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ubergirl
01-12-2010, 10:45 AM
To lose that last pound and change that chickie.

I have lost two pounds in the last 30 days in spite of staying faithful to plan/exercise except for a couple relatively small OP moments at the holidays.

I am proud of myself that I have stuck with it even though I did not have the motivating factors-- like fresh compliments and smaller clothing sizes to constantly remind me of my success.

But BOY am I looking forward to hitting the 70lb mark, and maybe seeing the scale start to move again.


Passionista
01-12-2010, 10:53 AM
First off, you have done an amazing job :cp:

Secondly, I don't know how long exactly you've been at this, nor how off plan you went during the holidays, but perhaps your body is just adjusting. Perhaps you need to mix up your exercise routine?

JustBeckyV
01-12-2010, 11:17 AM
I know exactly how you feel. Just gotta keep working hard towards that goal that we know we will reach!

You have done a wonderful job - keep up the good work!


rockinrobin
01-12-2010, 11:24 AM
I too was wondering if it's time to change things up a tad.
But not too much, because you're doing magnificently. :)

The title of your thread reminds me of a quote that I once read"

"the surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed"

And since you're are determined, there's no way that you can't succeed. None at all.

Hang tough, tough lady.

Loving Me
01-12-2010, 11:33 AM
I've got everything crossed the 1lb comes of real soon. My scale seems to be stuck at the moment as well and I'm fighting everyday to see a loss on it soon.

cfmama
01-12-2010, 11:39 AM
My scale ALWAYS sticks at the big numbers... always always always. You are incredibly determined and an absolute inspiration. Maybe change things up a WEE bit and shake that last pound off. Being stuck at 213 for almost 2 months damn near killed me but sticking to it paid off. You know that you will lose more... and soon.

*hugs*

brandijune44
01-12-2010, 11:43 AM
As a newbie, you are such an inspiration ubergirl! Not only have you been so successful in terms of weight loss, but you are so committed and dedicated. One of my biggest fears is that when I hit a plateau, I will just fall off the plan. You set such a wonderful example. Thank you!

Tai
01-12-2010, 11:48 AM
You can do it; stay strong!

ubergirl
01-12-2010, 02:10 PM
I too was wondering if it's time to change things up a tad.
But not too much, because you're doing magnificently. :)

The title of your thread reminds me of a quote that I once read"

"the surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed"

And since you're are determined, there's no way that you can't succeed. None at all.

Hang tough, tough lady.

Here is what I've changed so far:

1. I was a guesstimator, only weighing food occasionally to spot check. Now I'm weighing EVERYTHING. I have noticed that I was underestimating my salmon portions-- my four oz was more like six ounces. Now, I ONLY eat 4 ounces.

2. I looked back over my food logs, trying to figure out what I was doing before that was different-- I discovered that I had increased my fruit servings a little bit, and I had also replaced some calories that were coming from veggies with calories from my favorite snacks-- 1 oz cheese stick or cottage cheese. I was also eating a little more bread-- two servings instead of one daily. Even though the calories were accounted for, I wondered if I had upped my simple carbs too much.

3. I am switching up my exercise-- alternating my walk run routine on the treadmill with my lap swimming.

4. I have been waiting ALL MONTH for my appt with a personal trainer, but it's coming tomorrow.

What I haven't done that I'm considering...

1. Giving up whole milk in my coffee... I splash it in, and I did NOT want to give it up, but maybe it's not worth the 100 calories a day. Measuring my peanut butter. I hate the mess of scooping up peanut butter into a measuring spoon and then scraping it onto a knife so I can spread it-- but I may be underestimating-- which would add another 100 calories to my day.

2. up the length of my workouts.

Zero chance I'm going to give up.

I'm WAY too stubborn for that.

I have a feeling that I'm someone who can't lose if I go even a smidge over 1200.

thistoo
01-12-2010, 02:16 PM
You know I know your frustration all too well. You're doing an amazing job, though, and your diligence is sure to pay off very soon. I bet you'll be changing your avatar in no time! (Me, I am not even bothering with the scale right now. Maybe next week.)

cathydoe
01-12-2010, 02:20 PM
:jig: <---- doing a jig for you! You are doing a wonderful job...keep it up... that pound will go down the drain SOON!

CLCSC145
01-12-2010, 02:21 PM
You're my hero! I am so impressed with you for sticking to it and not giving in.

I've got to steal a bit of your resolve this week. My scale's been up everyday for the last 4 days. That hasn't happened to me before and it's putting me in a pissy mood. I'm not giving up by any means, but I feel bummed and am questioning myself even though I haven't changed anything.

On the subject of your peanut butter, what about weighing that too? I put my wrap on the food scale, zero it out, then plop on the peanut butter to weigh it. No measuring spoons!

Eliana
01-12-2010, 02:27 PM
Are you the one who eats the same thing for breakfast every day, toast with peanut butter. (First off, yuck. ;)) Maybe try some other spread, or even top it with an egg instead of the peanut butter. Is the peanut butter homemade? Try that if not.

Gosh I don't know. But it was me, I'd do one of two things. 1. Increase the calories by 100-200 a day and do that for a month and then dip back down to 1200. OR 2. I'd go on a low-carb diet to really change things up.

ubergirl
01-12-2010, 02:31 PM
You're my hero! I am so impressed with you for sticking to it and not giving in.

