SP Premium
MOM2MIRACLES
8,500-9,999 SparkPoints 8,546
SparkPoints
 

Plateau or not plateau?

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts

Sunday, March 22, 2015

For two weeks now, I have held firm to the same weight, not gaining, but also not losing. Urgh!!! I'm thinking, "Okay, I've already plateaued. Wow, that was fast this time." I decided I'd look back at my exercise and eating records here on SparkPeople. Wow! It was something of a surprise, frankly. My exercise time is sporadic. I knew that, to an extent, not a huge surprise. My calorie intake, however is all over the board. While I'm shooting for a range, and for the most part stay within the range, there were days (dayS) that I went grossly under the goal. There were a few days I was above the range. Hmmm...consistency has never truly been a strong suit for me. I am doing better with SparkPeople, but have discovered there is indeed room for improvement. Thanks, SparkPeople for the insight!
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
  • RADIOBOY
    I am really happy to day - I just dropped to 199 lbs, I figured I would drop a few if I just keept at it.

    emoticon
    2007 days ago
  • NYARAMULA
    Now you know where the problem is so maybe you can be able to fix it. The good thing is that you have not done any real damage, you have not put on weight.
    2007 days ago
  • MOM2MIRACLES
    Woohoo! Radioboy!!!!!! WAY TO GO!!!!! I haven't weighed this week. Trying to focus on my other goals. Thrilled for you
    2008 days ago
  • RADIOBOY
    Hold everything I made 200 lbs today - next step on the way is 190.

    emoticon
    2008 days ago
  • RADIOBOY
    Yep - know what you mean I have been doing everything right and have been at 201 for 9 days.
    2010 days ago
  • GEMINICHIK
    "When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world."
    2011 days ago
  • WAYTOGOCHRIS20
    emoticon Try shaking it up abit and do a different form of exercise or eat something different every week. It is trial and error when wanting to lose the weight. Somes a plateau is your body's way of adjusting to the new weight.
    2011 days ago
  • BAHAMAMARG
    oh yeah - I had the same awakening! Looked back on my workout history and no question, overall I'm not working out enough - can't blame a "plateau" when I'm not putting in the effort
    2011 days ago
  • MOM2MIRACLES
    Thanks so much for the input, everyone! Lots of great word for me to chew on!! (so to speak, lol)
    2012 days ago
  • AEBERHARDT4555
    The plateau is inevitable. I deal with it by engaging a complete activity overhaul.
    2012 days ago
  • no profile photo STARZ88
    I went through the same thing. I was actually pushing myself to hard & going up & down. It's simple: know what your caloric goal is to lose weight, factor exercise in & be consistent. Never give up. You will get there. It's taken me a year to lose.
    2012 days ago
  • MOM2MIRACLES
    Radioboy that's encouraging!
    2013 days ago
  • RADIOBOY
    I hear ya - I have been there now for 10 day - sometimes when this happens I drop 2 or three lbs all at once. So it can be a good thing.
    2013 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Ok now... You are not an elf as the auto correct would have it...yourself translated without my permission. Sorry
    2013 days ago
  • GGRSPARK
    Plateaus are part of the process. Nobody can maintain the perfect balance all the time. The trick is to keep it going without getting down on you'd elf. If you have a busy life , the landscape will be dynamic ...peaks, valleys, plateau...all part of
    2013 days ago
  • REALTYLADYLISA
    Yup, tracking is the Great Revealer...and though I'm hardly EVER thankful for the secrets it reveals, I'm almost always better off for knowing the truth so I can make the appropriate changes!
    2013 days ago
  • MOM2MIRACLES
    Thanks for the input, everyone! Great ideas!
    2013 days ago
  • MCRAYCRAFT
    Thanks for reflecting on your patterns and inspiring me to do the same.
    2013 days ago
  • no profile photo CD15393022
    I read this and wondered if those dayS of being under your calorie goal have freaked your body out, like you are in starvation mode. Calculate your average for that time frame; if it's too low, I would try to stay in the range to see if it helps!
    2013 days ago
  • no profile photo TAMARAJONES510
    I will plateau then gain a couple pounds then bam! I will lose those plus a couple extra. Its a routine my body has. Don't get discouraged! You can look back and see where you need to improve and being honest with yourself is the most important part.
    2013 days ago
  • MARTHA324
    UGH! The dreaded plateau. It happens to all of us and someone wrote that a plateau is practice for maintenance. Hmmmm.

    I found when I'd hit a plateau sometimes it was that I wan't tracking everything honestly but sometimes I was doing everything right and I'd just hit a weight that seemed to want to stick. Think the longest was about 8 weeks. Then I dropped 2 or 3 pounds and it kept coming off.

    Just keep on and be sure you're tracking everything and you might want to shake up your exercise routine.
    2013 days ago
  • ARAZA30
    Try changing up your meals. Try new things. As for your workouts, kick it up a notch. Your body adapts all the time. If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. Circuit Training works great. Very challenging & fun.
    2013 days ago
  • SPERRIN2012
    I'm not sure the fluctuations will sway the weight as long ad your weekly average is still good. I've plateaued time and again. So many variables. Stick to
    2015 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment


    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.