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Our gym is having a biggest loser contest.  Prize: 400 dollars.  Nice right?  I have plans for that money.  I'm lucky.  [well and not lucky] I am fat.  Eating right and exercise has dramatic impact for me.  I also spent the last year building a muscle base.  I went from panting over 10 pounds on all lifts to 100 pound ab crunches and 110 one legged leg lifts.  I put on muscle.  

I started this on Jan 5.  to date I have lost about 15 pounds in under 3 weeks. [it pays to be fat with a good muscle base and clean up your diet... I really miss my coke classic]  

And I have hit the 2 week plateau.  I've dropped about 3 pounds in that time.  I know I need to shut up and stop whining but you know, it doesn't feel that way.

I know it is all in the head but the contest end date is April 28th.  Money mouth That is part of the whine.  I enjoyed that major drop.

Oh whack me on the head with the foam bats from the nerf ball for kids side of the gym...Undecided

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My advice (which works for me) - eat at maintenance level for a few days (3 - 5) - don't exercise to compensate for it! and you'll probably see a drop :-)

I've been eyeing up the pizza at Weis.  They make the best pizza in their deli.  It might do me good have a slice or two and bring myself up to maintenance.   I can work it in easily but have been doing a bit lower fat than that.  It might work enough to shock the body into losing.

My gym manger at the Y said try some mini workouts on the off days too.  About 10 minutes worth to break the routine I am use to doing.

Woah, does eating at matinence really work, whichwayup?? (:
My family will call my a pig if I do it though.

And I've been switching up my exercise everyday, but I still plateaued for two weeks also, pjh. Boo. Yell

Good luck! I hope you get out of your pleateau also!

losing 3 lbs in 2 weeks is not a plateau. Where do people get these idea's.

Original Post by neanderthin:

losing 3 lbs in 2 weeks is not a plateau. Where do people get these idea's.

Neither is 18lbs in 5 weeks.

Stupid TBL, making people think that losing a healthy rate of 1-2lbs/week is a failure.

I agree with the two above posters. As long as you are losing weight, I didn't think it was considered a plateau. I am not a real expert on it but that is just what I think.

Now for me, I have gone 3 wks without losing any weight at all.... that is what I consider a "mini plateau".

Original Post by samanthabs:

Woah, does eating at matinence really work, whichwayup?? (:
My family will call my a pig if I do it though.

And I've been switching up my exercise everyday, but I still plateaued for two weeks also, pjh. Boo.

Good luck! I hope you get out of your pleateau also!

It certainly does for me! I haven't been at one for months and months (that's not really what I consider a plateau anyway - to me that's someone who's just maintaining), but if you generally consistently lose X number of lbs per week and it then stops for 3-6 weeks, that's what I consider a mini plateau.

And to break that, eating at maintenance (or more) for a few days, whilst not exercising, certainly works for me (when I resume my normal eat & exercise regime again) :-)

Original Post by neanderthin:

losing 3 lbs in 2 weeks is not a plateau. Where do people get these idea's.

Surprised I must have missed that bit. Uhm nope, losing weight (even if slowly) definitely isn't any sign of a plateau.

what is eating at maintenance anyways?

 

And You all did see where I said, IT IS ALL IN MY HEAD.   

RIGHT? YOU ALL DID SEE THAT?

I'm eating between 1850 and 2000 calories a day.  I got rid of the JUNK in the diet and I'm losing that fast.  I can eat 3500 and maintain.  Can you?  

Now if you are done being a critical pain.  You can either exit this gracefully or say, You are right.  It is all in your head.  Hit yourself with a foam bat. 

Hasn't effected my HIIT energy one way or the other and sure hasn't changed my poundage on lifting.  I'm still doing 3 sets of 100 pounds in Ab crunches and 3 sets of 115 per single leg in leg presses and about to go up.

And here is a foam bat to the ones who don't listen.

Now I remember why I don't post.  Bye.

Oh, sorry, whichwayup. I meant I'm still pleateauing. Last time I pleateaued for a month and gave up. So this time I'm trying to stay strong.

I am a 5 and half foot tall ,36 year old male and have been gradually gaining weight for the last 15yrs. I had my wake up call when I broke 259lbs.

I made an immediate change and lost almost 20lbs in 3 weeks by limiting my calories to 1800 per day, Drinking more water, switching to whole wheat, eating veggies like carrots and celery for snack, cutting out pop and i started exercising.  I have cut out cheese processed or otherwise, reduced the fat in the dairy I still use and increased my fiber.

Other than working out more or starving myself I don't know what else to do. I have hit a wall and stopped at 241.

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