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Old 08-13-2014, 10:51 AM   #1
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First for me, 1 month of losses followed by a brick wall.

I'm PRAYING I don't have to give up BPC.

I lost a lot my first 28 days..very happy. 23 lbs, I can tell a lot of water fell off as I had constant lower leg edema that's now also gone ( b/p also has lowered)

But 2 weeks ago I came to a screeching stop! I don't usually count my carbs so maybe I should. I'm one to easily get into and stay in ketosis, 2 days and I'm booming along!

On some days I'm less than 10 carbs, some 30 carbs, so vary, I'd say 75-80% of most days are under 10. Deep ketosis the whole time.

Breakfast 2 BPCs total of 2 tbsp coconut oil, 1tbsp butter, 1-2 oz of hwc, liquid Splenda. I do 12 ounces or 2 kuerig cups in the blender with above ingredients. It keeps me FULL up to 6 hours.(plz note I do not double my fats because of 2 cups, it's all blended at once)

Lunch could be 6 slices of low sodium ham with 1-2 oz cream cheese and chopped black olives, or pickles rolled up, or an Atkins Shake caramel latte (no sugar alcohols) 4 carbs

Dinner, often skipped, just not hungry. Sometimes I'll cook 3 oz of mozzarella, small amount of bell pepper, 1 mushroom, few black olives, 2 tbsp of Bella vitas speg sauce and pepperoni, or more ham, or a turkey/pickle roll up...you get the picture. I ate a large grilled burger patty with provolone and two chopped mushrooms last night.

If we are out, I usually order grilled chicken salads, no croutons, blue cheese on the side, steak and salad, or wings with celery and blue cheese.

I stopped fat bombs before my mini stall, I'm still having a huge lack of appetite..it's why I don't want to stop BPCs, I'm still going to drink reg coffee with hwc, and think the 2tbsp of coconut oil and 1tbsp of butter doesn't sound like a huge amount if fat for a "meal"

How long did everyone's post month mini stall last? Not an ounce in 2 weeks after dramatic moves of the scale is frustrating.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:53 AM   #2
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By the way I don't deduct for fiber, I'm more of a 72 girl, except for the Atkins shakes that are actually pretty clean, no sugar alcohols etc (I avoid bars like I avoid donuts)
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:57 AM   #3
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Nursey, what you describe is absolutely normal!!! Your body is just having a time out after such a large loss. I would keep on just as you were and have faith; if you're hungry,eat. Losses will resume soon. And congrats on your amazing success!!
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #4
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Nursey, what you describe is absolutely normal!!! Your body is just having a time out after such a large loss. I would keep on just as you were and have faith; if you're hungry,eat. Losses will resume soon. And congrats on your amazing success!!
Thanks, I'm just well, feeling OLD. I know going thru menopause is causing me to slow more than when I was 13 yrs ago..but this really hasn't ever happened to me. I have ZERO appetite, but do eat when I need to, I'm finding myself stopping midway thru many meals, this IS new. Usually I'm starving often, but this time, it wierd I think the bpc is killing my appetite and enhancing my ketosis. I even cut back on shakes almost a week, and did not help make scales move at all. The only cheats I had is a large handful of popcorn at the movies one day....ya I know...I'm human. And I ate 3 strawberries on a couple of days for dinner with about 2 ounces of homemade whipped cream..chopped all up like a parfait...other than that I've been very low. Even the berries were my dinner and small amounts. Pfffffft getting old bites.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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Snowmop is right on the money.

If after a few more weeks of no lbs. or inches, I would be more inclined to give up the shakes before the bpc. JMHO.

And my congrats too! 23 lbs. is nothing short of amazing!
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:15 AM   #6
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Nursey, I agree. Getting old BITES! You just have to wait it out. What's the alternative--quit? I don't think that's going to help you either. Hang in there, these plateaus are to be expected--they give your body a chance to catch its breath. I'd be willing to bet you are noticing you are shrinking more during this "rest period."

I don't know anything about the shakes, but if it were me I'd stay away from them.

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Old 08-13-2014, 11:30 AM   #7
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Nursey - did you have the popcorn and the berries during the 2-week "stall"? It's VERY normal to have an early stall, generally around week 3 or after. And it's normal for it to last a couple of weeks. So you may have entered the "post-induction stall" and exasperated it by adding in non-plan foods. Commit to a clean diet for 2 more weeks and I bet the scale starts to move again.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:41 AM   #8
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Nursey - did you have the popcorn and the berries during the 2-week "stall"? It's VERY normal to have an early stall, generally around week 3 or after. And it's normal for it to last a couple of weeks. So you may have entered the "post-induction stall" and exasperated it by adding in non-plan foods. Commit to a clean diet for 2 more weeks and I bet the scale starts to move again.
Actually the popcorn fiasco was about week 3, didn't loose ketosis or really phase me. I ate the strawberries during the stall...couple nights with no appetite, felt something refreshing was needed, I usually wouldn't have a problem eating 2-3 berries a day, but could have been to soon, again, I ate 6 total berries over a 3 day period.

