Week 0, Aug 15 = 287.0 lbs
Week 1, Aug 23 = 282.4 (-4.6)
Week 2, Aug 29 = 276.8 (-5.6; -10.2)
Week 3, Sept 6 = 274.0 (-2.8; -13.0)
Week 4, Sep 13 = 272.8 (-1.2; -14.2)
Week 5, Sep 20 = 268.2 (-4.6; - 18.8)
Week 6, Sep 27 = 265.8 (-2.4; -21.2)
Week 7, Oct 04 = 264.8 (-1.0; -22.2)
Week 8, Oct 11 = 258.4 (-6.4; -28.6)
Week 9 - bye week (surgery and water fast)
Week 10, Oct 25 = 251.8 (-6.6; -35.2)
Week 11, Nov 1 = 248.8 (-3.0; -38.2)
Week 12, Nov 8 = 248.8 (=0; -38.2)
Week 13, Nov 15 = 252 (+3.1; -35.1)
Week (gets out calculator), 17!, Dec 13 = 247.0 (-5.0; -40.0
Week 17, Dec 20 = 249.8 (+2.8; -37.2)
Still stalled out at that 250-ish mark. Finding it hard to get past it. Still thinking adding muscle at a faster rate now is making a minor difference, as I am getting stronger. I feel like I have crossed over that threshold where you struggle then suddenly you can lift more or go longer on the treadmill, etc. Lifting higher weights the past few days with less soreness and better recovery between, then increasing again. Squats went from 2 45s, to 2 45s + 2 25s, so there is that. Bench press is getting better too. Pants/clothes overall fit about the same, no real dropping off there. Although my 38s are definitely looser so I imagine in a couple more week will drop into tight 36s. But it is a bit frustrating to be solid on my eating and workouts and not seeing a shift in the scale, I will admit. I am going to go back on keto after the holiday, that seemed to help me the most. I cannot do it long term but I saw the most success doing that, so shifting back for a month or 2 can't hurt. Probably work in another longer-term fast as well at some point in January.
Anyone with any suggestions on getting past the plateau?
My wife is doing pretty good. She had a weekend in the hospital with a antibiotic-resistant bacterial UTI that was kind of scary. But she has lost around 55 pounds now. Passed me up by far. Close to 100 pounds lost between us. She is still struggling with eating right, so she can get her nutrition with such small amounts of food. She can literally eat 2 bites of something. The 3rd bite is a crap shoot if it will come back up, and a 4th bite guarantees regurgitation. It isn't really like vomiting, not to be too gross, but she says the food literally just comes back into her mouth as if she never swallowed it. She could chew it back up again I guess but she spits it out, even though she said the taste is nearly completely unchanged, with zero stomach acid taste at all. Weird. Almost like that last bite just didn't even get into the tiny stomach pouch. Not sure I could deal with that. She still expressed equal amounts of regret and happiness at having had the surgery done. I keep reminding her she needs to really give it a full year for her body to adapt, then she can see what the true effects are, but right now she is still healing, so it will all be more extreme for sure.
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