I'm not quite sure I'm understanding. You say that you've lost two pounds? That's not a plateau. A plateau is many weeks or months without ANY weight loss. If it's coming off, you're just not losing fast, not plateauing.
The less you have to lose, the slower it will come off.
Losing weight is about food, so are you tracking? Why are you drinking the shakes? Is that on top of the 1500-1800 calories per day?
Even if you eliminate junk, you may still be overeating. Are you weighing and measuring what you eat, and *accurately* tracking?
Not to mention, it's only been 5 weeks... it can take as much as 6-8 weeks for lifestyle changes to show up on the scale, especially when you add a new, challenging exercise routine to the mix. That can cause normal water retention, and temporarily slow or stall your weight loss. You may even see a slight upward shift. This is why: www.sparkpeople.com/community/ask_the_expe
Edited by: DRAGONCHILDE at: 2/12/2014 (14:42)
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