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Plateau Anyone???

Yep its the evil word: Plateau!!!


I feel like I have been playing with the same 5-7 lbs over the last 2 months. I knew that getting closer to my final goal that it was going to be harder and harder to drop the weight. But I'm getting quite frustrated at seeing the same weight over and over every week. Yes, I'm happy that I have gotten this far along but I don't believe that this is where I am going to be the happiest. I want to be  in the 120's. I don't think its an unreachable goal considering I'm only 5'1.5" tall. I've already settled on knowing that I won't ever have a completely flat stomach, some to do with being overweight for so long and some to do with having two c-sections, without having to have surgery. I've already accepted that I'm going to have each skin on my arm and thighs, but I do believe that I deserve to be at a happy weight and to me that in the mid 120's. 


I am going for my bod pod test today at 3 and I believe I'm going to have some really good results from the test and I think seeing results on that will help boost my self confidence that I am doing the right things as far as my weight loss journey is going. I'm not giving up, not one bit. I will see this to the end. I had the goal of reaching goal weight by my 10th anniversary and I know that is going to happen, then thought about getting there by the end of the year and I can see that isn't going to happen either...but then I don't want it to taken another year just to drop the last 25 or so lbs. I'm constantly looking at different things I can do at the gym to help change things up with my body but also to keep myself from getting too bored. I'm also excited that its starting to be cooler in the mornings so that I can get outside and run instead of on the treadmill and that means I can also get back to the bridge and work on my training for the 10k next March. I guess on the biggest positives is that I haven't lost my motivation for getting to the gym and getting in a kick ass workout. 


I'm going to work on cleaning up my "diet" over the next couple of weeks and see if I can make an improvement on more "clean" foods. That is after tonight since we are going to a baseball game and are eating there. I'm heading to the commissary in a few so I can start then. I don't snack during the day but I think I need to start cooking with fresher foods. I'm really excited about this weekend since we are going to be grilling a good bit and on of the things we are doing is seafood...looking forward to some grilled shrimp and salmon, with fresh veggies on the side.


I'm hoping with the few changes that this plateau will be busted by the end of September. And I can finally move on into the 140's. 


Will update this afternoon after I get the results of my bod pod test....

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  1. Allison you are doing GREAT!! How many calories do you eat in a day per your calories u burn. I joined www.myfitnesspal.com and I learned I wasn't eating enough calories and my body was in starvation mode that is why I couldn't lose weight. I am on a 1200day calorie diet but have been burning around 450 calories just by walking every morning! Keep up the good work. I will be weighing

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  2. I'm eating about 1500-1700 a day with me burning about 950-1000 calories a day. I'm on sparkpeople so it sets up my calorie goal based on my workout. I think I really need to just get more strict on my eating....over the month of Aug we had family over a lot and we ate out a lot.

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