicing maintenance" theory! No need to play the blame game, though! I know what I'm doing when I do it; I can adjust and do better :-D



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