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This up / down crap has to stop!

Thursday, September 01, 2011

I guess I am on a plateau and it is making me nuts. One month I do absolutely zippo. The next month I lose maybe a half to a full pound and then the next month it goes back up a half or a pound or so. I keep hovering over the same number.

I know we aren't supposed to be in the mindset that we are on a diet. We are supposed to strive for a healthy lifestyle we can do forever. I am eating extremely healthy, my skin has never been clearer which is a far cry from last year when I had shingles for almost an entire year. I love the way I am eating and how it makes me feel. What I am not loving is the stagnant weight loss.

The kicker is that every time I run into someone I haven't seen for a few weeks or so, they tell me how great I look. They all keep saying I look like I lost more weight. That just makes me nuts. My clothes look looser. Heck my shoes even feel looser. Sometimes I almost walk out of them. It is just that @&%! scale that doesn't make sense.

Staying positive that when Oct. 1st rolls around for my next Team Weigh In the numbers go down - way down! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    I agree with others about ramping up your exercise program! And also about not focusing on the scale, (I am bad about that too!). You're not giving up and thats the important thing! Keep on keeping on and it will eventually start heading down again! You're an inspiration to all of us, so Thank you! emoticon
    2423 days ago
    I bet your cholesterol and LDL have plummeted. That is what is happening with me. Hardly any weight loss, but the #'s that matter the MOST are dropping. Have you had a fasting blood test for lipids?
    2424 days ago
  • DS9KIE
    i hate the plateau
    2424 days ago
    AWWWWWW I know how you are feeling, yet you do need to ignore the scale for a bit and keep focusing on how you are feeling. I also agree that maybe its time to change up the exercise a bit.
    Hang in there and it will pass, hey you know I finally after just a long time started to move. I know you will too. Just remember all the great advice and encouragement you have shared with others and not think about it and listen to it and apply it to YOU!!! I do know it the hardest thing to do but girl its what you need to do. LOL you can remind me of this later, since I do the same thing.
    This is not a diet but a lifestyle change and it doesnt always behave the way we want it to, but in the long run you will be healthier and stronger and yes weigh less.
    Hugs and smiles and lots of encouragement.
    2424 days ago
    OK, so it sounds like your nutrition is on target. The next thing to look at is your exercise! Maybe it's time to shake it up!! Try some completely different things! Every 2-3 weeks, shake it up again!! When you get into a comfortable routine, so does your body and it gets complacent and maintains! Try it! It couldn't hurt! But remember to take care of your shoulder! My scale'e been stuck for about a year, but very, very slowly headed down now. I am lazy, by nature most of the time, but when I push it, I actually see results. Not big results, but down is better than nothing even it's just a bit. Inching down! emoticon emoticon
    2425 days ago
  • LGAR519
    As long as I can see some visual changes, I don't much care what the scale says. None of mine work anyway. I use the docs scale in his office. One of us is always in the Hospital or docs office for something. Keep your chin up!!
    2425 days ago
    So everything is going great except for that strange machine you step on? Frustrating, but it is up to you to laugh at it and then do a dance right in its face and say 'Take that, sucker! I'm going to get you, just wait and see!'

    Okay, that's just my opinion.
    2425 days ago
    I know how you feel. Maybe a sledge hammer to the scale will make things feel better?!

    Hope you have a great month- no matter what the @#%*** scale decides to say!
    2425 days ago
  • L*I*T*A*
    i am there too...........
    here is hoping yours last for a short while...
    all the best...
    blessings and hugs..........lita

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2425 days ago
    Oh, you are holier than me. Seems you have been eating nutritious. When I read your title
    and saw the word crap, I was thinking you might have descended to some of the crap I eat like frozen chocolate cake, stale potato chips, or slightly moldy cinnamon buns.
    emoticon Sorry the number did not do wht you wanted, but emoticon you are doing the health well
    2425 days ago
  • FITKAT62
    I am going through the exact same thing. It's soooo frustrating.
    2425 days ago
    O that stinks! I bet by next month you will have a good loss! emoticon
    2425 days ago
  • TEDYBEAR2838
    Finger Crossed, positive thoughts for a good loss for BOTH OF US!
    2425 days ago
    I know just how you feel. I lost 1 whole pound last month. Up and down like a yo-yo. Like you my clothes are getting looser and I had to buy new pants for work because the other ones were all falling off. Maybe we are gaining muscle.....well at least that is what I like to think.

    2425 days ago
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