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MAYBER
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Taking one day at a time
Some days are good some are not so good
Quitting is not an option
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I stay on track with food. Also I lift weights, push ups, jumping rope, and kettlebell. Sometimes the scale wont budge...Is ok as long my clothes stay loose on me.

Intercessory and Warfare prayers are part of my Ministry about 9 years. God miraculous has answer prayers. I know I served a Living God that want to do mighty things in our lives. Fasting often. Like to read Bible, read other inspiration books,
coupon clippers.Always looking for a sale that combine with coupsons and LIKE TO WORKOUT!


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I have a fancy scale that tracks weight, fat, bone, water, and muscle mass. My weight might not move, but I'll notice that I lost fat or gained water.

Also, try tracking your measurements instead of weight or maybe how many pullups/situps/pushups you can do in one sitting.



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A weight loss coach once told me that plateaus usually happen when we are at a weight our bodies remember. I was stuck at 161 for ages ... it was the same weight I had held for years in my 30s. What kept me going was the idea that either my body was going to win ... or I was. And I won.

Not sure if any of these will help but here's what I did.

I divided my weight in half and made it a goal to drink AT LEAST that many ounces of water every day. Lemon, lime or cucumber in the water, or flavored stevia, got it past my lips.

I bought a scale that weighed in the tenths of a pound and also measured fat, water, muscle, bone and BMI. I weighed EVERY day in order to monitor my water level. As long as the percentage of water went up, I was happy. (I did see my fat% drop a little even though the scale showed the same number, and that kept me going as well.)

I spent an hour nearly every day walking three laps around the mall, including through all the big anchor stores on the first two. I carried two bottles of water with me and my goal was to finish one bottle on each of the first two laps. (The promise of a bathroom made me walk faster on the last lap, lol.)

I did an "apple day" and ate nothing but six large green apples, plus lots of water. Filling, low cal, and diuretic. The next day I finally broke through.

On another occasion I did a "steak day" when my weight went UP ... water all day, then choked down a mega-huge, fatty Delmonico steak to shock my body into noticing a difference in calorie intake. I dropped nearly 2 lbs the next morning, so it must have been holding onto something.

I dunno, your mileage may vary, but I wanted to share in case it helps somebody.

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I just keep tracking and yesterday, I planned my food intake using the tracker. It works best for me, and indeed I stayed on course and ate only what was planned. In fact I'm on the low end of my allotment for today s could have a snack before bed. Not sure yet what that will be...some kind of fruit.
What's important though is that I am making healthy decisions about what type of foods to consume, and how much. Health will then follow, and maybe someday the scale will budge too.

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I sometimes do and sometimes dont log my calories-- too busy at times to care, but, I am careful no matter what..... I know how many calories to consume-- it is common sense to stay away from the fattening foods! And you learn quickly what foods have hidden calories! I have days where I do eat too many carbs or too much fat that does offset my weight scheme of things.... but, this week I have lost 2 pounds so something has finally budged! Yeah! I will not QUIT no matter what-- that word is NOT in my vocabulary! KEEP SPARKIN'

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NOW 'FAITH' IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. Hebrews 11:1


I am going to kick this fat!!!


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I am still yo-yoing around with my weight emoticon even though I am still staying focused on all the right things to do for myself (getting plenty of sleep, logging in my food, staying in my calorie range, preparing all my meals, taking my meds, etc., ) but the scale is still not going down emoticon

I tried exercising more but still no scale results. Then I find that when I log in all the exercise, my calorie intake goes up...in the 4,000 - 5,000 range emoticon

I find it difficult to eat the 1200 - 1550 range sometimes...how on earth can I eat that many more calories just from doing more exercise emoticon



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You can do it Adirondackmom!! We've all been there! I was there last week and I still lost 2 pounds!!! Thank God!!! :)

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I have been going over my calorie intake--- ugh......

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NOW 'FAITH' IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. Hebrews 11:1


I am going to kick this fat!!!


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Hard to change things a lot with diabetes. Will keep trying! I need to do more veggies - that is what. I will try!



