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The Scale is Stuck!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Scale is Stuck!

I’m a scale addict there is no doubt about it; I can’t help it, I must weigh daily multiple times per day. I’m okay with that; some habits are hard to break. However, my official weigh day is on Monday’s, this is the important day; it really matters what it says because I must record that number in my log. So for the last three weeks the scale has been stuck or broken; it has not budged; it has said the same thing or one pound more for the past three weeks. I guess I should be excited that I’ve not really gained but the fact is I’m working hard and it’s not moving.

I am aware of the dreaded plateau and I suspect that is what’s happening now. I set a target to reach by December 31, 2012 and this is putting me off track all of this just in time for the holidays. So what to do now; as of Saturday I have changed my routine; trying to confuse my body; I guess it has adapted to the paces I’ve been putting it through. I’m starting some serious strength training and incorporating some circuit training. I’m hoping that will make a difference; we will just have to see; I will keep you posted. If anyone has any suggestions; my ears are open.

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    I just broke a plateau this week. Very frustrating before though. The comments below are good. Having target dates and goals are important, but remember, it's not how fast you get to the goal but that you make it period. I went back over my past few weeks of food choices and figured out that I was slowly eating higher than my SP nutrition range for salt, fat, calories and sodium. And getting away from freggies. I reigned that in sharply like it was day 1. I also got lax in my exercise effort. So I added activity variety, amount, & intensity. I'm also a carbs girl over protein, so I curbed that a little bit too.

    The most important thing I did was stay consistent in sticking with it and focusing on NSV"S. I'm a scale slave too. I was disappointed every day the scale stayed the same. But because I didn't quit, it didn't show a gain and NSV's were considered a win for me. Monday I dropped 3 lbs out of the blue. How excited I was and glad I stayed consistent!!

    Be diligent and consistent and you'll break yours too. You can do it and we'll all be here cheering for you too.

    Karen emoticon emoticon
    2277 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/20/2012 9:10:33 PM
    If you eat healthy and work out eventually the scale will change. I didn't think I would ever break the 290 barrier. Keep in mind muscle weighs more than fat. If you're clothes are fitting better it could be you're adding muscle.
    2277 days ago
  • BOVEY63
    Those are some great additions to your routine. I am sure you will see the scale move in the right direction soon.
    2278 days ago
    The scale will change, you are doing all the right things, stop being a slave to the emoticon IT WILL CHANGE! I hope this helps!
    2278 days ago
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