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5/22/18 11:53 P

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Thank you Kathleen624,
I just started The Daniel Plan, it's clean eating with a dash of God. I have also stepped up my exercise program. I'm sure you and the others are right it's because I'm so close to my goal weight. I will just have to have patience and be grateful for being healthy.



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5/22/18 4:58 P

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Hello SHAPEINGUP. You should be proud of the hard work you did ti get this far.
I am going to add my two cents to this problem. The last 25 pounds are the hardest to lose. You haven't mentioned what type of diet you follow.

You need to look at your food choices and sometimes when you are so close to goal it helps to change the foods you are eating to something different. Some people eat the same thing every day and the body gets use to that. Shake it up and change your choices to different healthy food. Also, it helps to eat a little less carbs near your goal weight. For example if you eat a healthy sandwich every day change that to healthy items on lettuce without the bread.
Best of luck to you.

Kathleen624 in PA
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall - Confucius


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5/19/18 9:44 P

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Thank you NiteMan3D,
You are so right. I am learning to count my blessings for which I have many my big weight loss to date, I've maintained that weight loss, I'm healthy and meeting such good friends as yourself. I will work harder in fitness I have much room to grow and to get fitter the rest will come with time. I was just being hard on myself and looking at what wasn't instead of looking up and to what is.



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5/19/18 5:49 P

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It's good to know that you're not 5'11" and trying for too thin. Where you are is a problem because you're only ten pounds from your normal weight range and if you want to be in the middle of that range which it sounds like where your target lies. Those last twenty-five pounds will be the toughest to drop. I don't mean to say that will be a hardship, just tougher to do than the last thirty was. It may require some extra effort in both nutrition control and fitness planning, but it will come off if you stick with it. Go easy on yourself and try things that give you satisfaction in doing them, like achieving nutrition goals or athletic benchmarks. It has to be things you'll stick with for the long term because whatever you do to *lose* the weight you have to *keep* doing to *maintain* the weight. In other words, your new habits need to be permanent changes that will last you a lifetime. The advantage of that extra effort is a happier and longer lifetime. Keep doing what you're doing and best of luck with the goals.

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SHAPEINGUP's Photo SHAPEINGUP Posts: 32
5/19/18 1:24 P

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Luan_In_Pa, TY for replying. I am 5'3 120 is my personal goal, but I would be happy at 135-138. I just can't seem to quit rocking from 145-148 no matter how I eat.



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5/19/18 1:14 P

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NiteMan3D, TY so much for replying and for the great advice. I am 5'3 yoyoing between 145-148lbs. I'm going to switch up my exercise and do some HIIT and or Tabata training starting with two a day and move it up if needed and see what that does.



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LUANN_IN_PA Posts: 26,977
5/11/18 7:53 P

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How tall are you, and how did you choose 120 as a goal?

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."
~ Randy Pausch

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in doing something, you do it only when circumstance permit. When you're committed to something, you accept no excuses, only results."
~ Art Turock

"We have a saying in Tibet: If a problem can be solved, there is no use worrying about it. If it can't be solved, worrying will do no good."
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5/11/18 6:51 P

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Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, but I don't see your height anywhere. That makes it hard to tell whether you should even be trying to go lower? Assuming you're tracking your intake closely and being honest with yourself, the numbers usually tell the tale. As we get closer to our goal weight, it gets consistently harder to drop those remaining pounds.

Usually, it requires a shakeup of some kind. Completely change your diet content or patterns by trying new foods and changing how you eat. Have you tried intermittent fasting? Are you measuring and weighing everything accurately? Have you tried eating at the top of your calorie range for a few days and then drop back to the middle or bottom? New exercises? We're all prone to this and I've come to look at a plateau as practice for maintenance. This journey has no end as long as we live, so the primary battle is to maintain what you have already earned. Don't allow discouragement to sabotage your hard-won achievement. Be happy with your maintenance groove and try new things to get past it, but never give it up. Losing thirty pounds is great. My best advice would to give yourself a break and don't develop an all or nothing attitude that will cost you what you've already accomplished. You've done good and you never know when the next thing you try will break the plateau. Keep at it and never quit. Have a Happy Birthday!

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5/11/18 5:34 P

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Hi Spunoutmom,
Thank you so much for your reply. It gives me the strength to keep eating clean and putting one foot in front of the other.
Yours,
Shapeingup



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5/11/18 4:13 P

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I am responding because I find myself in similar situation. I consulted my doctor. He thinks I am at a healthy weight for my height and bone structure. I would suggest consulting your health care professional to see if you are at a healthy weight and see if there are any other factors that maybe preventing you from getting to a lower weight. And a weight loss of 30 lbs is an amazing feat. You are not a failure. You are a success story. Celebrate your achievement.



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5/11/18 3:30 P

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I started my journey at 175 last September and did really well up to January of this year losing 30lbs then only 5lbs( which I lose and gain back.) from January til now (145). I could understand it if I sat around eating junk food, ate out all of the time or just plain did nothing at all. I even did the military diet to which I lost nothing and no I didn't cheat. I eat well, exercise moderately work outside hard at least three days of the week. I set a realistic goal for myself to be in my 130's by my birthday (May 15th) and it isn't going to happen :( I feel like such a failure and I hate failing at anything. My husband is so proud of me, but I can't make him understand how bad it hurts not to have reached my goals especially when he and my sons eat nothing but junk from daylight to dark and lose weight without even trying. Is there a set weight for our bodies and am I trying to reach an unattainable goal of 120? If I can't reach 138 how am I ever going to reach 120? I'm at my wits end and so tired of trying can anyone help or offer any suggestion? If not thank you so much for listening and letting me vent my frustrations
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