Plateau - So What?!

So, I'm in week 11 of a healthy new me. It was all going well until last week. 11kg plus down to 78kg since 2nd Jan, still 10-15 kg to go till I reach my ideal weight. HOWEVER!!! the scales didn't move last week, and I have a feeling they'll move in the wrong direction this week. But, I think I am at the stage where if there is a gain this week, things just have to be tweaked, revisiting my food and water intake, activity and sleep. No point in beating oneself up about . I'm not about to throw in the towel, just thankful for the community we have here, keeping the motivation going!


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  • Omg that's awesome 78 kg since Jan 😳 you've done sooo well ! Did you measure yourself yet, sometimes your weight doesn't move but inches do. Keep it up and does lose hope. Just keep your goal in mind. You're doing fantastic!!

  • Thank you sooooo much. I didn't measure myself, but I am a couple of dress sizes smaller. I'm now 78kg, having lost just over 11kg. Even playing around with the idea of wearing a bikini for the first time in the summer! Thanks for the encouragement!

  • Hello Yaaagyare and very well done on losing 11 kg already 😊 That's a fabulous weight loss 😊

    Welcome to the weight loss forum 😊

    The first place to look is at the Pinned posts section to the right of your screen (bottom if you're using a mobile), read the Welcome Newbie thread first and move through to the challenges, where we hope you'll find at least one that will appeal to you 😊

    Move down to the Topics, to find a variety of threads, including information on beating a plateau, collated into specific topics for ease of access and we ask that you also 'file' your own threads, so that others won't miss your important news 😊

    Are you following the NHS 12 week plan? many people have had success with it. Also use the BMI checker to find your target calories, and check it after every 5 kg lost, as it's important to eat the correct amount. This was a major turning point for me, realising I could eat anything I wanted as long as the calories are accounted for 😊

    Don't forget to take your starting measurements and a 'before' picture, as they can be very motivating on days that the scales refuse to co-operate ☺

    The forum also have group weigh-ins every day if you wish to take part. The posts can always be found in the Events section on the 'home' page. However, Monday is currently over subscribed but feel free to join any other day 😊

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    We've found that to get the best out of this community, we need to be active on the forum, as it's where we exchange information, get motivation and inspiration and make friends. We hope that you'll join us here, regularly, too 😊

    Best wishes


  • Thank you and thanks for all tips. I am often on this forum, but today was the first time I had posted a message. 😊

  • Oh good, so you know your way around 😊

  • Great attitude

  • Thank you!

  • 11kg that is fab - well done.

    How have you done this - calorie counting? X

  • Thank you! I started off looking at my food and water intake, the type of food I eat and the amount. I decided to remove meat, chicken, sugary foods, drinks and fizzies. Introducing fruit and veg as part a large part of my meals. I also started food prepping. Which I can really recommend. It isn't as time consuming and boring as you might think. I don't fry food, tend to use my oven and grill a whole load more and I generally don't eat anything that comes out of a packet or tin. I try to count calories and eat my last meal for the day early. I started walking every morning before work and being more active in the evening. I managed to rope some friends in too. A good opportunity to catch up on gossip! I have started going to the gym about 6 weeks ago, 3 times a week. Up until last week I recorded all may food and activity on Samsung Health app. Which I found very helpful. I also increased my sleep to about 7hours and drink a whole load of water every day. It may sound a lot, but with the exception of a change of mindset, the biggest change I've made is the food prepping, the rest are small managable changes.

  • Thank you. I use my fitness pal and count calories - problem being I keep changing the amount of calories I can have. Now on the NHS plan I am going to stick to the 1400 and increase my activity. I have always drank a lot of water and only have 1 or 2 hot drinks during the day. I think I do need to do more food prep as I tend to go for what I think are easy/quicker options.

    Looking forward to making the changes though and determined to lose the weight.

  • I got stuck on weeks 10 & 11 grrr. I did another 12 weeks on the plan to help it cement in my head

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