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jenny05182

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Posted: 28 May 2012, 12:23
I've been doing WW since the end of Feb. I've lost about 15lbs (I have a long way to go). I also have been getting on the treadmill about 3-5 days a week. Things have been going so well...until recently. The last 2 weeks have been terrible...I think I've followed program pretty well but the scale has almost stopped moving. I'm getting bored and very discouraged. Now I've lost all motivation to get back on the treadmill and I just feel ready to quit. I need a boost! Ideas?!? Encouragement!?!?!
NCNOLE

Joined: Feb 11
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Posted: 28 May 2012, 14:35
Change things up.
1. Try logging your meals here and see how many calories you are consuming.
2. Make sure you are drinking lots of water and eating lots of veggies.
3. Try to limit non-nutritious snack type foods.
4. Watch your portion sizes - measure your foods. Especially if you are eating a lot of fruit on WW.
5. Change up your exercise. Treadmills are boring IMO and you don't burn a ton of calories.
6. Try HIIT exercises if you are physically able. Try adding weights so that you can maintain your muscle while losing weight. Don't do the same exercise everyday. (I don't do the same exercise more than once/week and feel that has helped me not get stuck)

If you are hungry, eat more low cal veggies. This will help keep you full, provide fiber and vitamins/minerals. And at the least, don't give up. Giving up should not be an option. If you give up, then where will you be in one year - you will probably be back up 15 lbs at least until the next time you feel motivated to do something. You've started, now stick with it.
morela12

Joined: Dec 09
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Posted: 29 May 2012, 12:17
I agree with NCNOLE, stick with it!! You've already made it this far. I have to say from personal experience, i just got off of 2 weeks of NO weightloss. It was so frustrating. I felt like giving up at times, but i knew that if i stuck with it i would eventually see the results.

These "plateaus" can be hard to stick through but you can't control the numbers on the scale you can only control if you stay on plan. The results will be amazing...just stick through it!!
Goals:
215lbs (BMI 33.7) (Reached 4.3.12)
200lbs (BMI 31.3) (Reached 5.14.12)
190lbs (BMI 29.8- No longer clinically OBESE!) (Reached 7.10.12)
180lbs (Weight I was 8 years ago)
165lbs (Weight I was in high school)
155lbs (BMI 24.3-FINALLY in the NORMAL weight category and a weight I never EVER remember being at)
bigpete137

Joined: Feb 12
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Posted: 29 May 2012, 19:58
been there done that,
everytime i dont seem to loose weight anymore i eat a hot spicy thai soup, and the weight started to go down again.
i received this tip from my doc becouse he said eating spicy, hot things will make your metabolism kick in again, wich helps with weight loss.
Sheryl10

Joined: Jun 10
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Posted: 31 May 2012, 06:32
Log your food. All of it. Know exactly how many calories you're eating every day.

Know how many calories you're burning every day. You can use an online calculator - webmd has a pretty good one.

Then look at the calorie deficit you've been creating. When you have a large calorie deficit over a period of time, your body thinks it's not getting enough energy and hangs onto everything that it can to protect itself. If this is the case, take a couple of days and eat a little more - closer to what you're burning. You don't need to go nutty, just create less of a calorie deficit and see what happens. Or maybe you'll find that you haven't been creating much of a deficit, in which case you should work on that!

Best wishes!

Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it - Chinese Proverb

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." Michael Pollan
Erie32

Joined: Oct 10
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Posted: 31 May 2012, 09:07
Log your food, cut back on sugar, cut out any juices and sodas, up the lean protein and veggies, up the water, cut back on sweets and alcohol, change up your workout routine and add in strength training.



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