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May 22, 2012 5:36 AM
Seems I'm stuck at around 192. Have been for over a week. Usual meet my calorie goal (1200 a day) but have been going over around 200 to 300 lately. Maybe a motivation problem? Am down from 212 when I started in Feb. Want to lose 10 more.
May 22, 2012 5:42 AM
I know how you feelsad
I have been stuck in the 170s for about 4 months...
I seen to stay around 170 lbs to 173 lbs , i took my calories down to 1200 but it's still not working out for me ..
I guess i need to do more workouts but can't seem to burn alot any more....
I still have 30 lbs to lose...

Hope you fine something that works for ya!
May 25, 2012 9:47 AM
I think to it should help to mix it up some more, and maybe walk or get more active early in the day. I do think if you just eat mostly fruit and veggies and stay away from white rice and bread that helps too
May 25, 2012 9:49 AM
Shake up your snow globe! Try something new and exciting... do dinner for breakfast and vice versa! Try a new exercise routine, switch things up and let your body think...WOW what is going on here...things are a changing! Stick with the foods that work well for you and your weight loss, but shake things up! It works for me! :) Good luck!
May 25, 2012 10:01 AM
I agree. Maybe plan a nice hike this weekend or if you normally hike go to a long bike ride.
May 25, 2012 10:03 AM
Sometimes when I'm stuck on a certain weight....I'll notice that finally one day it'll drop like 2 or 3 pounds instead of the normal .1 or 1!! So be patient and keep doing what you're doing! :)
May 25, 2012 10:33 AM
I feel like I'm in the same boat. I am stuck around 166-168 for what seems like the past month. Im doing everything Im supposed to do but the scale doesnt seem to budge. Not sure what I should do differently, if anything. indifferent
May 25, 2012 10:36 AM
u need to eat more..........................find your tdee-15% eat that a day.
May 25, 2012 10:37 AM
SAME HERE! Started at 212, stuck at 192!

May 25, 2012 10:37 AM
Look for the group - all about eating more to lose!

I hit a plateau, and then upped my calories, following my BMR and TDEE, and am happy to report that I have been losing a pound a week, with ease! :)

Here is a great reference site:

If you don't know, your BMR is what you would need to eat just to have your body function normally.
May 25, 2012 10:39 AM
I've been using EM2WL for about a week now and I ain't seen S*** lol
May 25, 2012 10:40 AM
I've been going since January and haven't gotten stuck yet. I hit the 60 pound mark today, and I have 20 more to go to hit my goal. I think part of the secret is to take good records and always try to top your last workout, even if it's only by a little bit.

You could try to slowly increase the duration (run for 15 more seconds than you did the last time), but who wants to spend more and more time doing workouts out each week? So when I run, I try to shave 10 seconds on my time, or if I'm on the treadmill, I try to go .1 mph faster than I did the time before. If I'm lifting, I always try to push the amount of weight and still maintain form, or do one more max rep than I did the time before.

I succeed about 80% of the time. Like everyone, I have "off" days where I didn't sleep as well as I'd like or stress distracts me from being as focused as I could be.

The constant striving for improvement in performance seems to stimulate the weight loss. I've been losing 2-3 pounds a week consistently. The old saying is:

"If you do what you always did, you'll get what you always got."
May 25, 2012 10:41 AM
Man, I was stuck at 192 for months. Granted, it was holiday season, and I wasn't pushing myself as hard as I needed to. If you are going over by only 200 or 300, just add in another easy workout to combat it. Maybe take a walk at night, or while watching telly do some pushups or jog in place. Not hard to even those out :) Another thing that works for me when I'm getting really stuck is just to be super picky about food for a couple of days. Spend two days only eating foods that benefit your body, cut out the fluff and treats. Don't stay that way, or you'll go nuts, but it may help to break the plateau.
May 25, 2012 10:42 AM
Read this:

more info at the Eat More to Weigh Less group:

Run the numbers - it just makes SENSE!! If you want lose weight in a healthy way (i.e. so you can keep it off), you need to eat MORE than your body requires for basic functions, so you're not starving yourself, but LESS than your body needs to maintain your current weight, so you'll lose.

I was stuck at a plateau since Aug nearly 10 MONTHS...and this WORKS!
May 25, 2012 10:43 AM

I've been using EM2WL for about a week now and I ain't seen S*** lol

Hang in there - read some of the stickies on EM2WL - it can take awhile for your body to figure it out. Give it 4-6 weeks and see where you are. smile
May 28, 2012 8:06 AM
With eating more it can take about 3-6 weeks before you break your plateau...have will happen...just remember things take took me years to put on 40 extra lbs...I dont expect to loose it in a month.....
May 28, 2012 8:34 AM
Have you tried the 30 Day Shred by Jillian? Its supposed to shock the body into letting go of the extra weight. There are 3-20 minute workouts on 3 different levels. It might help break that plateau
May 28, 2012 8:40 AM
Before you fall for the eating more to lose blah blah, you might want to check out what the Mayo Clinic has to say about plateaus!

Check out this link,

Sure sounds like a great way to lose weight to eat more, but lots of times when something doesn't make sense there is a good reason why it doesn't. Just my 2 cents,

Best of luck
May 30, 2012 6:51 PM
I agree. I weighed 189 this morn. I weighed 190 to 192 for like 8 to 9 days
May 30, 2012 6:56 PM
goos idea
June 14, 2012 7:58 AM
June 14, 2012 8:10 AM

Before you fall for the eating more to lose blah blah, you might want to check out what the Mayo Clinic has to say about plateaus!

Check out this link,

Sure sounds like a great way to lose weight to eat more, but lots of times when something doesn't make sense there is a good reason why it doesn't. Just my 2 cents,

Best of luck

Even the Mayo Clinic has a calculator that will show you both that 1200 calories is too little, especially for males! Your body actually needs calories in order to function. Yes, we have to eat at a deficit to lose, but going from one extreme to the other isn't healthy. Use their calculator, I'm positive it will tell you to eat more calories: .
June 19, 2012 1:08 PM
what is Tdee?
June 20, 2012 6:07 AM
TDEE is Total Daily Energy Expenditure. You should know two numbers: BMR and TDEE. BMR (Basal Metabolic Rate) is the number of calories your body needs just to exist. TDEE is the amount your body needs to do it's normal day-to-day activities, such as walking around, exercising, and the rest of your normal routine. You want to eat more than your BMR (so your body has enough fuel) but less than your TDEE.

Use a calculator like the one on this site: . That will provide you with both numbers, as well as your TDEE minus 15-20%. Eat that, every day, whether you work out or not as you've already chosen how often you exercise.
June 25, 2012 9:40 AM
I'll try it. I like how I'm looking, but yes, the last 30 days or so, I have been "cheating" by (for example) making sure I eat the extra calories I get by exercise - often stuff like bread or nachos instead of going to bed with a deficient. e.g. yesterday I biked 800 calories worht, so then by the time I went to bed I had eaten a total of near 2100 calories (as opposed to reccomended around 1300)


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