Why I Need Support Today

Thursday, March 27, 2008

I just huddled with my teams & posted "I need support!" on all of them. I've only been doing this 35 days and I have been so freaking dedicated to this. I DO NOT want to lose that dedication. But apparently I have hit one of the dreaded plateaus. My scale has been hovering around the same number for a solid week. Since I am on Spring Break, I decided to try to beat the plateau by putting more time and effort into my cardio. I had done 15-20 mins daily for the first several weeks. Since I have the free time this week, I have been putting in a solid 30 minutes. But my scale says I have actually GAINED. I haven't been eating more. If anything, I have to force myself to eat to get to my minimum calories. So this must be a plateau and my body is sorting itself out. It is SO hard not to get impatient.

Plus I have doubts about my scale. The other day, I put it down, but it was a little off from where I normally set it down (I use the tiles on my floor as a guide.) It showed my weight at 194. I was like, "WHOOHOO!" until I noticed I was one tile off. I moved it over. 202. Damnit. So I could use some scale recommendations if anyone has any. I'm looking into a beam scale - like a medical one. Something that won't be 8 lbs. off from one place on the floor to the next. I mean, how do I know which one is my real weight? Grrrrrrr.
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    First off remember you weight will naturally fluctuate +or- 5 pounds naturally.

    Second remember that muscle weighs more than fat so if you are putting weight on that may be why. Make sure you are taking your measurements and not going totally just by your scale.

    It does sound like maybe you need a new scale. A good idea may be to get one that also measures your body fat. I got a cheap one and even though it may not be as accurate as some other ones it is consistent. I have lost weight before with fad diets but my body fat never changed. In my 5 weeks here I have lost 10 pounds and 4% body fat. (That was as of this morning and it's not official weigh in till Sunday.)

    Another thing are you changing up your routine? Doing strength training not just cardio? Changing your type of cardio? Changing your menu plans and trying to hit different calorie amounts in your range? Are you drinking all of your water? Theses are all things that if you aren't doing could be slowing your weight lose. Your body will get accustom to doing one set program. You need to change it up to keep your body changing.

    We are all here to help and support one another so reach out to any of us anytime you need it!
    4719 days ago
    Hi there Sounds like your ready for a new scale. Keep up the cardio and you will burn the calaries you need to burn to move that scale down. Keep trying and stay motivated. Stop by my page and keep me posted Good luck and God Bless Starr
    4720 days ago
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