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Plateau after a month?

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puddock Mon 18-Feb-19 17:14:00

I've been doing online-only WW (Smart Points version with 23 dailies / 35 weeklies) for 5 weeks. Starting weight: 76 kg, target weight: 64 kg. I have tried a lot of other things for years with little lasting success, but my hopes were high and I've been really meticulous about tracking everything, and I seemed to be losing weight quite well, but over the last week I didn't lose any which is a bit disheartening.

Any suggestions? I know I need to hang in there but I can feel pessimism creeping in, along with the "sod it" urge to eat stuff I shouldn't.

FiveShelties Mon 18-Feb-19 20:59:38

I have done 7 weeks and lost 10 pounds, I stayed the same the first week and have lost varying amounts over the other 6 weeks.

Don't look at one week, look at what you have lost altogether. I am really good at the 'sod it' approach and usually gain more than I have lost - don't do it!!!!grin

LetItGoToRuin Tue 19-Feb-19 12:40:05

Hang on in there - you're doing great. Occasionally I've had an 'unfair' weigh-in, but it falls the following week. It can also fluctuate a bit with water retention at some parts of your menstrual cycle, so it could be that.

puddock Wed 20-Feb-19 14:08:32

thank you both! Feeling a bit more positive - I'm being strict about only weighing myself once a week (Monday morning before breakfast) and just ordered a bunch of useful food stuff from Iceland (fish fillets and cauli rice and other frozen veg) which will make things easier.

puddock Tue 02-Apr-19 13:40:22

Just saw this in my threads - popping back in to update that progress is happening, so I'm glad I didn't let it throw me. I'm losing about 0.5 kg a week, now lost 10% of starting weight, did have one more plateau week 4 weeks after the previous one so I think your menstrual cycle tip was right LetItGo hmm. Thanks!

lawlaw14 Fri 05-Apr-19 14:04:33

I’m on month 8 of WW
I plateaued all Jan and 1/2 Feb

I found it happened when I joined the gym

If you haven’t upped cardio or weights then watch 0 pointed foods they are 0 but not unlimited 1-2 portions of fruit a day chicken fish a palm size portion
Eggs 1-2 a day
Yoghurt 50 gram portion etc

Weigh and measure all foods and drinks that’s are pointed
Drink water

Track every single tiny thing you eat and drink

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