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Weight hasn’t budged for 2 months

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  • @yirara I don't even know what to say to that, I just go by the calorie content. I weighed my cottage cheese, and that's the measurement that matched. I didn't weigh my avocado. I didn't weigh 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. I did weigh the corn and that was the matching measurement. I'll do my best to be more precise but as I go through the day my control seems to be matching the treatment, as I also showed in the photos I posted of how I measure PB. I work in engineering and boss would have my head if I was this bad as measurement lol. That's not to say that it's perfect every time by any but even if we assume that I'm 200 calories over what I log in a day, you'd think my weight wouldn't go up but here I am.

    As far as you saying that I only have one week, you didn't read my post. I just switched over to MFP from noom recently. I think I'm on day 8 or 9 logging, and I've done about 15 days low carb total.

    And for your info, yeah that bacon IS really thin ;) I just weighed it out this morning precisely and it's more than I normally eat. I chop it up into my egg.
  • harper16
    harper16 Posts: 2,564 Member
    @yirara I don't even know what to say to that, I just go by the calorie content. I weighed my cottage cheese, and that's the measurement that matched. I didn't weigh my avocado. I didn't weigh 1/2 tbsp of olive oil. I did weigh the corn and that was the matching measurement. I'll do my best to be more precise but as I go through the day my control seems to be matching the treatment, as I also showed in the photos I posted of how I measure PB. I work in engineering and boss would have my head if I was this bad as measurement lol. That's not to say that it's perfect every time by any but even if we assume that I'm 200 calories over what I log in a day, you'd think my weight wouldn't go up but here I am.

    As far as you saying that I only have one week, you didn't read my post. I just switched over to MFP from noom recently. I think I'm on day 8 or 9 logging, and I've done about 15 days low carb total.

    And for your info, yeah that bacon IS really thin ;) I just weighed it out this morning precisely and it's more than I normally eat. I chop it up into my egg.

    I don't know if this will help, but do you use a trending app to log your weight? I was frustrated when my weight stalled for 7 weeks, and starting to use a trending app allowed me to see when my weight was flucuating, and if my diet was impacting it.

    Hopefully you'll start to see a drop soon.
  • @janejellyroll sorry I should clarify, I didn't realize how that came off. Back when I had a nutritionist I had to send her photos every day to prove my portion size, as she couldn't believe that I wasn't dropping weight on her plan (this was before we were aware I had PCOS) and it was really frustrating to have to get her to believe me that I wasn't just grabbing "table spoons" (not the same as tbsp) of whatever and not paying attention. Then we figured out I had PCOS and she sent me to a specialist who I had to drop before I got much time with her. I'm not at all trying to fight y'all on this, you guys are all giving me good advice based on real reasoning and I appreciate it as said previously I'm going to just keep weighing everything out, so far I'm noticing no difference in my portions but hopefully that and my gp can catch the issue :)
  • @harper16 do you mean like a weight trending app or just a general trending calculator? Which app do you prefer?

  • janejellyroll
    janejellyroll Posts: 25,878 Member

    @janejellyroll sorry I should clarify, I didn't realize how that came off. Back when I had a nutritionist I had to send her photos every day to prove my portion size, as she couldn't believe that I wasn't dropping weight on her plan (this was before we were aware I had PCOS) and it was really frustrating to have to get her to believe me that I wasn't just grabbing "table spoons" (not the same as tbsp) of whatever and not paying attention. Then we figured out I had PCOS and she sent me to a specialist who I had to drop before I got much time with her. I'm not at all trying to fight y'all on this, you guys are all giving me good advice based on real reasoning and I appreciate it as said previously I'm going to just keep weighing everything out, so far I'm noticing no difference in my portions but hopefully that and my gp can catch the issue :)

    No apologies necessary, we know how frustrating it can be when you aren't losing when you expect to. I just wanted to make sure you understood that nobody was thinking you were being dishonest or cheating. <3
  • nooshi713
    nooshi713 Posts: 4,716 Member
    @bmeadows380 I think it's less keto flu (I'm not keto) and more just the huge change in carbs. On noom I was eating probably 250 carbs in a day, just because of the fruit I ate for low calorie density. I chose sedentary for my activity level since I'm no longer commuting. I do usually (save for this week) do 30 minutes to one hour of zumba-esque workouts and set it to low effort since I'd rather not fudge the calories burned. On weekends I'm doing 20-30 miles of intermediate mountain biking

    @nooshi713 do you happen to know the formula for the PCOS TDEE? I have a feeling you're right. As an example, when I was a teenager I lost about 50 lbs over a year in what would qualify for most people as an eating disorder. I ate 400-600 calories a day, all salads no dressing. As soon as I ate like a normal person again I ballooned up :- ( Not to mention during this weight loss attempt, I had the super stressed week where I was only getting about 900 calories a day and that's when I lost 2lbs in a week. It might make sense that I just have an extremely low caloric need. which is such a bummer, I really am doing okay on measuring. Been weighing my foods all day and the portions are matched up to what I normally do within 25 calories difference (higher or lower) each meal :'(

    I don’t think there is a calculator for that. But remember that MFP is an estimate. Based on your stats, it may give you 2100 to maintain your weight but your real number may be 1800, for example. If you’re overestimating exercise calories and/or logging incorrectly, then you may be actually eating at maintenance.
  • harper16
    harper16 Posts: 2,564 Member
    @harper16 do you mean like a weight trending app or just a general trending calculator? Which app do you prefer?

    A weight trending app. I use Libra but if you use Apple then Happy Scales.
  • Thank you @harper16 I'll try that out. If it has correlating graphs, I'm into it! Far easier to figure it out.
  • bmeadows380
    bmeadows380 Posts: 3,048 Member
    Hello! This is all a learning process for all of us. One thing that really helped me tighten up my logging, and therefore have a more accurate calorie log, was when I learned from fellow MFP’ers the value of searching for usda food entries for fresh or unprocessed food. For example, instead of finding an entry for “medium banana”, I found an entry for “raw banana usda” and then because it had a serving portion option in grams, I could weigh my banana and be precise as to the calories, because I was weighing in grams. There are the usda entries for all sorts of raw fruits/veggies, uncooked grains, uncooked meat, things like that. Weighing my food in grams has been a real game-changer. Also, learning about the recipe builder tool and tips on how to use that were extremely helpful. I used to make a pot of soup, and had no idea how to figure out the proper calories for it. I kept reading the boards and learned from others. Keep coming back! We can learn from each other. :)

    here's the link:

    https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/index.html
  • I mean I showed in my photos that my level tbsp measurement was 17g, which matches the calories I’ve been recording.
  • @Lillymoo01 I don’t know how a leveled tbsp could be a fluke. Same volume every time.

    @spiriteagle99 i just bought some electrolytes that I’m starting to add to water! Fingers crossed!
  • @NatashaLP2014 I don’t mind at all. I actually don’t get a real “cycle” (I have the nexplanon implant) but I do get bloating/pms/etc. Last week for the first time in a couple years I actually *did* get it ( pretty normal when I hit my second year of the implant) so maybe that could be affecting this?