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Thursday, March 08, 2012

A while back I decided my goal weight would be 130. Then a friend suggested that I make it 128 so if I go up a lb or two afterwards I won't freak out. Sounded sensible so I changed my goal to 128. Well I've stuck to my Meal Plan and put together a fitness plan I could stick with that has enough variability to be interesting. I've upped the fitness activities each time it got too easy. I'm not much of a fitness fanatic but what I've been doing so far has worked pretty well.

So I've done a good job staying within my calorie, fat , carbo and protein ranges. I'm pretty consistent sticking with my cardio and strength plans.
I drink 8 or more glasses of water
I usually keep meals small and have snacks.

So can someone please tell me why I've been stuck at 131 for the last 4 weeks? I'm beginning to think I wasn't meant to be 128. I'm wearing the size I want to and everyone says I look great so should so should I call it a win and quit stressing?

Any thoughts would be much appreciated!
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    Sorry I'm so long in posting, I've been under the weather for a week...

    I think the number thing can really mess with our heads! If you feel great, your clothes fit well, and you are in the healthy range for your height...I sure wouldn't sweat it!! (Now I need to tell myself that!).

    I think you look awesome, I'd forget about the number if I was in your shoes!

    3326 days ago
    I can only reiterate what the people above have said. From your picture you look great and if your clothes feel good, you feel good, its only a number on a set of scales. emoticon
    3330 days ago
    At that close to a goal weight, it might be wiser to simply focus on the healthy habits - maybe even start in on the process of shifting to maintenance. If your body has a few more pounds to lose, continued fitness activity will help them along at their own pace.

    If you're in the right healthy ranges, don't let a number sucker-punch you. You could lose muscle weight, be weaker, look less fit, but get closer to the number - but that's not really what you want. In fact, you're probably at a point where you might want to change your goals to reflect what you're really trying to achieve. That shouldn't be a random number on the scale, but things that are quality of life.
    3330 days ago
  • SNUPPY99
    I wouldnt be so focused on the specific number. I will be happy if I am within a pound or 2, or even 3 up or down from my goal weight. Also once someone is so close to their ideal weight its harder to lose those last few pounds usually. I wouldn't stress at all, congrats on getting where you are!! Don't give up but don't stress emoticon
    3330 days ago
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