Nan, I have to say
Your post not only was a step in the right direction for you, but it gave me the nudge I needed to start remembering some basic principles of weight loss.I know how discouraging that "0" on the scale is because I am now going into the 3rd week of "Plateau Land" and sometimes I feel like I will be stuck in this place of nothingness forever - very dramatic thinking
The words our Teammates spoke to you, also spoke to me. We cannot give up and we must examine what we have been doing to see if we can sort out why the scale is not moving in the right direction
Something Sharon said really struck me. I have been quite active - going to the pool and jogging around for 35-45 minutes almost every day, and then playing Lawn Bowls 2-3 times a week and Bocce Ball one evening. With all that walking, bending, stretching, and jogging I have not added one calorie to my diet. I, too , have tried to stay on the lower end of my calorie range and that may be what is causing the stall in progress. In truth, I did up my calories about 3 days ago to see if a tip I got through the Spark Community about eating toward your higher range of calories when you hit a plateau would help me. It didn't help - I stayed stuck. Then when I read your post and the replies this morning, I realized that for the last 3 days both myself and my DH have been battling a summer virus and not feeling very well. As a result, we haven't been active at all for 3 days - the same 3 days I upped my calories
No wonder I didn't see any results!
Nan, I just know you are going to get through this little bit of frustration and be posting about the weight you lost in the next week
I am also going to work through this plateau and, hopefully, will be able to post some good results very soon.
I have always told new Spark People to use their Nutrition Tracker faithfully, get their bodies moving 3-4 times a week, and to stay active with their Spark Teams because that will keep them motivated. This proved that principle. You were given encouragement by this team today, and as I read your thread, I also received the encouragement I needed. This is why
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He wlll make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6
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