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It's Not to Be

Thursday, November 15, 2018

So I plateaued 6 months ago, in May. I have not lost a single pound since then, despite my best efforts. My weight varies between 204 and 206. That would be fine if this is where I want to be, but it isn't! I was hoping to get down to about 150, but I guess it's not to be. I went to the doctor, and he suggested dropping to 1300 calories a day. The problem with this is that I'm eating about 1400 calories a day right now, which according to SP, I should be losing weight on. I honestly don't see how eating 50 or 100 calories less a day is going to do any good. At that rate, I might lose a half a pound or one pound every month on two. So what, three or four per year? I mean, that can happen by accident! I feel that for all the effort I'm putting in, I'm getting nothing out. I mean, I can cut more and more and more, I can exercise some crazy amount, but I am convinced that my body simply doesn't want to lose any more weight, and if this is where it wants to stay, then I am just going to have to live with this. The doctor couldn't seem to explain why my metabolism seems to be so low. We checked my thyroid, but it was fine. A little on the low side, but still within normal range. So I guess I just have to suck it up and stay at this weight. I am so disappointed, but I don't think there's anything I can do about it.
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    Don't give up!! You can do this. I read this blog after your more recent blog so I know you put some thought into your plan. That's emoticon !
    "The temptation to quit will be greatest just before you are about to succeed."
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    23 days ago
    I know how you feel. I will take off a couple of pounds and than put it right back on. If I reduce my salt intake, not eliminate it I can drop four lbs. I really have to watch my water. I am going to increase it to 9 glasses per day and try that for a while. My thyroid was checked, too and it was o.k. I know we hear this all the time but portion control is also a factor for me. Good luck. emoticon

    31 days ago
    I understand completely. I have gained since I went back to work and I can't seem to lose any. I try to change my diet around and that helps.
    31 days ago
    Don't give up. Maybe changing up your food choices while still staying in the recommended calorie range. Maybe going more plant based or some other change could give you the jump start you need to get that momentum going again. Maybe avoiding processed foods as much as possible and getting your carbs from mostly veggies and fruits. I am not sure if any of this will help, but this is what I try to do from time to time, just to gain some momentum.
    31 days ago
    Why don't you just try cutting by another 100 calories and see if that doesn't just push you past the plateau. Sometimes it's just the push that's needed to get you started again. Keep tracking everything and watch portion control. Best wishes
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