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Thursday, May 08, 2008

In the 19th century, wind-driven ships were sometimes becalmed - they were said to be "in the doldrums." We tend to use the phrase when we are blue, or down in the dumps. I would suggest when weight-loss plateaus happen (and if you've been dieting any length of time, you know what I mean), we are in the doldrums.

Discouraging? Yeh. I'm still plugging away, and I know the scale will start to move again - eventually - but during the doldrums, ain't it the pits? I need some wind in my sails!
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  • WANTS2CRUISE
    Don't want to tell you what you already know, but everyone hits them and you just have to stay focused and work your way though it. I agree, if it lasts more than a week or two, try increasing that exercise or just do a different type of exercise and see if it helps. I don't know that this will put any wind in your sails, but do know that you have a supportive team here huffing and puffing and cheering you on!
    4684 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/8/2008 11:20:58 PM
  • NORTHERNLADY
    Right there with you. I just finished two weeks of not so good weighins but all of a sudden...the weight started going down again. Hang in there. If you drop your caloried by even 50 a day you might notice a difference or up your exercise by 10 min a day. Just to see what happens.
    4684 days ago
  • QUILLADDISON
    Keep on going...don't lose your focus :-) You can do it! Remember that it's much more about being healthy than it is about the numbers. Plus if you're exercising you may be building muscle, and muscle weighs more than fat!
    4685 days ago
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