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Offline Shambles

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Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« on: April 22, 2018, 11:03:45 am »
So my weight loss has seamed to stop atm at 17 stone / 238lb down 50lb in 6 months. For the last month ive not lost any weight but it feels like its still being lost. Ive dropped a t shirt size in that time for instance so its not just in my head.

Is this normal? Is my body just adjusting? The weight wont budge on the scales
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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 02:26:59 pm »
There isn't much data in your OP.   Building muscle in, e.g., your legs could cause you to stay the same weight even if your torso became slimmer.  Also, muscle is denser than fat.

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 02:45:46 pm »
So my weight loss has seamed to stop atm at 17 stone / 238lb down 50lb in 6 months. For the last month ive not lost any weight but it feels like its still being lost. Ive dropped a t shirt size in that time for instance so its not just in my head.

Is this normal? Is my body just adjusting? The weight wont budge on the scales

That's been my experience too. I went from about 165 to hovering around 150, so not a large amount. I've been stuck around 150 forever and I still got smaller. Same thing with dropping a shirt size.

I was thinking that a couple pounds went to my breasts, which are 36d in size. My back and shoulders really shrunk down, and my thighs filled out a little bit...   like 2 inches, so that's some too.

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2018, 02:46:26 pm »
You look great, by the way. Very pretty!

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2018, 09:23:02 pm »
Shambles,

We are about the same weight and even though I have been dieting like crazy, I seem to be stuck at 240 pounds. The weight has decreased from my waist and upper body and increased on my hips and thighs.

I am just going to watch my diet a little closer and increase my aerobic exercise. Hopefully that will get me headed in the right direction.




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Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2018, 12:47:51 pm »
If you’re on hormones, fat will redistribute. That said, plateaus happen. I’ve been doing Keto since June 19 and every 25lbs I lose  I recalculate my macros using a Keto calculator. The calories needed go down given the same activity levels when losing weight. Down 122lbs so far.


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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2018, 11:58:42 pm »
If you’re on hormones, fat will redistribute. That said, plateaus happen. I’ve been doing Keto since June 19 and every 25lbs I lose  I recalculate my macros using a Keto calculator. The calories needed go down given the same activity levels when losing weight. Down 122lbs so far.


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That's amazing! Great job.

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2018, 01:36:30 pm »
It's only a plateaus period. Don't give up and continue!

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 09:44:52 am »
That's amazing! Great job.

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Down 166 now.


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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2018, 10:45:50 am »
I agree with other replies, it can be just a plateaus effect. In such case you just need to be patient and continue your weight loss routine with adding more physical exercises and after some time you''ll notice changes again  :)
However there can be some other reasons for this:
- lack of enough protein in your daily menu
- your diet isn't based on whole foods
- you have too much binge eating https://www.waldeneatingdisorders.com/binge-eating-disorder-recovery-and-weight-loss-do-they-go-hand-in-hand/
- lack of cardiovascular exercise
- lack of good and long sleep
- too many smalls meals during the day
- too less drinking simple water every day
- too great focus on dieting

The other reasons can be connected with certain medical conditions like sleep apnea, hypothyroidism and hormonal imbalance. The last one is usually connected with low testosterone, hgh https://www.nexelmedical.com/hgh-injections, estrogen, thyroid, high cortisol and so on. Did you check your hormones and health in general before starting losing weight?

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Re: Not losing pounds but dropping sizes?
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2018, 12:54:53 pm »
I’m down to 221.3 from 235.7 in the last 30 days. I didn’t cut my carbs to the bone but I reduced them and upped my protein intake. The big thing was eliminating sugar (as much as possible because in all sorts of things you wouldn’t expect so possibly some has slipped by me), pop, junk food and all snacks except for a small bowl of fruit in between meals once a day or an Apple/orange.

I couldn’t maintain a keto diet. This is something I can simply make the new way I eat indefinitely as I can still have reasonable portion sizes of any lunch and dinner I want. I determine portion size by eating until I feel full and eating slower.

I have found that most restaurants are serving two meals as one so I have gotten in the habit of asking for a to go box as soon as Inhave the foot and putting half of the food in the to go box before I even start eating.

I also mixed back in my older walking habits which help me burn an additional 750 to 1000 calories a day.

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