Originally Posted by takingcontrol
For those of you who have followed my weight loss journey I have my new weigh in....2.5lbs lost
. This by far is not my best weekly weigh in and I'm not sure of the culprit. The only things I can think of are 1. I have done more exercise this week then in past weeks. 2. I didn't complete my food journal this week because I felt that I had been on this new eating plan long enough that I knew what I needed at each meal
3. Yesterday I rode allot and drank over a gallon of water that may have been still in my system at weigh in. 4. it may just be my plateau time but it seems a little early for that.
I'm not sure what of those it may be but I'm trying not to be discouraged it still is almost 40lbs in less then 7 weeks. I'm not going to change any of the things though except the food journal I will make sure and complete it for every meal this week. -Keep the faith
2.5 pounds a week is 150 pounds a year. I wish I could lose at that rate. Thanks for bragging and making me feel bad.
Seriously, you've lost a tremendous amount of weight over the past seven weeks. And you are going to lose a LOT more weight. Get used to having weeks with a small loss, or perhaps even a small gain. Trust me, I've been there. There's nothing to be discouraged about. Frankly, you should be dancing for joy at this point. (Please warn folks nearby if you start dancing so they can take cover.
While I don't recommend Dr. Atkins' methods, he did leave a handy definition of plateau - five weeks or more with little or no weight loss. You ain't there, big fella. And frankly, you probably shouldn't even think about a plateau for many months.
You are doing great. Keep it up. GO TC GO!