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Old Sun, Aug-13-17, 08:01
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nsnd nsnd is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 360/302.6/200 Male 6 foot
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Progress: 36%
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
Question Is this normal to get stuck not losing this long?

July 29 my lowest weight was 310.2
July 10 I was 311
July 6 I was 314

I am 314 and have been up and down but not below 314


It is August 13

Ugh!!
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Old Mon, Aug-14-17, 04:43
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Lulumae Lulumae is offline
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Plan: Atkins, sort of
Stats: 184/150/140 Female 5'6
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Progress: 77%
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Hi, You've done really well so far. It's so frustrating isn't it? I'm also stuck and have gained back a few pounds but I know it's because I've not stuck to the plan. My transgressions haven't been really major but it's enough to stop the LC magic from working. If you haven't cheated, then hang in there, the stall will break sooner or later. Even if you have cheated, whatever you do don't give up. Just try to figure out what is causing the stall and cut it out for a while. Different people react differently to different foods. Keep on truckin' and you'll get there in the end.
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Old Tue, Aug-15-17, 08:16
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nsnd nsnd is offline
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 360/302.6/200 Male 6 foot
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Progress: 36%
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
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Thanks, I think there is more going on the second half of my month or so of not losing. I am going to be losing my job due to loss of funding. So one issue is stress. Second is I got off my diabetes meds so one of them was helping me lose so it is taking my body awhile to get back into the correct mode... I today am close to my lowest low I am 311.2 so hopefully that will continue and I will start to lose soon.
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Old Tue, Aug-15-17, 08:29
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thud123 thud123 is offline
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Plan: ~25NC/IF
Stats: 342.2/185.9/000 Male 72 inches
BF:
Progress: 46%
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yes for me - many plateaus.

Weight goes down, Weight stays same, Weight goes up.

WAIT.

http://forum.lowcarber.org/showpost...715&postcount=5
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Old Tue, Aug-15-17, 11:44
Momma Bear Momma Bear is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 198.5/182/140 Female 60"
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Progress: 28%
Location: British Columbia
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Oh yes, very normal. I go down a pound, up a pound, hover a bit, until finally, my body lets me go to a lower number. Definitely discouraging but hang in there. Eventually, the scale will budge.
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Old Wed, Aug-16-17, 08:07
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Plan: LCHF
Stats: 360/302.6/200 Male 6 foot
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Progress: 36%
Location: Harrington, Delaware, USA
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Drives me crazy seeing people who started the same day as me and have lost a ton more than me. I know don't compare but I am human. I worry. I want to keep losing even a little. LOL
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Old Wed, Aug-16-17, 11:36
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Plan: Atkins/IF
Stats: 239/209/209 Female 5 feet 11 inches
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Progress: 100%
Location: USA
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Look at you! You're down 50 lb, off your meds and no longer considered diabetic. That is a lot to celebrate and be proud of, and thankful for. The most helpful phrase I've come across in my low-carb readings is "fits and spurts" to describe the weight loss process. It is a process. Some days are harder/more discouraging than others. It's a mixed blessing to stay focused on weight loss because it keeps us on track, and accountable. But seeing the weight loss through such a narrow lens prevents us from seeing the big picture. It's good to take some time out to take a broader look at where you were versus where you are now. How you feel. How your clothes fit. Etcetera.

You're obviously doing the right stuff. Just keep doing it and hang in there!
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Old Thu, Oct-12-17, 17:22
pitfall21 pitfall21 is offline
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 310/310/185 Male 69"
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Hi NSND,
Everyone here has plateaued at some point and yes... it sucks. I am also sorry to hear about your job. That's stressful for sure! I guess you have to ask yourself if you never lost another pound would you be comfortable eating this way and never taking Diabetic medicine anymore? I think you lost weight at the right time. Could you imagine being at your old weight, diabetic and losing your job? Hang in there bud! You will start losing weight again.
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