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12/4/06 11:37 A

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Good luck,
Stay positive, plateu's are hard and frustrating.
Chris


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DESI3500's Photo DESI3500 Posts: 74
12/3/06 9:39 P

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That is really great advice, and I think it may be my problem. Over Thanksgiving week and the following week, I lost 4 lbs. I had cut back on exercise slightly (missed a day, and had a short workout another day), and had "cheated" a little on my diet. I thought for sure I would have either gained, or not see any results. But when I stepped on the scale on Tuesday I was pleasantly surprised. Maybe I'm just trying too hard. I had been sticking to a 1300 cal/day diet, and sometimes falling short. Now I'm going for about 1400-1500, and we'll see what happens. Thanks for all your help.

- You can''t do anything about the length of your life, but you can do something about its width and depth.


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12/3/06 7:30 P

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my plateau seems to be more of a valley at this point as I'm not really doing anything and I know what the results will be if I don't do it soon. I decided not to measure this week as I have been dealing with that doggone T.O.M. and am feeling a bit bloated anyway. I'm sure my weight is up, but I'm sure I'll know tomrrow.

Good Luck everyone

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12/3/06 6:56 P

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I was just going to say the same thing. I hit a major plateu and it turned out I wasn't eating enough.
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12/1/06 11:02 A

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Hi Desi,

A friend of mine ran into the same problem and asked her doctor about it. Turned out she wasn't getting enough calories to support the amount of working out she was doing so her body was in starvation mode. Once she add a couple hundred more calories the weight started to fall off. She adjusted her calorie intake down as the weight started falling off.

Jyll

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11/29/06 10:52 A

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Hey Desi!
You are doing the right thing by sticking with your program and doing what is healthy for your body. Sometimes we do not look at the overall picture that what we are doing now is better then the lifestyle we had before, and can not be measured by a number on the scale.
You have to think in terms of how you are feeling and how your clothes are fitting...for example your energy level I am sure is up and I can bet that you are fitting into some smaller sizes and that is very exciting. So my point is, don't be obsessed by what the scale says...in fact throw your scale away or just try to limit how often you weigh yourself.
I have been with SP since May, and like yourself in the first 3 weeks I lost 10 pounds. After that the weight loss really slowed down and I was freaking out and weighing myself everyday trying to figure out what was going on. I do cardio for 40 minutes 3 times a week and strength train 30 minutes 3 times a week and building muscle like crazy(muscle weighs more then fat but takes up less room) and stoped losing weight. But I went down 6 dress sizes and lost 9 inches off my waist and went from a D bra cup size now down to an A cup.
So don't get discouraged there are so many things going on with your body right now, you will see the results one way or another and you are heading in the right direction. Keep up the good work!
Kathleen

 
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11/28/06 2:39 P

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Thanks for the advice. I feel better knowing I'm on the right track, and someone else has done this before. It's just so frustrating to work so hard, and see so little results.
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11/27/06 2:49 P

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Desi,

I've also been doing this thing since the front part of Oct. I'm doing 30-60 minutes of cardio (walk or jog) 6 days a week, and I do 12 strength training exercises 2 sets each 6 days a week, I stay between my 1200-1550 calories a day and drink a lot of water. About 2 weeks in I hit the inevitable plateau and got frustrated also. But I stuck to it and have started to go down inches and weight again at the rate of about 2 lbs a week. Hang in there and keep doing what you're doing, you'll see results.. I would recommend that you measure yourself once a week to see if the size is dropping even if the weight isn't. And of course there is the main forum where everyone is great and will give advice or just listen emoticon

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Well the 1st 3 weeks you were loosing WATER WEIGHT.
Then after that it comes down to loosing the real nitty gritty stuff, the FAT. So It always slows way down.

So just keep up the good work, and you will get there.
Rosalyn in Oregon

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It took 2 years but it was worth it. I am going to keep it in a 5#s range up or down. My Promise is I will never ever do that to myself again-----Rosalyn


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11/27/06 2:00 P

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I need some advice. I've been working out almost every day since the beginning of October. I lost 8 lbs in the first 3 weeks, and the last 3 weeks I've only lost 2. I usually workout for 30 minutes most days, and 55 minutes at least one day a week. Changing up my workouts, sometimes I go hiking, or do water aerobics, or different workout videos. I've only missed 2 days of working out since I started. I try to stick to a 1300 calorie diet, and have done really well. Why has my weight loss slowed down so much? And what can I do about it?

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