I've got to steal a bit of your resolve this week. My scale's been up everyday for the last 4 days. That hasn't happened to me before and it's putting me in a pissy mood. I'm not giving up by any means, but I feel bummed and am questioning myself even though I haven't changed anything.

On the subject of your peanut butter, what about weighing that too? I put my wrap on the food scale, zero it out, then plop on the peanut butter to weigh it. No measuring spoons!

Ok wait, explain about the peanut butter thing? What is "your wrap"? Do you put plastic wrap on the scale then weigh it? I really think I need to do that-- I have a feeling I'm eating 2 TBS and calling it 1.

Regarding the scale going up, believe me, that was me two weeks ago... After moving my ticker down to 228, I climbed up to a high of 236 (ok, nighttime weigh-in, but still...) It got me totally depressed and existential... I was going to be THE FIRST PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF WOMANKIND to be incapable of losing weight in spite of being on plan.

It has been really hard going from the weight loss champion, down 10 lbs every month, to suddenly hitting the skids, but if this is how it's going to be, this is how it's going to be.

CLCSC145
01-12-2010, 02:38 PM
Ok wait, explain about the peanut butter thing? What is "your wrap"? Do you put plastic wrap on the scale then weigh it? I really think I need to do that-- I have a feeling I'm eating 2 TBS and calling it 1.


I should have clarified! I usually make my PB "sandwiches" on a sandwich wrap, like a tortilla. But you could do the same with your toast. Put the toast on the scale, zero it out, then put your PB right on the toast to get the weight.

marigrace
01-12-2010, 02:52 PM
Maybe you could trick your body into burning calories more efficiently if you increase your food for a while. At 5'8" it is possible that 1200 calories is a bit low.

ubergirl
01-12-2010, 03:50 PM
Are you the one who eats the same thing for breakfast every day, toast with peanut butter. (First off, yuck. ;)) Maybe try some other spread, or even top it with an egg instead of the peanut butter. Is the peanut butter homemade? Try that if not.

Gosh I don't know. But it was me, I'd do one of two things. 1. Increase the calories by 100-200 a day and do that for a month and then dip back down to 1200. OR 2. I'd go on a low-carb diet to really change things up.

I'm not changing my breakfast. I love it.:carrot::carrot::carrot:

I know increasing calories works for some people, but I don't think that would work for me. I'm in my late forties and I just don't think my motor burns that fast anymore.

Lower carb does seem to help, but for me, I don't see myself sustaining really low carb over time. I eat a lot of vegetables.

PeanutsMom704
01-12-2010, 04:13 PM
ubergirl (and CLCS) - sorry you are both struggling a bit right now, but I appreciate your honesty in sharing what it's like to face a plateau or increase when you are doing mostly the right things, and also the ways you are finding to get back on track. I'm sure that at some point, the scale will catch up and your numbers will match the effort you are putting in.

jay41
01-12-2010, 05:05 PM
I have been on 12+ week plateaus. They are not fun but they can be eye opening.

I broke one of them by upping the amount of water I drink. I broke another by going to 6 days a week of Jillian for a month. I broke another by eating more calories for a week (300 extra per day) then going back down.

It sounds like the routine needs to be jolted a little. I do a jolt then go back to what I was doing and usually can move on from there...

Don't give up!! The mojo will come back and then it will be whoosh time :carrot:

CLCSC145
01-12-2010, 07:00 PM
I'm in my late forties and I just don't think my motor burns that fast anymore.

I prefer to think of it as being very "efficient"... :D

ubergirl
01-12-2010, 08:25 PM
I prefer to think of it as being very "efficient"... :D

:D:D:D

From now on, I shall refer to myself as a PRIUS.

thistoo
01-12-2010, 10:09 PM
I was going to be THE FIRST PERSON IN THE HISTORY OF WOMANKIND to be incapable of losing weight in spite of being on plan.

Ha! No, that is my title, thank you very much. Back off! ;)

ubergirl
01-12-2010, 10:37 PM
Ha! No, that is my title, thank you very much. Back off! ;)

Would you like to be a PRIUS too?

thistoo
01-13-2010, 06:39 AM
Would you like to be a PRIUS too?

Does that make PRIUS the new Dr. Pepper? I'm a PRIUS, she's a PRIUS...okay, I am stopping before I get that jingle stuck in my head all day.

ubergirl
01-13-2010, 09:04 AM
Maybe I should volunteer to be a hybrid SUV, LOL.

Okay, in all seriousness, I'm down to 226.2.

I'm SURE I'm about to have a whoosh.

Eliana
01-13-2010, 09:08 AM
I'm not changing my breakfast. I love it.:carrot::carrot::carrot:

I know increasing calories works for some people, but I don't think that would work for me. I'm in my late forties and I just don't think my motor burns that fast anymore.

Lower carb does seem to help, but for me, I don't see myself sustaining really low carb over time. I eat a lot of vegetables.

Oh yeah, veggies. LOL! I forgot those had carbs. Most veggies are ok on SBD but not on Atkins...I think. In any case, I know what you mean. I love counting calories because I feel like it's sustainable. SBD is now more of a phase of my life that taught me a lot and something I have to fall back on if I need it. Also, I love fruit!