CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories


Going crazy

Okay, I know that there are many threads about this already, but I really need some help here... it seems like every 8 or so pounds I hit a plateau, the last one was 163, I finally got past that and now can't seem to get past 155. I'm feeling extremely discouraged and I guess I'm just feeling sorry for myself, which I obviously need to get over! Does anyone have any suggestions, not just about ways to lose the weight but ways to get over this failing attitude that I'm currently feeling where I feel like I'll never reach my goal?

Tue. Oct 17, 10:46am

Add comment  
Is it REALLY a plateau?

The first question you should ask yourself is ... Is this REALLY a plateau?

-Are you taking your measrurements? If the measurements are still decreasing it is NOT a plateau.

-Are you monitoring your body fat%? If the body fat% is decreasing it is NOT a plateau.

The scale is not always the most accurate way to tell if you are losing weight or not. You can make huge changes in your body composition and yet the scale may not budge!!!! If you don't have access to a measuring tape I highly suggest you go out and buy one. Until you have monitored other things like inches don't let yourself get discouraged. Just keep on trucking and make sure you journal every morsel of food that hits your lips! Ask some of your group members if there's anything they can see in your journal that might be sabbotaging your efforts if you find you REALLY ARE on a plateau.

Good luck! Stick with it! You can do this!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:40 AM

Add comment
And if you discover that it really IS a plateau--don't panic! Plateaus are perfectly normal. Your body has to sort of regain its balance every so often. It's just making sure you're not starving to death. Keep doing what you've been doing--eating well, working out. Change-up your workout a little to give yourself a sense of freshness, and be patient. Once your body adjusts to the weight loss, the biological starvation protection will relax and you'll start losing again.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 12:21 PM

Add comment

Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight


How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources


Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner


Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge