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Old 05-04-2007, 12:09 AM   #1
Romeos Girly
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Join Date: May 2007
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 124

S/C/G: 201/ticker/145

Height: 5'7"

Red face How to Break the Plateau...

On January 1st of this year, I weighed myself only to discover I had passed the 200 lb threshold. I decided it was time to get serious about losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle. Since then, I have lost 25 pounds,but as of late, my weightloss has slowed down considerably. I had hoped to get down to a nice bathing suit weight by this summer, but this plateau has confounded me. It is always one step forward, one step back. I do have some theories on why I haven't been losing, but I would like people to weigh in (pun intended).

Could it be that I'm eating too few calories? I'm 5'7", female, weigh 176 and I eat about 1200 calories a day, mostly fruits, veggies with some lean meats.

I've also started lifting weights which I know can add pounds, but I wasn't losing much before then.

I try and run four or five times a day for 30 minutes but alergies have slowed me down some.

What do you think? Should I ramp up more? Try higher protein? Slow down and add more calories?
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