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FlipFlop00FlipFlop00 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
Hi all MFP users, i'm 60+ years young and lacto-vegetarian, i've been calorie counting for the last 6 months and doing okay until the last 3 weeks, i can't seem to move from the same weight not gaining or loosing just staying put, my average weight loss has been 1lb a week which i'm okay with, my calorie limit is 1200, anybody any ideas to get the scales moving?. p.s I don't do gyms but do other exercise 4/5 times a week.

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  • ceiswynceiswyn Posts: 2,151Member Member Posts: 2,151Member Member
    Congratulations, you're in maintenance!

    ...1200 calories sounds low; you ought to be losing on that. It's possible your logging is out, which might not have affected you when your body was larger and your calorie needs greater, but as you've lost weight you've lost wiggle room.

    What's your height/weight? Can you make your diary public so that we can see what you're doing and make suggestions for changes?
  • Hollis100Hollis100 Posts: 332Member, Premium Member Posts: 332Member, Premium Member
    I agree with the above comments. Check your logging. Make sure you're logging everything and use a food scale whenever possible. Give it more time, too.

    Another suggestion: try changing up your food and exercise. For example, if you eat breakfast at 7:00 a.m., delay eating until 10:00 or 11:00 a.m. for a while. If you always do the same exercise, try a different one for a few weeks.

    One last suggestion: take a diet break and eat what you would eat in maintenance. I did that and to my surprise lost quite a bit of weight soon after.
  • AliNouveauAliNouveau Posts: 34,492Member Member Posts: 34,492Member Member
    @Hollis100 wrote: »
    For whoever disagreed with my post above, to clarify -- I've tried all my suggestions at one time or another and they all helped me. They might or might not help the OP, but since she asked for ideas, I passed them on.

    Some People live to disagree with everything.

    I agree with everything you posted. I often suggest changing things up and get greeted by the disagreers. It works for me! I guess it doesn't work for them
  • annliz23annliz23 Posts: 473Member Member Posts: 473Member Member
    Hollis100 wrote: »
    For whoever disagreed with my post above, to clarify -- I've tried all my suggestions at one time or another and they all helped me. They might or might not help the OP, but since she asked for ideas, I passed them on.

    I think your suggestion were good!
  • FlipFlop00FlipFlop00 Posts: 2Member Member Posts: 2Member Member
    Thanks for all the replies, i shall try to action some of them and see where it takes me, I shall endevour to post in a weeks time to update how things are going, once again thank you. Yes I live in the north UK. Flippin cold at the moment.
  • annliz23annliz23 Posts: 473Member Member Posts: 473Member Member
    Good luck you can do this. I am not a favourite of the cold yuk!
  • amy19355amy19355 Posts: 722Member, Premium Member Posts: 722Member, Premium Member
    FlipFlop00 wrote: »
    Hi all MFP users, i'm 60+ years young and lacto-vegetarian, i've been calorie counting for the last 6 months and doing okay until the last 3 weeks, i can't seem to move from the same weight not gaining or loosing just staying put, my average weight loss has been 1lb a week which i'm okay with, my calorie limit is 1200, anybody any ideas to get the scales moving?. p.s I don't do gyms but do other exercise 4/5 times a week.

    63yo, 5'4", F, CW 167, GW 140
    After a steady rate of loss over 10 months, I've been stuck for two months at the same weight (+/- 5#). The two differences I was able to pinpoint are: a) inconsistent use of the food scale; using eyeballs to portion; and b) my weekend binge control isn't working as well as it used to. I've got a fresh weekend coming up to try again not to fall into the poor food choices of recent weekends.
    And I put fresh batteries in the food scale.

    I recalculated my goals in MFP after losing 30 pounds, and am currently alloted 1570 calories a day with a 1/2# per week loss goal. FOod scale even more critical than before; it doesn't take much to put on a 1/2# instead of lose it.

    good luck to you and to all of us!
    edited December 5
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