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BUDGETMAW Posts: 3,106
10/1/14 12:38 P

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It is so discouraging when it happens, and all the words in the world don't make it better! You just have to tough it out.

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6/28/14 10:07 P

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Calories still count, also!!

Joye

We don’t want to have to say “Being cremated is my last hope for a hot, smokin’ body”.

Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most!

"Suffering is in the indecision"

Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If it's to BE, it's up to ME!

If you are tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP!

FOCUS on the path---one decision at a time.


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6/28/14 9:36 A

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My 16 year old DD#2 started induction a week and a half ago. She dropped 5 pounds the first week....and then nothing so far this week. We took measurements last night and she's lost 2 inches total overall. She is discouraged that the scale is not moving, but I reassured her to continue on plan and the scale will continue to move! Thanks for this article to alleviate her doubts.
(((hgus)))

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Surgery Date: 8/15/2013
Pre-Surgery Weight: 234
Goal Weight: 134 (met April 14, 2014)


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5/30/14 3:13 A

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This is a great thread, thank you, it definitely is helpful.
I'm currently starting week 6 of Atkins (still in induction) I've lost 6 pounds in first couple of weeks, and then no weight loss (or at least the scale doesn't budge) for the next 3 weeks. I understand stalls and plateaus, but isn't this a little too soon for this?

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3/21/14 3:47 P

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I really needed to read this today. I lost 11 pounds in 10 days during Induction and have stalled the last 7 days. I enjoy what I am eating and especially how I feel so I have no intentions on changing this. But to see the scale move a little would be nice.

Thank you for reminding me to be patient.

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3/17/14 4:08 P

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Great info... thanks for sharing it...

you explained so nicely

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1/26/14 12:31 A

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I am stuck. That's ok. I am not gaining weight and that's what really counts!

Nothing tastes as good as being thin feels!


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1/22/14 6:40 P

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I guess I'm at a "stall" or long plateau - been basically the same since November. But . . . clothes are much more comfortable(looser), energy is way up and I feel stronger overall.
Guess it's a set point, but now that I'm use to this weight, I think I'll change it up a bit so I can lose a few more pounds. This'll be my 3rd set point weight in the past year.
My theory is - it's best to get to a weight you can stay at for awhile, get use to it, then move on to a lighter weight- get use to that weight for awhile, then move on again. This has worked for me- I'm maintaining my lower weights easier every time I reduce more.
Plus- I get several months wear out of new clothes before they become too big. emoticon

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12/24/13 12:03 P

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Such encouraging info! I wish I could (would) stay on my diet long enough to reach a plateau!! Hoping to get more info from this team. I am mostly low carb & low calories if I stick to what I have decided to do. I see the scale go up a little, which I know is normal, and then I think I should change my diet. I just need to stick to one thing, at least for a month and see what happens!! I am soooo sick of me!!

Joye

We don’t want to have to say “Being cremated is my last hope for a hot, smokin’ body”.

Never trade what you want at the moment for what you want the most!

"Suffering is in the indecision"

Remember: If nothing changes, NOTHING CHANGES!!

If it's to BE, it's up to ME!

If you are tired of starting over, STOP GIVING UP!

FOCUS on the path---one decision at a time.


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12/4/13 7:15 A

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Ok I get it but I dont have to like it!!!! I kepp losing and gaining 2 lbs. I had a good 10lb induction loss and now I am stuck! Hurts especially when I am being so good! You know sticking to the program. I was hoping to start adding a little bit of new food should I wait or go ahead? Hmmmm.

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10/6/13 12:05 P

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thans going to stay on stage 1 until thurs or Friday. weigh in Thurs so don't want to rock boat

Friday probably cabbage soup diet not sure
11 pounds to go to goal so want to try this and see

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10/3/13 3:09 P

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Jazzy - your waist inch loss is really wonderful! After all, that is where the bad fat storage is. Don't get stressed yet.

Joy

George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.


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10/3/13 3:06 P

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Some of us have had the same experience - including me. I was stalled for four months. Bummer! But I was happy with the inch loss - pants getting loose, etc.

