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Monday, March 25, 2013

Hi everyone-I am still 225 and I am going nuts-not really.All I can say is that I didn't gain Yeah!!!! I will admit I need to exercise more frequently its my own fault- In fact I am lucky I didn't gain cuz I had a candybar a couple times this week. chocolate cravings really the new team I am co-leader in and the new friends I have met I think will get me back on track for sure. Just was a bad week although i never went over my calories.I have been studying my bible and learning new things and I am thrilled with what I am learning.I am making a promise to u all. I am gonna buckle down and get with the program this week.I gotta lose 10 pounds by may 31st so I gotta get moving.hope eveyone has a good week- love u all-Lu:) emoticon
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  • SAMI199
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  • MRSP90X
    I read you are a diabetic, so am I. As a diabetic, you really need to control to carb intake or the weight will not come off. Its hard be can be done emoticon
    1853 days ago
    You can do it! Keep pushing forward. My DH likes the 90 calorie fiber one brownies for a sugar/chocolate craving. He said they taste decent and do the trick plus they add some good stuff to his day. Those are about the only nonfreggie or nut snack in the house usually. emoticon
    1854 days ago
    emoticon not only how much but what emoticon you have the right attitude
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  • TERRY0217
    Platue's are the pits! try to change up your workouts and make sure you're eating enough! my trainer told me I wasn't eating enough, so my metabolism wasn't working hard enough...Good luck to you emoticon
    1854 days ago
  • JOHGLO2011
    You can do it, just hang in there! Even very small changes can make a big difference and there are some very good suggestions here. Remember, it's not over until you quit. Keep Sparking! :)
    1854 days ago
    you can't out-exercise a lot of calories.
    To get rid of a candy bar you would have to RUN for 30 minutes. Ditch the processed foods and all the stuff with sugars...(even put a limit on how many fruits you eat a day)...
    and watch those numbers start going down.
    You can do this.
    You just need to know how badly you want it.

    for a great website check MetabolismAdvice . com
    1854 days ago
    Stay positive-yeah! For your chocolate craving maybe you might buy the dark chocolate (70%) and eat a square slowly when you get that craving and let the flavor savor in your mouth instead of the candy bar. That is just an idea of something I do because I LOVE chocolate too. It does have its health benefits as well.

    Don't get discouraged. Just get right back on track because you will feel good!
    1854 days ago
    So glad you didn't gain. emoticon Exercise may still be challenging for you. I hope you find the right ones to do. They improve circulation which is wonderful for healing. Have a great day!
    1854 days ago
    Increase the exercise for at least a week and you will see results. Exercise increases the metabolism and , for me, decreases my appetite. Giving in to a candy bar only makes me want more candy so I have to abstain all together. Stay determined as you have blogged and I know you will make it! emoticon
    1854 days ago
  • BRENDA_G50
    Plateau's are the pits!!! They zap your energy, motivation, confidence, and everything you've tried to achieve...but only if you LET them.

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    1854 days ago
    Hi there, Tim nailed it, change things up. That's what worked for me as well when I hit plateaus.

    Also breaking up activity throughout the day keeps the metabolism motoring all day long.

    I try to get in two 15-min walking breaks at work every day,then in the evenings,a couple 10 min spark cardio videos or time on the elliptical and three nights a week,strength training.

    Everybody is different, different things work for different people. Hang in there! You will do this!

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    1854 days ago
    A little plateau-not unheard of but annoying. Ramp it up this week and see what happens. HUGS!
    1854 days ago
    Your bad week is a thing of the past, and a new week is still ahead. Everyday begins as the first day of the rest of your life, so hang in there!
    I believe you may have hit a plateau, and sometimes they can throw a wrench into your motor of success and cause you to lose motivation, confidence, and the drive. I don't see none of that in your case, so you're ahead of the game.
    Look back at what you've done since you've been stuck on your 225. Besides the candy bar!! Have you been doing the same thing each and every day? Have you been doing the same workout, or eaten the same things and stayed at the same caloric intake? If so, on any of this, it's probably a good time to change something up. As your body and metabolism could very well have become accustomed to your everyday living. SHOCK IT!! Change up your routine...change up your caloric intake.
    Example: If you jump on the treadmill and walk for 30 minutes each night at 3.0 some interval training. Do about 2-3 minutes at 2.5, then a couple minutes of 3.0, then a minute or so of maybe 3.3, back down to 3.0 for a minute, then a minute of 3.5 or something like that. Keep bouncing the MPH around. Maybe you can try, and this is only by example, do a couple minutes at a lower speed that's comfortable, walking backwards!
    If you have a caloric intake of say 1800-2100 a day, mix that up too. One day eat 1700. The next day, 2200, followed by 1900, followed by 2000, etc....mix it up and really shock your metabolism.
    I suffered from a plateau back in the days when I lost a LOT of weight, and there are more tricks that I learned that I would LOVE to share with you. If I can help in anyway, you know where I"ll be!! Just shoot me a SparkMail and I can guarantee you what I have to offer will break those walls down, and you'll continue your journey to success.
    1854 days ago
    Good luck! U can do it.
    1854 days ago
    Maintaining is a good start. Great success to you in the weeks to come. Ten pounds by May 31st is definitely doable. You can do this!
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    Well done for maintaining! Good luck!
    1854 days ago
    Here's an interesting article for cravings:

    Remember to be kind to yourself. It can take time to get used to incorporate habits like eating healthier and exercise so that they're second nature like brushing your teeth and taking a shower. Make sure you enjoy the journey too!
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