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I believe changing up food and exercise is the right thing to do, your body does like changes. This last week I stayed away from the scale and I gained 1.5 pounds, but I really think it was due to stress and not enough sleep. Waiting for someone to call and having a 1 am service call, did me in at the end. So I took 1 Advil PM for the last two days to catch up on my sleep, which I believe my body started to retain water. I did exercise out in the yard and also at the gym, but I'm sure it was the sleeping pill. Its Just One of those Things, but I'm getting back on track.

Can't give up! Keep Going!


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Changing what you're doing often helps when you're stuck. Change the exercise...do it a little more strenuously, but a shorter time. Or a different exercise. Same w/ the foods you're eating. Substitute something different (but still healthy). Drink more water. Our bodies get used to the same ole' stuff so they need to be surprised by changes on a regular basis.

Read the articles on the start page for ways to break through a plateau. We've all been in the same situation. I signed up for a veggie challenge, started eating lots more veggies..and suddenly I'm steadily losing weight..it's never happened before!

Hang in there..don't give up. It's a temporary set-back if you keep getting educated by this great SP site. This IS the answer to healthy living. You can do it!

"If the problem isn't hunger, then food isn't the solution."



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Hang in there, and keep doing the things that are good for your health. Forget about the scale for a while.



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Make for sure you are drinking enough water. That 1.5 pounds could be water retention.8-10 glasses of water a day, and more water if your drink caffeine.



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You have lost more than I have! Good for you!



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I'm hanging in there but still do not see a change yet.

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Thank you for this thread!

Even though, rationally, I know that there is more to being well than what the scale reads; emotionally, it bugs me to see my weight sit at the same place. Reading through this thread has helped perk me back up and fight off the small voice saying, "why bother?" in the back of my mind!

Off to the treadmill.

Good luck, everyone! Keep it up!



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Keep at it! It will sort out. I was in a plateau that lasted the better part of a year. Up a bit/down a bit week after week. I re-evaluated and made a few changes. I found I wasn't weighing and measuring everything I ate, was let fitness slide a bit and eating out more. After making a few adjustments I am losing again about 0.5 - 1 lb per week. It's slow but in the right direction. Unlike previous failed diets, this is a lifestyle change and it is a life long journey. Therefore, I am in no rush and as long as my weight is heading towards my goal I am not concerned about speed.

"We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough." -Helen Keller


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I read a blog post on here that said: stay in your calorie range and take a 10 minute walk. The next day stay in your range and walk 15 minutes. It was good for me to remember to take it a day (or hour or minute) at a time! Make more days better than bad - we can do this!



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ME THINKS MY SCALE IS STUCK!!! LOLs..........

NOW 'FAITH' IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. Hebrews 11:1


I am going to kick this fat!!!


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looking toward a downward turn for the scales this week

I'm ending 2014 better than I started it.
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Had my first weigh in after a week of travel, then family in town--lots of eating out, big meals, etc. I did work out when I was away, so that's a plus. But scale this morning shows a 3 lb gain! Eek! I know that a lot of it is water weight and things will even out, but hard not to feel upset.



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I gave it a good shot today...anyway. I put the y in TRY.


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YOUR BODY NEEDS TO TELL YOUR BRAIN THAT YOUR BODY IS CHANGING. TAKES TIME, KID. BE PATIENT.



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stay focused



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I did it! I beat a six week bounce!

Edited by: SCOTTIEOWNER at: 5/18/2014 (10:48)


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GRRRRRR - 1 graduation lunch and I did not eat that much and back up 1.5 lbs. I worked like a dog outside the last 2 days in the yard. I exercise every day and track food everyday. Does having diabetes affect weight loss? I don't get it?



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I've so been there for so long right now...that I somehow got lost and went on a binge and messed up all my hard work. But, the good news is I realize my mistake and will rectify it and get back on the band wagon. I just have to face the fact that I do hit obstacles once in a while.


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just keep at it NEVER GIVE UP



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I hide my scale in the closet Friday and I haven't felt tempted to bring it out. I plan to weigh in next Friday.

Can't give up! Keep Going!


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When I'm doing all the right things and the scale is not showing steady losses, I like to try on clothes that were tight. When they fit better, that's very motivating. I also am keeping a journal so I stay focused on progress and positive action.



