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This is your (metaphorical) kick up the backside

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Today I realised I'm maintaining. I've been maintaining for a couple of months, wavering between 10 stone 13 (153) and 11 stone 2 (156).
Thing is my goal weight is 10 stone (140). I don't want to be maintaining right now, I want to be burning fat and building muscle and slimming down like I have been for the last....nearly a year.

I hoped that signing up with a trainer would help, but mostly they've just driven me to a level of irritation I didn't know I could reach without smashing things. Nearly 6 weeks in I'm still the same weight, no inches lost and I certainly don't feel any stronger. Just ask my sore shoulders.

I know it's a mental thing. 10.13 is the lightest I've ever been and I can't get my mind around being any lighter/smaller. What I don't know if how to tell my mind to shut up and deal with it so my body can get on with moving forwards.
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    1846 days ago
    I've been in basically the same place for SOOOOO long that it is not even funny. I feel your pain. I have some major challenges in my life right now that are getting in the way of weight loss, but in the past the only thing that has helped with a plateau is to add exercise intensity. Doing intervals seems to make a big difference too.

    Don't give up...but be kind to yourself too.
    1847 days ago
    It is disheartening to do what seems to be the right list of stuff and not have the weight go down. It is true though that my clothes do fit better, the stuff hanging off me seems to be moving to less visible places. The health numbers are better. The only thing that really gets my weight moving down is reducing the amount I am eating. Not going below the minimum recommended but keeping to the lower total amount of calories. But boy do I get HUNGARY. Stay with it I am sure you are doing yourself a lot of good.
    1847 days ago
    I don't have any answers for you, but you get lots of sympathy from me! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    This is a tough one and I wish I had an easy answer. I'm all about planning for success, so I might try setting a workout schedule and meal plan for the week and just sticking to that strictly for a few weeks and seeing if the scale budges. Sometimes for action precedes the mental cooperation rather than the other way around. Good luck!
    1847 days ago
    I hope you get past this mental block and plateau soon. And keep changing trainers/workouts/calorie intakes until you find something that works for you, and most importantly, makes you happy! emoticon
    1847 days ago
    Relax for a bit... That always helped me... Even "kick" your calories by eating a bit more. Sometimes our metabolism just needs some fuel. But do it with moderation.

    I tried to reach my goal for about 4 months and I only had to lose about 6 lbs. I couldn't, so I declared it maintenance... Over the last 1,5 year I lost the remaining weight and I'm still on maintenance.

    1847 days ago
    My advice is to change your normal routine in any way you can. Eat different foods, do different exercises, exercise at a different time if possible. you need to get your body guessing what comes next.

    1847 days ago
    Hmm, time to change things up a bit? At least find a new trainer!

    1847 days ago
  • PKBOO3
    I understand. I've lost about 8 lbs and maintained it, but want to lose 10-12. I can't get past it and stay with it. But still trying. Just need some more self-motivation.
    1847 days ago
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