Plateaus are normal with calorie counting. After about 3 days (or so I've heard) your metabolism begins to slow down and gets used to that intake so to speak. I wouldn't recommend switching diets (this is what can contribute to yo-yo dieting), but what I would recommend is doing some research on zig zagging or incorporating an occassional high calorie day to "trick" your metabolism into continuing to work. The concept behind zig zagging is that your weekly calorie budget stays the same, but your daily budget changes and your metabolism has to keep guessing and this may help with the plateau. The key to long term success is just sticking to it and knowing that it didn't take 2 weeks to put on the lbs so it won't take 2 weeks to take it off. Heck...I've been at this for 4 years (granted I had a baby in there)! But it just takes time and there are going to be weeks (especially during TOM) where the weight loss just slows down. It also slows down the more you lose because your body just needs less cals. How's your exercise? It may also be time to kick that up a notch. Good luck you're doing great!
268 lbs - Journey Begins (January 11, 2006)
197 lbs - 71 lbs lost (October 15, 2007)
247 lbs - 50 lbs gained pregnancy (August 22, 2008)
195 lbs - baby weight gone (July 7, 2009)
168 lbs - 100 lbs lost (March 26, 2010)
148 lbs - GOAL! 120 lbs lost (July 18, 2010)
138 lbs - 10 lbs under goal (December 29, 2010)
PR 1/2 Marathon - Time 1:59:50 (November 11, 2012)
PR Marathon - Time 4:40:53 (March 18, 2012)
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