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Friday, April 23, 2010

Not losing...

It is frustrating... I am stuck between 227 and 231 for the last 4 weeks and no matter what I do the scale is not moving. And if it is moving it is moving right back up a day later.

I really need to lose that 30 pounds to reach ONEderland. For my own sanity :-D. If it slows down after that so be it, but don't let me be stuck between 227 and 231.

Enough whining... So in order to jump-start the entire losing process I am now wearing my Gowear fit device again and monitor exactly how many calories I am burning and record every single piece of "anything" that enters my body. Mainly to find the perfect calorie deficit.

My restriction is fine, I am not hungry between meals and do perfectly fine with 800-1000 calories per day. Yesterday I only consumed 641 which is on the very low side. I am not really doing anything different than in October/November when I was losing approx. 3 pounds a week. It bothers me a lot that I am not losing.

For the next couple of days/weeks I will post my Gowear Fit statistics because I find them to be extremely helpful to look at at a later time. This may not be my last plateau and I need to find out what works best for me in order to lose consistently and break plateaus.

I know I am not the only one that is "stuck"... and I just wanted to let you all know that I am right here with you... and that I understand your frustration.

April 22, 2010 Statistics (click to enlarge)


  1. Hey Stardustic.. the one that is important to measure is grams of protein.. make sure you are getting you required amount it.. the metabolism can get quirky when you fall below what your body needs to operate efficiently.. when you consistently fall below.. you body starts to seek other sources (like muscle mass). this is probably the most important thing I have learned. there are a whole bunch of easy low calorie ways to get it in.. sprinkle whey protein on food/yogurt.. egg whites.. protein drinks (EAS has 17g). just a thought to help you along.. good luck.. the scale does eventually move

  2. I feel you.... I am right where you are. NOT MOVING!!! grr..

  3. YOu may be takin in too little calories, once you take too little calories, your body starts to think your starving and your metabolism shuts down. Up your calories a little and see what happens, or eat 5 mini meals so your body thinks you are continually eating and are thus not starving, and also make sure your drinking lots of water, my doc says you can't lose weight unless you are drinking enough water too.
    Just some ideas, good luck with the plateau

  4. I noticed you were a new follower on my blog. I'm t
    really enjoying reading yours! I share your fear about "what if" this doesn't work. My therapist was really reassuring and said "it will work". If you're like me, the posibility that it might work is almost more
    nerve wracking. Go ahead and toss those 18s!