I know how frustrating a gain or minimal loss can be too. For the last two weeks I lost 1 pound the first week and this week I lost .8. The Counselor pointed out that I am still averaging 2 pounds a week but I am getting discouraged. I have a lot to go (about 80 pounds) but like you, I have invested too much in this program to quit now. Still gets to me though.
One thing the counselor suggested was a 'plateau break' and I am posting it here for you (or anyone else who wants to try it). I cannot do TO because of a soy allergy I can't have the Lites, so she gave me this information on a sheet:
For 5 days: Eliminate the following from your meal plan:
1. All frozen meals or fast food.
2. All condiments
Limit higher fat, sodium or carbohydrate foods, such as:
1. Proteins such as beef, pork, wild game, cottage cheese
2. Seafood such as: crab, salmon, scallops, swordfish, tuna (canned, regular)
3. Starches, such as: baked potato, cereal, ice cream, oatmeal, pasta, peas, rice and tortilla
Also, increase your water to 10 glasses/day for the first two days.
I am working an air show this weekend and am at the mercy of what they serve and what I can carry in my fanny pack, but I am going to start this monday morning.
Hope this helps.