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Already eat healthy will sw work for me

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Serj123 Sat 28-Jan-17 16:47:32

Hi after having my baby in September I put on a bit of baby weight. I'm 12st now and would like to loose 1-2 stone, however I already quite eat healthy so wondering if sw would still work to loose the extra few stone? Just interested in if anyone else wasn't massively overweight and still managed to loose weight?

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ChessieFL Sat 28-Jan-17 17:45:13

I was 12 stone 7 when I started and am now 2 stone lighter!

Serj123 Sat 28-Jan-17 18:03:09

Oh well done! How long you been doing it for?

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BasinHaircut Sat 28-Jan-17 18:35:45

You will lose, but it will probably be slow. Although that's not a bad thing.

I started SW at 12st 4, lost 7.5lbs first week but only 1lb last week. Not holding out much hope for more than 0.5lb-1lb this week.

But last year I did SW for about 10 weeks and lost 1 stone. Starting at 12 stones. It does work if you follow it and don't think 'oh I don't need to lose much so I'll have a bit extra' blush

dcrxcm Sat 28-Jan-17 22:24:17

To echo what somebody has already said - it will work but it will be slower. My fellow SW friends who tend to shed 4lb in a week when I'm only getting 0.5lb are the ones who had a pretty poor diet before starting. For instance a friend of mine didn't quite realise the effect of juice, chicken Kiev or rich puddings with every meal, whereas I have always avoided the latter two. The shock factor to her body was a lot greater than mine I suspect!

Serj123 Sun 29-Jan-17 10:19:29

Great thanks guys, I'm going to give it a go as prob could do with being stricter drink wise. I've managed to get into my size 10 jeans from a 14 in September but still not looking great under there ha so need to get something done!

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dcrxcm Sun 29-Jan-17 11:06:23

The other thing I'd suggest you do is take measurements... I lost a mere half a stone in the last 5 months of 2016 - EXTREMELY frustrating but during this time people commented on my changed shape a lot and sure enough it was the inch loss they could see.

BasinHaircut Sun 29-Jan-17 11:35:49

OP also bear in mind that your body is still reconvening from growing a human and giving birth, so be kind to yourself and don't expect too much. You may also find that you never return to your pre-pregnancy weight or shape.

Parker231 Sun 29-Jan-17 11:43:09

SW works but you need to stick to it and accept that 1lb a week loss is good and with a slow and steady loss you are more likely to keep it off - I speak from experience of doing it too fast and putting it back on again!

alibongo5 Wed 01-Feb-17 10:34:22

I started at 11 stone 6 last October/November and have lost almost a stone with a loss or maintain every week except over Christmas. It's slow but steady which suits me and allows me to still enjoy things like eating out and drinking (within reason). If I was very strict, the weight loss would have been quicker but as I say I am happy with how it is going.

bailey1234whops Wed 01-Feb-17 10:52:57

Ok thanks for your tips, I do fluctuated between pounds at the moment which drives me mad but hopefully will see a decrease in the next couple of weeks. You always see lots of success stories of people losing so much but then they have a lot too lose so I suppose it's quicker for them.

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