This may sound silly, but I've created a weight loss chart that I hung on the wall. I write down how many calories I consumed that day, how many calories I burned through exercise, and every week I enter my weight. I also write down my goal weight for certain deadlines (1st week, 1st month, etc.). There's something about writing everything down on a chart that holds me accountable. Plus it gives me a burst of motivation every time I look at it because I see how far I've come.
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Plateau's are part of healthy and normal weight loss...chart your weight loss and make small changes in anticipation of them. Sometimes it's just avoiding salt, sugar or even something as simple as just drinking a little extra water...point is, it is normal, it is healthy and it is part of your weight loss journey! The more you chart, and in turn learn to anticipate them, the easier it is to overcome the plateau...it may be a matter of weeks or a month BUT it does pass...stay positive!!!
Often, I think that I am not making any progress towards my weight loss goal. Too often, it turns out to be a matter of perspective. If I weigh myself EVERY day and I don't see any results, I often have forgotten to look at my monthly chart of my weight loss. Remember, it wasnt gained overnite!
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