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    Stuck at 159
    zjew1 posted:
    Hello, my name is Zakiya and my current weight is 159. I started dieting and exercise at the end of june. My starting weight was 175. I am counting my calories and try to stay within 1200-1400 a day and I walk/jog 2 miles a day but the pounds just stopped coming off about a month ago. I am really getting frustrated! My goal is 140-150. What am I doing wrong?
    Louise_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Welcome Zakiya! Have you slipped at all with the measuring and counting of calories? Do you journal your calories?

    How tall are you? Is your weight goal reasonable for your height?
    zjew1 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I went back to measuring cups last week.I journal my calories every day and usually end up somewhere between 1200-1400. I think one of my big problems is Iam a huge cook so I am alway tasting my food as I cook and then trying to estimate how many calories I have eaten. I was 145 a few years ago when I was cheerleading and that was when I was the most comfortable. I am 5'5 and very active. I go hiking almost every weekend.
    I know a plateau is normal but it is just really frustrating.
    zjew1 replied to zjew1's response:
    Maybe I need to add some strength training to my daily workout? Any idea's?
    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to zjew1's response:
    Ah you have a BLT problem--bites, licks and tastes. You definitely need to cut those out and find a different way to gauge the cooking.

    The difference between the 1200 to 1400 combined with a few bites, licks, and tastes is likely the culprit behind the plateau at this point at your height.

    See if the ideas in this article help: Plateau No More
    zjew1 replied to Louise_WebMD_Staff's response:
    I will try my best! Thanks, that article was really helpful!
    I have always been a BLT, it is going to be hard to do but I know I can do it!
    Louise_WebMD_Staff replied to zjew1's response:
    I confess to being a former BLT person. Even now, I will grab an extra piece or pinch of cheese when cooking. Sigh.

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