tealeaf - I'm the same way about 174. it's some weird block I have about the BMI scale, i think. At 174 I will no longer be "obese." I've been bouncing at 176-177 for the last few weeks (though 176 on my weigh in days, thank goodness)
but this morning, i finally pushed through the roadblock! 175 this am, so a BMI of exactly 30
that's officially down one from last week. As of yesterday I am officially wheat free for the next 10 days due to some serious allergy issues I've been having, and before going for allergy testing it's been suggested I avoid wheat for awhile and see how I feel as it is the suspected culprit. THIS is tougher than staying on plan, but if it makes me feel better I'm going to have to stick with it. (I have had constant "seasonal" allergies year round for about two years now, serious muscle aches and pains, unexplainable skin itching, and bloating and swelling for quite some time, not to mention -tmi sorry - gastrointestinal distress.)
I'm kind of selfishly hoping this is the issue - I mean it'll be easier to lose the weight if my body is healthy and not constantly fighting off an allergen, no?