mintpoppet · 04/07/2015 15:41
I lost 2 lbs in the first week. I was really annoyed. I'd done everything right. I lost nothing for the following 5-6 days and was beside myself! Somehow I kept going and had lost a stone in a month. Lost 2 stone in total and have kept it off. Still need to lose a lot more but Cambridge is a short term thing. I will try it again sometime.
HelenaDove · 04/07/2015 16:30
I lost 10 stone on slimming world It took me two years. I lost a stone a month for 7 months and it took over a year to lose the final three. 3 and a half stone in i got gallstones and spent ten months in excrutiating pain. Two doctors and a surgeon told me it was due to fast weight loss. I was 29 when i started this in 2002.
Gained 4 and a half stone over a few years due to giving up smoking and having to live on a very low income.
Went back to SW two years ago and have lost 3 stone 9 pounds in two years. AND IVE STUCK TO IT.
it works but works a lot slower a second time and after the age of 40 Having no gall bladder probably doesnt help either.
And SW were not that interested when i got ill. FACT!
When i started this LONG LONG journey in 2002 i was a size 28 Ive now stabilised at a size 14 to 16. Yet im a 34 HH in bras Dropping into a 32 back size. I DONT lose off my chest but it falls off everywhere else. Unless i stop and stabilise here im going to have back problems.
HelenaDove · 04/07/2015 16:52
mintpoppet i went to see a doctor who said these kinds of slower weight losses are perfectly normal.
Same doctor also told me she hates slimming clubs for this very reason.....that they skew what is normal. She didnt think much of the competitive aspect either.
She told me not to worry about other ppls losses and to just focus on myself. It was good advice.
bertsdinner · 04/07/2015 16:53
Lost an average 2lb a week on Slimming World.
Ive lost about 6 stone in total, taken me about 3 years, though I maintained at 11 stone for over 18 month before losing the final 1 1/2 stone this year.
I liked SW as I could eat normal food with a few tweaks and you can eat loads of fruit.
I did switch to calorie counting this year as I felt it gave me more flexibilty, but didn't do a very low cal diet.
WorktoLive · 04/07/2015 17:14
I've lost half a stone on SW in 5 weeks but I only have about 20 pounds to lose in total and I've gone way over the syns allowance most weeks.
SIL did lighter life, lost about 7 stone in a few months but ended up in hospital with heart trouble in her 20s. She regained most of the weight within a couple of years.
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