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I'm 17 pounds from my goal. My BMI is 26.7. I was losing like clockwork for months, and suddenly hit a wall. I've lost maybe 5 pounds over the last 2 months. Was there a specific BMI where it got harder for you to lose weight?

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I have been stalled now for almost 5 months just 5 pounds from goal, (thinking surgery is the only way it's going to come at this point) BMI now 24.2... but the slow down started when I was 156 so 26.8 BMI

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I have been stalled now for almost 5 months just 5 pounds from goal, (thinking surgery is the only way it's going to come at this point) BMI now 24.2... but the slow down started when I was 156 so 26.8 BMI

BMI in the 26's seems to be the culprit.

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I think that's pretty common. The closer to goal, the harder it is to lose. I've been struggling with the last 10 pounds for a year. My dietician says that most people end up in the 26-27 range, and they think that is quite successful. I'm 52, so a BMI of 27 is actually considered normal for my age by some calculators. But it is frustrating, I'd like to see a BMI of 25 just to see how it looks and feels, even though even if I never lose another pound, I'm definitely way better off. I'm normal and probably smaller than most of the female population my age.

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