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Change Is A Good Thing

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You've lost a lot of weight, but still have a distance to go. You work out, eat the right things, and yet you've stopped losing weight.

Change something. You are at this point because your body is comfortable. Try a new workout routine, switch out your meal plans.

Do something DIFFERENT

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Try group fitness "boot camp" style classes at your gym - rarely the same workout twice, and it will keep your body guessing. If you have a comfort food you've worked into your calories, drop it or replace it to get that extra bump you need to start losing weight again!

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  • I think that you're in a very long plateau. Try re-defining your exercise, try something totally different, join the "Y" for more workouts [if you pay to go - you're more likely to go] Join up with a friend [My husband is my SparkPeople friend] My husband reminds me when to do cardio/strength, walking, etc. He also times me.
    Grab a friend and have them over for [tea, coffee, beer - whatever]. Then tell them to time you as you go from one exercise to another. For fun, ask them to join you!
    bobbi emoticon - by FLYA180BOBBI
  • I really relate to this. I was just thinking about this today. I have lost around 64lbs and I am at a Plateau. I must up the anti if I want to continue to lose, which I definitely do!
    I also know what I must do. Add physical activity to my day. OK, here I go. Thanks for the secrets.

    emoticon emoticon emoticon - by SHERILYNCAVA
  • Totally agree, back to high quantity of fruits/veggies w/lean meat. - by LADYJ6942
  • at point do you admit that there is something wrong with your body? I've been trying to loose weight for 2 years. I've increased my exercise, increased my calories, added strength trainng,added more protein the scale either doesn't move or goes back and forth within a 4 pound range giving me the impression nothing is actually being lost just water weight being shifted. This is a MAJOR source of frustration since it feels like nothing I've done in the last 2 years had made a bit of difference. There is no weight loss or muscle definition. - by GPHOENIX
  • I agree. I have decided to eat more carbs for breakfast and lunch, less in the evening. Continue to keep within my healthy range by using the food tracker. - by LIBBYFITZ
  • Just what I needed to hear. - by BIGALOW95
  • Sounds good. emoticon - by SONNYG1
  • FUNNY!!
    I Just said this today!!! - by JOHNSONZ
  • That is so true and SparkPeople is a great place to find wonderful suggestions for changes. - by CEB2007
  • I couldn't agree more! Not only can it break a plateau, but you'll feel better having some variety in your life! - by SUZYMOBILE

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