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Just Another Plateau and Weigh-In Thread

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  • Francl27Francl27 Member Posts: 26,373 Member Member Posts: 26,373 Member
    I only started using MFP 3 weeks ago, so what I am seeing may just be the initial phase. This is what my graph looks like so far:
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    My weight loss up to now is surprisingly linear.

    I set my goals using the calculator when I joined and said I wanted to lose 1 kg/week. I was surprised when I started losing 2 kg a week. If it continues like this, I am going to hit my goal weight by the end of the month. I have thought about reducing the deficit, but then I keep expecting it to slow down to the predicted 1 kg/week anyway. If it doesn't slow down before I hit 81 kg, I'm going to re-evaluate my goals and reduce the deficit.

    Note: the daily weighing only started on April 20 when I bought a new, more accurate scales.

    It was very linear at first for me too... after about 2 months that's when it started being really weird, with stalls of 2-3 weeks every month.
  • NobodyPutsAmyInTheCornerNobodyPutsAmyInTheCorner Member Posts: 1,018 Member Member Posts: 1,018 Member
    aimeerace wrote: »
    I love this. I love you. I haven't lost any weight since reading it though. :lol:

    So you're saying reading this post actually causes plateaus?

    ceoverturf wrote: »
    aimeerace wrote: »
    I love this. I love you. I haven't lost any weight since reading it though. :lol:

    You've probably plateaued

    Giggle Snort. It's such a good post. It really summed up the frustration of many on here that see these threads day in day out.
  • NobodyPutsAmyInTheCornerNobodyPutsAmyInTheCorner Member Posts: 1,018 Member Member Posts: 1,018 Member
    I'm off to find the vote to sticky a stickyable thread now...
  • natmadcnatmadc Member Posts: 117 Member Member Posts: 117 Member
    I downloaded the libra app for this very reason
  • 257_Lag257_Lag Member Posts: 1,267 Member Member Posts: 1,267 Member
    I reject your logic and substitute my own. Clearly I did not lose any weight between September 5th and October 5th. A whole month WASTED!! :'(

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  • dalem48dalem48 Member Posts: 86 Member Member Posts: 86 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    TL;DR, sorry....snort...Okay, I'm not. Plateaus don't exist, eating too much does :smiley:

    THIS!!!
  • SLLRunnerSLLRunner Member Posts: 12,943 Member Member Posts: 12,943 Member
    Liftng4Lis wrote: »
    TL;DR, sorry....snort...Okay, I'm not. Plateaus don't exist, eating too much does :smiley:

    This.
  • juggernaut1974juggernaut1974 Member Posts: 6,212 Member Member Posts: 6,212 Member
    wahoowad wrote: »
    Fine. I guess I'll be the lone voice to say how arrogant you seem to dictate what others can post. You could have posted a very helpful thread about plateaus and avoided the insults and looked like a great guy.

    Just don't read any threads with plateau in it if it irritates you so much.

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  • JenniferInCtJenniferInCt Member Posts: 431 Member Member Posts: 431 Member
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    To delve into this just a little bit further (sorry :( ), I have 118 data points for my weight. Because Excel allows a person to rule the world I asked myself the question; If I weighed myself only once per week how often would I show a gain and how often would I show a loss? So what I did was subtract two data points that were eight days apart (simulating weighing myself on the same day of the week once per week). I ended up with 111 data points. Eighty-six times I would have shown a loss, twenty times I would have shown a gain and five times it would have been the same as the previous week. About 22% of the time I would have been heartbroken and thus a plateau thread.
    I find this extremely interesting! Im a daily weigher and i always thought id hate weighing weekly or less, because what if it happened to be a day i was up, appearing as if id lost nothing.

    Kudos to you for doing all the math though!

    And best of luck lol. You're probably going to be extra infuriated in like 30seconds when someone makes a new post asking if theyre in a plateau.
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  • geotricegeotrice Member Posts: 274 Member Member Posts: 274 Member
    SLLRunner wrote: »

    This.

    This.
    edited May 2015
  • geotricegeotrice Member Posts: 274 Member Member Posts: 274 Member
    Bumping this thread until it's a sticky.
  • mburgess458mburgess458 Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member
    Great thread. Yes the initial post is lengthy, but I don't think there is a really concise way to convey that information.

    It drives me nuts when someone starts a thread with "I lost X pounds in March and then barely lost anything in April, OMG plateau!!!". Weight fluctuates a lot, you probably lost <X in March (maybe you had a super light day at the end of the month compared with a super heavy day at the beginning of the month) and you probably lost more than you think in April.

    Then when things eventually work themselves out you get the thread that they broke their plateau by eating more or cutting carbs or shocking their body or toxin cleanse or whatever other random thing they just happened to do right before they lost some water weight.
    edited May 2015
  • TimothyFishTimothyFish Member Posts: 4,925 Member Member Posts: 4,925 Member
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    Actually this thread needs stickied... how do we achieve that?

    Thanks for reading! There is a 'nominate posts for a sticky' sticky.

    Me thinks you think too highly of this thread.
  • NobodyPutsAmyInTheCornerNobodyPutsAmyInTheCorner Member Posts: 1,018 Member Member Posts: 1,018 Member
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    Actually this thread needs stickied... how do we achieve that?

    Thanks for reading! There is a 'nominate posts for a sticky' sticky.

    Me thinks you think too highly of this thread.

    Someone asked @ncboiler89 if there was a way to get the thread stickied. He responded. He wasn't saying "Hey everyone go nominate my thread" :lol:
  • mburgess458mburgess458 Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member Member, Premium Posts: 477 Member
    ncboiler89 wrote: »
    Actually this thread needs stickied... how do we achieve that?

    Thanks for reading! There is a 'nominate posts for a sticky' sticky.

    Me thinks you think too highly of this thread.

    I think the popularity of this thread has hit a plateau...possibly even popularity starvation mode. The OP should increase his posting to shock the website and get the thread popularity moving again.
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