Sticking with v slow weight loss...

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Littlepond Sat 26-Jan-19 08:31:14

I’ve lost 2.5lb since 1st Jan, counting calories. My weight loss is generally slow due to hypothyroidism (getting docs to understand the difference between NHS guidance of normal levels, and where mine needs to be not going well but that’s a whooole other thread!).

So I’m losing weight, but so slow. I’ve got a friend doing WW and she has lost 10lb in the time I’ve lost 2.5!

I don’t want to change my diet plan, this is what I know I can stick to and how I can understand what is “ok” and “not ok” to eat by the numbers, I wouldn’t stick to anything more complicated and I can’t afford a diet club!

Any tips for staying motivated on a loss of 0.5lb a week! I was at least hoping for s bigger loss at the beginning!

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OddestSock Sat 26-Jan-19 08:49:49

Slow and steady is best, you're more likely to keep it off! Well done on the loss so far smile

Unescorted Sat 26-Jan-19 08:53:50

I have a spreadsheet and a graph with a trend line...I may fiddle with the scale on the y axis to make the trend line more impressive. It is really useful to smooth out fluctuations if you weigh daily.

heartshapedknob Sat 26-Jan-19 09:25:48

Consistency is key, well done on your progress so far! Ultimately a slow and steady loss will add up.
Have you measured yourself? It’s quite gratifying to see those go down too and sometimes measurements show more progress than the scale would have you believe.

Littlepond Sat 26-Jan-19 09:56:59

Thanks - measuring is a good idea! I’ve been gong to the gym too, I’m so keen to get healthy and fit as I have a milestone birthday this year...
I do feel healthier but I’ve got 2 stone to lose - that’s a long process at 2.5lb a month!

Thanks for the replies 🙂

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GobblersKnob Sat 26-Jan-19 10:02:34

I think that is excellent progress. Slower weightloss suggests you are more likely to keep it off. 0.5lb a week is generally suggested as optimal really, it's quite a lot when you think about it. Good luck, keep at it and don't compare yourself to others.

wizzler Sat 26-Jan-19 10:55:44

In my opinion...losing too quick means you put it back on again when you relax your discipline. I think you are doing it the right way.


Spongebob79 Mon 28-Jan-19 21:28:45

I’m in a very similar position. Also have hypothyroidism and my weight loss is so slow and I’m so careful what I eat and have been excercising loads. Weighed myself today and I’ve put on nearly half a pound. How can that be! MYbe my medication needs upping?

Honeyroar Mon 28-Jan-19 21:58:21

I've lost 3lbs since Jan 7th. I've done ww before and I'd have lost a lot more by now, but I know I always fall off the wagon after a stone. I feel like I'm eating better and healthier now, so am quite happy.

You're doing well OP.

Eesha Sun 03-Feb-19 00:00:04

Following! I have an underactive thyroid but I also struggle when I don't feel I'm eating that badly but losing nothing but my friend is doing a soup diet and lost 5lbs in a week!

tobee Fri 08-Feb-19 22:15:59

I'm hypothyroid too. I knocked alcohol on the head. Doing 5:2. Lost 1 and 1/2 pounds over 2 weeks (that's not bad for me) this week put on 2 and 1/2 pounds when I'd actually eaten better on non fast days. 😩

How, how can this be?

tobee Fri 08-Feb-19 22:18:02

I have my bloods done annually. Wondered if they were under medicating me in the past but my levels were fine by any reckoning.

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