Losing the last 10 pounds advice?
Posted 12 September 2013 - 06:40 PM
I've lost 40+ pounds and I'm near my goal, 10 pounds. I've been stuck for a few weeks now and I can't seem to get it down. Does anyone have ideas/tips/suggestions as to what I can do to lose it. It's getting really frustrating.
Any ideas, shoot them!
Posted 12 September 2013 - 07:05 PM
What has been working for me lately and can work in combination with the JC plan is drinking warm water with a good squeeze of lemon juice first thing in the morning, before eating anything. Also, I've been taking Cayenne Pepper capsules (40,000 STUs, 3 times a day) with my meals. Both of these have been said to help you lose weight by speeding up the metabolism. I've also recently switched my regular workouts for interval training, which is said to burn fat for up 48 hours after each workout. You can research all these suggestions on line. They seem to be working for me because the scale started to move a bit more for me this week than the last two.
If you hate starting over...STOP giving up!!!
Posted 03 October 2013 - 04:07 PM
Posted 04 October 2013 - 01:28 PM
When you look in the mirror and see no change, and still keep faith, knowing that in time you will get there if you stay focused and on track, that's the difference between those who succeed and those who fail.
Posted 04 October 2013 - 02:05 PM
I know I am dealing with quite a bit of stress right now, but to tell you the truth--I don't know if the stress will get less --just seems like there is more to do than I feel comfortable with.
Days that I do well are the ones where I stay with tasks and get them completed rather than worrying about anything else on the list --just completing things one after the other as I can . It's the worrying about what I can't get done that is leading me to overeat and eat off plan.
I wish I had some sage advice, but just know you aren't the only one in the boat. I feel for ya!
Posted 06 October 2013 - 04:35 AM
I started at 215 pounds (ugh!!) with my jenny goal at 140 and a personal goal to get as close to 130 as possible. When I got to 150 I thought - wow - just 10 more. I dipped under 150 - then spent week after week in the upper 140's - losing and gaining the same few pounds. This went on for weeks, then MONTHS!! After 7 MONTHS of this I hit 145 and told my jcc that was it. I reset my jenny goal to 145 - I could not see spending so much money just to gain and lose the same few pounds.
So then I set out to be on maintenance. I was concerned because I was on the 1200 cal. plan this whole time and it was so hard to get to 145 on those calories - what would happen when I upped my calories to 1500 for maintenance?
I decided to tread carefully - doing half the week on 1500 cal. and half between 1200 - 1300. And I switched all my workouts to cardio - I had been doing two days of weights which was doing nothing for me as I was not losing inches.
A funny thing happened...I started losing. Not a lot, a half a pound there, quarter pound there, but I dipped below 145 and never went back up. Suddenly I was at 140 - my original jenny goal. And then I dipped into the 130's - where I am today - closer to my personal goal of 130.
I don't know if it was the switch to all cardio, the increase in calories, or just my body finally ready to give up the pounds. Maybe a combination of all three.
Either way - just don't give up!! Switch some things around - food, exercise, etc. And remember - it does not matter if it takes 3 months or 6 months to lose those last 10 pounds - what is important is that you are eating right and developing habits for the long term.
Best of luck to you!!
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