I just realized that my goals have been very different from the ones I typically see here.
First, I committed to an image of myself that I wanted to achieve.
Second, I committed to that image for the *rest of my life*.
Third, I committed to a meta-process to achieving the first two, namely that I would try various programs and use them only to the extent that they worked and adjust them, as required, so that progress was continually being made towards 1 and 2. (In this regard SparkPeople offers whole familie*s* of program*s*.)
Fourth, (and this one I had to learn, after using 1 -3 for several months) that at various different points, I had to recognize that I reach plateaus, and when I reached one, I had to adjust what I was doing.
Fifth, I had to learn that plateaus could also be caused not just by weight loss levels, but also by limitations of my body, schedule, family, etc. (How much exercise I could do, and what kinds I can do, time available, ...)
WRT, the question at hand, I've finished the recognition of a plateau. I'm starting various adjustments, and will find out which one(s) work. There's a lot of apparent randomness, here, and sometimes change does not occur for a week or so.
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