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9/26/12 8:45 A

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I just wait it out. Sooner or later the pounds will start coming off again

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9/14/12 7:38 P

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Don't give up or get disgusted. Take each day, stay with the program and eventually you'll be on your way again

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9/14/12 12:29 P

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Just be patient and wait it out. You'll start up again.

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3/12/12 11:06 A

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I am struggling with a plateau and part of it is the fact that I am having some issues with my ankles.

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3/12/12 7:14 A

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i had my right knee replaced in 2007. the left one is due. BUT as i retired, i joined the gym! what a blessing! i also do the bike. but i love the elliptical trainer! you can go low level and work up. same with the minutes. strength training for upper and lower body is perfect. you don't have to do large amount of weights. but it is wonderful to see how you progress from month, to month. when i work my legs, like on the leg press or seated leg curl, i do one leg at a time with different weights for each leg. that way, the stronger leg is NOT carrying the weaker one. takes just a few seconds more!!! enjoy!

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3/11/12 11:31 P

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What 1lazycook is referring to is what I call an "attitude plateau". You DO first need to determine if that may be the problem. There are physical plateaus and there are attitude plateaus. Just make sure you are addressing the problem whatever it may be.


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1LAZYCOOK's Photo 1LAZYCOOK Posts: 186
3/11/12 9:54 P

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I feel your pain! I've lost 60 lbs and keep hitting plateaus. I want to lose another 40 lbs but right now I fluctuating up and down 2lbs. Extremely frusterating. Usually adjusting my calories for a week shocks my metabolism back into weight loss mode. I think I've gotten too discouraged and basically tired of thinking about what to eat all the time. For me, I just need to refocus and go back to basics. With the warmer weather and fresh tomatoes and other vegetables coming soon, I'm hoping to get back on the wagon and get the rest of this weight off!
Addressing your bad knee, do talk to your Dr and maybe get some physical therapy for your knee. I have back, arm, wrist and knee problems but find ways to work around them. I go to the gym 5 days a week. I do upper body strength training and use the recumbant bike mostly but also attend classes with the fitness trainer when I can. The best exercise for knees is the bicycle but again, you should check with your Dr.
Good luck and let us know if you find something that works for you!


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3/11/12 7:26 P

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Hang in there! Definitely don't count exercise out because of your knee. You may be limited on cardio, but that doesn't mean you can't do pilates or core and upper body strengthening. I would talk to your doctor as well. I obviously don't know what the issue is with your knee, but most doctors recommend walking with lower body injuries. Good luck and please don't give up!

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3/11/12 1:05 P

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I have to remind myself that going backward is not an option. I don't give up. I added Zumba to my workouts.

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3/11/12 10:50 A

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To break a plateau, you've got to change up what you are doing to "shock" your body into losing weight again. It's gotten comfortable. I'm sure there is some type of exercise you can do that doesn't effect your knee. Anyting even low impact will help.


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3/11/12 10:29 A

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Sounds like you are depriving your body and it is saying ENOUGH!
Give yourself a break, get a massage, eat healthy without going over your calories but not under either.
And I am sure the doctors don't think you are cheating, we all go through plateaus, ALL, and several times over the course of a weight loss program.
Hang in there!



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3/11/12 9:13 A

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The diet my doctor has prescribed is pretty medically intensive. I take phentermine and give myself HCG shots. I began all of this Thanksgiving week and since then I lost 20 pounds in 8 weeks and then just stopped. It is like my body got to this weight and said enough, but it isn't enough I need to lose at least 30 if not 50 more pounds. My starting weight was 228 back in May of 2011, today I am 188.6 and even with sticking to my diet, taking all my supplements and basically living my life based on that diet, I will probably be up to 190.2 tomorrow. Why 190.2? Because everyday I bounce between 188.6 and 190.2. I've been stuck on this plateau now for a month and a half. Every time I go weigh in I become so frustrated. I know they think I cheat on the diet and I don't...to begin with I have too much money invested in it, I've already paid for my future tummy tuck and to do the tummy tuck the doctor says I have to be at least 170 pounds so I have a very distinct weight goal, but my body won't cooperate. To get me jump started again, I am doing just low carb hoping to get back in Ketosis, so I'm eating 20 carbs or less per day, basically meat, cheese, eggs and sugar free jello for a sweet fix. I've given up diet sodas for Lent, so I'm not even getting my normal amount of diet Coke. I don't know what else to do. Exercise is basically out, I blew out my bad knee doing Zumba. I am extremely frustrated at this point. I want down off this plateau. Any and all suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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