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Stuck at the same bloody weight

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dudelooks Mon 08-May-17 07:33:58

Been bang on plan. Loads of speed food. Loads of water. Around 6 syns per day. No rice or pasta or spuds as I don't eat these anyway.

Yet the fucking scales haven't shifted all bloody week.

What am I doing wrong? Or is this normal?


dudelooks Mon 08-May-17 07:35:36

Sorry, I should have added that this is my eighth week or something like that.

calzone Mon 08-May-17 07:38:29

I've lost 3 stone with sw but plateaued for weeks.

I'm now doing a version of sw5:2 where I fast for 2 days a week and I lost 5LBS last week!!

OwlinaTree Mon 08-May-17 09:46:20

Have you lost nothing for 8 weeks or is it just this week?

Saladd0dger Mon 08-May-17 09:57:36

Up your syns to 15. I find I stay stuck if I don't have them all x

dudelooks Mon 08-May-17 11:27:06

Thank you all for your replies.

calzone that's interesting - tell me more?

I've lost 19lbs. I have another 2 stone to go to target (god that sounds like so much sad).

I'm hoping this is just a plateau that I will eventually overcome but it's so disheartening when you're really on plan and the stupid scales don't reflect it whatsoever.

OwlinaTree Mon 08-May-17 11:45:32

Sometimes you have a sts. It sucks. Hopefully the following week you'll have a bigger loss.

dudelooks Mon 08-May-17 12:57:28

Sts? Stay the same?

OwlinaTree Mon 08-May-17 15:58:25


Groovee Mon 08-May-17 20:25:51

Have you done your measurements?

dudelooks Mon 08-May-17 20:41:08

I haven't, groovee. I haven't done them since I started. Wish I had.

ClashCityRocker Mon 08-May-17 20:57:31

I had a plateau at about 20lb. It was about three weeks of half a pound loss, sts, etc.

I'm now back to losing a pound and a half to two and a half pound a week which is my usual rate, so was just a blip. No idea why though!

I did have to do a mental reset and sort of treat it like my first week - that seemed to do the trick. Think I got a bit stuck in a rut.

calzone Mon 08-May-17 22:19:28

Fb group called sw5:2 making diets work for you.

I fasted for 2 days on 500 calories and eat sw style the rest of it but count my calories.

dudelooks Tue 09-May-17 12:37:01

clash Glad it's not me. Pleased to hear you got through it.

calzone Thank you

00100001 Fri 12-May-17 11:13:38

Yes - you plateau, because basically your BMR has changed. Don't give up. Also you might find that during your monthly cycle you will struggle. I do - every four weeks I maintain or put on! then Aunt Flo makes an appearance,a nd it all come off again smile

A few things you can do though:

~ Check your portion sizes
~ Look at your snacks, can you make changes there? e.g. if you're having (say) 2 x Muller Lights a day as an am and pm snack, that is around 200 calories, but 2 x apples would be around 100. So see if you can swap out snacks for things like carrot sticks, fish sticks etc
~ Keep to 1/3+ Speed on your plate (see image for clarity)
~ Drink more

00100001 Fri 12-May-17 11:14:43

Also - over time, your weight loss will even out to around 1-2lb a week smile

The first fe weeks will be dramatic (say 3-5 a week) and then it might go to 0.5lb... 1lb...0lb...2lb etc.

00100001 Fri 12-May-17 11:15:03

as long as the trend is downwards, you're doing fine smile

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