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3/4/13 4:34 P

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I know exactly how you feel!! I've been stalled for over a year around the same weight, I've even gained weight from muscle from boxing and it's driving me crazy that I can't get to my goal weight of 160. Especially when last summer I was only 5lbs away.
I feel like I work out so much and I know my diet isn't always 100% perfect but I stick to around 1500 calories a day and still, the scale doesn't budge. I also have stretch marks and lose skin so it's even more disheartening that things aren't firming up.

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1/9/13 3:24 P

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I hate it when I am eloquent and then lose it do to a computer or user error
Slightly Irrelevant Though on the Metaphor:
For some reason I am envisioning the house from "Up" sitting at Paradise Falls.

Anyway
Shaking it up fitness-wise if part of why I joined the January Jumpstart Challenge.
I had been doing mostly cardio.
Now this is giving me toning/strength exercises to do and More cardio.
I also just got my Yoga DVD and will be adding that once a week if I can.

I must admit, I am VERY reluctant to change my eating habits. I will if I have to though.


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1/9/13 3:11 P

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I thought I had replied to this with something pithy about building a house and then losing it...but now I can't think what I said and I guess I never hit post. ;)

I think the last lbs are harder for everyone. You especially have lost a ton and your body has to respond to a helluva lot of change with all that weight loss. You are building your muscles up and your body is adjusting to becoming athletic rather than couch-potato-etic. Obviously, based on your awesome-rock-my-socks-off blog post today, I'm sending this message a day late and a dollar short.

That said, some people forget to re-evaluate their calorie goals when their body weighs less. And even if your body size hasn't changed a bunch, it's composition HAS and so has the metabolic systems within it. So maybe something that worked in the past is no longer viable. That's why I am so keen on the idea of shaking-things-up....trying a new diet for a limited time (like going paleo or vegetarian or something) or doing something strange with your fitness (add in HIIT training, start doing HR training, find a new sport or something).

Yesterday is but a dream, tomorrow but a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day.

~From the poem "Salutation to the Dawn" generally attributed to Kalidasa ~
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1/7/13 8:39 A

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Why is this last 15-20 so much more difficult to shed than the rest??????
It seems like I might as well bulid a house on this plateau, I have been stuck here so long.

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