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!

why are the last 10 lbs the hardest to lose?!

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-02-2009, 12:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
mom4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 722

S/C/G: 184/129/130

Height: 5'4.5"

Default why are the last 10 lbs the hardest to lose?!

I've read so many threads here where people have the same issue as I do now. I have 13 lbs to lose. I feel like that one snippet on "Poltergeist" where the lady is looking down a hall way and suddenly it gets longer. LOL I was so happy to be close to my ideal/goal weight that now it feels like its so far away.
Maybe its because I want it so bad that it feels like a long process.
Okay thats my vent for the day. LOL
__________________
Rachel
Highest: 184
weight lost since my journey began 2009 ( per 5 lbs):

mom4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
JulieJ08's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: California
Posts: 7,097

S/C/G: 197/135/?

Height: 5'7"

Default

Check out the Featherweights Forum, we understand!
__________________
Started 4/14/08 LINK TO PROGRESS PICS 1/1/2009
"It is impossible to live pleasurably without living wisely, well, and justly, and it is impossible to live wisely, well, and justly without living pleasurably" Epicurus
JulieJ08 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #3
Work in progress
 
LittleMoonRabbit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: NY
Posts: 894

S/C/G: 165/ticker/120???

Height: 5'2"

Default

hey, I hear ya. In the last 3 months, I have lost a total 7 lbs... where previously, I had been losing 5 a month. I actually hit my original goal weight... but decided I wanted to drop a few more because I don't quite look how I envisioned at the start of this, lol. It's tough, but I think the key is just realizing that these lifestyle changes are going to last a lifetime, and if it takes a long time to get to goal... we should just enjoy the journey.

Make sure you celebrate every new pound. You'll be where you want to be in no time!
__________________


LittleMoonRabbit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:37 PM   #4
Let's do this!
 
junebug41's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: 3rd cornfield on the left.
Posts: 3,815

S/C/G: 210/149/140

Height: 5'6.5

Default

Sigh.

I can relate. Who knows? On one hand, I feel like a big success, keeping most of the weight off for 5 years and counting, yet on the other hand I can't seem to cross that hurdle.

Maybe being 145 is just so much more manageable to maintain, whereas 130-135 requires more than I'm just willing to give?
__________________
Jen


2011- putting on the baby weight
2012- TAKING OFF THE BABY WEIGHT
junebug41 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 12:41 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ontario's West Coast
Posts: 13,968

S/C/G: 165/147/128

Height: 5'3"

Default

Yes, yes what Julie said!

Come join out chat thread!
Featherweights Plan and Chat in November

It's difficult but not impossible.
__________________
... Susan
Eat good food. Move yourself. Lift something.

You'll be surprised how much you don't miss grain.
srmb60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 01:31 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
KDuffer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Edgewater, NJ
Posts: 214

S/C/G: 243/xxx/170

Height: 5'8"

Default

I think for me it was a combination of factors. As I weighed less, it meant I needed to eat less to lose the weight (since my maintenance level went down with my weight). Combine that with the fact that I was just tired from being on calorie deficit for a long time, meant it was really difficult to keep my calories down.

I got to about 2-5 lbs above my weight goal and basically maintained it there for a couple of months to recharge. Then, I went on one last push for 2 weeks of eating down to where I needed to lose 2lbs a week. It was probably more aggressive than I should have done, but in some ways it was easier for me to just restrict myself completely for 2 weeks than to do on a slow loss over months.

I lost 5 lbs in the two weeks (2 lbs below my goal weight) and now I've been maintaining that for the last month and it's been fairly easy. From having maintained my weight at slightly higher levels for couple of months I know exactly what my maintenance calories are.
__________________
KDuffer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 01:58 PM   #7
MBN
Senior Member
 
MBN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 843

S/C/G: 150/G:finding the happy me

Height: 5'2"

Default

The way I see it is: I weigh less so I need less to live (sad, but true). The only way to continue to achieve the caloric deficit needed to continue to lose weight is to drop calories and/or increase calorie expenditure through exercise. There is a practical lower limit to calorie intake, so increasing calorie "burn" through exercise is the main option. And that is constrained by time and (for some) inclination. Add to that, if you've lost weight WITHOUT exercise, your basal metabolic rate is likely lower than it would have been WITH exercise.

It just gets harder to establish that calorie deficit. Especially if you are also tired of being on plan all the time and migrate off plan a bit here and there.
MBN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 03:02 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
mom4life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 722

S/C/G: 184/129/130

Height: 5'4.5"

Default

I've stuck to my plan. I'm using "Lose It" (on my Iphone) and Fitday to track my calories and stuff. I have gone under what they give for my calories at whatever weight I'm on. I use the "Lose it" more then the fitday. Fitday every now and then to see what the pie graph shows when it breaks everything down that I ate.
I might have to get more exercise in. But yeah, my commitment to my weight loss hasn't shifted at all.
__________________
Rachel
Highest: 184
weight lost since my journey began 2009 ( per 5 lbs):

mom4life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 03:45 PM   #9
Slowly but surely
 
kestrel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: western WA
Posts: 377

S/C/G: 210/210/160

Height: 5' 8"

Default

It hit that point too. Part of it was we went on a month long road trip, so I was fine with "practicing maintaining" (aka, just not gaining!) on that. The other part was that I looked so much better and was so much happier with the way I looked that my motivation for losing that last 10 was really low.

Now I really wish I had. I'm pregnant again so at least I'm at a healthier weight than I was for my 1st three pregnancies, but it would have been nice to be at goal.
__________________
Losing the weight again after baby #6 (and leftovers from #4 & 5)...

Mini-goal #1: <210 lbs
kestrel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Cali Doll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 821

S/C/G: 203/178.3/160

Height: 5'8"

Default

I understand! I have exactly 10 pounds to go until my goal. It's so slow going these days; however, I'm not working out nearly as much as I was in the beginning.

I know that I need to kick it up in order to lose these last 10. I've gotten lazy for some reason... I'm still on plan and I'm still losing, but I'm not going full force as I was when I started.

It feels like I'm running a marathon.
__________________
RESTARTING!



Ultimate Goal = 160

Last edited by Cali Doll : 11-02-2009 at 04:08 PM.
Cali Doll 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 03:01 PM.






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