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First weigh in - no loss!!

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Pollyoliver Wed 16-Nov-16 10:28:19


Looking for a bit of advice as I am pretty fed up. I was poorly a year ago, and after getting better, had put on about 1.5 stone. I headed back to the gym but still couldn't shift the weight, so started SW recently.

The first week, I religiously stuck to the food optimising plan, had a few syns (not that many - 12 in total over the week) and did about 5 hours throughout the week at the gym which included cardio and weights.

My first weigh was last week and I hadn't lost a single ounce or pound!! Nothing.

I was advised by my leader that I may not be eating enough but that is not true. I have eaten well all week and not gone hungry; in fact, I couldn't have eaten more as I wasn't hungry. I tried to eat lots of protein due to my gym routine and made sure I had power snacks (bananas, chicken etc).

Am I eating too much? So disheartened as I truly followed the rules to no avail sad

Has this happened to anybody else, and/or, is there any advice you can give me before I stop going, as I see little point wasting money if it is not going to work?

I appreciate that it has only been 1 week and I shouldn't give up, but am not really feeling overly positive at the moment.


Sirzy Wed 16-Nov-16 10:32:54

Did you do a food diary? I could be something as simple as thinking something was free and it wasn't.

Did you measure healthy extras? What have you been drinking?

It may well be that your body will "catch up" next week and you will see the difference then

Pollywife Wed 16-Nov-16 10:36:10

Yep - food diary done religiously and viewed by leader - she couldn't see anything obvious. I don't drink alcohol, so that's not an issue. Everything measured too. I have quite a strict diet which restricts chocolate, alcohol and caffeine.

mammybops Wed 16-Nov-16 11:00:19

Start taking photos of your meals. SW only really works because of the 1/3 speed food rule. If at least a third of your meal isn't speed foods you won't get much success unless you were previously a pastry (or similar) fiend. When I struggled in the past I was taking photos and keeping a visual diary. It's easier to see that way how your plate balances out and definitely had better weeks.

Also make sure all your snacks are speed food too. Although there's a lot of free foods it's the speed foods that make you lose weight so using chicken or banana as a snack isn't helping lose weight (but is great to help maintain weight as they are healthy foods).

Hope that helps and you have a better week next week.

Pollywife Wed 16-Nov-16 11:30:56

Thanks for the tip. I did try will the SF but will try more speed foods this week smile

InfiniteSheldon Wed 16-Nov-16 20:36:31

The plan is 5 to 15 syns a day you only had 12 all week I would reread the book and do it the way it says you need the syns.

ChessieFL Wed 16-Nov-16 21:17:28

Did you do much exercise before? It could be that you've started building up muscle which has offset the fat you've lost if you see what I mean! You will probably find that it will catch up next week as long as you stick to it.

dontsufferfools Wed 16-Nov-16 21:25:17

I'd stop exercising. Seriously. I started SW and was running 3 times a week and my first weigh in I lost 1lb. It was a really slow start.

I stopped running and I lost weight quicker. I've lost 1 1/2 stone now and I exercise now to maintain my weight loss.

Its hugely disheartening, I know, but don't give up just yet.

Pollywife Thu 17-Nov-16 07:07:29

I've always exercised between 5-8 hours a week (gym) and wouldn't stop. I enjoy it and think it's important to be fit, aswell as being a healthy body weight.

I've not eaten syns because I don't want to; I've simply not been hungry - that's all.

Thanks for the advice smile

GasLightShining Thu 17-Nov-16 21:26:41

Is it your time of the month? Seems to make a difference for some people

SuzieQ99 Fri 18-Nov-16 19:52:36

Are you actually overweight or is it just that you are above the weight you are happy at? I am inclined to think that SW is a great diet for those with quite a bit to lose but not so for those just trying to go from slim to slimmer, as the calories taken in can be too high on it. Of course plenty others might disagree.

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