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I hate Plateaus

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Here we go again. So far it is a short one – but I dislike it all the same! I have not lost in 9 days – that’s a huge amount of time for me. I have not gained either, so that is a good thing. I get very frustrated when I plateau. I don’t get discouraged really – because I know if I stick to plan it WILL come off. Just irritating that it is not coming off according to the way I want it too! I will stick to my overall plan. It WILL come off!

But I am having another NSV! …I have been able to lower my insulin by 10 units over the last week and a half! My doctor says that to just keep doing what I am doing and I may be able to get off of it eventually!!!
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  • KAREN608
    Me too, staying at one weight is hard to see but your NSV was wonderful.
    1644 days ago
    A very big WOW on the Insulin!! Great accomplishment. And...I would suspect as your body readjusts, that is a partial cause of the plateau... As you said, give it time, and It Will Happen. take care,
    1646 days ago
    Just keep focused and the plateau will go away. Remain strong. You can do this!
    1648 days ago
    Lowering your insulin is absolutely just as good as losing pounds!

    I think plateaus are necessary as the body adjusts to the changes. Be patient with your body, it is HEALING and that includes periods of "recovery time".
    1648 days ago
  • XME501
    Your decrease in insulin is a very big plus!!! And those are just numbers on the scale - the number on my scales is just the same, but I have had a number of people ask if I have lost weight. And, a neighbor who works as Penneys, brought me a pair of jeans that had been on sale. She said she was not sure if they would fit, since I had lost weight. I did not tell her otherwise.

    I have not been exercising as much but am eating much better. I really do not snack much, but do love cheese. That is one item that I have cut back on. And am drinking more water.

    You are doing great - emoticon

    1649 days ago
    Don't feel frustrated or discouraged if the plateau is longer. I have had some be months long! They happen. NSV's can keep us going during those times! That NSV is fantastic!! Well done!!
    1649 days ago
    Lowering your insulin intake is one MAJOR NSV!! emoticon emoticon Hang in there, the numbers on the scale will go in the downward direction again. You're doing GREAT!! emoticon
    1649 days ago
    the decrease in the insulin is emoticon weight wise I am in the same boat but my clothes are fitting looser too. How your feeling and the other NSV are great indications on how your doing.
    1649 days ago
  • _RAEVEN_
    emoticon That's great news!!! Keep it up. emoticon
    1649 days ago
    That is a huge NSV!! Congrats on your progress so far on and off the scale.
    1649 days ago
    That is great that you will be able to go off the insulin, I know you can do it!
    1649 days ago
  • LORRAINE10141
    I know the feeling. :) Have you taken new measurements of yourself yet?
    1650 days ago
    Hang in there. Something 's got to give. All the best.
    1650 days ago
    That's an incredible NSV!!! emoticon And as far as plateaus? Whenever I hit mine, I change what I am doing but you have been doing this a while and doing well so I know that you will find the way. Your medical progress, though, is just INCREDIBLE!! I am SO proud of you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1650 days ago
    Insulin going down, that is great news! Focus on that, for now. As you said it WILL come off!

    1650 days ago
  • LKG9999
    You are doing so well, just keep on going! So many other good payoffs for your hard work. Lowering your insulin is a big win!!
    1650 days ago
  • LETHA_
    Hang in there. You are doing wonderfully!
    1650 days ago
    I have been stuck at times much longer then a week try 52 weeks. I found it helps to Just promise yourself that this is forever and it is the new you and you are worth it . emoticon
    1650 days ago
  • JACKIE542
    Just hate it when that happens. You just hang in there, you have a good attitude, IT WILL HAPPEN. Love your NSV, that is so great!! emoticon
    1650 days ago
    Thanks for sharing your frustration. We know they are going to happen, but we all hate them just the same. Keep on keeping on.
    1650 days ago
    emoticon No more insulin!!!

    I understand about those plateaus. I didn't lose a pound for 14 days, and then on the 15th day, I dropped 6 pounds, and I've been going great guns, ever since. Just keep doing what you're doing, and I promise it will come off!!!

    Be blessed,

    - Nancy Jean -
    1650 days ago
    Yeah they are real stinkers - lol but you have a great attitude towards the plateau. Its just your body adjusting - it will pass - no worries - Hugs Karen emoticon
    1650 days ago
    your weight may be static but you are having plenty of N S Vs so that is cause for relief just keep it up your insulin may be decreased that is something to be happy about all the best
    1650 days ago
    I hate plateaus also but you have been doing so well it will go away soon and so glad to hear your DR thinks you will be off your meds soon too - Keep up the good work kido you can do this
    1650 days ago
    You have been doing an emoticon job. Perhaps adding some more time...in small amounts....to your exercising routine might just give you the extra push that you need to move the scale. The scale is not the only way to measure success. How do you feel in general? How are your clothes fitting you now? Do you have more energy? All these questions are important to ask yourself when you feel like you are at a standstill. emoticon my friend.
    1650 days ago
    What is a plateau? Is it just the scales? I know it's frustrating when they dont move BUT you are having so many non scale victories that you can measure your life changes so more accurately without the scales. In a few days you will lose about 3 or 4lb. I wonder what the next non scale triumph will be? It's like magic reading the changes you are making to your life. It keeps me on track. emoticon
    1650 days ago
    Try to remember that it's only a number on the scale - how you feel and how your clothes fit is a much more accurate depiction of how you're doing.

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    1650 days ago
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