|02-28-2013, 05:54 AM||#1|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Sep 2012
Start Date: 9/17/12 (restart 6/16/15)
February - Newly deemed "STALL Month"! Theories?
I am in a few different challenges and Febrary seems to be a huge stall for so many people.
I was losing weight great from Sept - Jan and really haven't had any major menu changes, but from Feb 1 - Feb 28 have lost a total of .6 pounds and yo-yo'ed 2-3 pounds up and down all month.
Do you think that February is a the body's internal clock time to hang onto fat for insulation?
Remember, the feeling you get from a good run is far better than the feeling you get from sitting around wishing you were running." ~ Sarah Condor, Runner/Author
|02-28-2013, 06:25 AM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Stats: Maintenance/129lbs (37yrs, 5ft, 6in)
WOE: JUDDD/5:2IF for WL & 16:8IF for maintenance
Start Date: Started this Whacky Journey in October of 2012
Seems to be true for me! I had been losing 6-8lbs a month but February's total has been about two pounds. I decided to just call goal a bit early, since my body seems to have decided we're done with the weight loss part lol.
~Sara~ I've gone from size 14 jeans, down to a size 4 with JUDDD/5:2IF! Now in maintenance with 16:8IF and the occasional potato hack. My 3 year maintenance anniversary is in April
October 2015 Blood Work Results
-Total Cholesterol 167: HDL 69 LDL 97
-Cholesterol/HDL Ratio 2.4
no triglycerides number given this time, but blood work this past spring put them at a 49
-Glucose (non-fasting) 87
|02-28-2013, 11:14 AM||#3|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Jun 2011
Stats: 292.6/284.7/170 5'9
Start Date: Restart 1/4/2013
I can agree to this!! I have been sick most of the month. First with the flu now with bronchitis so I am not sure if it is the antibiotics that is stalling me or what. But as soon as my antibiotics are over, I am hoping to see some nice losses.
1-Mar Down 20 lbs
20-Mar Down 30lbs -NYC TRIP
3-Apr Down 40lbs!!!
17-Apr Down 50lbs!
|02-28-2013, 12:37 PM||#4|
Major LCF Poster!
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Start Date: 11 May 2012
My progress has been cyclical. I lost exactly 10 pounds my first month and exactly 10 pounds my second month -- I was expecting a big initial pound drop due to glycogen loss, based on what I'd read and what bodybuilders told me *should* happen, but I never had the big drop. Then, I lost 8.5 pounds my third month and another 8.5 pounds my fourth month. AND THEN 1.5 POUNDS IN TOTAL DURING THE FIFTH MONTH. I was surprised by that, but my trainer measures my body each month and I lost inches on my hips and thighs that month so I wasn't upset by the scale number. I'd lost an inch from each thigh, which seemed like a lot to me. Then I lost 7.5 pounds during the next month. BUT 2.5 after that. Last month, I lost 9 pounds -- which is almost as much as I lost during my very first month on Atkins even though last month was my 9th month.
I haven't tweaked or changed my diet at any point because I'm more interested in having daily meals that I'm comfortable with than in having speedy pound loss -- basically, once my lower back pain went away, I kind of stopped caring how much weight I lose. In the kitchen, I just follow Atkins induction exactly. In the gym, I just do what my trainer tells me to do. Now, I weigh 68 pounds less than when I started and my waist is 7.25 inches smaller and my hips are 6.5 inches smaller and EACH thigh is almost 4 inches smaller.
Plus, I grew up in a family of bodybuilders so I know enough about the metabolic process that underlies bodyfat cutting to be confident that what I'm doing is working even when I don't physically see it. I've seen my brothers lose (or gain) 10, 15, or even 20 pounds overnight so I will never be able to view scale weight with any degree of seriousness.
|02-28-2013, 12:45 PM||#6|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Oct 2002
Stats: 5'6 1/2" 74yr 144/135/130/125
WOE: South Beach
Start Date: 10/1/16
Our whole Group of Posters (6) met our February Goals.
Keep your eye on YOUR goal and you'll way more easily navigate around the discouraging obstacles.
KEEP MOVING FORWARD
|02-28-2013, 07:11 PM||#8|
Senior LCF Member
Join Date: Jun 2008
Stats: 238/196/138 5'7"
WOE: Atkins (DANDR)
Start Date: restart March '12
that is SO awesome. I love reading about your success.
I, too, have seen gains of 10+ overnight.
don't fret, people! your losses will come... mine aren't... I've been going back and forth in the same four pound range and can't seem to bust it. but I will.
<--- this picture is me. I am not pregnant. it's me at about 225 lbs with a FOOD BABY. and food babies are no fun.
|02-28-2013, 11:37 PM||#9|
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Boston, then OH, then NYC, now SoCal. Whew!
Stats: Restart: 360/284.4/190
WOE: Atkins for weight loss, NK for maintenance.
Start Date: Restarted: 1-3-13 Original: 8-23-02
I have had a hard February overall, with some successes and some frustrations.
I've been on really strong antibiotics for 25 of the 28 days of February, which I know isn't helping, but I've managed to stay 100% on plan, and lose either 6.5 or 4 pounds, depending on how you measure. I got to a new (for this round) low, and then bounced back up, so I count it as a 6.5 lb loss for the month. My goal was 10 lbs, which was optimistic, but that's okay. I succeeded in achieving the rest of my February goals. I'll get there.
I can't blame it on winter either, as I now live in SoCal. It has been a bit chilly at times, but it was 80* today, so...
This is my weight for the month. I typically bounce quite a bit, but I like the see the trajectory a bit more definitively down. Next month.