I've found that if I raise or lower the number of calories I'm eating by 100 calories it always breaks the plateau quickly. Thanks to this technique I haven't had any major plateaus the entire time I've been losing weight.
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I got stuck at a plateau for over four weeks, but my workouts were intense. SparkPeople upped my calories, but I wasn't sure it was right, so I didn't change at first. I was stuck for a couple more weeks. I decided to "trust" this site and learn from it. Since I upped my calories two weeks ago, I've lost four pounds. They really do know what they are talking about. :)
I started my journey in Jan 2010. However my journey started before that when I was eating out of control. So, the way I am looking at my weight loss journey is that I didn't put the weight on over 2-3 months it was over several years. So, if it takes me several years to lose 43lbs I'm ok with that.
I am eating what I want but changing my life over to a Healthy Life!
Avoiding Procrastination and Lack of Determination
9 mo. ago, I was on a roll. I walked everyday & I felt terrific! I was burning more calories than I would eat in a day which helped me lose more weight. Then life happened & I put off what I could do tomorrow. However, tomorrow never came. Don't stop doing what works, jump back up and keep walking.
Also, I have noticed that if I walk on my treadmill before I eat, I am more aware of what and how much I am eating. If I am going to eat a high calorie meal, I try to walk & burn off the calories before I eat. I tend to not eat as much after walking, because I know what it took to burn off calories.
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