I'm in the same boat as you. I've found that it takes lots of persistence, and the weight comes off very slowly. It can be frustrating when only .25 or .5# per week comes off, because it can be hard to see the actual weight loss within the normal 2-3# weight fluctuations.
When I feel like I'm in a plateau, I just remind myself that it's a chance to get stronger and fitter, and that I have to adapt to maintaining my weight for the rest of my life, so I may as well get to practicing!
have you tried changing up the KIND of exercise you do? that could be enough to push you over!
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I've come a long way from last summer. down 43 lbs total. Yet I've platued fora bout a month. I can't say I've been perfect, because I've cheated a few times. We all need our "cheat" days. Regardless, I've stayed within 1 pound of where I am for over a month. This most recent week I took great care to watch my calories very closely and to drink plenty of water. Working out 4 or 5 times a week. So My question is how to get over this platue? Should I vary my diet more? Eat less? cut out alcohol? Should I exercise less?
I currently rarely eat meat, cheese or carbs of any kind.
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