Thursday, April 28, 2011

I've hit some

sort of plateau with my weight loss. I can't get below 161 and it is frustrating! I guess maybe I should alter my diet more? I can't possibly do more exercise, I am working out and /or running every day.

4 comments:

CLeigh said...

I hear ya. I'm dieting as well. It is hard being "stuck". Instead of falling back to your old ways, keep yourself motivated. How? Pictures of "skinnier" times or writing down all of the pros in what you're doing. You want to keep your head in the game. Don't give up! Look for that goal at the end of the (very long.. ha ha!) road. I found this online article helpful:

http://www.oprah.com/health/Weight-Loss-Advice-Fitness-Plateau-Dr-Katz

Hope you find it helpful! :)

KathleenSBass said...

Sometimes, you need to eat MORE when you are working out so hard. I dont know if you are on myfitnesspal.com or not, but they have some great plateau busting ideas. Drink more water, increase calories, take an exercise break, etc. I know I lost weight quickly when I was eating 1200 cals a day, but hit a plateau. When I increased to 1500 calories, the weight started coming off faster again. Good luck! Keep it up!

christine huser-hygema said...

you are rocking it lady ! don't worry about the plateau ... your body is adjusting to your increased activity so stick with it ... burn more than you consume and it will go ... also tis slightly true that muscle weighs more than fat ! might try measuring your waist, thighs, arms etc and compare them to say next week or something to see progress in another form !

norajane said...

This used to happen to me, and it is so frustrating. I agree about the eating more. Whenever I would hit a plateau I would eat one "all-out" dinner. (Like a huge plate of nachos or a big fat cheeseburger), and then it would start coming off again. Good luck, Mandie! You are doing great! (But I think you looked sensational to begin with)