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BIKE4HEALTH's Photo BIKE4HEALTH Posts: 7,339
7/22/17 6:35 P

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SP is the way to go. I tried everything for 30 years...EVERYTHING.

Finally realized I was paying everyone else money to tell me to do what I already knew what to do. I was paying for discipline. Sps plan will do that for free and put all control in your hands.

Your on the right track.



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CATS_MEOW_0911's Photo CATS_MEOW_0911 Posts: 2,577
7/2/17 10:14 P

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Great suggestions made here. Another I would suggest is adding short HIIT (high-intensity interval training) workouts, starting with 1 per week and working up to 3. These should be 10-20 minutes long, maybe able to squeeze in before kids get up or when they're otherwise occupied (or have them jump around with you!). There are lots on youtube. If you'd like me to look for some for you, let me know. HIIT revs your metabolism and stimulates the nervous system in a new way, a great way to break a plateau.



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BIKE4HEALTH's Photo BIKE4HEALTH Posts: 7,339
7/2/17 12:54 A

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Congratulations. When we are doing it we sometimes think it cant be done and it too far away. But sticking to SP, keeping away from the sodas and sugar, and drinking our water seems to make it all happen quicker than we think. Well done...



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7/1/17 9:19 P

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The one nice thing about having a decent amount of weight to lose is that there are some simple, fairly easy changes that you can make that end up making a big impact on your weight. But it sounds like you have hit the point where you need to start making some more difficult choices on what works for you. In other words your food intake is currently at balance with your calories out, which means you are maintaining. It's good that you found this out, but if you want to change, you're going to have to change things up. Which means either increasing your output or making some changes to your input. Make sure you're not eating the leftovers from the kiddos, or that you're accounting for those calories. If you are drinking a glass of wine or having a significant something sweet everyday, it might be time to cut out one day a week or give up something else somewhere else in your day to balance it out. Slightly increase your vegetable portion sizes and have a little less of the other items in your meal. Look around for exercises that you can do with your children. I saw a video today of a mother pushing two of her kids on the swingset while doing squats and lunges, including using her youngest as a weight. Is it possible for someone else to watch your children for 20 minutes a day so that you can get in a quick workout? Having a playdate with a like minded group could mean one person watches the children while the other gets in a quick workout and then the moms switch. Whatever it is you just have to acknowledge that what you are doing right now is not how you get the results that you want and you have to make an effort to change something and reevaluate and move on from there. If you feel like you have already given up so much then start looking for ways to incorporate what you actually want in.

You're also more than halfway to where you want to be. 65% of the way to your goal in fact if you started at 245 and have lost 55 of the 85 that you need to get you to 165.

-google first. ask questions later.

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6/25/17 10:04 P

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Sounds to me like you passed that halfway point and left it in the dust! You're MORE than halfway to your goal! So you hit a plateau. Stopped tracking. Get back to that - it must've been working well for you to drop 50-60 lbs. already! RUN with the kids, if you can. Lift them. You've got this! Give yourself credit where it's due! You're doing great - but don't give up NOW! Your body also needed time and energy and calories to heal from that e.coli infection; that's kind of a big deal. Just track and make sure you're feeding it good, healing, nutritive calories. :)

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6/19/17 12:17 P

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I don't know when you had this eColi infection, but I feel like every time I lose weight, there is some sort of obnoxious thing that happens.. and just sucks away all my motivation. It's almost like there is a little devil on my shoulder saying, "Hey, that sucked, and you already lost weight, so who cares?" That ain't good!

When I'm a little bit more aware of my mindset when this happens, I tell myself, "You know what.. I need to at least focus on not GAINING weight." I don't know if you have maintained for three months and not gained back on "accident" or if you've been putting at least some effort into it, but many people on here will tell you that maintaining itself is pretty challenging. Find a way to ease yourself back into it, maybe at least track on as many days as you can, and initially you can focus on not gaining weight. I mean, if you've maintained for 90 days, you're not entirely off track, which is something to keep in mind!

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6/19/17 9:27 A

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You can do this! Start tracking again. Jump in place when your kid is slowing down your walk.

You don't have to eat the whole thing.
COUNTRY_MUM Posts: 25
6/18/17 7:51 P

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I lost 50 pounds in the past year. I went from between 240-250 to 190lbs, and then I've been stuck. I've been there for the past 3 months without any change in the scale (except for a couple weeks after I had a bad E.coli infection, but within a few weeks I went back up to 190 again)... and have just sat there since. I've been slacking on tracking things lately though, and want to get back into tracking. I just got an activity watch so it'll help me keep track of my steps, because any other exercise has been hard with my two little ones, although I've been getting them out walking with me, which has been nice although very slow lol my 4 year old has to stop and pick up every leave and stick he finds lol
But I just am only 30 pounds from my goal... less then half way there and just seem stuck, and need some motivation to get myself back on track.



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