Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A change (Jennifer)

I have been doing some research for the past few weeks on how to break a plateau.  While my eating could be better, I think for themost part over the past 4 months my efforts deserve some droppage on the scale.  So, I have picked up the exercise as one of the trainers told me to do.  But my newest change:   is to "zig zag" my calories.  I am supposed to be eating between 1200-1400 calories a day to lose weight.   So....I went back in my journal and saw how i was eating 1200, 1250, 1300 calories almost every day for a while there and no change on the scale.  I read how I should change it up some...which goes right along with what the trainer said a few weeks back that I need to change something.

One day I will eat 1100 calories, the next 1600, the next 1500, 1200, etc...change it up a bit and see if that helps.  Hopefully between my exercise changes and changing my eating habits I can see some movement. 

One of my favorite bloggers(we seem to have a lot in common and she is always telling me we live "parallel lives") has hit an amazing milestone and accomplished a long awaited goal today.  Dawne, over at "It's My Time" was at a similar plateau for what seemed like forever.  She was patient, persistent, and never gave up and today her efforts paid off.  She fought back and today, she has reached the 150's!!!!!!!  I am so happy for you Dawne and you are such an inspiration to me and so many others!  Your success has intensified my drive to be healthy too!!!  Keep up the great work!!!!

Today's reason for losing weight:
*so that someday soon I too can write about how I have reached the 150's!!!!!!   I cant wait!!!

Today I am thankful for:
*Blogland.  I cannot even tell you just how much support and knowledge that writing my own blog, and reading other blogs, has given me.


Karen said...

All I can say is..go Jen go. I hope your change works for you. You try so hard and I hope this is the change that is needed to get you to where you want to be!!!

The Fat Mom said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog today for the much needed encouragement!

I've heard that changing daily calorie intakes is a good idea. I can't wait to see if it works for you!

spunkysuzi said...

I'm sure this will help you!!
Dawne inspires a lot of us :) Both of you are awesome.

Shane G. said...

Hey Jennifer. I saw where you commented on this at my blog. I think that you are spot on. Your body gets used to routine and adjusts accordingly. If your calories were basically identical every day, then it just got used to that and made corrections for maintenance. I am no expert, I just hear these things and repeat them... haha. So I think you are dead on correct in your approach to plateau busting. Go get'em gal!!

Jessica said...

This sounds like a great plan. I can't wait to see how it works for you!

jamie@sweatyhugs said...

I've never heard of this zig-zagging calories thing, but it sounds like this change could def. help! Good luck!

Lesia said...

My mixing it up is NO exercise:( You go girl. smile.

KellyNY said...

Keep going Jen! Don't you love the blogosphere? The support you find on it is just amazing, isn't it?

Jen said...

I've read about zig zag calorie days and apparently it does work! Just keep being consistent and you will bust through this plateau!!!