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madison88
07-12-2010, 11:49 PM
I seem to be plateauing in my weight loss. While in my mine I know I shouldn't let it frustrate me, its hard not to feel disappointed. I guess I am looking for support for what to do when you plateau?


gardenerjoy
07-12-2010, 11:55 PM
Both times that I plateaued I changed everything -- new diet (there are lots of healthy ones out there, I figured why not try a few and see what else I might like) and different exercises (usually new videos or, now, new games for the Wii).

If you don't want quite that much change, I think what really worked from that is:
1. being more attentive to what I ate (a new diet did it for me, but recording everything in a website like My Plate or FitDay or SparkPeople would do the same)
2. reducing calories by 100-200 calories (the new diet tricked me into doing that when I was resisting with the old plan)
3. a change in exercising (more or less strength training, more or less aerobic)

Hope that helps! There have been other posts in the last month or so about plateaus in this section. You might want to take a look at those.

JMfan
07-13-2010, 12:18 AM
I personally don't believe in plateaus when you have more than 20lbs to lose. Something isn't adding up. Be religious about your caloric intake and intensity of your exercise. Make sure not to adapt to your regimen. Switch it up Have variety in your food as well. With that, everything should workout fine.


MissKelly
07-13-2010, 03:26 PM
What plan & what does your average daily menu & calories look like including drinks??

Onederchic
07-13-2010, 03:28 PM
I'm with MissKelly. Can you give us some insight to your daily menu and exercise routines? How long have you been on this "plateau"?

chnkymonkey
07-13-2010, 03:35 PM
Based on your previous posts, you have been losing

Sw: 193.6
Gw: 185

7/3 - 193.6
7/4 - 192.8
7/5 - 192.4
7/6 - 191.8
7/7 - 191.0
7/8 - 190.4
7/9 - 189.8

That is 4lbs in the past 2 weeks, I don't see a plateau there.

rockinrobin
07-13-2010, 03:42 PM
If those are indeed your numbers, I don't see one either. :dunno:

chnkymonkey
07-13-2010, 04:28 PM
I don't know how to post a link to another thread, but the OP is contributing to a daily weigh in thread in the 20 something group which is where I got those number from.

JMfan
07-13-2010, 04:30 PM
That's not a plateau. That slow n steady weight loss...

Shmead
07-13-2010, 04:32 PM
That's not a plateau. That slow n steady weight loss...

Over 1% of her body weight a week? That isn't even slow.

rockinrobin
07-13-2010, 04:56 PM
I don't know how to post a link to another thread, but the OP is contributing to a daily weigh in thread in the 20 something group which is where I got those number from.

I wasn't doubting you, but I do think you realize that.

chnkymonkey
07-13-2010, 05:05 PM
I wasn't doubting you, but I do think you realize that.

yup - its all good. Just pointing to my sources. :)

ncuneo
07-13-2010, 10:35 PM
Yes, if those are indeed your numbers that is not a plateau. If you feel like it's too slow, which I hope you don't, we really can't comment with suggestions without seeing your food/exercise plan.