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The Plateau Challenge

Thursday, June 14, 2018

I've been on my journey for 8 weeks now. When I started I weighed in at 172. My first month I only rode my stationary bike. I very quickly dropped down to 163. I was so excited and happy. The second month I started to implement strength training and suddenly the scale came to a complete halt at 165. I know muscle weighs more than fat but this complete standstill is driving me around the bend. I haven't quit but it's getting harder every day to keep up the motivation to go on.

Yesterday I joined a summer group to help me lose 5% of my weight. I'm looking forward to it. I posted to the wall about my excitement of joining this new challenge and wrote about my plateau problem. CAROLYNINJOY1 posted back to me and told me about the Plateau Challenge. Thank you, Carolyn, for that piece of information. Today is Day 1 of the Plateau Challenge and I'm feeling confident again that things will work itself out.

I'm fairly new to SparkPeople but that one kind bit of advice was all I needed to keep me going. I'll continue to blog about my adventures in health and fitness and I'll also share what I learn here on my personal blog.

So here's to new friends and new challenges.
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  • RHOOK20047
    Welcome to SparkPeople. We are all here for the same reason, no matter what our personal story is. We are here to help each other to get to that healthy point we want to be in our lives. It is not going to be easy, but it is attainable. Make small goals and they will lead to big successes. You have to make you #1 and tell yourself that you are worth it. If you don't take care of yourself you can't take care of anyone else. If I can help in anyway, feel free to reach out to me! You can do it! We are here to help! Welcome and get active on this site. emoticon
    491 days ago
    Thank you, everyone, for all the positive words. KATIE5668 I did lose 2 inches last month so I do know something is working. I have another 2 weeks before I measure again. I do love surprises.
    492 days ago
    Sp is the way to do it we will find. You have made a wise choice to use it.
    492 days ago
    Awesome! Yes I love @CAROLYNINJOY1 She always has the perfect thing to say- very inspirational. In fact I’m going to her page and vote her as a SPARK Motivator! Thanks for the idea, JP! Keep us posted about you progress! The challenges R a great help
    492 days ago
    492 days ago
  • KATIE5668
    Hey welcome to 5% Summer Challenge! Are your measurements changing, with a stuck scale you may find what is happening is you are firming up. A pound is a pound be it fat or muscle. Just a pound of muscle has less volume than a pound of fat.
    492 days ago
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