I think this may be exactly where we should be right now for SUSTAINABLE weight loss. If it goes too quickly then it's likely to come back quickly. I don't think it's coincidence that a lot of us are having a plateau week. Here's hoping we see some small movement in the right direction next week......but no despair if it doesn't. Just some action. Remember......a goal without action is merely a dream.
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current weight: 208.0
Fitness Minutes: (9,523) Posts: 172 2/23/11 2:40 P
Although I am frustrated because the scale stopped moving, I know I am making healthier choices all the time, more fibre, complex carbs, and drinking more water. I am doing GOOD things for my body. The scale will move again, if not this week, maybe next week! Thanks everyone for your support!
current weight: 221.0
Fitness Minutes: (4,651) Posts: 2,271 2/23/11 1:55 P
I'm right with you! I didn't gain this last week, but I've only lost less than 1/2 a pound--and I haven't "fallen off the wagon"! It's sooo frustrating. I've decided that I'm going to look at it not as where I should/could be on the scale according to recent weight-loss patterns, but instead where I COULD be if I HADN'T made all of those healthy choices during the last week. It's probably cheesey, but it makes me feel better! Hang in there...I'll be right next to you!
current weight: 168.8
Fitness Minutes: (4,651) Posts: 2,271 2/17/11 2:48 P
Look at the bigger picture - you've lost 9 pounds in four weeks - is that right? That is a perfect amount for 4 weeks. It's still good to do more exercise like are you doing, just nothing too drastic. Slow and steady changes are best.
I gained a little over a pound this week, so I have to think about why that happened and keep my determination strong. I am taking my own advice and looking at the bigger picture.
It is a bummer not to lose much weight when you've done everything right. I know how that feels. You and I MUST keep going and MUST stay positive. There is no going back now!
Pounds lost: 6.8
Fitness Minutes: (9,523) Posts: 172 2/17/11 1:45 P
I seemed to have hit a "plateau" 2 weeks straight now my weight hasn't changed, well not more than .4 of a pound! Last week was my TOM, so I was prepared not to see a loss, and showed only a .4lb gain. This week I lost that .4lb but that's it!
Not looking for gobs of weight loss here like on biggest loser, just looking for a steady 1-2 lb loss every week. I have increased my activity level since last week, adding more 30 min walks, and strength training, besides doing the wii fit plus for 30 mins, 3x/week. By diet alone, I should be seeing a 1 lb loss. per week based on calories & basic metabolic rate. Added exercise can only help that right?
Anyone else here experienced plateaus? How long can I expect it to last? Not giving up, gonna keep pluggin away, I am confident in my plan, just feel like the last 2 weeks was a waste, I should be 170 by now!
Boy patience for me is just tough to come by. Thanks for letting me blether on about my plateau issues
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