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inlectorecumbit Fri 18-Dec-15 15:12:52

DD2 is a shy 20 year old who is a bit over weight. Her BMI is about 28. She is tiny -just over 5 feet and certainly there is some central obesity.
She desperately wants to lose weight and although l have been doing the 5:2 successfully, it is not something l would consider for her.
I have heard good reports about SW but l cannot persuade her to go to any meetings. Would it be possible to do it online? Has anyone successfully done this?

pizzaeatingmonkey Fri 18-Dec-15 16:21:21

I did Slimming World very successfully a couple of years ago and the general consensus was that if you attended every group session you lost more weight than if you went sporadically. So I'm not sure whether on line is doable.
The meetings were an eye opener, especially hearing from the woman that had to have at least one bar of (Cadbury's) Bournville everyday!?

emmaluvseeyore Sat 19-Dec-15 19:14:36

I've been doing it online since April and have lost 3 stones now. It certainly is doable but I think the key is having support at home. My partner has done it with me and he's lost around the same (he's now at target). I'm really strict with weigh-ins and still enter my weight on the website even if I've gone up.

I chose the online route because I can't get to any local groups and I really don't think I could stand the group environment.

JOEYDOESNTSHAREFOOD Mon 21-Dec-15 12:14:53

I'm doing it online.

I say doing it, I'm struggling.

I have a lot going on in my personal life, plus the obvious fact that it's Christmas. I think if I was going to a group I'd have stood more change of staying on the wagon, tbh.

However, it's convenient, there's loads of resources online, plus dependent on the package you get there's magazines delivered too.

I'm hoping to give it a good go as soon as Christmas is over - and I mean immediately after Christmas is over- December 27th.

ChubbyBubby Mon 21-Dec-15 18:03:25

I think the SW plan is great, personally I find the support of the group is key but others have follow it successfully on-line. I did wonder about your daughter's motivation from reading your post though.You say you wouldn't consider the 5:2 diet for her but she's an adult, it's not for her mum to decide on her diet plan, likewise it's not up to you to persuade her to go to a slimming world group. Weight is often such as a complex and contentious issue between mothers and daughters and the best advice I can give is stay out of it. Losing weight is hard but your daughter needs to take responsibility for it herself and do it when the time is right for her. It's so hard watching someone we love struggle with a problem, especially if it's making them unhappy but ultimately she needs to take ownership of the problem and solution for herself.

inlectorecumbit Wed 30-Dec-15 22:43:29

No DD wants to lose weight, she approached me- l will never force her either way, She briefly tried 5:2 but couldn't manage the FAST days. She had been googling Slimming world herself and has been eating healthily -obviously not so good this week. She has so little self confidence that is why l couldn't persuade her to go along to the groups as l think outside support is good. However l will cook slimming world recipies if it will help her. I have noticed that she has given all her xmas sweets away and today she has been eating very well.
I hope 2016 will be a good one for her--and to all of you flowers

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