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Plateau

Tuesday, April 05, 2016

I have been on a plateau for the last 5 months. I checked my weight report, and my weight has fluctuated by a couple pounds, up and down since October. I checked my calories report and I have increased my calories, on average 100 calories per day. That's kinda scary to me, because that means that I only need 1300 calories a day to maintain my weight. And it means that in order to resume losing I can't exceed 1200 calories a day. I stopped losing weight when I started PT for a hurt hip, and raised my calories by 50 per day, to 1250 per day on average. I ate more - but not a lot more, and moved a lot less. Now my hip is mostly better, and I have been told by the PT that I can never resume that level of activity if I want to stay injury free.

I am starting the plateau busting program on SparkCoach. I think that as well as following that program, that I am going to work on self image. The reason I want to lose more weight is because I want to stay active all my life, so I want to do my joints the favor of putting less stress on them. I hated it when I wasn't allowed to hike for months. Hiking in nature is one of the things that I love. I am not in a hurry to lose a all the weight all at once. But I do want to see me moving in the right direction. I think I am also going to try zig zagging my calories. 3 days low, one day maintenance. And think I am going to just try to get more NEAT, sitting less. As I type this I am standing at the counter rather than sitting.

So, no answers, really. Just trying some tweaks. Wish me success!
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  • KEN1965
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    1519 days ago
  • KAYOTIC
    Sounds like you have a plan! emoticon I think being sidelined probably lowered your calorie burn, so if you can be more active, without injury, you should be able to hit your goals.
    1519 days ago
  • MINNIEUK
    The desire to stay active all my life is a big motivator for me too, and hiking in nature is a big part of that! I hope the plateau busting challenge works for you. Best of luck!

    1520 days ago
  • WALKFORHEALTH
    Happy you are still here and working on it. The never give up attitude is what you need, always keep that. I don't want to tell you how long I was stuck at a certain weight, but will say the never give up attitude works. Glad you joined the plateau busting program, never had that years ago, bet it and some of the teammates will be of help to you.
    Definitely know what you mean about hiking. I sure hope to do it as long as I can.
    Maybe someday we can go on a hike together. emoticon
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    1520 days ago
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