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Hello, and excellent question. First of all, I commend you on your commitment to a healthy lifestyle, and hope that with your weight target, you're not a very tall person, otherwise 101 lbs is getting quite thin.
Anyway, I'll offer you up a couple of suggestions and hopefully I can help you out. First of all, I can not offer you up any medication ideas and feel good about it, as they all can have pretty nasty side effects. One of the things that I will suggest is a slower weight taper using conventional methods, which has worked exceedingly well for many of my patients, regardless of if they weigh 110 pounds, or 410. The method I suggest first is to use the livestrong.com website. ( i have no incentive to suggest this, financial or other). There is a massive database of foods, as well as dietary breakdown, and weight loss goals (ie 2lbs a week, which is a safe rate). There is also a database of activities/ sports/ etc, so you can log all of your foods, as well as your workouts. This way you can track your weight loss, and caloric intake, and also make sure you're getting sufficient proteins/carbos/etc. The best part is, it's all free.
The fact of the matter is, that weight loss is a pretty simple equation, what goes in, is either going to stay in, or get used up. A lot of marketing schemes try to make it more complicated, but it really isn't. So if I were you, I'd try keeping an honest tab on your intake, as well as your activity, and shoot for losing 1-2 pounds a week. So you should be able to lose all the weight you want in 6-7 weeks.
As far as a plateau, I'd encourage you to really switch up your workouts, if you're lifting weights, try different machines, or a different style of exercise, or a different class. The best way to get out of a rut, is to really switch it up, and keep your body guessing.
One last tip is, if you're drinking pop, stop. It doesn't matter if it's diet or zero, or whatever, they will make you gain weight. In fact studies have shown that individuals drinking diet soda actually gain more weight than regular. Something to think about.
So I hope this is helpful, if not, please reply, or if you have other questions let me know. I wish you the best, XXXXX XXXXX this holiday season.
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Glad to hear you're 5'2. Okay, honestly I don't think the coffee probably plays a large role, there aren't really many calories in it, so if you like the caffeinated go for it, as long as you aren't drinking 4 pots a day.
The key for you will be eating foods that tide you over for a while, such as good proteins along with complex carbohydrates, this way you won't have to eat constantly. The treadmill is great, however I'd still encourage you to mix it up, maybe some other cardio machines, as well as some calisthenics, or a group sport or something.
Oh, and yes, if you can avoid taking any of the weight loss/ fat blocking meds I would highly recommend it. Some of them may work in the short term, but they usually come at a cost, and almost always reverse any positive effects when you stop taking them.
Again, please let me know if you have more questions, good luck...