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Today begins week 3 of my stall. I spent the last 4 days actively eating above my typical calories and carbs and moving less in an attempt to break the stall. It didn't work.

I'm going back to moving more and eating my 650 to 800 calories per day and praying that this is, in fact, a stall and not maintenance already.

I "embraced the stall" for the first two weeks. I'm having a really rough time with this and I'm sad and scared because a 3 week stall sounds a lot like maintenance to me. I have 35 pounds to goal (healthy BMI) and I don't want to be right back where I was 6 months ago, unable to lose no matter what.

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I just finally got out of a 5 week stall and no matter how much I tried to "embrace" it I was still freaking out worried that I wasn't going to lose any more weight and was getting "behind" in pursuit of my goal. But my husband kept telling me, "it'll come off when it comes off and there's no deadline." So, stalls suck but our bodies have to adjust so we have to let them happen. Good luck.

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My first stall was about 3-4 weeks. I knew I was getting enough Water, exercise, and sticking to the food plan. It was a true stall and I hated it. Second stall was almost 2 weeks. I know I'll have more, but I also know I won't be "maintaining" my weight at my height on just 700 calories a day. Be sure you keep that in mind!

Example: I am a 5' 7" 29 yr old woman and am currently 254 lbs. It would take 2,300 calories daily on my laziest days to maintain that. My worst day so far has been under 900 calories on my birthday, otherwise, I'm typically currently at a deficit on track to lose 2+ pounds weekly.

Embrace the stall completely. Meld it into your being and go forth to first choose lean Proteins and water.

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On 5/13/2019 at 8:23 AM, GradyCat said:

I just finally got out of a 5 week stall and no matter how much I tried to "embrace" it I was still freaking out worried that I wasn't going to lose any more weight and was getting "behind" in pursuit of my goal. But my husband kept telling me, "it'll come off when it comes off and there's no deadline." So, stalls suck but our bodies have to adjust so we have to let them happen. Good luck.

Can your husband come over and tell me that there's no deadline? Lol. That is a great point. He's right. The only deadline out there is my own rather arbitrary one.

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On 5/13/2019 at 9:39 AM, Lochnessamber said:

My first stall was about 3-4 weeks. I knew I was getting enough Water, exercise, and sticking to the food plan. It was a true stall and I hated it. Second stall was almost 2 weeks. I know I'll have more, but I also know I won't be "maintaining" my weight at my height on just 700 calories a day. Be sure you keep that in mind!

Example: I am a 5' 7" 29 yr old woman and am currently 254 lbs. It would take 2,300 calories daily on my laziest days to maintain that. My worst day so far has been under 900 calories on my birthday, otherwise, I'm typically currently at a deficit on track to lose 2+ pounds weekly.

Embrace the stall completely. Meld it into your being and go forth to first choose lean Proteins and Water.

I am trying to remind myself of the same thing. Maintenance isn't 800 calories per day. I'm 5'5" and 183 pounds. Just existing on this earth uses about 1500 calories per day. That's kind of the only thing I'm holding on to right now. I'm going to stay the course and wait for the loss to pick up again... someday.

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Try my fitness pal and track your calories. I stalled for almost 4 weeks. It was discouraging, but I finally lost 6 pounds in April and have lost 4 pounds so far for May. As long as I'm losing I will take 6 pounds a month. That's 72 lbs a year. You will get there! Good luck!

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