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I've been losing and gaining the same two pounds for about a week now.  I ALWAYS have at least somewhat of a calorie deficit.  I'm getting very frustrated.  So today, I'm having a cheat day, hoping that will shock my system and get it going again. 

This seems to be how my weightloss journey usually goes: lose four pounds, get stuck for a month, lose four pounds, get stuck for a month.  Why is this happening?  Isn't there anything I can do to stop it?  I'm already eating healthy, trying to drink all my water, before this week I tried to exercise 2-3 times per week (although, at my current size, I should have no problem losing even without regular exercise) and I have a fairly active job.  Why can't I lose the weight?!?!?!?!

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I'm 23, 5'6, current weight fluxuates between 239-241 lbs.  I've set my calorie intake limit at 1500, and almost always manage to stick to it.  I never go more than 1700.

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I just plugged your height, age and weight into the calculator and this is what I got:

You should consume about 1,802 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 135 lbs . This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 1.5 lbs per week, which should be reached by June 02, 2013.

I used the "light activity" setting.  I don't think you are eating enough!

Weight loss is not a linear function.  Your body will lose weight at its own pace.  I would try resistance training.

Hmmm...I suppose it's possible.  Maybe that's why on my "pig out" days, I somehow manage to LOSE weight.  As far as activity goes, I'm somewhere between sedentary and lightly active.  I'm still going back up and down those same two pounds, by the way.  I hate it.  I get so discouraged, I want to eat everything in sight.  Which would not help my situation.

Original Post by emmykate88:
This seems to be how my weightloss journey usually goes: lose four pounds, get stuck for a month, lose four pounds, get stuck for a month.  Why is this happening?  Isn't there anything I can do to stop it? 

That's exactly how my body loses weight, too. Why would you want to stop it? (I mean, yeah, I understand you'd rather see the scale move a pound a week, but four pounds every four weeks is the same thing at the end of the day, right?)

Original Post by babyuggie:

I just plugged your height, age and weight into the calculator and this is what I got:

You should consume about 1,802 calories a day to reach your goal weight of 135 lbs . This is at a reasonable weight loss average of 1.5 lbs per week, which should be reached by June 02, 2013.

I used the "light activity" setting.  I don't think you are eating enough!

I think you were right; I just wasn't eating enough.  Since I've upped my calories every day, I have consistently lost weight.  I went from 240-ish to 238.2 in just the last few days!

4 weeks also = monthly cycle for us women your body on purpose holds onto more fluids and such in anticipation of the idea you might get pregnant and then sheds all that and so many of us will gain slightly or not lose one thw two weeks near your cycle.  Just fyi

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