According to WW, a plateau is when the scale won't budge for several weeks in a row while following the Plan. They can happen as your body adjusts to a lower weight, but they usually come from relaxing good habits - skipping measuring or tracking or moving less.
There are a few suggestions about how to get unstuck:
1. Back to Basics
- look up PointsPlus values for everything and measure portions
- focus on Good Health Guidelines
2. Exercise More
3. Eat more Power Foods
- use the Simply Filling technique or go on Simple Start
I have already started to work on this by not going crazy overboard on the weekend. On Saturday mornings I bring a healthy breakfast to my WW meeting. Then I run errands, go shopping etc. When I get back home I eat a healthy lunch. My downfall is still Saturday night dinner. My parents take out my grandmother every week and I often go with them. I have a hard time picking healthier food options when I am presented with all the delicious choices on the menu. I think I honestly need to stay home and make dinner for myself more often.
Friday nights are when I go bowling with Kristine. Lately there has been a lot of evenings/weekends where I am packing and moving boxes. I just need to take advantage of the spring/summer and get out there in the evenings for a walk. Once I move into my own place, I plan on joining the gym. I had real success with working out every morning.
If I would just take the few minutes each day to track my food and plan my meals I am sure I would see more movement on the scale. I am good about making healthy breakfasts and lunches. My family has dinner cooking when I get home from work, and for the most part this is healthy, but I need to watch the portions. Actually measuring my food would help.
I am going to BUST THIS PLATEAU !!!
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