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KESTRUNK Posts: 196
2/27/13 11:26 A

Just keep moving, even if it's 10 minutes a day. The Sparkpeople videos are great for that. Doing something different from what you normally do will help to keep you interested! Good luck! We have all been there (or are currently there now - maybe I will take my own advice)

HOLLYM48 Posts: 18,847
2/26/13 7:55 P

just keep on moving and exercising and after a while you will miss the workout because it makes you feel so good! Just remember you are getting healthier every day even if you aren't losing the weight as fast as you want. Eventually it will come off!

GRAMMY7070 SparkPoints: (0)
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2/26/13 5:45 P

Thanks so much for the encouraging words. This is truly why I like this site. Everyone here is always so helpful and give me so much motivation. emoticon emoticon

Edited by: GRAMMY7070 at: 2/26/2013 (17:46)
OHITSKELLY SparkPoints: (14,074)
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2/26/13 6:41 A

I feel your pain Grammy! Lately it seems like I jump from one plateau to another. I have been trying to "mix it up" a little too. At least 2x a week I try a new video or exercise from SparkPeople. I'm down almost 40 pounds now and it's getting harder.

I remember when I would sweat buckets doing 3 sets of 20 crunches (and my elbows were no where near my knees)Now I can do 5 sets of 50 bicycle crunches and I have to do them very slow and steady and concentrate on them to break a sweat.

I go through phases of being bored/lonely/unmotivated so I come here and peruse the boards reading and grabbing all the motivation I can. emoticon

Last week I lost 100 grams which was nothing I couldn't achieve with a hefty fart LOL

But I lost 1/2 an inch in my waist and another 1/2 inch on my thighs, so the progress is still there, just not measurable on the scale like I (always) want it to be!!

Hang in there, you can do this. Shoot me a message anytime you want. I'm right there with ya!


H0KIE_GIRL SparkPoints: (3,588)
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2/24/13 11:37 A

Just keep reminding yourself why you are doing this. Sometimes the numbers won't show much but measuring yourself in inches will.

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2/24/13 11:34 A

Thanks for the encouraging and helpful words

2/24/13 11:28 A

I went through a time like this very recently. I was stuck at 140 and the scale wouldn't budge. What I did was I pushed myself a little (just a little) harder. I made my morning walk last ten more minutes. I cut out the tbsp of sugary syrup I was putting in my morning coffee. I got a little more sleep (that's tricky for me, because I have a VERY busy schedule). After a week of tweeking things just a little, I hit 139.

Try mixing things up a bit. Maybe you'll find just the right combination of things to get your scale moving again. Remember though, it's pretty common to go weeks without seeing the number change. A plateau is generally characterized by weeks or MONTHS without change.


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2/24/13 10:54 A

The last few weeks I haven't felt very motivated. Mostly due to no weight loss one week and then .2 lb weight loss after I thought I did so well with my eating, tracking and some exercise.Any motivational suggestions. I know I can do this , I've lost weight before and I want to lose weight, just can't seem to lose. In that plateau. emoticon

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