I have heard most people say to just keep on doing what you're doing until the stall corrects itself. Some say do a 'fat fast', but I could only do that for a couple of days. (I did lose 2 pounds, but gained it back on vacation.) Read as many of the older posts you can for info and encouragement during this time. Be thrilled with the smaller you for now.

I'm sure more successful others will post here soon.

I am experimenting with my nutrition right now and lowering my fat intake just a tad, still low carbs (under 30 grams) and making sure I get about 100-120 protein grams a day. I lost a pound this week (so I guess my stall is broken).

Hang in there and good luck! emoticon

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10/3/13 2:41 P

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What a I doing wrong
10 days of staying on low carb below 25
No white food
Drinking lots of water
Exercise
Two pounds in 10 days

Now since April
Waist a now 33.5 downforce 38
Hips 39 was42
Boobs
40 now 38
Love this but want numbers on scale

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7/12/13 9:35 P

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lol I don't like to have those pounds looking at me if I gain any back for water or whatever..so I like for the weight to stay at a number for a day or so before I change it. I know sometimes I will jump up and down for a week before I land on a number for a few days in roll.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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7/12/13 6:21 P

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Faith - I do the same thing with my ticker. Because if I cheat and have some carby dessert, then I can gain 3 pounds the next day. Then it may take me 4 or 5 days to get the weight gain back off again.

Joy

George S. Patton-You're never beaten until you admit it.


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7/12/13 3:31 P

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Good for you, but I say post your loss. I do every loss. If it goes up, I just don't change it til it goes down again past what my lowest was. That is just me....

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Sept 2011 - 315
LTKR - 7/26/12 - 257
Jan 1st 2013 - 241
Jan 1st 2014- 231
Jan 1st 2015 - goal Onederland !!!**************************** One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!


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7/12/13 3:24 P

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Well I stuck with 1400 calories but I dropped down on my egg intake from like 2 or 3 in a day to only 1 every other day. I also make sure I get in all my 120oz of water each day if not more some days. I get about 70 to 100g of protein a day still tho, just from different foods.

This morning the scale was nice to me again...I have now lost 32 pounds. I am not going to add the loss to my ticker yet tho for I want to make sure the scale don't change its mind for a few days first.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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6/27/13 3:49 P

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Teresa - hang in there! Sorry to hear about your knee. I have had similar problems, and sometimes I think it's the extra weight I'm carrying around. But since I have added more fat to my eating plan, it seems to have helped with some of the general aches and pains.

Try that nutritional calculator plan that I posted earlier. You have to really read the article well to fully understand it. Like if you are having a high fat day, lower the protein and vice versa. I am trying to stay at the high end of protein and the low end of fat, with no less than 55 grams of fat. My calories will be around 1,150 daily.

This is so similar to the Slim4life program that I ended up paying $1,000 for. But it was the only way of eating that I could lose weight on. And I consistently lost 2 pounds a week. I remember they told me that eating protein was like putting another log on the fire.

It doesn't hurt to try it for a few days.

Joy

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6/27/13 3:28 P

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I don't know what is going on with me. I lost a few pounds but I have gained 3 back. I go to the Dr next week and she is not going to be happy with me at all for right now it looks like my loss for the month of June is only going to be like 2 pounds. I feel like I have been doing the right things and it looks like it to. I get about 30 minutes of exercise a day just not all at one time(knee). I can hear her now! I know how the all the number add up take in less than you burn crap but that just don't cut it with me or maybe I need to take in less for my body is just not burning the 1400 that I have been eating. I am going to do 1200 range the next few days and see what happens. I really don't feel like 1400 is a lot tho but I guess it is for me.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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6/16/13 1:27 A

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I find them so frustrating. And feel like I need to get extreme if a week goes by with weight loss. Reading this will help me to remember its all normal. Thank you.

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Joy shared is increased


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6/10/13 1:31 P

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Yes, Teresa, I know that battle well. But I am glad that at least I don't go up as long as I stay on plan.

