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belovedspirit
08-13-2013, 11:07 AM
I feel I might be starting to have a stall in my weight loss, and this is usually the time when I drop off my efforts. I know it's terrible, but I seem to run out of the ability to keep myself going at this time... :( I'm used to doing everything on my own, so I'd like to try something new this time... I'd like to reach out for support and ask for any and all words of encouragement to help get me over this bump and on my way to goal. :^: I'm slowly starting to learn that I don't have to do everything in life by myself, and that reaching out to others is good! Thanks chickies. :^:


time2lose
08-13-2013, 11:17 AM
How long have you been stalled? The times that I stalled for weeks, I usually could find the reason if I was honest with my food logs. Now, my weight can be stagnate for days due to fluid fluctuations. I will be at the same weight for a week then suddenly, whoosh, down 2 or 3 pounds.

You can do this! Persistence pays! :hug:

Amy Remixed
08-13-2013, 01:54 PM
I stalled at 241 for over two weeks. I even went back up to 246. Probably because of water weight. My starting point was 249. I was bummed. But I kept doing all the right things (including coming to this site) knowing that my weight had to drop at some point. Got on the scale this morning... 239.8! I'm in the 230s now! By .2! I will celebrate that .2!

Keep doing the right things.


Mozzy
08-13-2013, 02:05 PM
You can do this!!! Good luck!

justaloozer
08-13-2013, 02:18 PM
I sooooo needed to read this today. I have been sitting between 270-271 for what feels like forever now! It is frustrating! Every time I am about to hit a new decade my weight becomes stagnant. But I will keep on trucking because it has to come off eventually.

belovedspirit
08-13-2013, 10:11 PM
How long have you been stalled? The times that I stalled for weeks, I usually could find the reason if I was honest with my food logs. Now, my weight can be stagnate for days due to fluid fluctuations. I will be at the same weight for a week then suddenly, whoosh, down 2 or 3 pounds.

You can do this! Persistence pays! :hug:

Thank you!!
The stall hasn't been terribly long, but it's been stressing me out nonetheless and the stress worries me because I have a tendency to fall off the wagon, so to speak, when this happens. Maybe my body is recalibrating a little bit... if I stay on plan, it will have to eventually break the stall, right?

I stalled at 241 for over two weeks. I even went back up to 246. Probably because of water weight. My starting point was 249. I was bummed. But I kept doing all the right things (including coming to this site) knowing that my weight had to drop at some point. Got on the scale this morning... 239.8! I'm in the 230s now! By .2! I will celebrate that .2!

Keep doing the right things.

Thank you for the encouragement, Amy! Congrats on making it into the 230s!! :D

You can do this!!! Good luck!

Thank you!!!

I sooooo needed to read this today. I have been sitting between 270-271 for what feels like forever now! It is frustrating! Every time I am about to hit a new decade my weight becomes stagnant. But I will keep on trucking because it has to come off eventually.

I'm glad! Yes, it does! We can absolutely do this!! :carrot:

AwShucks
08-13-2013, 11:26 PM
I've been stuck around 210 - 213 for several months now. I'm keeping my calories and carbs down, but I know I'm not eating enough veggies. I've determined to eat stir fried veggies for dinner each night, and take the left overs for lunch at work the next day with some grilled chicken. I'm only 2 days in, but this morning was a 210 day.... so maybe it's working. Just a thought. More veggies couldn't hurt.

Hang in there. One morning you'll wake up and see a new number... What a difference a day makes!

IanG
08-13-2013, 11:30 PM
I have been stalled out at around 180 for weeks now. So I am with you on this.

I have no idea why. Just keep going I suppose...

wannaskipandlaugh
08-14-2013, 07:37 AM
Beloved.... You will get thru this! You will... Just relax and don't look at the scale. Try every day to eat as best as you can.. do what ever exercise that you have and just laugh and enjoy life... I bet after a week you might see a no on the scale.... (are you measuring too? to see if parts of you are getting smaller??:) that always helps me when I have my 3 weeks of the same weight every month) Just a thought. But just try Today! Just today... Tomorrow will come and you can decide what to do tomorrow! I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!! :)

Hopegrowsagain
08-14-2013, 09:39 AM
Stalls come and go, just keep pressing on.

belovedspirit
08-14-2013, 12:18 PM
I've been stuck around 210 - 213 for several months now. I'm keeping my calories and carbs down, but I know I'm not eating enough veggies. I've determined to eat stir fried veggies for dinner each night, and take the left overs for lunch at work the next day with some grilled chicken. I'm only 2 days in, but this morning was a 210 day.... so maybe it's working. Just a thought. More veggies couldn't hurt.

Hang in there. One morning you'll wake up and see a new number... What a difference a day makes!

Thank you!! Veggies are awesome! I did a shopping run yesterday, so I'm quite stocked on produce. I'm hopeful this might help. :) And good for you for upping your intake!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! :D

Beloved.... You will get thru this! You will... Just relax and don't look at the scale. Try every day to eat as best as you can.. do what ever exercise that you have and just laugh and enjoy life... I bet after a week you might see a no on the scale.... (are you measuring too? to see if parts of you are getting smaller??:) that always helps me when I have my 3 weeks of the same weight every month) Just a thought. But just try Today! Just today... Tomorrow will come and you can decide what to do tomorrow! I BELIEVE IN YOU!!!! :)

Thanks, Sue. :) I've never measured, because I don't trust myself to measure reliably and I'm concerned that might throw me off. Maybe that's a little silly? I am and will keep the efforts up as best as I can, though. I'm headed to the gym this afternoon, in fact. :D I spent last night looking at goal stories of ladies who've made it to their goals, and I'm focusing on the potential of that being me a year from now. :)

Stalls come and go, just keep pressing on.

