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Saturday, November 23, 2013

I have been stuck at this "platau" weight for far too long. Consistency is key and I have to get back to the business of checking myself every day.

I have been doing this for a year now, and I moved away from food tracking at the end of summer. I was starting to feel resentful that with all my tracking and exercising and good choices the weight just wasn't coming off. I knew my meal planning and food choices were pretty on target, so I thought giving myself a little break from tracking was fair and a way to grow into this as a lifestyle and not a "diet". I would periodically log for a day or two just to keep myself in check. At the same time, I changed up and added to my exercise program. I thought this might give me the kickstart i would need to start losing again.

Several months later and I haven't moved an inch. I can only think of one or two other things to try: add weight lifing (which i really don't like but will do) and go back to tracking. It's kind of annoying, but I've got no other ideas. I can't even say there have been an abundance of NSV's. My shape has changed a little, and there is a bit more room in my jeans, but not they way I would expect for the amount of effort I feel I'm putting in to this.

No pity party. This is my new lifestyle, so it's fine to just keep doing it, but I definitely confused about why I'm not seeming more change. I know there is more weight to lose for my long range health, so I just want to figure out this puzzle.
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  • MSEMBERSTORM
    Keep up the fight. It is paying off.
    2321 days ago
  • DOROTHYBERO
    Hate those plataues and trying to figure out what you need to do to get it moving again.
    2328 days ago
  • KIWIANN
    Plateaus are frustrating and confusing - especially when we think we are doing everything "right". Our bodies are not machines and although there are recommended practices for losing weight, it doesn't work like a math equation. Plateaus come without any "fault" on your part, and they end only when your body is ready to lose again. Adding strength training is a good idea. If lifting weights isn't something you are interested in, try other types of strength training - like body weight exercises or resistance bands.
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    2329 days ago
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