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Plateau Blues

Friday, October 09, 2020


I could get sad about not losing any weight for over 3 months but I'm not sad I'm determined to bust it with persistence. I'm adjusting my exercise and calories. I've added strength training 2 days a week, modified pushups 3 times a week and walking with my BFF 3 times a week. I've adjust my calories down by 100. I've done this plateauing many times on my weight loss journey and I continue to learn how my body is adjusting to my new lighter weight and I feel this will help me as I move to maintenance. So stoked for everyone where ever you're at on your journey. We've got this 💪🙌 together.
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  • LEANJEAN6
    YES--I FOUND THE THING!--- Why don't we trust the intuition eh--?--- And that plateau -yu will get by it for sure--- You are a strong person!-- HUgs, Lynda
    10 days ago
  • ISNESS
    Hello Rebecca, this was so good to read! I too am not losing weight. I know it is the calories amount, despite I exercise enough. Persistence as you write, is the key! Thank you, I enjoyed the blog and pictures. We are in this together 💪🏻🍀🎃🍁🌸 emoticon
    22 days ago
  • WARRIORSUE518


    I hope that you continue to do well, sometimes the scale doesn't give the complete picture but I know that feeling of wanting to see the numbers going down! Praying the best for you, Rebecca! It's a tough balance between forcing ourselves to do our best, and beating ourselves up over things. At least that's true for me, lol.
    32 days ago
  • GRALAN
    Just to remind you, muscle weighs more than fat. If you are increasing muscle while losing body fat it can even seem like one's "diet" is failing. Please don't worry, be happy.

    When I do brisket (Texas Style pit bbq) it takes about 18 hours of hot smoking on average. That's because when heating up the brisket it goes into what we call "a stall" near the middle of the process; that can be remedied by wrapping it in foil for a couple hours.

    No, I'm not suggesting you wrap yourself in foil. Just saying it is okay sometimes to realize the process is continuing and keep on plugging away.

    As for me, I only wrap brisket in foil once it is fully done (as in firm enough to slice and moist enough to eat with a spoon.)
    Keep hanging in there. All the folks who have commented here are cheering you on.
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    34 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/22/2020 2:16:45 PM
  • SPARKPEOPLE1951
    Hi Rebecca,
    You have got a great plan going. Things will start changing and you will start losing. I looked at my calendar and I have lost 8 1/2 # since the first of the year. I know it doesn't sound like very much. But I have been on a plateau. I finally started eating at the high end of my cal allowance. (1200-1550). For 2 or 3 days in a row then I eat at the low end. That seems to really make a difference. I also am trying to go to bed by 10 Pm. I really think getting a good nights sleep helps. I have been tracking what I eat and I have been drinking my water. Eventually we will get to our goal weights and get healthy along the way. We can do this!! emoticon
    42 days ago
  • JANIEWWJD
    You've got this!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    42 days ago
  • LEANJEAN6
    hey----- good for yu!!--- I like yet scales too=== Yes, it wasn't so bad eating dinner with Himself-- He hears me now--- and is a much happier person-- I am heading out to blow leaves from the dog pen--
    Hugs
    Lynda
    44 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    Hey, my plateau sister.

    You're spot on, perspective-wise.
    46 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
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    emoticon You have an Awesome Plan in place!!!! emoticon
    47 days ago
  • LORI-K
    Sounds like you have a plan and know yourself well. You will bust the plateau.
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    47 days ago
  • FLPALM
    Woohoo! You are rocking it, with great changes or "tweaks" as I call them to break the plateau! FTR, I have also been on a plateau for months. But I have just kept working, exercising, and eating properly to the best of my ability and I feel great, I just can't seem to get to ONEDERLAND yet!!!!

    But that is okay, as I feel my body changing, my clothes and endurance getting stronger, I am accepting that for now!!! My thoughts are with the move, the stress of everything all at once, is hanging on to what I call "Warrior Weight!" Yup, I named it years ago. once things get to a more normal pattern, my weight will drop!
    So you go girlfriend!!! This is awesome and I know you got this!!!!


    47 days ago
  • GO_GAL_GROW
    emoticon I love your Plateau Busting Actions! You Go Girl! emoticon
    47 days ago
  • RREDFORD5
    Well, you were convalescing during the past 3 months; that could have somewhat to do with your plateau. However, your attitude alone is going to conquer it, along with your consistent work-I'm proud for you!! emoticon emoticon
    47 days ago
  • SLIMMERJESSE
    While you're not losing weight, you're making better food choices that is making your body healthier.
    47 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Just remember how much healthier you are.
    47 days ago
  • CHERYLSCOTT54
    You are doing everything you can; you will lose the weight don't give up.
    47 days ago
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