100 lb. Club - Weight loss slowing down is just flat out lame.

09-21-2012, 09:04 PM
~Rant on~

I remember when I lost the first 40 lbs. It happened in maybe 3 months. NOW, I have fourty something left and it seems like it's going to take FOREVER. It's still coming off, maybe 3-5lbs a month, but still, when you're used to fast, this slow stuff is maddening! Now I lose it all in chunks too, all of it coming off in one week during the month.

I know, I know, slow and steady wins the race. It doesn't mean I have to like it though.

~rant off~

09-21-2012, 09:08 PM
It may be lame but is perfectly normal, the less you need to lose the slower it goes. You have done a great job, don't let this slowdown discourage you. It will come off.

09-21-2012, 09:12 PM
LOL! I am right there with you. Hubs and I were talking about that today. It probably doesn't help, but the reason is that you are hauling around 40 lbs less, so even for the same amount of exercise/food you are getting less bang for your proverbial buck. Sometimes I am afraid that when I get close to goal, I'll have to drink nothing but water, eat only air pudding and spend 20 hours a day hiking to get rid of it!

We just have to keep going and realize that it is worth hanging in there for the results even if they are too slow for our tastes. You are NOT alone


09-21-2012, 09:28 PM
I see myself all in your post the last two- three months I'd only lose 5lbs a month so I upped my calories and I'm some what in disbelief but it's coming off fantastic, so don't dispair do some switching around maybe it will work for you as well, good luck!!

09-21-2012, 10:28 PM
I completely agree. It sucks big time.

Arctic Mama
09-22-2012, 01:34 AM
Been there, done that. It stinks, but fortunately it's more a marathon than a sprint in general!

09-22-2012, 11:01 AM
I was just thinking the same thing! I'm on a medically supervised program, and the doctor was just giving me a little bit of a hard time because my loss has slowed down to the single digits the last 3 or 4 months. Nothing has changed on my part -- in fact, I've started exercising more. I was a little down until I talked to my counselor, and she said to ignore the "numbers people." She thinks I'm doing fine and making big strides emotionally...

I'm also losing in "chunks" -- In fact, after that meeting with the doctor, the very next day showed a 2lb loss! It's a mystery to me why my body holds on to the weight until it's READY to let go. That's why I don't participate in team fitness challenges (at work). Everyone expects you to lose like clockwork (pressure), and when I don't, I'm always upset that the team thinks I let them down. It comes off eventually,just not when I want it to!