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Plateaus happen, don't panic and give up. Some plateaus may last for several months. Just continue doing what you have been but change up the foods/workouts just a little to trick you body. Your body is going through some huge changes and sometimes need that break to catch up with your determination

- Submitted by NO_SNOW_BODY 5/5/2010 in Breaking a Plateau | 4 Comments
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REVELATIONGIRL 5/28/2010 5:17:00 PM

    tysvm, I have been stuck forever, it seems. The last 10 I lost took 3 months, where the first 3 months I lost a total of 20 pounds. I have been so frustrated. I don't feel like I can possibly stick to the lower end of my calories and with knees that need replaced I can't do much for exercise. thanks for sharing!
NANNER2121 5/7/2010 8:43:00 AM

    Don't panic, don't become depresssed. My plateau lasted for months so I decided to call it a maintenance mode. You must switch things up, sometimes dramatically, in order to break it.
A favorite saying from my husband's athletic coach when he was competing:
"If you continue to do the same things, you will continue to get the same results."
MOMM4LIFE 5/5/2010 12:53:00 PM

    Thanks for this! I have been on a plateau for about 3 weeks now... and I just upped the intensity of my workouts! Thanks for the reminder.
WISLNDR 5/5/2010 8:20:00 AM

    Ah, yes, don't I know that!! Every word is true. Thanks for sharing!

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