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NSTARSMITH Posts: 3,650
4/29/12 3:31 P

Hi, Lishwa - I think the short answer is "yes, it is to be expected." The longer answer is that your body is still adjusting to the lower weight and if you are staying within your calorie limits is still "losing" but not so that the scale can detect it. Might have to do with water and muscle mass, but it does not mean there is anything wrong. Some people up their exercise to punch through a plateau and others try to decrease the calories. I have been on a plateau for about a month but am reluctant to reduce calories as I do not do well with frustration. What I am doing is managing my ATTITUDE! This is PRACTICE FOR MAINTENANCE! I got that notion from another Sparker. It is such a helpful reframe! I have been working on stopping the whole business of impatience to get to goal. I am not failing! I am succeeding slowly, closer to being as slim as I want to be/should be. It is part of the journey that is preparing me for long-term, life-long maintenance. I hope this helps!

LISHWA Posts: 900
4/29/12 11:02 A

I'm very happy to say that I have less than 10lbs to go until I reach my goal weight.

However, I've been in the same weight range (varies between 1lb or 2) for close to a month and a half. Have I plateaued? Or is this just to be expected because I am so close to my goal?

I'm having a hard time finding motivation to work out when I know where the scale is going to fall.

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