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Sept 2011 - 315
LTKR - 7/26/12 - 257
Jan 1st 2013 - 241
Jan 1st 2014- 231
Jan 1st 2015 - goal Onederland !!!**************************** One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar!


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6/10/13 1:19 P

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we all hate those stalls. I know I do. My loss dont even have to be big each week just the 1-2 pounds they say we should aim for would be fine with me. However I would love some of those Biggest loser weeks LOL like that going to happen ever for me.

When the scale dont go down I just tell myself at least it did not go up...That is unless it was the past few weeks. I have been loseing and gaining the same 3 pounds over and over.

This is the link to the Atkins website. even tho I dont fully do it the atkins way anymore I do still eat from the atkins food list/eat. I just count carbs different than they do.
community.atkins.com/Registration.as
px?mcid=atkhpbannerlg


Watch this about the atkins program.

us.yhs4.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?
p=dr+westman+diet&hspart=att&hsimp=yhs
-att_001&type=att_lego_portal_home


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6/10/13 11:49 A

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Timely and very much needed for me to read...I know I've allowed carb creep but did fat fest and got back on grove.

Addictions to carbs is less a problem now, but I still crave (and indulge) with a serving of chips and salsa. It is wrecking my blood readings and I'm gaining...because that one serving is 20 carbs over my normal eating.

TIMELY to read this and get back to basics...Thank you!!



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6/10/13 10:00 A

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Simplemaw - thank you so much for this thread! It really helped me understand the difference between all of the stalls and plateaus.

Joy

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6/10/13 9:12 A

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Seems like stalls and plateaus and being stuck and all those frustrating things have come up a lot lately, so let's start a thread for the topic.

First, some definitions. A STALL is when you have lost pounds and no inches in at least four weeks. Two days is not a stall. Two weeks is not a stall. It has to be at least four weeks. The reason for this is that sometimes your body just needs to take a break and adjust to the weight that you've already lost. This can take a few weeks. If it's over four weeks, though, there's probably something else going on.

A PLATEAU is when you've been stuck at the same weight for a couple of weeks, but less than four. A plateau is extremely annoying, frustrating, discouraging, irritating, aggravating, bothersome, troublesome, disturbing and vexatious. It's also perfectly normal and healthy and is going to happen every now and then. Again, it's your body adjusting to the weight that it has already lost. Come on here and fuss and fume and gripe and whine, but don't sweat it. And if you had been losing weight before the plateau, DON'T CHANGE WHAT YOU WERE DOING! If it worked last week or the week before, it will probably continue working in a couple more weeks. Save the tinkering for a true stall.

A POST INDUCTION STALL is just what it sounds like, except it's really a plateau instead of a stall. Remember how much weight you lost the first couple of weeks of eating low carb? 5 or 10 pounds in a couple of weeks, more for some people? 5% or more of your body weight is not unusual. That's a big change for your body to get used to! Remember that your fat cells don't go away, they just get a bit limp as they lose fat. With that big of a change, they may call a halt to the whole process while they figure out whether everything is ok. In the meantime, they add a bit of water so they don't get any flabbier. After a couple of weeks, when they realize that they're still being fed appropriately and there are no new health issues for them to worry about, they decide that it's ok to let go of that extra water they've been holding on to. Which leads us to our last definition.

A WHOOSH is a big, sudden weight loss, usually after a plateau. You may wake up one morning and find that you've lost 2 or 3 pounds overnight. Congratulations! You've just had a visit from the Whoosh Fairy! Then your weight loss should continue, but probably at a slower rate than during the first few weeks.

This process will continue as long as you stay with low carb and are working on losing weight. You'll lose for a while, and then suddenly, without anything else changing, you'll be stuck. And you'll be frustrated and annoyed and aggravated and so on, and you'll come here and whine and gripe and complain and you'll want to change something but it probably won't matter what you change because your body is in adjustment mode. And then, suddenly and without changing anything (or even if you have changed something), you'll have a Whoosh. And the cycle will begin again.



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