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7/17/11 5:10 P

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I just attended a workshop on getting past weight loss stalls. First if the stall lasts a month or two then do not worry. Your body needs time to adjust and you need to allow it the time to adjust.
To help end the stall the presenter said to vary the calories you eat each day. May increase them by 100-200 for a week. If you eat the same number of calories each day then your body will get used to those calories and try to maintain that weight level. You should also change up your exercise every month so that you do different exercise and different amount of time so your body does not get used to one level of exercise and go into starvation mode when you suddenly do not exercise fir a day.

For me I made the decision yesterday that I need to sign up for a class from a weightloss wellness class. It is a three month program which includes doctor, dietician and exerise expert. They will be looking at how I eat and how I exercise and helping me to change my patterns to help break my stall.

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7/15/11 6:31 P

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I had my surgery in January, 2011. Every ten pounds I get into a plateau, it seems. I go back to basics, protein drink for breakfast, concentrate on protein and water, focus on veggies and beans to fill me up and fill in. Exercise every day, and then I will lose like 3-5 in a lump. After 10 more pounds, it is the same. However, I have lost 88 lbs and am learning to eat better.

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7/14/11 4:19 P

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I did well with my tracking yesterday and I am down 1 pound today with 4 more pounds until I get back to where I was a week and a half ago. I think I may also have some fluid retention from coming off my diuretic med.

I agree with Deborah, success is measured by how well I track what I am eating/drinking and how much I am exercising. I did better on fluids yesterday but still not enough, I really need to get fluid intake under better control!

Stalls are just another opportunity to learn patience and perserverance!

cindy

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7/14/11 1:22 P

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Sounds like a good start. Remember to track, track, track!

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7/13/11 9:56 P

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That is true. I am off all of my meds as well. I feel great. I guess it is a coach thing. I've set a goal for myself, and I am striving to accomplish it. Someone mentioned that I may not be eating enough to keep my body going. So, I am increasing my intake to see how that goes.

Thanks for all of the support!

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7/13/11 9:23 P

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I feel with you, and have been stuck for some time myself but I decided that even if I do not lose any additional weight having lost over 100 pounds is an accomplishment and I am healthy again and off meds what else can I ask for.

Good luck to you

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7/13/11 12:24 A

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I am the slow looser here. I have found that for me to loose at all I must do these things.

1) Be honest with myself about food I am eating and exercise I am doing.
2) Drink water - not coffee, not juice, not flavored whatever, plain water
3) Exercise at least one hour 5 days a week.
4) Track every bite, nibble, and taste that goes in my mouth. I am honest with my portions and try to record everything!
5) Review my food log and exercise every week. Make adjustments.
6) Do not give up.

I hope this helps you. I know it works for me. I also use the exercise checkin thread to keep myself exercising it really does motivate me to exercise. I write a note each day listing whether I exercised and what exercise I did and for how long. I do take one or two days off each week to rest, attend meetings, run errands, visit friends or whatever.

If I do not loose for 2 months and am doing all of the above then I try to reduce the calories I take in.

cindy

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Proximal Laproscopic RNY 9-10-10
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Surgery Wt: 205 9-10-10
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7/12/11 10:17 P

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Work on setting clear, attainable goals. Break them down so you have short term goals always around the corner. Choose rewards that will further boost your motivation and fitness. Spend time each day envisioning meeting your next goal and "do what it takes" to reach it. Are there any special events in your life that you would like to get in better shape for? Is there an activity you would like to train for. Add that to your goals. Make sure your goals are written down for all too see. Good luck

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7/12/11 9:24 P

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It's really hard when you get stuck. Years before I had surgery I went low carb, I lost 40 lbs and stayed there. For 3 years I stayed there. Then a bunch of stuff happened and I stopped attempting to eat low carb, gained it all back and more.
I know it it hard, but are you happy? Do you feel you look better? Do you feel better? Do you have energy that you didn't have before? If you answer yes, then be happy. You are what you are. Do what you know is the right thing to do and stop worrying about a number on the scale. I have met a number of people that lost weight after surgery and then stopped. They didn't lose more, they didn't gain. Finally they just excepted this is who they were.
Are you tracking all of your food? Every lick, every taste? Those little things can add up. Are you drinking all your water? Are you adding hidden calories by drinking juice? Steroids and other meds will definitely mess you up. I have a friend who has been on pregnazone for years. She is really disciplined and only eats at meal time then brushes her teeth, because she is always hungry and can't trust that. I couldn't do it. Like I said really disciplined.
Step up your movement and track your food. Switch up how many calories you eat. Sometimes more sometimes less to keep your metabolism confused. Best of luck. And choose to be happy with who you are and where you are.

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7/12/11 8:51 P

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I'm right there with you - I've lost 80 pounds in two years but would like to lose at least 50 more. I've tried to rededicate myself to exercising consistently and eating better this summer. It hasn't been easy because I got shingles and am having to take steroids for three weeks - and yes, they do increase my appetite. Here's to both of us getting back on track and losing those last pounds! Good luck!

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7/12/11 7:30 P

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I've lost 118 pounds in three years. I want to lose fifty more pounds. I am stuck! I am trying everything. . . any suggestions?

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