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The scale goes up and down, which can be frustrating. What makes me smile is I had to buy a belt...Something is working. The scale is a liar emoticon

"The greatest thrill in life is doing what people say you cannot do."


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I have to remember if I keep doing the right thing, something will happen. calorie's in - calorie's out = results...
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Yes!! The scale is VERY evil!!!!! emoticon

"Difficult? YES!!! Impossible? NO!!!!"
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I workout daily too without much weight change - 6 weeks and finally down 1 LB total. But it is making us more HEALTHY! Hang in there!



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Thanks for sharing.

Slowly and surely wins the race.


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My scale is evil too.



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Giving myself shots everyday emoticon



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I THINK MY SCALE IS "POSSESSED" I am sure of it....... it is 'EVIL'! LOL

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NOW 'FAITH' IS THE SUBSTANCE OF THINGS HOPED FOR, THE EVIDENCE OF THINGS NOT SEEN. Hebrews 11:1


I am going to kick this fat!!!


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and exercise

"The greatest thrill in life is doing what people say you cannot do."


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Unless you have a health problem like water retention, there's no reason to weigh your weight fluctuates daily. Once a week is enough to check on your weight. I think concentrating on your
food journal and on eating healthy would be a big help.

Slow and steady gets you there


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You know the scale has a chain on me, and like the song, "Breaking Up is Hard to Do". Maybe for one week I could try journaling without checking the scale, just to see if I could trust myself to turn away from the scale and concentrate on what I'm eating. I'm a real scaleaholic, where I have to weigh in every day. If things go well after 1 week, maybe I'll go for 2 weeks.


Can't give up! Keep Going!


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BOY THIS BOARD IS REALLY INSPIRATIONAL. THANKS!!!

Building my bucket list and enjoying the ones I've accomplished!!! I quit smoking and have visited 34 out of 50 states. But I want to see the grand canyon.


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I am 73 years old and in good health, but the weight just stays. I know I am not good at portion control, and keeping a food diary. (lack of discipline)
However I keep doing the right things like, exercising and eating healthy. Hopefully one day the scales will move downward




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I'm having the same trouble. I've been doing spark for a year now plotting out calories and nutrition and exercising at a gym. My friend and I decided to give it one great trial and have gone to the gym for six weeks four to six times a week and have watched calories to stay in the good range. I do the elliptical for fifty minutes, the weights for thirty five minutes and sometimes swim or do the treadmill as extra. I haven't lost a pound in six weeks. Neither has my friend. I'm at wits end. I like to exercise but my friend hates it. She's ready to quit despite all the good things exercise has to offer. What more can I do to get the scale moving?



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WOW! I am glad I'm not the only one!!! Really encouraging to find out.



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thanks for this topic .great blog.



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I am at a plateau and my weight is going up and down emoticon

This is so frustrating emoticon

I am logging everything in, staying within my calorie range, exercising and making sure I am eating the right foods... emoticon but it seems that each time I am about to go down to the next teen (i.e., 300 to 290's, 290's to 280's) my body goes into shock or something and either stay at 291 for a couple of weeks or go back up 5 to 8 pounds during the course of the week emoticon

I know I can do this...but I get so frustrated sometimes I want to just give in...but I emoticon



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I'm 60 years old. I haven't lost weight since March and now I am beginning to think that maybe just calorie counting is not the right way to go. I read here that some people have tried other diets or detox regimes to lose weight when stuck with no weight loss but I am not sure what to do. I am just confused as to why I am doing everything right but no longer losing weight.

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I am 75 years old & have another 8 lbs. to loose but this last month my scale has been at a stand still. Some days I get so frustrated that the scale hasn't moved after keeping to my program. Maybe I should try a detox. I have increased my exercise & keep track of everything I put in my mouth. I guess I need more patience.

