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8/12/11 4:09 P

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Nicole --

My "stalls" occur pretty regularly. One or two weeks, out of almost every month. But, in spite of those, I still have tended to lose between 4-6 pounds a month. I just seem to make up, during the subsequent weeks, what I didn't lose during my stall.

I also tend to gain following most of my Up Days, but, then drop again, during my Down Days and Medium Days.

Although I'm somewhat addicted to the scale (lol -- I weight myself daily), I don't stress over daily, or even weekly, changes. Rather, weighing daily helps me to notice my weight loss patterns, and look at my successes over a month. If I worried about daily or weekly changes, I likely would've quit "dieting"/calorie cycling a long time time ago.

Your weight loss, over the past four weeks, seems to be a lot like mine. I generally lose between 4-6 pounds per month. The past two months, now that I am closer to "goal", I'm losing a little bit more slowly: 3-4 pounds a month.

Again -- I'm so glad that you were able to break your plateau! It is so frustrating when we can't lose weight, even when we seem to be doing everything "right".

~ Faith

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2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


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8/12/11 3:54 P

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Faith,
Thank you for sharing about the "stall" because one week I didn't have any change. But, over the course of four weeks I have lost a total of 4.8 pounds. So an average of one a week! This past week being the greatest lost.

I leave for Jamaica tomorrow and I know that I will probably not lose next week, but I am not too worried as long as I am back on track when I return. Super positive about this!

Nicole

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8/12/11 11:40 A

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Glad to hear things are going well, "Ned". Calorie cycling has become a way of life for me. I'm almost at goal. (I don't really have a weight goal, anymore, but, I'd still like to whittle down my waist size and my body fat percentage a little bit. I originally wanted to get down to 130 pounds, and, I'm past that. Just reduced my WeightTicker, so I'd have somewhere to keep going.)

But, I expect that I'll continue to calorie cycle, even when I'm ready for weight maintenance.

Since I began calorie cycling in November, I find that it is common for me to have regular 1-2 week "stalls" in my weight loss, but no "real" plateaus that last a month or more. I wonder if the "changing it up" that tends to occur on a regular basis when I calorie cycle keeps those "real" plateaus from occurring.

Best wishes in the future for your weight loss journey! :-)

~ Faith

Edited by: MAMABUGAZ at: 8/12/2011 (11:46)
Leader:
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;


2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


 current weight: 121.6 
 
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8/12/11 11:29 A

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I have to emoticon for all the support. I have officially broken the PLATEAU!! After four weeks of calorie cycling I am down another 1.5 lbs this week!!!

So glad I found out about this calorie cycling, I feel so much better! emoticon

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7/30/11 11:23 P

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Wow; somehow I missed this thread. Welcome, Ned. Be sure to check out our "Stickies", if you haven't already. Glad to hear that things are beginning to work for you. :-)

~ Faith

Leader:
Doing It With Multiple Sclerosis;
Plateau Busters!!!!;


2005-2009: 185 lbs. Some minor yo-yo-ing.
2010/Sept: 180 lbs; Waist 46"
2011/Jan 1: 160 lbs; May 22: 133 lbs for DD's wedding
2012/Jan 1: 119.8 lbs; May 1 117.2 lbs
2013/Jan 1 - 121.2 lbs
Monthly wt is in my SP intro

Reached 118 lbs for about 6 months; working hard to maintain weight, w peri-menopuase now;
Goal range: 107-118 lbs/W31.5. Under 123 OK


 current weight: 121.6 
 
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7/22/11 10:03 P

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Booya!!! That's awesome!

Each of is an athlete, some are just in training.


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7/22/11 12:04 P

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Down 1.4 lbs
Down 2 inches on my hips

I will take it. Here is to another week emoticon

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7/21/11 12:22 P

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Thank you for the welcome. I realize a huge part of the weight loss journey is completely mental, and I have been really bummed out because I haven't seen any movement on the scale. I do feel better, and more sculpted. Not seeing a huge change in size of clothes, but definitely in toning. I have been way too negative with myself, and in fact am really worried about weighing in on Friday after doing CC for a week and finding out that I haven't lost weight.

I am hoping by reaching out and chatting with people on SP, that I can try to stay POSITIVE!!!

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7/21/11 6:52 A

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Good morning and welcome! I read the other thread and it looks like your calorie cycling is going well! :) Another thing to remember is that if your starting to lift it could stall the scale, but shrink your size! I was a size 6 at 120#'s before kids and exercise. Now I'm a size 2 at 120#'s, with lifting weights and more definition to my muscles.

Congratulations on the 5k!

Each of is an athlete, some are just in training.


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7/20/11 12:52 P

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My name is Nicole, I am a mom of two very active boys (4 yo, & 2 yo). I work as a part time teacher, and since I am home this summer I have been trying to get my lifestyle back on plan for my fitness and nutrition goals.

Goal #1: Get back down to high school weight

I was a successful weight watchers participant, getting back down to my high school weight before my second kiddo. I joined SP to keep me accountable for calories (still getting away from points!) and to lose the last 10 pounds. I don't have time for the weight watchers meetings AND they changed the program AGAIN!

Goal #2: Become fitter

I was the girl who did everything she could to miss gym class. I bought an elliptical last year, and have stay consistent with working out 3x a week for 30 minutes, however, this summer I am extra motivated because I am heading to JAMAICA emoticon for my 10 year wedding anniversary. By joining the YMCA I started a body sculpting class and realized I like lifting weights too.

I also signed up and completed a 5K!

Goal #3: Maintain Nutrition and Fitness Goals for life

I am grateful for this team, I really do need some advice and support for this plateau I am experiencing!

Nice to meet all of you!

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