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6/15/13 8:26 A

Hello Cat20091,

Sounds like you are doing lots of right things emoticon

Back in 2003, I was feeling much like you do now. In researching nutrition I was enlightened about the steroids, hormones, antibiotics and other things added to meat (including poultry). I had a notion that these additives some of which were used to fatten animals were fattening me. I became a vegetarian and steadily lost 1-2 pounds a week until I reached my goal weight. (50 pounds lost) Maybe you would find this works for you too. Bonus was feeling renewed energy and lightness of spirit. Several years ago I became a pescatarian, choosing sustainable fish to eat occasionally.

I wish you success with your goals. emoticon

PINK4YOUTOO Posts: 508
6/15/13 8:01 A

Well, IF you were to quit what you are would gain!! sounds like you have plateaued

SP_COACH_DENISE Posts: 42,369
6/14/13 8:40 P

Are you actually tracking your food? Is your calories burned goal set up to what you are actually doing in an average week? If you are burning more than what you have set up, then you may be under eating for your activity level. Have you also updated your weight loss goal page recently? If not, then it would be a good idea to do that as well to make sure your nutrition goals are as accurate as can be.

Have you also had your body fat percentage checked to see if there is a change there? Are you already at a healthy weight? The closer you are to your goal and a healthy weight, it usually takes longer to lose those last pounds.

Coach Denise

CAT20091 Posts: 22
6/14/13 7:37 P

I don't know if this is the right place to post this but...ugh, I hate to be that girl, but I'm gonna vent for a second.

I've been losing weight for a while now. Obviously, at first, the pounds came off pretty easily - and the closer I get to my target weight, the harder it gets. But I think I've plateaued, for 2 months, and I'm still 20 pounds off! Aaackk!!

And believe me, I've read and done it all (well, pretty close)

I've cut out sugar and refined carbs, I don't drink or smoke
I eat plenty of fruits and veggies (at least half of my plate every time)
I only drink water or tea or one cup of black coffee if I really need it
I balance my calories with 45% carbs, 30% fats and 25% protein with complex carbs like whole wheat pasta or sweet potatoes, healthy fats like avocados or salmon and quality protein like chicken or turkey or eggs
I eat five small meals a day, staying between 1200-1500 calories
I allow myself one or two cheats a week (usually in the form of a small brownie haha)

I work out five times a week, 20-30 mins weights and an hour of cardio where I bust my guts out
And I switch up my workouts between the treadmill, bike, swimming or elliptical with varying intensities
I do yoga three times a week
I sleep well

And I've been at this for almost two months now, and nothing has changed. Not my weight, not my measurements, nothing.

So what am I doing wrong??

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