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Old 08-22-2008, 07:52 AM   #1
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Default wow - more pounds gone!

Last week I hit the wall - I had been at a plateau for about 5-6 weeks and couldn't get past 206 no matter what. I was counting calories and kind of points. I was fed up so I decided to go really strict and cut out all carbs, and went to very lean protein and some veggies - I cut out caffeine, soda, and fruit. This is only a temporary push, but I decided to get serious for about 2 weeks after a kind of laid back summer. Well, my gosh! It has been working - today I got on the scale (Only 8 days later!) and I am at 195.8!!!!! Unbelieveable! I'm telling you this because if you are stuck this maybe could help you too - I'm in shock! Good shock!

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Old 08-22-2008, 07:58 AM   #2
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Wonderful!!! Congratulations on getting past that plateau.

You did the right stuff. You kept following your plan, and then mixed it up a bit. I'm so happy you got results by changing some things!
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:28 AM   #3
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Way to go! Plateaus are the hardest, most challenging thing, I think, because what has been working no longer seems to work. Changing up your program is often the best way to jump-start the loss again.

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Old 08-22-2008, 08:30 AM   #4
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I am glad that changing it up a bit helped you get thru that plateau!! That's great.

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Old 08-22-2008, 11:15 AM   #5
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Yyaaay good for you!!! I hope you feel fabulous!
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:17 AM   #6
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Congratulation on not giving up!
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:21 PM   #7
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Way to go!
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:37 PM   #8
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #9
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WOW -- I am really glad to hear that changing the program some works-- And you are now in a new zone under the 200 marker-- Congratulations it must feel good to have that accomplishment--

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Old 08-22-2008, 01:23 PM   #10
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You must be doing the biggest happy dance!!! Fantastic!

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Old 08-23-2008, 01:14 AM   #11
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