You can do this . If you could just be content maintaining that loss and let your body catch up (That's what a plateau is.. catching up to the loss )you will find that you will start to lose again . We always want to go faster and reach our goals sooner but realize that the AVERAGE gain over one year is around 10 pounds therefore 50 pounds or so took about 5 yrs to put on . I'm not saying that it should take 5 years to take off just have a little patience while the rest of you accepts it's new shape . BTW I think you have done a great job of losing !!!!
** Contentment is not the fullfillment of what you want but the realization of what you already have.
Pounds lost: 14.0
Fitness Minutes: (20,710) Posts: 104 10/23/11 10:36 P
I get stuck in plateaus quite often. . .it's all about changing it up. Changing calorie number intake (I often switch it up by doing some days on the lower side of my range, others in the higher side. . .or doing one week at the low and one week at the higher). I also switch up workouts - strength training and cardio. My body just gets bored and decides that if I'm stuck in a rut, it will be too.
Just don't give up, because when you finally see that number drop again you'll 1) know a strategy that busts you out of a plateau and be better prepared for another one and 2) be happier and less bored in your health routine!
current weight: 160.0
Fitness Minutes: (15,909) Posts: 1,799 10/23/11 10:17 P
I'm in the same exact boat! For me, I'm just going to try to be honest with myself about what I'm eating and how hard I'm working out. For me, I know I tend to overestimate how much I burn and underestimate how much I eat. I need to stop that and just get that scale moving!
“And will you succeed? Yes indeed, yes indeed! Ninety-eight and three-quarters percent guaranteed!” ~ Dr. Seuss
“We should all start to live before we get too old. Fear is stupid. So are regrets.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
current weight: 265.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,901) Posts: 8 6/12/11 9:00 P
Sometimes its easy to just focus on the weight we need to lose instead of what our real goal is: being as healthy and happy as we can be for the rest of our lives. Keep on making the best choices for yourself no matter what the scale says and in the long run you WILL make it!
First - you cannot give up!!! Secondly - I have a bum knee too so I definitely understand the difficulty. I would suggest doing upper body and core strength exercises. In addition, how about shadow boxes for cardio? This wouldn't require you to do anything with your lower body. Lastly - change up your nutrition somehow. One thing that works for me when I hit a plateau (and we all do) is to incorporate more beans, vegetables, fruit and water with less meat.
The road to success may be hard, but it's always worth the struggle.
This is not a quick fix, but a permanent lifestyle change.
I was doing great with the first 25-30 pounds then I hit a plateau. I have a bum knee so I can't exercise like I want and I have adjusted my eating habits but nothing is working. I want to lose another 25- 50 pounds but it seems like it is not going to happen. I am ready to give up does anyone have any suggestions?
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.