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!

Thread Tools
Old 12-07-2004, 08:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
KandiceS's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 419

Default Plateaus-share your experience

So I think this is an official plateau- I've never dieted before so I have nothing to compare it to. Basically my weight hasn't changed (up or down) since 11/24 even though I'm sticking to my diet and exercising 4-5x a week. It is very frustrating.

1) when did you have your first plateau (after how long of dieting)?
(mine was a month and 20 days after first starting)

2) how long did your plateau last?

3) what did you do to get over it? eat more? eat less? exercise more? looking for sugguestions- I still have 30 lbs left to my goal- I'm NOT DONE YET!

even the days I eat more than I'm supposed to, example: saturday I worked and they had food for us- chili, chips, cake... yah, I had some of everything But I didn't gain a single lb! what's wrong?!

and ps it's a "doctor's" scale at Curves- so I don't believe it's "wrong". the romantic version of my plateau is that I lost 4 lbs of fat but gained 4 lbs of muscle- but I won't know that for fact until the end of the month. A girl can dream right?
Official Curves weight (last updated 4/29/05)

Memorial day challenge!

40 INCHES LOST as of 04/29/05

*mini-goal #1- 7/26/05 (my 25th bday) 160- the best birthday gift I could give to myself!
*mini goal #2- 10/4/05 (1 year anniversary of diet) 155 (hope to achieve this before October though!)

Last edited by KandiceA; 12-07-2004 at 08:55 AM.
KandiceS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
Blonde Bimbo
almostheaven's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 2,984

S/C/G: 250+/144/135

Height: 5' 4"


When I first began exercising at 210 lbs, I gained weight, because of the muscle. But after I started dropping, I dropped steadily until 170 lbs. Then I hit a plateau for a few months. Then I kicked in a renewed effort...stepped up the exercise and decreased the calories and dropped again to 150 and hit a small plateau for about a month, when I decreased my calories again, then dropped to 140. Since then, I've been engaged in a move and other obstacles that I can't exercise daily right now, so I'm stuck here for awhile until we can get some kind of normalcy back into our lives.

almostheaven is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2004, 11:32 AM   #3
Tons of fun!!!!
hippiechic's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: northern california
Posts: 136


I just hit one recently and have been exercising and eating right since april 30 of this year, my reason for the plateau was not eating enough, i found this out because i ate a little of everything on thanksgiving and ended up finally losing two pounds that week. the only thing i had did any differently was eating a few more calories, so i am trying to add a few healthy snacks during the day like ff yofurt or applesauce, something nutritious that adds just a few more calories to my daily intake..... everyone is different and i think plateaus differ as far as how close you are to goal and other factors, for now i need to eat a little more but soon i will probably need to eat a little less or exercise longer, or faster and harder......this losing weight thing is a roller coaster!!
peace and love

Cw: Tooo much!
middle goal: lose 50 lbs by christmas (middle goal met)

next mini goal: have lost 65 pounds by my birthday feb. 22 (so 15more pounds)
goal met 2005
final goal: 100lbs lost

total weight loss so far: 68 pounds!!!!!!
hippiechic is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Seeking wisdom from experienced Beachers regarding plateaus!! mary83 South Beach Diet 11 04-23-2008 08:22 AM
Stuck in a plateau and giving up purplebanana Weight Loss Support 26 05-17-2005 10:48 AM
Just started lamby Low Carb Archive 78 07-21-2003 12:43 PM

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

BB 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 03:24 PM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2