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9/3/12 7:00 P

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Thank you, Willowbrooks. Good advice. I've tried to focus on what I have accomplished so far and am starting to try and see this as an opportunity to deal with my obsession with the scale. Truthfully, I am hoping the plateau will just break so that I don't have to deal with the whole scale weight issue. Seeing that this has gone on for 40+ years, it really is past time I looked at it.

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9/3/12 5:31 P

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Plateaus are a killer! How long have you been on this one? You have done great so far and surpassed your original goal, which is fantastic. I just reached my goal range and in the 18 months of dieting, I hit three plateaus, the last one was August with just three pounds to go. Each time, the plateau would end abruptly and I was down a few pounds. I find a burst of additional exercise can be very helpful but keep in mind each of my plateaus lasted close to a month.

I just try to keep my eyes on the prize and know that if I eat and exercise correctly, then eventually the weight loss will follow. I weigh myself weekly at the most, because otherwise I get frustrated when I do everything right and the scale stays the same or even goes up. Also, I try to take pleasure in where I am now and the improvements I see in my health and fitness

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9/2/12 11:17 A

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Thank you for the encouragement. I am going to work today on changing letting that scale mean so much to me.

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9/2/12 10:01 A

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You have done such a good job! If your new goal is healthy for you, you will get there. Meanwhile, yay you for living healthy life style!

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I reached my original goal of 135 and went one under. Had decided to go to 129 months ago. 135 is most likely my "set point." I don't care! Am determined to break through it. Just easier said than done. Dropped to too low of calories (didn't work) so added some back in last few days, and have ramped up exercise big time. I expected this to come but doesn't make it easier. Saw on another site advice to focus on another goal for a while. I will try that though I am on of those people who weigh daily and have a love/hate relationship with that piece of metal. It is easy to get hooked on seeing that scale move down - hard to take emotions back when it doesn't. Someone else said it is just a number. I know that but that also doesn't make it easier.

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