weight loss as stall

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 17:02
I have been loosing weight at a good pace, but for the past 2 days I have been at the same pace, what do you guys think the problem is?

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 17:22
I got stuck on the same weight for ten days, even though I was following my diet to a "T", but I just kept at it. The key is to not get discouraged, sometimes it just takes a little while for your body to start doing what you want it to.

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 17:27
Thank you! I was so excited about the weight coming off that I weigh myself everyday, thats not good because you will get discouraged, so I said to only weigh myself every week after today!

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 17:31
Good idea. A "stall" isn't really a stall unless it lasts for more than 2 weeks. Use that as a guideline.
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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 17:40
I fluctuate by as much as 5 pounds in a single day - take the daily weigh in with a grain of salt and look for trends over time. I know it's nice to see a loss and frustrating to see a gain, and if it's too much, weigh in weekly instead, maybe?

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 20:35
I'm currently closing in on a two week stall, but stick with it! Someone replied to me that they had been stalled for a month, but losing had started up again. Hang in there!
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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 20:43
I've been stalled too for the last week.. following my plan to a T and stuck at 215.. but all my clothing feels loser.. just got into jeans I could not wear for a year.. Off the scale for a week..

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Posted: 30 Jul 2010, 21:35
My calorie accountant only shows me losses on thursday and friday. sometimes she waits for a whole week before she will gove me good numbers. I don't worry about it I stick to the plan because in the long run it will work. I know that while I am losing fat I am gaining muscle as well, and muscle is more dense than fat. So as long as my clothes are not getting tighter or if they are actually getting looser, then all is well. I also use the mirror to make judgements on my progress when the accountant seems to be on vacation, like seeing muscle definition where there was none.
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Posted: 10 Aug 2010, 20:13
if you have been exercising and gaining muscle mass, muscle is heavier but ultimately helps your metabolism to burn more calories. so you may be gaining muscle mass and the scale reflects this, but your clothes and a mirror reflect a different reality.
if you eat the exact same thing daily, switch it up...
time of month, water retention etc can definitely influence the scale even if you are doing everything right. keep at it...

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