How can I get past my plateau?

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  • middlehaitch
    middlehaitch Posts: 8,485 Member
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    Well done on your weight loss, and taking the good advice you were given to heart.

    Now you are closer to your goal ( 20 lb to go) your weight loss will slow as your deficit gets closer to your maintenance calorie goal.
    Upping your exercise,and only eating back a portion of the extra calories, may help, or just accept as you get closer weight loss will be slower.
    On average at 20 lb one can expect to lose 1 lb a week, at 10 lb one can expect to lose .5 lb.
    because your calories are low anyway, don't lower then anymore.

    Again, well done.

    Cheers, h.
  • chelseag2h
    chelseag2h Posts: 20 Member
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    katem999 wrote: »
    Just adding my experience, after the first couple of months of rapid (too rapid in my case) loss, I *never* see movement on the scales until TOM hits. Then 4 weeks of fluctuating on and above that number, then TOM and whoosh.

    What's TOM? I started using THRIVE and I eat Protein bars every day. I'm wondering if I need to increase my water intake. I've been drinking 70 ozs daily but I've been hearing I should be drinking over 100 ozs a day. Anyone?
  • chelseag2h
    chelseag2h Posts: 20 Member
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    Even though I log the extra calories I earn with my walking, I never use them. I always eat as close to 1100 calories a day.
  • bendyourkneekatie
    bendyourkneekatie Posts: 696 Member
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    chelseag2h wrote: »
    katem999 wrote: »
    Just adding my experience, after the first couple of months of rapid (too rapid in my case) loss, I *never* see movement on the scales until TOM hits. Then 4 weeks of fluctuating on and above that number, then TOM and whoosh.

    What's TOM? I started using THRIVE and I eat Protein bars every day. I'm wondering if I need to increase my water intake. I've been drinking 70 ozs daily but I've been hearing I should be drinking over 100 ozs a day. Anyone?

    Time of the month

    I'm not sure what thrive is, but I have a small protein bar with a cup of tea, not because protein bars are anything special, but more that I like a sweet treat mid afternoon and protein bars keep me fuller longer, for about 90 cal.
    Water is just for hydration. If you're peeing yellow, drink more!
  • sheldonklein
    sheldonklein Posts: 854 Member
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    chelseag2h wrote: »
    katem999 wrote: »
    Just adding my experience, after the first couple of months of rapid (too rapid in my case) loss, I *never* see movement on the scales until TOM hits. Then 4 weeks of fluctuating on and above that number, then TOM and whoosh.

    What's TOM? I started using THRIVE and I eat Protein bars every day. I'm wondering if I need to increase my water intake. I've been drinking 70 ozs daily but I've been hearing I should be drinking over 100 ozs a day. Anyone?

    You're looking in all the wrong places. The question isn't a 2 week stall. It's how you've only lost 15 pounds in 7 months at 1100 calories. The only answer is that you're eating way more than 1100 calories. And don't shock your system. I tried using a hair dryer in the bathtub and it didn't help my weight loss at all.
  • chelseag2h
    chelseag2h Posts: 20 Member
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    You're looking in all the wrong places. The question isn't a 2 week stall. It's how you've only lost 15 pounds in 7 months at 1100 calories. The only answer is that you're eating way more than 1100 calories. And don't shock your system. I tried using a hair dryer in the bathtub and it didn't help my weight loss at all. [/quote]

    I've lost 50 pounds in 7 months. Not 15.