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    Diet: Slimming World
    Height: 5ft7in
    Start Date: 20.02.2014
    Start Weight: 12st9lb
    Current Weight: 12st4.5lb
    Goal Weight: 10st7lb
    Goal Date: 01.05.2014


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    Current BMI: 27
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    Weight to Lose: 1st11.5lb
    % Lost 2.54%

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    Hey fellow slimmers, so I joined slimming work two weeks ago, lost 4.5lb in week one. Got my second weigh in tonight, got a strong feeling that iv either maintained or gained. I am not happy with loosing 1 or 2lbs a week. Can anyone make any suggestions. Please im desperate.

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    Goal Date: 04/09/14


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    Start BMI: 33.1
    Current BMI: 22
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    Total Weight Loss: 4st7lb
    % Lost 33.69%
    Looking at your stats, 1 or 2lbs a week is a good loss as you don't have a lot to lose. You have to think of it in terms that SW helps you lose safely by eating a healthy balanced diet, whereas some of the diets that help you lose more per week are extreme, often not good for your body and don't constitute a balanced diet.
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    First of all, you don't know what you have lost this week, despite your strong feeling, so wait and see what the SW scales say.

    Secondly, most people lose a lot in the first week and then settle down to 1-2 lbs a week, which SW (and other experts) says is a healthy rate at which to lose. It is sensible and sustainable - this is a plan for life, not a quick fix.

    If you aren't going to be happy with this, then I don't really know what to suggest. Most people would be delighted with a steady 2 lb loss a week - this would be 8 lbs in four weeks, over a stone in two months, There are over 40 weeks till Christmas, that's 80 lbs, that's nearly 6 stone!

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    2lbs a week is the top end for a healthy weight loss each week, 1-2 is completely normal, and as Anna said, it adds up quickly. Sometimes when I'm convinced I've gained the scales surprise me with a nice little loss, don't panic till you know for sure, and then if you do gain, look back at what you've eaten and try and figure out why - a lot of people have a much smaller loss or even a maintain their second week, it's just your body settling in to change.

    2lbs a week will be over a stone by your goal date, try not to worry too much.
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    Current BMI: 34.1
    Goal BMI: 25


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    Weight to Lose: 3st13lb
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    Why do you think you have gained? If you have followed it all week I'm sure you'll get a nice surprise at WI, and even if not you'll see it next week if you stick with it. 1-2lbs a week is a good loss, but you might find that some weeks you lose more and others less, but it all evens out in the long term, Good luck!

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    Goal Date: November 2014


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    Current BMI: 28.4
    Goal BMI: 24.7


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    Total Weight Loss: 1st8lb
    Weight to Lose: 1st7lb
    % Lost 12.22%
    Like all the previous posters have said, you can only expect to lose 1-2lbs on SW. Those little pounds add up quickly though - even 1lb a week makes over 3 stone in a year! The rate of loss is quite slow but you will never go hungry and can eat masses of free and superfree food.

    On Weight Watchers/Rosemary Conley etc you will lose a similar amount. If you're really desperate to lose weight very quickly your only alternative is to do a VLCD ( very low calorie diet) like Cambridge/Lipotrim/Lighter Life. However these are incredibly harsh regimes to follow - you live entirely off shakes and only take in around 600 cals a day. You will see results though. I know I couldn't do one of these - I love my food too much!





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