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Saturday, November 23, 2013

I have been stuck at this "platau" weight for far too long. Consistency is key and I have to get back to the business of checking myself every day.

I have been doing this for a year now, and I moved away from food tracking at the end of summer. I was starting to feel resentful that with all my tracking and exercising and good choices the weight just wasn't coming off. I knew my meal planning and food choices were pretty on target, so I thought giving myself a little break from tracking was fair and a way to grow into this as a lifestyle and not a "diet". I would periodically log for a day or two just to keep myself in check. At the same time, I changed up and added to my exercise program. I thought this might give me the kickstart i would need to start losing again.

Several months later and I haven't moved an inch. I can only think of one or two other things to try: add weight lifing (which i really don't like but will do) and go back to tracking. It's kind of annoying, but I've got no other ideas. I can't even say there have been an abundance of NSV's. My shape has changed a little, and there is a bit more room in my jeans, but not they way I would expect for the amount of effort I feel I'm putting in to this.

No pity party. This is my new lifestyle, so it's fine to just keep doing it, but I definitely confused about why I'm not seeming more change. I know there is more weight to lose for my long range health, so I just want to figure out this puzzle.
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    Keep up the fight. It is paying off.
    2654 days ago
    Hate those plataues and trying to figure out what you need to do to get it moving again.
    2661 days ago
    Plateaus are frustrating and confusing - especially when we think we are doing everything "right". Our bodies are not machines and although there are recommended practices for losing weight, it doesn't work like a math equation. Plateaus come without any "fault" on your part, and they end only when your body is ready to lose again. Adding strength training is a good idea. If lifting weights isn't something you are interested in, try other types of strength training - like body weight exercises or resistance bands.
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    2662 days ago
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