Stuck in plateau...

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jet76

Joined: Jul 10
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Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 13:01
I've lost about 87 pounds but it seems each week is harder and harder to get more weight off. Everyone has ideas as to why I gained this week and have been in plateau but I just can't seem to shake out of it.
I've lowered my intake then lowered again, I started jogging and actually ran my first race last weekend. My instructor just told me that considering I workout about 8-10 hours a week that I should be eating more. So I've recently increased my intake again and we'll see where this leads. I'm not giving up by any means I'm just a bit frustrated as to why the pounds are coming off as fast as they once were. I know I've lost a lot of weight in 10 months but I still have more to lose so my body needs to get back on track. I don't know if am asking or advice or just venting.... but there you have my readers digest version of my life since last June.
thqueenbe

Joined: Mar 09
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Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 14:08
Hey jet..I hope you'll get past this soon. I know you can Smile
I peeked at your diet; and assuming it's updated fully, then yes, I agree you're eating too little. I know it seems counterintuitive, but it's true Smile You'd probably see great results if you up your calories to about 1800 a day. That will stoke your metabolism. Just try to make those calories beneficial, of course - Greek yogurts, peanut butter, etc.
Keep at it, you're doing great! Smile
SMcE

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 14:19
Also, I presume you are varying your exercise routine, and increasing weights etc?

I think you have done amazingly, you could try giving yourself a treat, hot tub & massage session to celebrate your body and not feel like it is being 'punished' all the time.

Good luck
radiochick

Joined: Jan 11
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Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 18:16
I think 1800 is a great amount too. And Dang girl! 87 pounds?! Nice job! I just looked at your chart, and you were losing 10-12 pounds a month often. I think its reasonable to think that your body can't keep dropping that much a month as you continue to get smaller. But I could be wrong! Hell, losing 8 pounds a month is stellar!

So, I guess my whole point here... way to go... keep it up.... and try 1800 a day for a while.

Plus, I love the idea of treating yourself to a massage... lowering stress encourages weight loss too.

And water intake! Lots of water to flush the liver.
Cindy 23

Joined: Apr 11
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Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 18:57
Maybe taking a break and just maintaining your weight for a while might work for you in the long run. Rather than struggle with losing every little bit now. Then after a few months go back for another round of dieting. It's working for me. My highest weight was 208. I seem to be losing in about 10 pound increments. If fact, thinking back, that's the way I gained the weight too.
Hermiones...

Joined: Jul 10
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Posted: 23 Apr 2011, 23:19
87 pounds since June -- wow. What an achievement. My advice: keep doing what you're doing, stay on your diet and exercise program, and stay off the scale for a full month. Give your body a chance to adjust and stabilize. You may get a really good surprise when you get back on the scale in four weeks. But even if you've only lost 3 pounds after a month, the arrow will still be headed downward -- and that's the best all of us an hope for. Good luck.



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