STS...STS...STS...

Discussion in 'General Weight Loss Discussion' started by Jana, 14 September 2010 Social URL.

  1. Jana

    Jana Member

    Posts:
    5
    Likes Received:
    0
    i have been trying to lose 15kg and have been eating healthy and keep cal intake under 1500cal a day, but apart from the first two weeks that my weight dropped 2.5kg, it had been STS ever since!!! If it is not gonna drop this week by the weigh in day (Friday or Saturday) i will have no idea how i can achieve this goal:cry:
     
  2. Avatar

    MiniMins.com Matched Content

  3. crazyasadaizy

    crazyasadaizy Full Member

    Posts:
    202
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    11st4lb
    Current Weight:
    10st3lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st0lb
    Lost(%):
    1st1lb(9.49%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    I feel your pain! I stayed the same for 2 weeks even though i was eating around 1200 cal a day and exercising 4 times a week for 90mins! Turns out i wasnt eating enough so i started adding more protein to my diet and drink about 3 litres of water a day and its finally started shifting!! Keep on going, i promise you'll get there in the end....a lot of people go through a period where weight loss slows down so you're not on your own :)
     
  4. SaladDays

    SaladDays Re-starter!

    Posts:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(1.75%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    I totally sympathise - I've just been through exactly the same thing. I had pretty rapid weight loss for the first month and a half, then it slowed right down to only a couple of pounds a week. I thought, okay at least I'm still losing something. Then it stopped altogether. It was so frustrating, doing all that hard work and seemingly having nothing to show for it. Then I started taking my measurements, waist, hips etc and even though I wasn't losing weight I was losing inches. Drinking more water, like crazyasadaisy mentioned, and just powering through the stasis worked for me. After a couple of weeks the lbs started shifting again. Don't lose heart!
     
  5. Lynn_

    Lynn_ On A Mission!

    Posts:
    1,288
    Likes Received:
    50
    Start Weight:
    17st9lb
    Current Weight:
    10st9lb
    Goal Weight:
    10st7lb
    Lost(%):
    7st0lb(39.68%)
    Badges:
    Maintainer
    Diet:
    Diabetic/Low carb
    Its a given that your weight will stall at some point, it happens to me in 3 or 4 week cycles where my weight just wont shift.

    You need to know what your BMR is (basal metabolic rate) and work out what your calorie requirement is from that. Personally i would say that at 1500 or under, you are eating enough to maintain, which is basically what is happening. I think you need to aim more at around 1100 a day to see some movement. Try this link to find out your BMR
    BMR Calculator
     
  6. Lady Gaga

    Lady Gaga Full Member

    Posts:
    88
    Likes Received:
    2
    Current Weight:
    9st10.5lb
    Diet:
    Calorie Deficit
  7. SaladDays

    SaladDays Re-starter!

    Posts:
    86
    Likes Received:
    0
    Start Weight:
    16st4lb
    Current Weight:
    16st0lb
    Goal Weight:
    12st0lb
    Lost(%):
    0st4lb(1.75%)
    Diet:
    Exante
    Thank you for the link to the BMR calculator, Lynn. That was super useful, I haven't worked it out before!
     
Popular Forums
  1. MiniMins.com is a weight loss support community helping each other on their weight loss journey. We have a multitude of forums, from Slimming World and Exante, to Success Stories. Click the logo at the top right to return to the forum home page at any time.