A Weight Loss Stall Is Time To Celebrate, Not Mope

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ November 9, 2007

We all experience them and they’re pretty much inevitable regardless of the weight loss plan you have chosen. It always amuses me when people try to avoid having them when they are as much a regular part of a successful weight management routine as anything. And yet these are directly responsible for why many people decide to just throw in the towel and give up on their pursuit of smaller sizes and healthier bodies.

I’m referring to the dreaded stalls.

Let’s face it people, stalls are the reality that most of us face when we attempt to lose weight. Accepting that fact up front will save you a lot of heartache and pain later on when it actually happens. And thankfully that’s exactly what I did prior to beginning the Atkins diet in January 2004. Nothing, and I mean absolutely NOTHING, was gonna stand in the way of my success this time–not even a stall!

In Episode 12 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” today I talk about why a stall can be a GOOD thing (YEPPERS!) and the horrendous stall that I endured during my 180-pound weight loss in 2004. While I probably would have given up on my weight loss pursuit entirely in the past when this stall hit me, it was different this time since I was livin’ la vida low-carb. And persevering through that experience was my breakthrough and a major reason why I went on to become a long-term low-carb weight loss success!

See for yourself in our YouTube video today about stalls:

I’ve blogged several times about this issue of weight loss stalls:

- “Weight Loss Stalls Are No Reason To Give Up”
- “Perseverance Pays Dividends On Low-Carb”
- “Getting Through Your Weight Loss ‘Periods’”
- “No Weight Loss, No Fair: ‘I Feel Like Giving Up!’”

Anyone who has gone through a stall and triumphed over it will tell you it is a major turning point in their weight management plan. I had lost 100 pounds prior to my BIG TIME stall, but then shed another 80 pounds after getting through it. The point is to just NEVER GIVE UP because you KNOW low-carb works! Leave your feedback for Episode 12 at YouTube and share what you did or do to get through your stalls.

A special CONGRATULATIONS to everyone who left a comment in Episode 11 of “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube” prior to November 8, 2007. Each of them won a FREE True Lemon gift package just for watching our video and leaving a comment. This surprise announcement was made during today’s video and could happen again at any time, so be sure to post your comments to our videos to be eligible to win some incredible prizes. This week you can enter my 100th podcast contest for a bunch of outstanding low-carb goodies. :D

Are you new to our YouTube videos? It’s time to catch up and watch them all:

- Promo video–A half-minute promotion of the new video series
- Episode 1–Introduction of Jimmy & Christine Moore
- Episode 2–What kind of fruits can you have on a low-carb diet?
- Episode 3–What kind of veggies can you have on a low-carb diet?
- Episode 4–What does a low-carber do for something sweet?
- Episode 5–Why is fat so healthy for you on the low-carb lifestyle?
- Episode 6–Which restaurants can you go to on the low-carb lifestyle?
- Episode 7–What are the best new low-carb books you need to read?
- Episode 8–Why should you be eating a lot more eggs?
- Episode 9–If you’re gonna do Atkins, do it by the book
- Episode 10–What supplements should you take while low-carbing?
- Episode 11–What are some of the foods you eat on your low-carb diet?

You’ll notice we had a new theme song beginning in today’s show as well as a few other production changes. I hope you enjoyed the funky beat to go along with our quirky fun! If you haven’t already, make sure you go and subscribe to our videos. And be sure to tell everyone you know about “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube.” So many of you have asked us to do more than one per week, but if you only knew how hard it is just to do the ONE…let’s just say we’d love to be doing more, but time doesn’t allow it. Maybe we can get our own TV show someday–that’d be cool! :)

As always, your comments and suggestions for improvement are welcomed and appreciated. Please write to me at livinlowcarbman@charter.net anytime and we may use your topic on a future video. THANK YOU as always for watching “Livin’ La Vida Low-Carb On YouTube.” Spread the word!!!


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