I've stopped losing weight. Is this normal?

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    Feb 24, 2015 5:37 PM GMT
    So I have been doing CrossFit for a couple of months now. In the first month I lost 10lbs rather quickly.
    During this second month I have fluctuating between 219 and 221. I did measure my BMI last week and it has gone down, but I am still frustrated that my weight has not decreased anymore.
    My diet has been consistent and good, so I don't think that's the issue.
    Has anyone else had a similar experience or have any insight on why I'm not seeing more weight loss?
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    Feb 24, 2015 6:25 PM GMT
    typical
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    Feb 24, 2015 7:30 PM GMT
    yes
    we call it hitting the wall, a tipping point where your building (heavier) muscle then you're burning fat.
    You may actually gain wight--how discouraging is that.
    Most guys will give up at this point, but give your body all the time it needs to reset to the new you...
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    Feb 24, 2015 8:01 PM GMT
    Don't worry about the numbers.

    Muscle is heavier than fat. It is typical to eventually weigh more when you are built than you did when you were carrying excess fat and fluids.

    Look for definition, increased vascularity, muscle mass and how your clothes fit - those are all far better, more reliable and ultimately more important factors.

    It is also typical to lose 5-7 pounds in the first week of a new exercise/diet regimen just in fluid loss. A safe guide is 2-21/2 pounds after that.

    Again, don't fall into the trap of numbers on a scale- at best they are just a reference guide.

    Keep in mind you are re-wiring your brain and body...that doesn't happen overnight and there will be plateaus as well as sudden advances. Both are equally important and necessary and all part of the journey.

    Keep going!!!
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    Feb 25, 2015 12:43 AM GMT
    belovedpath saidI've stopped losing weight. Is this normal?
    Nope, it's not normal at all. You should continue to lose weight until your last subatomic particle has dissipated completely, leaving you as nothing more than a ball of weightless energy floating through space. Kinda like a photon. Let there be light!
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    Feb 25, 2015 1:40 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    belovedpath saidI've stopped losing weight. Is this normal?
    Nope, it's not normal at all. You should continue to lose weight until your last subatomic particle has dissipated completely, leaving you as nothing more than a ball of weightless energy floating through space. Kinda like a photon. Let there be light!


    Good God I LOVE this man...
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:12 AM GMT
    usually guys do one or the other weight loss or an exercise plan. Ideally you should be slightly gaining weight while exercise to see any gains in strength.

    if you do both i guess. free app "MyFitnessPal" tracks calorie, intake exercise, supplements.
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    Feb 25, 2015 2:58 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    belovedpath saidI've stopped losing weight. Is this normal?
    Nope, it's not normal at all. You should continue to lose weight until your last subatomic particle has dissipated completely, leaving you as nothing more than a ball of weightless energy floating through space. Kinda like a photon. Let there be light!


    This makes good solid sense. I overlooked the scientific elements.

    Plus, clothes will just hang better on you.

    I LOVE quantum fashion....
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    Feb 26, 2015 9:04 AM GMT
    It is, but if you're continuing at the same effort, you should decrease your daily calories until you get into a comfortable range (usualy 1-2lbs every week or so).