Friday, July 20, 2007


Some Inspiration for Friday:

Great Article on Plateaus ARGGHHH they are so frustrating.. but imagine .. if we think about them in a different light.. here is some info.. kinda made me feel better...It is an interesting twist when we can view plateaus as a good thing.. a good sign.. I like that experience much better than feeling bad about myself.. read on ....
From Best Life newsletter

by Tula Karras

Nearly every dieter gets to a point where the weight loss slows or, worse, comes to a grinding halt. Even if you don't start regaining, it can be frustrating to see your progress slow, especially if you haven't reached your goal weight yet. Experts call this phase a plateau--and arriving here is actually a sign you're on the right track."The first 10 percent of your weight loss happens more easily, so when you get to a point where you have less fat, your body has to readjust to the new composition," says Audrey Cross, Ph.D., professor of nutrition at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University in New York City. It does this by slowing metabolism and holding on more stubbornly to the remaining fat.

But now is not the time to give up!

The tips below can help you stay positive--and stay the course.

Look at a plateau as an opportunity.

Try not to get discouraged. Instead, recognize the plateau as a positive sign that you're ready for a few more changes.

Shop for new clothes. "Women tend to wear their larger clothes and put off buying new ones until they hit their goal weight. But you deserve a new look right now," Cross says. So go out and buy yourself some transitional clothes today. "It's amazing how flattering the correct clothing size can be.

"Don't obsess over the scale. Your body is changing in ways that aren't reflected on the scale. Because a pound of muscle weighs more than a pound of fat, you may not notice a drop in actual weight, Cross explains. But muscle takes up less space in your body than fat, so you may find some extra room in your clothes.

For more advice on how to overcome a plateau, join Bob Greene's Best Life Diet

Bob Green has been around for a while .. most folks are familiar with him through Oprah.. Though I don't subscribe to his nutritional program.. I love his newletters.. they are loaded with great info and good recipes and ideas... check out his website...

Some other words of wisdom... for Friday

I've been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I've lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet. ~Erma Bombeck

Unknown Author:
Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can.

When you get to a plateau, think of it as a landing on the stairway to your goal. And maintenance is a lifelong plateau, so a bit of "rehearsal" for maintenance isn't the worst thing in the world. .

I wake up every day with the realization that this is it, that there's only one shot at this life and I can either enjoy the ride and live it to its fullest and to my highest potential or I can stay the way I am.


Don't Quit
When you've eaten too much and you can't write it down, And you feel like the biggest failure in town.
When you want to give up just because you gave in, and forget all about being healthy and thin. So What!
You went over your points a bit,
It's your next move that counts...So don't you quit!It's a moment of truth, it's an attitude change.
It's learning the skills to get back in your range.It's telling yourself, "You've done great up till now.You can take on this challenge and beat it somehow.
"It's part of your journey toward reaching your goal.You're still gonna make it, just stay in control.
To stumble and fall is not a disgrace, If you summon the will to get back in the race.
But, often the struggler's, when loosing their grip, Just throw in the towel and continue to slip.
And learn too late when the damage is done, that the race wasn't over...they still could have won.
Lifestyle change can be awkward and slow,
but facing each challenge will help you grow.
Success is failure turned inside out,
the silver tint in a cloud of doubt.
When you're pushing to the brink, just refuse to submit,
If you bite it, you write it....But don't you quit!
Author Unknown


Recall the things that have held you back.
And imagine how you now can get beyond them.
Think of the problems that have frustrated you so.
And imagine how you can now rise above them.
Look at how far you've come.
And imagine how far you can now go.
Think of all that you've learned.
And imagine what you can now do with that knowledge.
Consider all you've done in the past year.
And imagine what you'll now be able to do.
You're now in a better position than ever to imagine the very best.
And what you can imagine will lead to what you can be.
-- Ralph Marston

Hope you enjoyed today's Inspiration may it help you and me along our journeys..
Wish me well
Wish you well too..

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