Thursday, October 14, 2010


I recently just posted about how I'm back.

About how I found motivation to keep going and all that stuff, and it's true.

I feel better when I eat right.
I feel better when I exercise.
I feel better when I set a good example for my littles.
I feel better when I do the right thing or make a good choice.

But then I step on the scale. On a non-weigh-in day. And it does. not. move.
And I get frustrated, because here we are like 10 weeks in to this stinking plateau. And I have changed up my exercise routine, and stuck to my daily points allowance, and yet... no change.

I don't intend on quitting.
I've come too far for that.
And I actually kind of like my new lifestyle.
But this is really frustrating.
23 weeks. 23 pounds. (and yes, I know that a pound a week is completely acceptable)

So I have a couple of questions.

If you follow Weight Watchers... Do you eat all of your activity points? 
Because I haven't been eating them, and that's not getting me anywhere.

Any plateau busters that you might suggest? 
Giving up Diet Coke didn't work for me, so we won't be going there again. =)

And I know that I'm like the link queen or something lately, but if you haven't read this guy's story or this post about motivation, please do it. If that's not motivating, I just don't know what to say.


The Ninja said...

My plateu buster was a week of shorter workouts. Instead of 3 hour long workouts in a week I did 6 30 min sessions and cut back the calories slightly durign that week. I lost 2 pounds at the end and have kept losing since then.

Kimberlynn said...

Hi Kendra,
I follow Weight Watchers and I don't eat my activity points unless I earn more than 4-5 in a day. I only count exercise for my activity, not regular everyday activity. But there is one thing I do differently...I have a free day every single week. I eat what I want (without overeating). I've read that it's good to up your calories every so often to keep your body from getting too used to what you normally do. I also keep my activity varied...I'll do a walk with lots of hills one day, swim the next, do some toning and walking the next, and so on.

Sometimes our bodies just get too accustomed to the same old thing. I'm not sure if that's what you're going through or not, but I'd switch things up. I hope this helps. Hang in there...that scale WILL move!!!


Finding The Thin Within said...

My biggest suggestion is to change up your exercise to give your metabolism a jolt. Also, my best friend does weight watchers and hit a plateau too. She started eating her exercise points and it went away. But she was getting like 10-15 extra point each day that she biked, so I'm not sure how many you typically get.

<3 Katie

Kendra said...

Thanks Ladies!! I think I will try a combination of all of the above. I'm brave like that.

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