Monday, October 31, 2011

Week 10 Results and How to Break Through a Plateau

My weight has been up and down for the past month, so much so I wasn't making any progress.  I decided that HAD to change, so I became focused again on my goal, made a plan to get there, and stuck with it 95% of the time.  The results are a 4 pound weight loss for the week. Yay!  Now the challenge is not to get lazy and let old unhealthy habits creep back in to my life.

This is how I broke the plateau.  These were my ideal ways to eat and workout:
  • Eat some protein at every meal or snack
  • Eat a carb heavy meal in the morning or ONLY within 2 hours of working out, otherwise stick to protein and veggies. 
  • Don't get too hungry.  I will inevitably lose self control if I get too hungry!
  • Drink lots of water.
  • No eating after 8pm
  • Eat no gluten or dairy
  • Workout with cardio and strength training 5 days per week.
These were my guidelines.  Sometimes I didn't meet them exactly, but I made the best choices I could.  My mindset was the closer I stuck to these guidelines, the better my result.  I forgave myself if I made a poor choice and immediately recommitted to this plan.  For me being able to immediately recommit to the plan was key to my success.  I love to experiment like this and study the result.

This week I'm going to relax the plan a little, but really the only difference being the way I eat carbs.  I'm going back to my original plan of limiting carbs after 3 pm, by avoiding or limiting starch at night.  It's worked for Candace Cameron Bure and it's worked for me.  

....my little kiddos at Halloween. Julia was the super hero, American Dream and Ashleigh was a pirate.  The small pic on the right was taken tonight while trick-or-treating in the cool rain.  They had a blast even in the rain!

I had excellent results losing weight this way.  Do you have any tips or secrets that helped you break through a plateau?  Tell me.  Don't be shy.

Remember you're worth loving yourself enough to stick with your plan, see things through, and get results.  We can do this together.

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Take care,

    8 comments:

    1. Yay for breaking through your plateau!! You are doing such a good job sticking to healthy eating and exercise. I like in your header you call the south fabulous and deep fried, I had a good laugh over that. Have a wonderful week, your kiddos are super cute.

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    2. Great job Cat. That is to be admired. The kids are adorable. Looks like the had a fun time. Have a great week!

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    3. Way to go, Gurl!! Now reward yourself with something non-food...like a mani-pedi, or a new book, or a trip to your favorite store for some window shopping...you've earned it!!!

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    4. Cat you are my inspiration this week! Argh! Your kids look so cute and truly happy. 4 lbs is awesome and this is all great advice!

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    5. Great job Cat! I know that was not easy. Love all your pictures. Have a great day :-)

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    6. 4 lbs!!! That is awesome!! I love your girls costumes. We love pirates but my boys are SO into their superheros (even at their age!)

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    7. whoop whoop! Way to go! I agree, making a plan and sticking to it is so important!! Working on my plan for the week/month right now...

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    8. Cat....4lbs you rock! You deserve it with all the hardwork, blood sweat and tears. Your kids are so cute hope that had a great Halloween.

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