Depressing Plateau :(

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

I've been stuck between 150-153 for almost 7 weeks now. (There was one week that I managed to hit 149, but it must have been water weight because it came right back.) I've been reading some articles/blogs on this to get some advice. I've changed my diet while maintaining the same calorie range. I've also been switching up my workouts so I run between 3 and 7 miles/4 days a week and 2 days of other types of workouts (rollerblading, hills, biking, etc.). I've even added toning exercises a couple days a week. Anything to keep my body "guessing". I feel like I've changed everything I can, and I've still seen nothing come of it. Nothing. My clothes still fit the same. The scale does not change. The tape measure still reads the same.

I keep telling myself that it will break at one point, but this is getting ridiculous. I just want to be at 140 by the 4th of July, but if this plateau keeps sticking around, I'm not going to be able to reach it at a steady, healthy rate.

This is really starting to depress me.
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    I totally understand as I also reported being in a very long plateau. I even consulted a dietician who told me what to do which is what I did and what you have just done. Make sure you are getting plenty of rest as lack of sleep will cause your body to stop losing plus stress of any kind puts your body in a stop. Just don't stop doing what you are doing. No matter how frustrating it will break.
    2921 days ago
  • VEMAN1
    I am with you mind, body, soul and fire on this one. I have been stuck for the past 12 weeks. I started to see a change this week and then my sleep patterns became interrupted because of two sick (and I mean really sick) dogs. And, voila it seemingly simple weight loss returned with a few brothers.
    2923 days ago
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