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Hang in there guys (and gals)! I am two months out and a "slow" loser, but the scale eventually moves. I stalled at about 2 1/2 weeks out through about 4-5 weeks out. The weight trickled off. Then, bam, a few pounds at once, stall, another few pounds. YOu will figure out your losing patterns soon enough. I can eat a lot more than most, so I have to careful to measure (not weigh) my food. Also, I added in a few "good" carbs (high fiber) to help with the "poo" issues. That, and coffee, keep me regular.

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OMG I was just researching this exact question. After 3 weeks I'm stuck and I'm having the right amount of good Protein, over 64 ounces of Water, etc. Following everything I was told, I just got cleared to exercise so I started strength training and nothing. Granted I only went to the bathroom 4 times in 4 weeks. But 600-800 calories and no scale movement really got to me today and depression/anxiety can wreak havoc. I'm not happy others have the same but to not be alone is a relief. I was like I am doing something wrong or I failed again.

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This thread is really old but some new folks say they are having similar issues so I will reply. The three week stall is so common. It can honestly happen before or after but usually it’s right around three weeks. If you do a search on this site you will see how often it is talked about. Rest assured. The weight loss will pick back up. Just stick to your plan.

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