I started myfitnesspal at the end of July and since that time I have lost 43 pounds! I started at 280 pounds, was allowed around 2000 calories a day to lose an average of 2 pounds a week. I decided I would try to keep my calories below 1,500 a day in order to carry a deficit, and that has seemed to work great. However, I have noticed that in the past month my weight loss has stalled. I haven't really gained anything, but I haven't really lost anything. I pretty much stay right around the 238-243 pound range. I am always hungry, no matter what I eat, even if it's protein. I drink tons of water to help offset it, but it doesn't seem to matter.
I also seem to notice my weight sometimes balloons up rapidly. For instance yesterday we had a "thanksgiving" gathering with my family. I had ham, turkey, dressing, potatoes, and green beans. I ate a larger amount than I normally do now, but far less than I did before I was on my fitnesspal. Prior to going there on Saturday I weighed myself and I was at my all time lowest, 237.2. Just now I weighed myself after eating that yesterday and then my meals today (which was about 1,500 calories) and I am up to 244. Could that just be water weight from sodium? I've noticed my weight does that often in the last month, especially on weekends.