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Preparation for the first plateau.

Sunday, December 08, 2013

Its been seven weeks since I reactivated my Spark People page. Since then I have dropped 7 kg! (15.4 pounds). Most important though, I have gained real insight into portions this time, and the value of a small amount of exercise done on a daily basis. Burning 150 - 300 calories daily makes a big difference to weight loss results. I have also found that over guessing calorie cost of food plus under guessing calories burned means one works that bit harder.

At some point the first plateau will set in. I have been reading motivation articles to prepare for that time, and it will be another level of challenge. Meantime I am enjoying the steady progress!
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    I do the same thing with overestimating calorie intake :)

    Plateauing was a real problem for my husband in all of his early attempts to lose weight. I'd watch him be SO good - for months at a time - with no progress. On the final attempt (the one that worked) he had TWO minor plateaus in that whole year and a half.

    I don't know if it will be an issue for me yet, but I have some thoughts about how to adapt what he did to my own needs. We can certainly discuss what worked for him whenever we need to. Just give me a shout.
    1578 days ago
    That is awesome! 15 pounds is a lot of weight to lose, your body can feel that progress right away.

    Rooting for you! Keep going!

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    1589 days ago
    enjoy each moment and worry about the plateaus until they happen Just celebrate the progress you are making!!
    1591 days ago
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    1592 days ago
    Your doing so well Kate! Cheers!
    1592 days ago
  • LJOYCE55
    congrats on your weight loss so far and I hope any plateau you hit is short lived.
    1592 days ago
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