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    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Nov 08, 2011 12:47 pm
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    I lost 30 lbs and I can't seem to lose.. I am maintaining, so that's good, right?

    I do treadmill and periodically run as well on it an hour a day.

    ???
    Jacqueline in KY
    Tue Nov 08, 2011 9:43 pm
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    Plateau... Stall... not losing.... whatever you call it we have all been there during our dieting phase. I have been losing the same 3 lbs for the last two months and I am so aggravated, but I am not giving up or in. Rather that walking or running why don't you try to work with weights a few days. My doctor always says if I hit a plateau to do two things, change my diet around, maybe eat more calories for a couple of days, or more carbs or fat and change your exercise around. Apparently our bodies get use to eating and doing the same thing and even if it is a "bad for you change" for a few days to mix things up throws your metabolism off and most of the time you will start losing. Something else, I have noticed, is when I am not losing pounds, I will lose inches.

    Keep in touch with how you are doing. It is good to hear from you again, too.

    Jacqueline
    Amberngriffinco
    Tue Jan 10, 2012 3:24 pm
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    Jacqueline in KY wrote:
    Plateau... Stall... not losing.... whatever you call it we have all been there during our dieting phase. I have been losing the same 3 lbs for the last two months and I am so aggravated, but I am not giving up or in. Rather that walking or running why don't you try to work with weights a few days. My doctor always says if I hit a plateau to do two things, change my diet around, maybe eat more calories for a couple of days, or more carbs or fat and change your exercise around. Apparently our bodies get use to eating and doing the same thing and even if it is a "bad for you change" for a few days to mix things up throws your metabolism off and most of the time you will start losing. Something else, I have noticed, is when I am not losing pounds, I will lose inches.

    Keep in touch with how you are doing. It is good to hear from you again, too.

    Jacqueline



    WELL, it's 1/10/12 and I'm STILL at the same darn weight!

    Thx Jacqueline.. I am using weighsts and I do different things daily now: I do treadmill, weights, aerobics w/tapes at home and I'm still h u n g r y.

    BUT, my A1c levels dropped a LOT!
    Jacqueline in KY
    Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:56 pm
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    I haven't lost but about 12 lbs since posting this last time. My last A1C was 5.2. I had my labs today and dread seeing it since the holidays.
    Amberngriffinco
    Wed Feb 22, 2012 2:07 pm
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    Well, I'm down 3 lbs.. I have subjected myself to the eliptical for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs now.. it burns so many calories per hr.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:33 pm
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    I am still remodeling my house and have finished the exercise room but must get everything back in place and then back to the routine, hope it isn't hard to get back in the habit.
    Alisa Lea
    Tue Mar 20, 2012 8:19 pm
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    I'm fighting this battle right now too. I've lost 48 lb and now I'm stuck. The first week or two it didn't bother me too much, I know it happens, but it's been a month now. I Zumba twice a week and since it's daylight later in the evening I've started walking a couple of days a week. I'm still eating healthy, lots of veggies & fruit and drinking water. I know I'm doing what I should but that darn scale just won't move. icon_evil.gif
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:16 pm
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    I understand completely. I use to go to Zumba but got too busy remodeling my house and quit. I have been on this plateau for months now and I am really ready for the scales to move downward.
    Alisa Lea
    Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:57 pm
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    I've been reading online about how to get over the hump of a plateau and I've made a few changes in my diet. I usually eat the same thing for breakfast and lunch during the week, so I've mixed things up a little bit. I've also cut back on my coffee icon_sad.gif and upped my water intake. As of yesterday I'm now down 1 more pound. Woohoo! I also attended two 2 hour long Zumba fundraisers this weekend, so I'm hoping all that dancing has got my metabolism fire up. Well see what the scale does next week.
    Jacqueline in KY
    Sun Mar 25, 2012 9:56 pm
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    Alisa, I know all about switching things up. I have had gastric by-pass but would still love to lose another 30-40 lbs. I have been where I am not since before Christmas and just can't seem to budge a pound. I honestly think I need to eat more but am afraid to.
    lisafine
    Tue Apr 03, 2012 2:27 pm
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    I have found that drinking water all day - I mean REALLY drinking it and not sort of drinking it or mostly drinking it - kicks the weight loss back into gear. It's a pain in the neck - the day essentially consists of not much more than drinking or peeing - but it does work for me (it's great for the skin, too).
    amynh4919
    Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:12 pm
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    My trainer mentioned that you want to push yourself so much that after 30 min. on the treadmill you should be exhausted and can't do anymore. I do not run. I walk at a 2.0 incline at the fastest pace I can walk and after two min. I up it to a 4.0 incline and walk for one min. I rotate in those increments for 30 min. If this is not hard then up the speed or incline. I was doing an hour on the elliptical and she said if i can do an hour then it is too easy. I hit a plateau after a month and changed my diet around. I eliminated a lot of carbs and fats for a month. It sucked not having breads but I had none. The only thing I had close to that was croutons for a salad. I realize this is a lifestyle change and I know Im going to eat carbs so I am working some back into my diet. Just keep changing your workouts and good luck!!
    cookingkiwi
    Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:03 pm
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    HI ...I lost 28 Kg in 6 months ... i was walking the hills around my area for 1 hour each night, and cut out every thing white, so no white sugar, white flour, white pasta,white rice and potato. and had six small meals a day.. you have to eat to loose weight, it keeps you metabolism up and burning. best to exercise first thing in morning before you eat. having heaps of fruit and fresh veg became a treat, and only ate wholemeal bread for breakfast, no bread after lunch. it has to be a lifestyle that you love, also we had a day a week where we could have a treat. like go out for dinner or cafe or something. oh the biggest was no booze except on the treat day... good luck
    amynh4919
    Tue Apr 03, 2012 6:34 pm
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    Congrats on your weight loss! I started in February 2012 at 162 lbs and yesterday i was at 148 lbs. It is a struggle and this is the 3rd time I've let it get out of hand. I was 135 (my happy weight) when I met my now husband and over the last 4 years put on 27 lbs. I agree with cutting everything white out of your diet. go whole grain. i personally think i perform better at the gym if i eat an hour beforehand. I workout in the morning about 5 times a week doing cardio for 30 min. and 2 times a week doing strength training for 30 min. I would think you would especially need to be eating before the gym if you are going to be doing any kind of weight training. My trainer would not even work out with me if I had not eaten. I also agree that you need at least 64 oz of water a day. That was the hardest thing for me to get use to b/c i am a green tea and diet coke drinker! So the first month i knew i could have nothing but water until those 64 oz. were gone. I was using lemons to get use to it...then in March it was all I drank (with no lemons). I also agree that you should cut back on the alcohol. My husband and I typically try to keep the going out to once a week. You need to treat yourself and don't deprive yourself.
    dzmudly
    Tue Apr 03, 2012 7:32 pm
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    I recently lost 70 pounds (I live in Michigan and went to Medical Weight Loss Clinic). Now it is a struggle to keep it off. I just learned that dieting can cause binge eating, which is what I'm struggling with now. Peanut butter - 1/2 a jar; cookies - a whole package. I never was this bad before the diet. I am trying to get it back under control. Hard to imagine that losing the weight was easier than keeping it off.
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