3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Support Forum > Weight Loss Support

Weight Loss Support Give and get support here!

Plateau Question!!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-22-2007, 06:48 AM   #1
Go Cardinals!!
 
Dragonfly7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 135

S/C/G: 276/221/150

Height: 5'6

Default Plateau Question!!

Hey all! =)

I've been hearing some people say they get stuck on a certain weight for some time. They say they don't change anything they're eating and doing everything the same but the weight won't go down, so does that mean when you're working out you're not losing anything or is your body still getting thinner and healthier but not showing on the scale? Hope that made sense! lol Just thought I'd ask, because I was at the same weight all last week but yesterday when I weighted myself I did lose some! yay!
__________________
.::Main Goal::.



.::Mini Goal::.
10/20/07



Dragonfly7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 07:06 AM   #2
Meg
Senior Member
 
Meg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 1999
Posts: 9,160

S/C/G: 257/135/maintaining

Height: 5' 4"

Default

Yes, you definitively can be losing fat at the same time you're not losing weight on the scales. That's because scales measure everything in your body: skin, bone, muscle, hair, blood, fat and water. And water is often the reason that fat loss doesn't show up on the scales right away.

An obesity researcher explained it this way to me - often when a fat cell empties out, it temporarily fills up with water. The fat is gone - yay! - but you can't tell on the scales because of the water. Then sometimes we have a big water whoosh and the scale drops down a couple of pounds overnight. We didn't lose that much fat overnight of course - it's just that the water finally left the fat cells.

It happens to me a lot - if I seem to spend a day running to the bathroom (or especially overnight), then I'll see a loss the next morning when I weigh myself.

So the thing to remember is that you're always losing fat when you create a calorie deficit through exercise and planned eating, but it might take a little time to show up on the scales. Just like you said, your body is still getting thinner and healthier, even if it doesn't show up right away. Everyone hits plateaus once in a while! Just don't let it play a mind game on you.
__________________
Meg
Start: 257 - June 1, 2001
Goal: 135 - May 12, 2002
Size 22/size 4
Meg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 07:36 AM   #3
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,085

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

Meg couldn't have explained it better! Sometimes the body simply has to rearrange things before a drop happens. It's not a straight line process.

Sometimes a day of high calories will stall my weight loss--and it takes a few days of eating right at my calorie goal to offset that. But eventually, if I stay on plan, I'll drop again.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 11:13 AM   #4
I restore Teeth.
 
veggielover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: GOTHAM CITY
Posts: 1,194

Default

water, by the way, weighs a lot more than fat, so it takes little water to compensate for the adipose.
__________________
Art is man's nature, nature is God's art.

- Phillip James Bailey
veggielover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 11:32 AM   #5
Just Yr Everyday Chick
 
JayEll's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,085

S/C/G: Lost 50 lbs, regained some

Height: 5'3"

Default

That's right--fat floats! It's calorie dense, not physics dense.

Jay
__________________
"My religion is kindness." --His Holiness the Dalai Lama

JayEll is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2007, 01:07 PM   #6
Go Cardinals!!
 
Dragonfly7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Posts: 135

S/C/G: 276/221/150

Height: 5'6

Default

Thank you Meg and all of you for the great response! All of what you said makes me feel a lot better, hopefully in the future when I hit another plateau I won't get so worried lol. I have always been a little over weight so in my mind it's SO HARD to even imagine me losing weight and actually looking nice. Somebody told me once that not everybody is made to be skinny and I guess I have that in my mind that once I lose 50 pounds I won't be able to lose anymore (Which clearly I have more than that to lose lol) I know it's all in my head but hearing what you all have to say above makes me feel much better. Thank you all again! =)
__________________
.::Main Goal::.



.::Mini Goal::.
10/20/07



Dragonfly7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:50 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2