I'll just keep keeping on.
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Old 08-13-2014, 11:48 AM   #9
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I was listening to Marie Emmerich on Jimmy Moore's podcast last night. She said when her clients stall (you are NOT in a stall, just giving you something to consider) they almost always lose weight again once the cut out dairy. You have a lot of dairy there--ounces rather than tablespoons of heavy cream plus. Just something to think about. It's where I'd cut if you feel the need to tweak. Coconut milk (canned) makes a good substitute, and ghee instead of butter (fewer of the inflammatory components of whole milk butter).
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Old 08-13-2014, 01:50 PM   #10
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Very normal after steady losses. Give it 4-6 weeks before dropping anything, because your diet looks like it has been working for you. Post induction stall syndrome and similar happenings are quite common. Time and persistence win that battle, not dietary tweaks.
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Old 08-13-2014, 02:42 PM   #11
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As mentioned, it is perfectly normal. It is less common to just keep losing at the same rate as when one first started.

Just keep on doing what you've been doing.
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I agree with the others . . . keep on doing what you have been doing.
The losses will resume before too long.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:03 PM   #13
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Very normal after steady losses. Give it 4-6 weeks before dropping anything, because your diet looks like it has been working for you. Post induction stall syndrome and similar happenings are quite common. Time and persistence win that battle, not dietary tweaks.
Amen. IMO, over tweaking too soon does you no favors. You end up cutting out stuff that you CAN have and making your woe more restrictive than it needs to be, and this often leads to falling off the wagon.

Take the time and have the patience to get to know your body's weight loss patterns, and don't knee jerk when the weight loss slows down---and believe me, it WILL slow down more than once on your journey.

You have done SO well, allow your body to pause for awhile, while you stay hard on plan. I bet you w/in a week or two or three, you will see a drop again. Might be a nice whoosh, might be smaller in nature.

Fact is, those first losses on LC are bigger and faster than they continue to be more most. But in my experience, they DO continue to be. Patience and persistence will get you there. Promise.
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Old 08-13-2014, 06:30 PM   #14
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Everyone has it right. After a good loss the body does stop or slow down for a while before starting the next phase of loss. I also believe you're pretty much on target for Post Induction Stall Syndrome? Even if you don't go up the carb ladder, it seems pretty common.

Hormones also rule the roost when it comes to weight loss. My losses are tied to my cycle and I don't lose at all unless it's a certain time. I honestly have no idea what kind of influence menopause will have. I've read that menopausal and post-menopausal women are a huge medical unknown. You might want to chart your weight and measurements to see if there is a pattern.

Are you on hormone replacement therapy? The reason I ask is that my mother started and her weight loss stalled. Eventually, she went without and her weight loss resumed. She wasn't low carb but it's something to keep in mind.
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Old 08-13-2014, 08:21 PM   #15
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I was going to suggest dairy too.

It also sounds like you aren't eating very much. There are folks that stall because they aren't eating ENOUGH.
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:46 AM   #16
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I was going to suggest dairy too.

It also sounds like you aren't eating very much. There are folks that stall because they aren't eating ENOUGH.
Definitely not eat much, and I do try. Today I had

My 2 BPCs (I measured 4tbsp of cream, which is 2oz)

Lunch hard8 BBQ. I had 1 chicken tender grilled wrapped in jalapeño, onion and bacon, same with a shrimp and a 6 oz piece of sirloin. I did have a tsp oh A1 sauce (my meat was dry lol) about 1 carb. Pretty much a carb free day. I ate lunch at 3pm and as yet have no desire for dinner (worked 330-1am) I may go make a salad with lettuce, peppers, olives, cucumbers and some cheese...or my pizza topping melted bowl ...maybe.

I really DO try to eat, I'm not a huge believer in starvation mode syndrome...those people on naked and afraid seem to lose weight well LOL

Yes I'm swear I'm going to just keep on truckin! This WILL pass, it's biology, physiology and chemistry, no way can I not. At this point, I doubt I had 1100 calories, tho I NEVER have counted those, I know I've only had 1-2 carbs all day, including hidden ones in my cream.

As for giving up all dairy, I don't eat cheese everyday, but when I want it I don't stress it, to me it's a bit of a free food, but just don't indulge much, cream...now that's an issue. I could drink a cup of it thru the day, egg custards, whipped and in coffee. It's why I haven't made egg custard yet even though I know I want to BADLY..because it's got a lot of cream, ohhh don't get me started on Linda Sues Panna Cotta! Thanks y'all!
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I try not to think of those pauses as "stalls". I call them temporary maintenance, and I think they're actually good for your body. I think you'll find that not only will you begin losing again, providing you don't give up, your skin will have a chance to tighten up a bit during your temporary maintenance.
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you don't want to lose too much right away because its harder for the skin to snap back into place when the weight is gone too quickly. I feel like I look jiggly when I only lose 1-2 pounds at a time. Maybe your body is just recalibrating.
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Old 08-14-2014, 05:45 PM   #19
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Ya, ITS RECALIBRATING!!!! I love that, I'm RECALIBRATING!!!! Thanks y'all!
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Old 08-15-2014, 07:26 AM   #20
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Give up? Are you kidding me. You have done great. No one can expect to lose a pound a day....

I stalled for over a month but continued to go down a size. Success is not tied to a number on the scale.

Hang in there!
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Old 08-16-2014, 12:17 PM   #21
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It happens to me quite often. Somtimes I lose nothing for a month, sometimes I lose 15 lbs in a month. I have given up trying to figure out why my body works like that. I just don't weigh as often and try not to let the numbers upset me. As long as the overall trend is downward, I'm ok with that.
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I am experiencing this now. I would think of this too as recalibration
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