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Slimming World

SW Support Thread #1 of 2018

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Groovee · 31/12/2017 21:34

New thread to see in 2018. Everyone welcome.

Having lost 4st in 2017... I'm looking at target by Valentine's Day if possible.

Look forward to welcoming everyone back and welcome to those embarking on their journey x

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emwithme · 04/01/2018 11:16

Hi all. Am back and ready to focus on getting back to target. DH and I have been taking a break from TTC but we're back on that now too.

Currently sitting exactly 1 stone above the top of target range, 1 stone 3 lbs above target itself. Want to get there by, ideally, my birthday (mid-February).

I am about to meal plan for the week, then head to the supermarket while I'm still feeling inspired. (And for those of you seeking inspiration, my current fabulous consultant is in this month's magazine, starting at page 10).


latedecember1963 · 04/01/2018 12:43

Tiredtimster, in February 2017 I was you, except I was 53 not 43.
I'm 5' 3" tall and weighed 15 stone 2 1/2 lb.
Since then I've lost 1 1/2 stones which has made a huge difference to my wellbeing. I'm a slow loser by most people's standards but I've had some health issues this last year so I'm happy so long as the trend is downwards.
This is a brilliant thread for giving encouragement.


Newyearnewme10 · 04/01/2018 13:05

Tiredtimster, I hope it goes ok today. Take a deep breath and walk through those doors. It's the beginning of an incredible journey.
I joined SW just under 13 weeks ago and have lost 1 and a half stones. Like you, I'm only 5'3, and weighed 15 stone 11 lb when I jumped on their scales. Stay to group tonight and you walk away feeling so motivated! You'll feel even better when you go for your first weigh in and find out that you've lost!!👍🏼
Let us know how you get on x


ALemonyPea · 04/01/2018 14:16

Hi Em, glad to see you back, hope you’re doing ok.

I’ve changed groups as couldn’t make my usual one any more. I’ve yet to stop for the actual class, but aiming to stop next week.


sillysausage16 · 04/01/2018 15:37

Hi everyone, starting slimming world on Monday to lose weight, mainly for health reasons. Think I have about 6 stone to lose. It seems like such a mountain to climb Sad


Groovee · 04/01/2018 16:10

Lovely to see you back Em.

@sillysausage16 I broke it down into smaller targets. So 1/2 a stone then a stone. It makes it so much more achievable. I hit my 4st award in November and it felt great.

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Tiredtimster · 04/01/2018 16:17

Nearly time to go! I’ve talked myself out of it and back in to it. The overwhelming emotion is embarrassment I think. I’ve read the SW magazine and have inspiration from MN. Off I go...


ibuiltahomeforyou · 04/01/2018 16:27

Good luck @Tiredtimster - you can do this!!


Mollie85 · 04/01/2018 16:32

I want to lose about five stone too - don’t have the meetings as I’m in the Channel Islands, but have a lot of literature on the plan - free foods / a and b and then syn everything else.

I start Sunday Grin

I lost five stone in 2014 doing Atkins but lost my gallbladder then put it all back on Hmm

1st goal - lose 20 pounds by the end of March (birthday) Cake


ALemonyPea · 04/01/2018 16:55

Sillysausage, I had 7 stone to lose when I first started SW. It seems quite daunting at first doesn’t it. Like Groovee said, do it in half stones, younget an award after each one, so aim for each award.

It took my 14 months to get to target, you can do it if you really want it.


Tweetypie30 · 04/01/2018 17:18

I was all set to go and join tonight but I've got the days wrong. The class I want to go to is on Tuesday nights not Thursday. So annoyed with myself. I could have started on Tuesday.


skittycat · 04/01/2018 17:19

@ALemonyPea - if you don’t mind me asking, did the weight come off quite quick to start or was it quite steady going? Has it made a difference to your life losing so much?

7 stone is about what I’m aiming for!


Oly5 · 04/01/2018 17:23

I started on Tuesday and feel motivated. Have 3st of baby weight to lose which I want gone by summer.
Initial weigh in was 13st 9lb


Groovee · 04/01/2018 17:43

@Tiredtimster I'm glad you are going.

Spaghetti Bolognese tonight. Was very yummy.

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Petaldrops · 04/01/2018 17:49

How's everyone getting on, I'm making the SW hunters chicken from the pinch of nom website for dinner tonight.


sillysausage16 · 04/01/2018 18:04

@ALemonyPea that is amazing!!! I really really need to do this for my health. I've done the plan before, lots of times but my willpower always fades


Oldowl · 04/01/2018 18:43

I love the photos of your dinners, Groovee. They always look so colourful and yummy. Off to make sweet potato and butternut squash chilli.


ALemonyPea · 04/01/2018 19:25

It come off quite steady. I lost 7lb my first week, then was steady between 1-2 lb a week. During July/August, I’m not entirely sure what happened, but I managed to lose just over 2 stone in that time. The last stone was the hardest, I had an operation in that time as well, but worth sticking with, even though I nearly gave up a few times.

I’ve maintained quite well since getting to target in June. Only been out of my range twice, one holiday and another operation, but found it easy to get back into though. I’m probably out of range atm, but it has been Christmas.


Raisedbyguineapigs · 04/01/2018 19:41

Hi all! I went back tonight for the first time since before Christmas and have put on 1 1/2 lb which I'm pleased with considering my humungous alcohol drenched 10 days or so over Christmas and my complete inaction! I'm glad I went. I was feeling really demotivated and fed up, but now I feel all motivated again. Lots of crappy stuff going on at home, so I'm using SW as my distraction and an hour out of the house every week!


Groovee · 04/01/2018 19:46

Well done @Raisedbyguineapigs

You are welcome @Oldowl I find visuals help me better.

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Newyearnewme10 · 04/01/2018 19:48

Well done @Raisedbyguineapigs 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼
That's amazing🙂


larry55 · 04/01/2018 20:31

I have been doing sw for many years and my weight has gone up and down. Just before Christmas I got within half a pound of what I had set as my target - 10 stone - I am 5ft 3in but put on 3 1/2 lbs over Christmas so 4lbs to go.

I have lost 3 stone altogether and much improved my diabetes. I have decided to join you to get to my target hopefully by the end of January.


Newyearnewme10 · 04/01/2018 20:43

@Tiredtimster how did you get on tonight?


Groovee · 04/01/2018 20:46

Welcome @larry55

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susurration · 04/01/2018 21:19

Evening all. @Groovee your dinner looks delicious! I made the SW Beans and Rice Burritos with Egg wraps and it was a bit underwhelming to be honest. Bit flavourless. Think I might experiment with making the egg wraps with beef and rice burritos instead, but at that point it seems like I might as well just have chilli without the stodgy egg wrap.

@tweetypie30 that's annoying about the group. Are you going to eat on plan before Tuesday?

Well done to all who are being weighed in this week and finding they haven't gained too much!

I made myself a weight loss chart today, to cross off the lbs to my target. I'm hoping the visual taped to the wardrobe door, next to the mirror, will help me keep motivated. Hoping to be at least 10lbs down by our anniversary at the beginning of Feb.

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