" HOW OFTEN WE FAIL TO APPRECIATE WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY ACCOMPLISHED. TAKE A MOMENT, RIGHT NOW, TO CONGRATULATE YOURSELF ON WHAT YOU HAVE DONE TODAY,THIS WEEK, IN YOUR LIFE TIME" !!
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NERISSAVS
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5/14/14 7:39 A

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I'm 49 (this is the BIG year!) and maintained a weight I was happy with up until a year and a half ago (my fluctuation was within a 5 lb range.) I've always been good about eating appropriate portions and have a generally good diet, and I've exercised on a regular basis since I was 18 yrs old. This past year, when my weight "fluctuated" up, it didn't fluctuate down as usual, and after a few months, it went UP again, and then again. After the last time I decided to make a change and did a 3-day detox (juicing & vegetables, basically.) The result was, I lost 5 lbs in as many days, but continued to eat until I was full. I gained 2 lbs back, but my weight has stayed there (plus, it is inching down) and the detox made me very aware of the the food my body doesn't process so well.. meaning, I've really cut down on breads and things with refined sugars and any processed foods... Also, my skin is looking healthier again, and I am not feeling sluggish in the middle of the day. My assumption is that if I "detox" for just a day (every week or two)... even using a slightly modified version... I will bring my weight back to my happy weight and will continue on the road to healthier eating.

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5/14/14 7:26 A

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good morning,,,,,

I'm so glad I found this group!!!!....I've been having trouble losing since the first of the year. I've adjusted my calories and amped up my walking(just recently), but I'm up a couple tenths then down a couple tenths. I've only lost 5 or 6 pounds since the first of the year. I know it comes of faster in the beginning, but now it's slowed down to a snails pace!! I refuse to give up, but it is getting really discouraging. emoticon

everyone have a good day............. emoticon

Rhonda

Remember...no matter how many mistakes you make, or how slowly you progress...you're still way ahead of someone who isn't trying....

You will never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine.

Normal is an illusion. What is normal to the spider is chaos to the fly.


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5/14/14 7:26 A

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Thank you for this message, it is very encouraging. I will not let plateaus bother me anymore.
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5/14/14 7:08 A

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I think I had a plateau that lasted for about 6 or 7 weeks and boy! was it frustrating. But I knew I was eating the right foods and tracking them to stay in my calories. I was moving, but I was finally able to get off the plateau by exercising a little more and one week I was down 2 or 3 pounds.
This last time these plateaus weren't as frustrating because I looked at this as a different process. Instead of a diet, I was in it for life so I knew the weight would come off at some time. Someone told me that being at a plateau is practice for being at maintenance.



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5/14/14 6:27 A

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I have been up 2, down 2 for over 5 weeks now. It's frustrating. I've lost 10 and it seems that this is where my body wants to be. My heart and mind don't. I will keep plugging away because I want to conquer this rut and prove to myself that I'm a fighter, not a quitter. emoticon



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5/14/14 6:23 A

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I'm glad you wrote this post as I have been struggling the past 3 months with a plateau at the scale. I've gone thru bariatric surgery and am one year post op and had hoped for more weight loss by now but I've hit that plateau and it is most frustrating when you're trying to eat right, exercise and the scale doesn't like to cooperate. Thank you all for your input as we all struggle with that plateau sooner or later in life. Keep the support coming and that motivates our momentum!



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5/14/14 5:05 A

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I stopped weighing myself months ago. I work on how my clothes fit and how my body looks. Especially as most of my workout is done with weights so I have strong dense muscles that give a falsely high reading on the scale.



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5/14/14 1:04 A

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Wow Girls! I really liked the input from everyone. I feel you have lifted my frustration and I feel normal about having problems between me and my scale. I'm very impressed and I want to thank all of you. For a long time I've wanted someone to reach out to me, because I felt like I was on this journey alone. I hope I can return my thoughts to help everyone else.

Thank You!

Deb

Can't give up! Keep Going!


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5/13/14 10:10 P

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Needed this!


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GONDIM
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5/13/14 10:06 P

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Thanks for posting this topic today. I have been at this for 5 weeks and lately the scale hasn't been showing much progress.

I would like to share a statement that a WW leader made back when I attended meetings. She said to think of your diet as a vacation, if you got on the wrong Highway would you change your vacation destination or would you turn around and get back on the right Highway? I always think of this when I am having a bad day and remember not to throw the towel in. I hope this helps others the way it has helped motivate me.



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5/13/14 9:54 P

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Great posts! I needed to read this today too!

It's the job that's never started takes longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien


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