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Oct 14, 2008

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New Member
Joined: 29 May 2008
Posts: 29
Bearings: Vancouver, BC
Thu Jun 05, 2008 5: 17 pm    Post subject: Stalled: o (
Hi everyone!
I am on my third week of Induction and I am feeling great but my weight loss has stopped after 13 pounds... its been almost a week... no change in my weight. Everyone tells me I ' ve lost weight but I am getting worried. To be absolutely honest, I haven ' t even cheated ONCE!!
I ' ve been measuring everything and eating all the right foods and drinking about 4 liters of water everyday. I have been working out at the gym for 6 days a week for 2 hours everytime. I do a half hour of weights 3 times a week and cardio for 6 days a week.
I ' ve been feeling great and sleeping a lot better now and more energetic, but I am really worried... WHY isn ' t the scale budging??? [ / icon_sad. gif]
Please help!!!!!
Admitted Member
Joined: 19 May 2008
Posts: 83
Stage: Glasgow
Thu Jun 05, 2008 6: 51 pm    Post subject:
how are the measurements looking?
have you lost anything even though you havent lost weight
Senior Member
Joined: 03 Jan 2008
Posts: 544
Station: San Jose
Thu Jun 05, 2008 7: 19 pm    Post subject:
Kirsty, you ' re doing great! Don ' t let the scale make you feel bad!
Muscle weighs more than fat, so if you ' re getting more fit, and it sure sounds that way, then you ' ll weigh more, but take up less space.
If you haven ' t done it yet, be sure to take your measurements and remuneration attention to the way your clothes fit. The scale can be mistaken.
Sometimes, too, if you haven ' t lost weight for a few days, despite keeping to the plan and exercising, it might be that your body is hanging on to some water in place of the fat you ' ve burned. If that ' s happening, don ' t be concerned, there will be a morning that you wake up and pee a lot more than usual. Then you ' ll weigh yourself and be down a pound or two from the previous day. It ' s happened to me several times now. Some people call that a visit by the " whoosh fairy ".
And, hey, I think that your exercise habits are wonderful!
Senior Member
Joined: 18 Feb 2008
Posts: 226
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Thu Jun 05, 2008 10: 56 pm    Post subject:
Exactly what the others said. Keep strong. Don ' t do what I did when I had a stall and fall off the food wagon. The weight WILL start to come off again.
Established Member
Joined: 10 May 2008
Posts: 61
Location: virginia
Fri Jun 06, 2008 2: 33 pm    Post subject:
Hang in there, just like what all the others are saying!
My son lost 100 lbs on Atkins. He sometimes would stall for a month. But he stuck to it, and suddenly, WHOOSH, he would see a major sudden weight loss. It took him a year to lose the 100 lbs, so it evened out to about 2 lbs lost per week. But it really didn ' t happen that way on the scales. It was a month at one place, and then surprise! 5 lbs a week for a while.
Hang in there. Mr Whooshie is lurking just around the corner. The longer he hides from you, and you stick with it, the bigger the BOO.
Senior Member
Joined: 26 Apr 2008
Posts: 326
Fri Jun 06, 2008 10: 56 pm    Post subject:
Ha - Mr. Whooshie! Cracks me up. [ / icon_cool. gif]
Senior Member
Joined: 03 Dec 2003
Posts: 2663
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Sat Jun 07, 2008 5: 17 am    Post subject:
Hah, our beloved Whoosh Fairy went male... [ / icon_lol. gif] [ / icon_lol. gif]
Or maybe they ' re gonna be a couple now? Do you guys think we could have them start a family so there is one for each of us? Maybe then we wouldn ' t have to wait for their visits for so long, eh? [ / icon_wink. gif] [ / icon_lol. gif] [ / icon_biggrin. gif]
Senior Member
Joined: 27 May 2008
Posts: 1325
Location: ( very ) Northeastern USA
Sat Jun 07, 2008 11: 20 am    Post subject:
Oh Blue... that ' s the BEST idea I ' ve heard in a long time!!!
I want FIRSTBORN!!! [ / icon_wink. gif]

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