I would try googling the Wendi plan. It's a plan specifically for people on WW that have hit a plateau and need to shake things up again.It has helped a lot of people. It's a worth a shot! BTW I think if you are consistently staying under points then that could have a huge impact on weight loss.Weight loss can be so rewarding, but incredibly frustrating when the effort you put into it doesn't translate on the scale.I know first hand since I tend to be one of the slowest losers ever. Hugs!
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I have been stuck for a month or more too, and like many have already said- use those extra points! That has been successful at getting me out of a rut with the loss too. I know it seems weird, but it's how our bodies work. My most consistent weight loss streaks have happened when I eat all 29 of my daily AND eat at least what I have earned back in activity points. If your body doesn't have the fuel it needs to repair itself, it doesn't do it as efficiently. Let us know what you choose to do and how it works out:)
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It might be counterintuitive, but try treating yourself a little, maybe eating perfect all the time is why you've been stuck on that plateau! I was losing .2 for a few weeks and then it all just came to a halt until one weekend I decided to treat myself (wine, pizza, pasta, beer, debauchery) and I ended up losing 2.8 pounds by the time my meeting rolled around Wednesday evening. I wonder if I was just being too strict and loosing up shook me off the plateau, maybe you should give it a shot! Don't give up!
June 2010- Joined spark, SW 201lbs. (size 14-16, 33.4 BMI) January 2011- 193lbs (about a size 14, 32.1) April 2011- Plateaued at 187lbs (size 12, 31.1) June 2011- Joined Weight Watchers- 181lbs (size 12, 30.1) July 2011- 171.2lbs (size 10, 28.5- "overweight!") August 2011- 164.4lbs (size 10, 27.4) September 2011- 161 lbs (a bit tight in a size 8, 26.8) (October 12 is my 16th week at WW: mini-goal= 159lbs.) October 2011- 156.2lbs (size 8-10 26.0) November 2011-
Change it up some how. Keep your body guessing! Can you change the exercise? Can you change the food? I change what I am doing about every two weeks. I don't change EVERYTHING but I change what I eat for breakfast (Switch from cereal to oatmeal and fruit. Switch what I am eating for lunch or sometimes I swap lunch and dinner. etc) If you are not eating any of the weekly P+, you might consider adding some of those in one day right after weigh in. It is easy to eat too many free foods and not all your points (Yes, I know not everyone does this). If you are having trouble getting all your P+, are you including your healthy fats? Can you decrease the fruit a bit and have some more protein? Nuts might be something to include or avocado....
OH!! are you on Naproxin for that knee injury? I tore cartilage in my knee and was on prescription strength Naproxin (Aleve). I gained nearly 4 lbs in fluid!!! I did not know it does really awful stuff like that!
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I eat a lot, but I don't always hit my number of points per day. I get 29 per day and 49 extra for the week. I am almost always 29 exactly and I will use 10 or so of my extras on the weekend. I do not give myself activity points. Sometimes though, I have 5 points left at the end of the day and I am not hungry at all. I hate the idea of eating if I am not hungry. When I am hungry though, I eat. I will try to be more careful about not going under.
I used WW to lose the weight I needed to lose. I have been maintaining for almost 10 years now. Are you making sure you are eating all of your points each day. My daughter was NOT and the leader told her she has to eat them each day or her body would think it was starving and would not let go of the lbs. she also told her to eat the extra 35 and see how that worked and adjust as necessary with the extra. She lost 5 lbs the first week and she hadn't lost for over a month. Good luck. Maybe talk with your WW leader.
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I have tracked my measurements for almost two months. This first month, I lost about an inch everywhere I checked. I have about a week to go before checking for month #2, but I did sneak and check my belly and it has not changed. I am worried my weight and measurements are staying the same for this whole month. How frustrating!
I have done well in the past counting calories. The points are so much easier, but I may track on here for a few weeks to see if it changes.
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There is some debate on whether a plateau is just a natural part of weight loss or not. I do think there is some truth to that, but I'm not an expert.
It sounds like you've done a good job with sticking to the plan. Have you been taking your measurements? If so, have they changed? The scale is actually not the best tool for tracking success--a tape measure is usually better.
The only other thing I can suggest is to continue sticking with the plan, but try mixing it up a bit. For example, if you always have the same thing for breakfast, try something else for a while. If you always drink the same amount of water, try adding 8 more ounces.
I have been doing WW since Jan. I lost 18.4lbs so far, but for the past month, I have been stuck at the same weight every weigh-in! I am tracking, not allowing myself to eat sweets or junk (I know it says we are supposed to treat ourselves, but I treat with fruit smoothies and stuff because I don't want to eat junk food yet), drinking my water, meeting my daily health guidelines, etc. I'm not working out enough because I hurt my knee last week, but for 3 of the last 4 weeks I was walking an hour a day.
What do I do? What has worked for you to start losing again? I'm considering taking a break from points and switching to tracking calories here to see if my percentages of fat/carbs/protein need to be tweaked.
Is there a way to track points on here too? I know it won't calculate them, but is there a way to just key them in somwhere?
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