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The big Plateau

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yes, my plateau is so big it deserves a capital P! For the past 3 weeks, I hvae been stuck around the same weight. Last Sunday, I decided to get to the bottom of this. I pulled up the last 4 weeks worth of cardio data, as well as nutrional data. When I started evlauating the data, I noticed that while my cardio muntes had actually increased, the amount of calories I was expending had decreased! What the dooce! emoticon

Upon reflection, I began to realize that as I have become more active and physically fit, the amount of effort it takes me to expel that amount of calories has also increased. Basically, "mama's gotta work harder". Which sucks, but is of course a reality.

My goal this week is to increase of PEI(percieved effort index), and kick my own butt! Hopefully by increasing my effort I will also be able to kick this plateau to the curb!
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    Now I've been sitting on the same number for at least two weeks (stopped counting). So I hope things will improve for both you and me. They did for Lucie emoticon
    So the best of luck to us - and down with the plateaus of all sorts!!!!
    3506 days ago
    Way to go on the research! I've just recently left a 3 week plateau behind...it was so frustrating! Have a good week, I hope the scale starts moving for you soon! emoticon
    3506 days ago
  • LUCIED83
    Good for you for taking the time to figure it out. I had the same problem for about the same amount of time. For me, it was about getting really diligent about tracking everything again, and today I FINALLY saw that pound go on the scale.
    3506 days ago
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