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When I get stuck at a plateau, I try to find a new way to remind myself how far I've come and it inevitably helps me refocus and re-energize my efforts.
Here are some things I've done:
1. Fill a backpack with weights to match how much weight I've lost. Carry it around for a few minutes, and realize how much pressure I've taken off my body.
2. Over the course of a week (or more), walk a mile for every pound I've lost and track it.
3. Write my number on the bathroom mirror in lipstick.

- Submitted by JJGETMOVING789 10/2/2012 in Breaking a Plateau | 5 Comments
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DIETER27 10/4/2012 1:43:00 PM

    thank you for this blog! You have helped me look at things in a different light.....
MCCC75 1/3/2014 6:18:00 PM

    I only recently hit my first plateau and I don't like it! I am having my son load up his back pack for me as I type this! Great idea! Thanks for sharing your success in getting off the plateau!
J2740LOU 11/4/2012 8:14:00 PM

    I think I will try and carry the poundage I've lost to actually realize how much excess 'baggage' I used to carry around! Great reality check. Thanks for sharing.
2BDYNAMIC 10/7/2012 10:28:00 PM

    I think u r very creative and emoticon on that weight loss!! ......... WTG!! ........
ARUSHING2 10/7/2012 12:16:00 PM

    Simple and sweet ideas. I plan to follow your lead on this matter. It's just that I am an impatient sort of person. So instead of carrying each pound for a mile, I believe that I will attempt to do it all at once.

Now I have to load my backpack with 58, if it will even carry that much weight! (My serious backpacking set-up would do it, but I haven't it here where I am located now.) Any way I will have to see if I can manage to carry that on my back. That ought to be cute!

Guess if I survive that esperience ... it ought to force me off my present plateau!

Thanks for the wake-up call.

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