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Old 08-02-2012, 09:46 AM   #16
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About 9 months.. lol. I'm a calorie counter, but not a measure-everything-on-a-food-scale-one, I use cups and teaspoon sets, ya know.. Anyways.. I was stuck at 225-221 for about 9 months. I work out 6 days a week for about an hour and a 1/2 a day. I ran 5k's, I lifted weights... lol, my body just didn't want to get past that number. It was a battle.. not fun at all! I started calorie cycling then, and added different types of foods instead of eating the same.thing.every.day. lol.. I lowered my cals to 1600 at that time (now I'm at 1450, eek, lol) and it helped, but... big but there.. it just made me realize how slow of a loser I am. I didn't ever have the 'just started losing weight rush' I hold onto water weight like its my JOB.. Its just how I am.

I can be as strict as possible and very rarely am I rewarded for it. It just will come off as it wants and I'll KEEP GOING!
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:20 AM   #17
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I've had a couple of inexplicable natural plateaus that lasted 3 weeks, but I'm not even sure that's long enough to be called a plateau. I didn't change anything and just powered through them.

I had another 3 week plateau after I quit smoking and I had a 2 month stall (not truly a plateau as I did manage to lose 2 pounds) when I had switched to a different birth control. I suspected it was the BC holding things up so I then switched to a generic form of what I'd been taking originally (which is what they ought to have prescribed in the first place imo) and things have been swimming along nicely again.
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Old 08-02-2012, 12:28 PM   #18
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I've been stuck between 180 and 185 for over 2 months....but I've been losing inches so I guess I at least have something to show for my effort.
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