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Okay, I have hit a brick wall

Friday, April 14, 2017

Yes, it is true. I have hit my first MAJOR plateau since starting my journey. For the last 4 weeks the scale is not moving and has even gone up a pound or two; despite my efforts to continue eating right and exercising.... well, maybe I have cheated here and there... I guess that movie popcorn with the toxic butter substance didn't help me any. And, oh yes, that pizza from Pizza Hut probably didn't help either (even though I gave up my favorite pan pizza crust for thin and crispy--yuk). Skipping a day or two in my weekly exercise could have something to do with it, as well. Eh? The bottom line for me is this.... will there ever come a day when I don't crave these "red light" foods and do I forever have to make exercise a part of my daily routine??? Forgive me, I am just spouting off here.

I know the answers to all these ridiculous questions because I have already experienced the results when I do follow the healthier lifestyle. It feels great going down a size in my clothes, and now being able to fit comfortably in a sports bra, and getting huge benefits in my cholesterol, blood pressure and A1C numbers and not getting breathless so easily, etc. etc. etc. So, rather than getting discouraged through this lull in my weight loss efforts, I must maintain my focus on all the other benefits and keep going. I just needed to whine a bit.
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    A healthy lifestyle doesn't mean depriving myself out of enjoying some of my favorite foods... pizza being one of them but in a more responsible way that's conducive to the body and health I want. Not all pizzas are created equal (I like california pizza), and I also make my own pizza from scratch when I have the time. Do they taste anything like pizza hut?...Of course not, but it's a "healthier option" and isn't this whole journey what it's all about?

    Same with exercise. One doesn't need to exercise daily... BUT, ten minutes of "moderate" exercise out of our daily lives gets the blood circulating, builds muscle, keeps the bones we have, lowers cholesterol and BP, relieves stress, etc.. is better than nothing and most times those ten minutes end up longer than that. When we make this lifestyle 'WORK' for us then it won't feel like 'work'.

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    Comment edited on: 4/14/2017 7:36:24 PM
    Good luck on your new lifestyle change. You can do this! Stay strong and positive!
    1049 days ago
    You are on the right track & know what to do. My pizza - low carb tortilla with cheese, olives & veggies; baked in toaster oven 5 minutes or so. Put a little pizza sauce on if you want. It's pretty good.
    1049 days ago
    We all need to whine a bit!! You aren't perfect!! Remember that!! We all have cheat days and times when we don't exercise. Just start fresh the next day!! I do!!
    1049 days ago
    It's ok to whine once in awhile. Hitting those plateaus are frustrating. But just remember your body is adjusting internally to all the changes, so it is gaining muscle and rearranging fat, metabolism is gearing up or down - all sorts of miracles we can not see. That is why we have to hang onto those non scale victories for these times of plateaus. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1049 days ago
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