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Wednesday, October 05, 2011

I read another blog that hit the nail on the head. I am no longer trying to lose weight, but build a better body. I am tired of trying to lose weight. I weigh 144 lbs and I am 5'5". I have been at this weight for 2 years. Even after changing my eating, following JE live fit. I have lost maybe .5 inches on waist. This is really frustrating. When I sit down, I hate my belly. Seriously. I am at a loss. I am not going to give up. I am a strong woman. I am building muscle. I have many great qualities. My waist size does not define me. At the end of the day, I know I am doing my best.
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  • SISTERSPARKLE
    Oh, I feel your pain. After my second child was born and the initial weight fell off right after the birth, I was at 157 or so. Then I worked really hard, running all the time and eating 1200-1400 calories a day. I got down to 137. And then I plateaued. I kept running I kept cutting calories and nothing. For weeks. Then I went on vacation and stopped working on it. Weight crept back up to 145.

    At 145 I recommitted to fitness and healthy living when I found the LiveFit program four weeks ago. Although I have lost 4.2 lbs in 4 weeks, I lost all of that in the first week and a half. When I started eating clean the weight just fell off me. Then two and a half weeks without the scale budging. Of course, I ate better that first week than I have the subsequent weeks, so I feel like I need to clean things up a bit more.

    So now I'm at 140.8. 140 is where my body has been most of my life. I guess it's my "set point". But I don't want to accept that. Now that I'm in my 30s my metabolism has slowed down and I have to work harder just to maintain the status quo. So I'm excited at my initial results, but I really hope it wasn't just a beginners thing and that I continue to see results.

    I guess our focus should be building a better body, as you say. I want to build strength and increase my health. That is the focus for me right now. I'd love to be a size 6. Hey, I'd love to be size 8. But that is becoming less important than my overall health. If I work on building a better body, hopefully a smaller clothing size will follow.
    2814 days ago
  • EMFRAPPIER
    I'm with you. I've been plateaued for a year. I know I'm strong and healthier than I have ever been. I'm not going to worry about the number on the scale any more. emoticon
    2818 days ago
  • 1500LUNGES
    Plateaus are the WORST! I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so frustrated. I saw your blog on the JE LiveFit team page. I was stuck at 150-145lbs for YEARS! I'm at 135lbs now. The difference for me was consistency with both eating and working out and recognising that stress eating was holding me back. I committed to the process by hiring a dietician to design a meal plan for me. The first one was ~1700cals and I lost 10lbs on that plan. I was also working out 6 days a week, 4 day split + 2 days cardio only. I did plateau again but easing off on the carbs a little and upping the cardio made the difference for me. I'm not as lean as I want to be, but I was happy with the results. After a few weeks rest I'm going to start Jamie's program - though I'm going to stick with the building phase for a few months. I know that 4 weeks isn't enough for my body to put on muscle.

    I hope you figure out what works for you.
    2819 days ago
  • 1500LUNGES
    Plateaus are the WORST! I'm sorry to hear that you're feeling so frustrated. I saw your blog on the JE LiveFit team page. I was stuck at 150-145lbs for YEARS! I'm at 135lbs now. The difference for me was consistency with both eating and working out and recognising that stress eating was holding me back. I committed to the process by hiring a dietician to design a meal plan for me. The first one was ~1700cals and I lost 10lbs on that plan. I was also working out 6 days a week, 4 day split + 2 days cardio only. I did plateau again but easing off on the carbs a little and upping the cardio made the difference for me. I'm not as lean as I want to be, but I was happy with the results. After a few weeks rest I'm going to start Jamie's program - though I'm going to stick with the building phase for a few months. I know that 4 weeks isn't enough for my body to put on muscle.

    I hope you figure out what works for you.
    2819 days ago
  • DEBMARBAKER
    Keep your chin up, girlfriend! Love yourself no matter what!
    2819 days ago
  • DELTAGIRLFRIEND
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    2819 days ago
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