Thank you. That is good advice!

So maybe it was the comfort of reaching out, or the fact that I slept for 10.5 hours last night (yeah! lol), but the scale shifted down! I'm hopeful it will continue to do so this coming week! I am focused on staying on plan and keeping my efforts going. Thank you for your kind words of support -- they help substantially. :D

belovedspirit
08-22-2013, 09:26 AM
I'm/it's stalling again.
This time, I have decided to keep going and sooner or later the weight will come off. I'm trying to give the numbers no-mind, and focus instead on what I can do. Maybe this is what liberation from the scale looks like?

betsy2013
08-22-2013, 12:24 PM
Belovedspirit, you are amongst friends all (ok, most) of whom have gone through stalls of our own. You will get to the other side. It may be a little bumpy, but just realizing that you need to have some support is HUGE! It felt like reading my biography when you said that you normally do everything for yourself. My weight loss has been successful this time -- in large part -- because I finally admitted I needed help and came to this group. So, feel the support. Know that the stall will eventually go away. And realize and accept that you may even see a pound or two bump during this time. Just stick with it......you will get there!

HelloNurse
08-22-2013, 12:35 PM
I'm sending love and hope your way! If you keep doing the right things, then eventually it has to come off!

FWIW, I always stall out or even go back up by a couple of pounds right before a big whoosh.

AwShucks
08-22-2013, 09:06 PM
I'm/it's stalling again.
This time, I have decided to keep going and sooner or later the weight will come off. I'm trying to give the numbers no-mind, and focus instead on what I can do. Maybe this is what liberation from the scale looks like?

Yep, that's what it looks like, alright. It looks a lot like maintenance, too. You have to keep on keeping on, even though the scale is no longer moving. Just consider this time as practice! :) Hang in there!

belovedspirit
08-22-2013, 10:15 PM
Oh you ladies and guys are the best! Thank you for your support! Because I really have done most of my life alone, I can't express how wonderful it is to receive support. :hug:

Belovedspirit, you are amongst friends all (ok, most) of whom have gone through stalls of our own. You will get to the other side. It may be a little bumpy, but just realizing that you need to have some support is HUGE! It felt like reading my biography when you said that you normally do everything for yourself. My weight loss has been successful this time -- in large part -- because I finally admitted I needed help and came to this group. So, feel the support. Know that the stall will eventually go away. And realize and accept that you may even see a pound or two bump during this time. Just stick with it......you will get there!

Thank you! Thank you for the support, for the words of advice, and for the reminder that I'm not alone. :hug:

I'm sending love and hope your way! If you keep doing the right things, then eventually it has to come off!

FWIW, I always stall out or even go back up by a couple of pounds right before a big whoosh.

You're so sweet, thank you!
Fingers-crossed there is a big whoosh headed my way! ;)

Yep, that's what it looks like, alright. It looks a lot like maintenance, too. You have to keep on keeping on, even though the scale is no longer moving. Just consider this time as practice! :) Hang in there!

You are totally right. I realized tonight I really must have two modes: weight loss or maintenance. I'm so glad I finally came around to this way of thinking. My goal is to lose, but just because my body is taking some time does NOT mean I need to drop everything and bus-it to the bakery. :o There are other options, there is more to life, and the patience will pay off... so I'll stick right to plan and figure out weight loss/maintenance/scale liberation day by day. Thank you! :)

belovedspirit
08-26-2013, 12:11 PM
I think I finally entered the 250s for real! However, the scale is still moving very slowly. If my weight loss were in a contest with a snail, the mollusk would be cheering me on from the finish line. I'm still keeping at it, but I really want things to perk up. Does anyone have ideas for what I can do or how to increase calories efficiently? I upped my intake two days ago, and that seems to have helped. I admit I feel nervous about knowing how many more calories are sufficient vs. too much to aid weight loss.

I also had a terrible situation come to head last night, and feel absolutely deflated and depressed today. I just want to be held and to feel loved. sigh. :(
I hope one day soon I will look back on this time in a better light and from a better place.

Anyhow.. about the calories... does anyone have experience with this or other ideas on what can be done?

HelloNurse
08-26-2013, 12:27 PM
How many calories are you eating? What sort of exercise are you doing?

When I weighed around 250, it seemed like no matter what I did I couldn't lose. I would cheer if I lost a full pound in a week's time, because there were times that it took me over two weeks to lose a pound. Even when I KNEW that I was eating at a deficit.

namaste984
08-26-2013, 04:20 PM
You can do it hun! Sometimes it helps to increase your exercise or vary it to different types. I do strength training every other day and ride the stationary bike and it keeps my weight loss from stalling most of the time. Though I have to admit I totally just broke a big stall the other day. I was drinking TONS of water and finally lost the water weight. :)

belovedspirit
08-26-2013, 10:48 PM
Thanks ladies!
I do full-body strength training twice a week. Also, I am definitely eating at a deficit. I wondered if it was too low, which brought me to increase my calories in the first place. I guess I will see the effect of that tomorrow and perhaps the next day. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

The other possibility is that I got the mirena IUD inserted a few weeks ago and my weight may have started stalling around then. I hope to god it's not this. I have every intention of losing weight and I will have to get damn creative if need be. I'd like the process to be straight-forward, though.