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Postby Elleness » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:51 pm

Hi

Just joined, been losing weight quite fine for the last 3 mths, until 3 weeks ago when I hit the dreaded plateau, it's such a struggle to keep focused now, any Ideas on how to get over the slump?
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 8:56 pm

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elleness

im glad you found our group :) a few people here have been through plateau periods or are going through them now. it can be depressing and frustrating! i found that mixing things up helped. whether it be my eating or my exercise. id push myself just that 5 mins longer when it came to exercise or id have a meal that would be more cals and it would throw my body out of 'routine'. have a browse around the forum you might find some tips to help :)

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Postby ISparkyI » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:17 am

elleness

I went through that plateau about 3 weeks ago but Kate is spot on.

Now I go an extra 10 minutes with the cardio, do a few extra weights and different exercises and eat some different things without keeping to the same boring foods. *always keeping an eye on my calories.

Even though I thought I was getting nowhere with the weight loss, the centremetres I was losing was mind blowing.

I am not sure I should say this but in all honesty . . its not the weight that matters so much, its the changes in ya body that signify the effort and determination ya putting in.

Just think of the way you feel when ya notice those small changes and stick to the Can Do attitude.

Good Luck!!

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Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Fri Jun 08, 2007 9:42 am

Hi elleness,
I have been stuck at 75kg for some months now so I am hearing you! I just am keeping on doing what I was doing, I think perhaps I needed a little break from the intensity of loosing weight before I got to the last 5kg. Just getting around to the last push now hopefully and have the drive back somewhat.
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Postby milkyway » Fri Jun 08, 2007 11:25 am

Congrats on the weightloss to date. I agree with Kate - mix your training up a bit - train a bit harder, longer or do something completely different your body is not used to.

Good luck and I look forward to hearing about your progress :)
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Postby KimE » Fri Jun 08, 2007 7:19 pm

Hi Elleness and welcome to the group.

I agree with Kate, your body has become used to what you are doing and it's time for a little change. Even some small changes can make a big difference.

Let us know how you go and all the best on your journey. :D
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Postby Chelle » Thu Jun 14, 2007 2:05 pm

Welcome to the forum. Hope you have an happy & healthy weightloss journey, Goodluck Elleness.
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Postby Elleness » Thu Jun 14, 2007 6:03 pm

Hi All

thanx heaps for the advice, it's worked, the plateu has broken, I've lost 1.6 kilo for the week, it's super :)

Take care
Essy
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Postby kate_turner2000 » Thu Jun 14, 2007 8:35 pm

great to hear elle- it should get the ball rolling now :)
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