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Trying to break through the plateau

Postby djsaluki » Sun Feb 10, 2008 6:10 am

Hello everyone!

I am trying to break out of my rut right now. I have been "stuck" for about 14 months now. I lost 80 pounds pretty quick, with SBD, basketball and weightlifting. Since then, I have just fallen into bad habits. I'll slip for awhile, slowly gain a few pounds back....and then catch myself and go hardcore SBD to get back where I was. I have been playing this game for 14 months and it is no fun! One week my cloths fit great, next week not so much.

My biggest problem is being too busy and opting for the convenience of fast food now, whereas when I was dedicated to SBD, I would totally avoid fast food because I knew how bad it was. But, if you cheat once, cheat twice, it slowly becomes your new habit.

I have about 35 pounds to go to reach my goal, and I am getting married in 6 months. I know I can easily get there, if I can stay motivated, dedicated and have self-discipline.

I am posting to the SBD forum just so I can declare my goals publicly and be accountable to myself. I'll probably just reply to myself over and over, just so I can keep track of how I'm progressing. =)

The SBD is a great lifestyle, I'm surpised everyone is not living it.

If anyone is interested in "buddying up" to create a support network, just let me know.
Dj (26 years old male)
Oregon (by way of Chicago)
Started SB on 9/2004
Started 308 lbs, goal is 199 lbs.

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Postby rca19 » Mon Feb 11, 2008 7:46 pm

Hey DJ.

Great news on the weigh loss. I have also been stuck for about the same amount of time .... I started out at about your weight .... lost about 65 pounds ... and have ever so slowly crept back up about 10 lbs. My goal weight is 225 .... so I'm looking at losing another 25-30 lbs ... I work out at the gym with a trainer4 days a week, I use an elliptical at home 3-4 times a week, and during the warm months play baseball (no, not SOFTBALL!) I'm working out enough, but apparently snacking and picking a bit too much. :D

SB is a total lifestyle change for me. I really don't crave breads and potatoes or fast food. I'm happy eating a protein and veggie/salad for my main meals. My weaknesses are breakfast cereal (I eat stuff like cheerios, special K, not the sugary stuff) and peanut butter. I'm clearly snacking too much to be stuck where I am, given how much I'm working out.

Would also welcome a partner to get past this hump!
Rick
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Postby sparky_Danny » Tue Apr 22, 2008 9:53 pm

Hey there.

I lost 15 lbs on SBD several years ago, then I let my diet slip and slowly, I gained back the 15 plus an additional 22!
Starting Thanksgiving I went back on SBD and have lost 24 lbs, but I still need to lose 13 more.
I know how hard it is to stay on this diet.
I encourage you to do your best, and if you slip, try to get back on the diet as fast as possible so that you don't have more weight to lose.
I am with you!
We can do it if we all support each other!
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Postby Bortass » Fri May 02, 2008 2:53 pm

I'll join in too.

I started SB in Aug, 2006. I lost over 51 lbs by Thanksgiving. I stopped being as strict then and slowly worked my way back into bad habits. I've added about 20 lbs since then. Not good but I'm glad I limited the damage to about 1 lb or so a month.

I am starting phase 1 again on 5/3. I've told about 6 people so far to create some self accountability. I'm hoping to hit my original goal of 200( I was only 13 away from it when I stopped :oops: ).
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Postby SC mom of 3 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Hello All,
I am new to the message boards, but wanted to reply. I started at 180 in July and am now at 144. I hit this mark in December, and have gone as low as 139, but keep bouncing back up to this weight. I am 5'5" and this weight is technically good for me. However, I'd like to see 130 again in my lifetime. I think my problem is that, now that I've lost so much, I get so many compliments and get into a mindset that says I don't need to do more. Sure I lost 35 lbs, but I really do have more I could lose. I think I need to go back to phase 1 for two weeks to kick the cravings again. I still eat pretty South Beach friendly most of the day, but I also cheat whenever junk is around. Work and my husband are my two biggest tempters. It seems like we are always celebrating someone's BD at work with cake. My husband also has a sweet tooth, as do our kids. I'm afraid of my boys following my bad eating habits into their adult lives. My dad has Type II Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, etc. My mom is overweight too. South Beach has been the first weight loss plan that has ever worked for me and it has re-taught me how to eat. I don't want to ever go back to the way I was. I need support to get back on the wagon. Thanks guys!
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Postby SC mom of 3 » Mon May 05, 2008 1:39 pm

Hello All,
I am new to the message boards, but wanted to reply. I started at 180 in July and am now at 144. I hit this mark in December, and have gone as low as 139, but keep bouncing back up to this weight. I am 5'5" and this weight is technically good for me. However, I'd like to see 130 again in my lifetime. I think my problem is that, now that I've lost so much, I get so many compliments and get into a mindset that says I don't need to do more. Sure I lost 35 lbs, but I really do have more I could lose. I think I need to go back to phase 1 for two weeks to kick the cravings again. I still eat pretty South Beach friendly most of the day, but I also cheat whenever junk is around. Work and my husband are my two biggest tempters. It seems like we are always celebrating someone's BD at work with cake. My husband also has a sweet tooth, as do our kids. I'm afraid of my boys following my bad eating habits into their adult lives. My dad has Type II Diabetes, high BP, high cholesterol, etc. My mom is overweight too. South Beach has been the first weight loss plan that has ever worked for me and it has re-taught me how to eat. I don't want to ever go back to the way I was. I need support to get back on the wagon. Thanks guys!
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Postby Bortass » Tue May 06, 2008 12:13 pm

SC,

You're doing the same thing I did. I got to 213 and Thanksgiving hit. I was fairly good through the holidays. I never refocused on getting back on track after though. By that I mean just following P2 eating guidelines.

I stayed around 213 for 5 months or so. Then I hit 218 last fall, roughly. Things spiralled from there. The cravings came back, sometime in the mix. I'd get home from work and feel like I needed to eat potato chips or cookies. I went up to 236 as of Saturday, when I restarted p1.

If you are having cravings, I'd consider p1 again. otherwise refocus on P2. Don't eat the junk.

1 piece of birthday cake shouldn't kill you, unless it's frequent or it triggers a binge of some sort. Worse case, just politely decline the cake. You can still gather with the group to celebrate the birthday but no one said you HAVE to eat the cake.

Don't lose hope and try to get going again. otherwise you may end up like me 23 lbs heavier 18 months later and having to restart from scratch.
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