Blah, the last five days have been a plateau that has left me hovering around 282-283 pounds. I've upped my exercise and I'm not snacking more than I was. The first 3 weeks of this excursion into trying to get back to where I'm just overweight and not obese have been fantastic. A little more than 10 pounds has just melted off, but now I find myself not going anywhere. This is ok, I feel really good, I sleep very well. I even feel strong at times, but I want more, I want to keep the excitement going. The last 2 nights I've upped my time on the exercise bike to 3 sets of 20-min with hand weights included.
When I started this I could barely cycle for the 20 minutes, then I got stronger. Then I added the hand weights to the last 5-min, I got stronger, ..then the last 10-min, now the whole set. Then I upped it to 2 sets in a row. This is good I feel stronger, but have started to not loose weight. I'm thinking of switching to a heavier barbell, but I can't up the cycling resistance without feeling pain in my knee. Maybe I should do something else to mix it up. Any suggestions on other good low-impact exercises so I don't injure myself?