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Stopped exercising after picking up second job for Holidays and weight loss has slowed to about. 5 lb a week or less. Feeling exhausted and getting discouraged. 4months out, broke, tired, only about 3outfits to wear and facing THE food addicts worst season with cookie swaps, pie luncheons, carb cuty socials and the likes. Not to mention the cocktail social holiday parties. Ugh.

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Well, I'm 8 weeks out and have lost 30 lbs and seem to be averaging about 3.3 lbs a week. I want am not in a big hurry now that I have lost 30 lbs and have started to feel better. What happened to me is after I started eating at a month, I stalled for a week and a half. Then I lost 5 lbs on the scale in ONE day! Then I lost a few lbs and then I stalled again at 211 for about a week. Yesterday I stepped on the scale and saw 209.

I read somewhere that the plateaus are because the first thing your body gets rid of is something called glycogen and it is stored with a lot of Water. After you get low on glycogen which is like emergency fuel, you start burning other fat.. Then you body starts to think it should rebuild the glycogen. So the process is burn the glycogen and get rid of Water weight, then convert other fat and also convert some to glycogen and then burn the glycogen again.

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Is that .5 lb/week or 5 lb/ week?

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Well, I'm 8 weeks out and have lost 30 lbs and seem to be averaging about 3.3 lbs a week. I want am not in a big hurry now that I have lost 30 lbs and have started to feel better. What happened to me is after I started eating at a month, I stalled for a week and a half. Then I lost 5 lbs on the scale in ONE day! Then I lost a few lbs and then I stalled again at 211 for about a week. Yesterday I stepped on the scale and saw 209.

I read somewhere that the plateaus are because the first thing your body gets rid of is something called glycogen and it is stored with a lot of Water. After you get low on glycogen which is like emergency fuel, you start burning other fat.. Then you body starts to think it should rebuild the glycogen. So the process is burn the glycogen and get rid of Water weight, then convert other fat and also convert some to glycogen and then burn the glycogen again.

Here's the website that explains the glycogen-water weight-stalling connection: http://www.dsfacts.com/weight-loss-stall-or-plateau.html

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That was a reassuring article icon23, thanks!

I think I'm entering my stall early and I'm trying to have patience. It took me a long time to get into this shape and it will take persistence and patience to unravel.

Take care,

Dean

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Half a pound a week.

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