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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

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!
- Submitted by PAULCJONES 3/25/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 10 Comments
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FLYA180BOBBI 8/19/2010 2:44:00 PM

    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!
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SHERILYNCAVA 1/6/2011 7:00:00 PM

    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.

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LADYJ6942 4/26/2010 9:04:00 AM

    Totally agree, back to high quantity of fruits/veggies w/lean meat.
GPHOENIX 4/10/2010 9:01:00 AM

    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.
LIBBYFITZ 3/26/2010 11:34:00 AM

    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.
BIGALOW95 3/26/2010 11:30:00 AM

    Just what I needed to hear.
SONNYG1 3/25/2010 10:57:00 PM

    Sounds good. emoticon
JOHNSONZ 3/25/2010 6:15:00 PM

I Just said this today!!!
CEB2007 3/25/2010 5:07:00 PM

    That is so true and SparkPeople is a great place to find wonderful suggestions for changes.
SUZYMOBILE 3/25/2010 5:00:00 PM

    I couldn't agree more! Not only can it break a plateau, but you'll feel better having some variety in your life!

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