I started out weighing 298 pounds on 10/31/11 and have been dropping 3-4 pounds a week. I am currently fluctuating between 254 and 255 pounds. This is my THIRD trip at losing 100 pounds or more and it seems like everytime I get to 255 the scales STOP! It is like there is a wall there and I have to really WORK my *** off to get the scale to move even a 10th of a pound.
I walk 2 miles every day religiously and ride my stationary bike 4 miles daily at least 5 times a week. I am not eating any more or drinking any less.
I am frustrated. What have you done to get past your plateaus?
Oh...I want to hear the answers to this one too. I haven't been losing as fast as you but in 2011 lost a steady pound a week. Now since Christmas I've been absolutely stuck. Up a little, down a little, up a little, down a little. I've upped my exercise even more and my eating has been really good and I my measurements are still going down a bit so I may still be adding a bit of muscle but sure would like to see the numbers go more steadily down.
I'm in the middle of my first real plateau now. My feelings on it vacillate between "eh, my body knows what it's doing" and being completely furious and frustrated. I've been stuck between 144 and 150 since September. At this point, I don't know if my metabolism is so screwed up that 1200-1600 calories a day plus 45 minutes of walking/jogging every day really IS my set point (gosh I hope not. that would suck) or if I will suddenly start losing again. So I am right there with you.
Start Date: January 4, 2010, 332 lbs.
100 pounds down: August 10, 2010
Onderland!: December 12, 2010
One Year later: 137 lbs lost
Half of me (166 lbs. lost & weight): June 5, 2011
Back in the Saddle! (gained 82 pounds since Winter 2011. Sadface) November 2015 : 224
Normal BMI (140 lbs):
High maintenance weight 132:
Low maintenance weight (GOAL) 127:
It happens. There was a 4 month period last year where I weighed in at 220, 221, 219 and 222 every day.
I kept going, though. And eventually I passed it on by. I lowered my calories that time. This last time, when I was stuck at 202/203 for a month, I upped my exercise. Now I'm past that one too and I'll keep going.
I always tell myself that I have to KEEP GOING or I will go back to 'before' and I'm never ever ever ever going back to that.
From 6/2011 - 8/2012 I lost 116lbs with 3FC help! Now I'm restarting post April 2014 baby!
First, we need a "like" button. I keep looking for it. Second - my advise was going to be to just hang in there.
Life style change started on Jan 13, 2011. I was going to lose 100 pounds by Christmas.
I lost 93 pounds by Oct 1, 2011 and am holding there for now. We'll see what happens.
New goal: To maintain at about 160 Final Goal: To decide if I need to lose more
Just Keep On Keepin' On