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newbie--- how long before you see a difference in your own weight loss???

#1
hi i'm joanne, im 38 and this is my first diet, I am doing slimming world --- so far so good :) i'm enjoying learning all the recipes and my group is brill!!!
I was a size 20 and now I am 16-18 , what I was wandering , how long before I will see a difference in weight loss?? about from the obvious clothes fitting better e.t.c
thanks!!!
 
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S-L-W

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#2
I remember when I really started to notice it was when when my collarbone magically reappeared!! Always a good idea to measure yourself aswell as sometimes you could lose more inches than pounds! Sounds like you've got off to a good start by dropping a couple of dress sizes. Well done!
 
#3
Glad you're enjoying the diet. Doesn't eating cheese toasties feel naughty! ;D

In answer to your question, I think it really depends on the person :) I don't think anyone dared to comment about my weight loss until I'd lost about 2 stone! I think I noticed the most difference around then too. I was down from a size 18 and squeezing into a size 14 after a 2 stone loss!

You've done so well already. How long has it taken you so far?
 
#4
I've lost 4 stone in 24 weeks gone from a size 18/20 to 14, plenty of people kept saying look at you, your losing so much weight. But to me I didn't feel any slimmer until last weekend when I went clothes shopping, I tried on some slim leg jeans and though wow look at my legs they look so slim and something just clicked in my head. Now I can't stop looking in the mirror lol!
 
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gazter

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hi i'm joanne, im 38 and this is my first diet, I am doing slimming world --- so far so good :) i'm enjoying learning all the recipes and my group is brill!!!
I was a size 20 and now I am 16-18 , what I was wandering , how long before I will see a difference in weight loss?? about from the obvious clothes fitting better e.t.c
thanks!!!
other people will see it before you do. Club 10 is when it really stands out.
 
#8
I take a photo of myself every week and pin it to my bedroom wall, so that I have a visual reminder of how far I have come and how far I want to go x x
 
#10
i am one of those people who are also blind to the weight loss - regardless of how different people tell me i look!

on SW i have lost 1.7lbs since Jan, but since Jan last year i have lost nearly 4 stone, and i still feel the same size i was back then! Yes, my clothes are smaller, but i still see a chubby me :(
 
#11
Lolacola your before and now picture is amazing!! You look terrific you must be so happy with yourself xxx
 
#12
i am one of those people who are also blind to the weight loss - regardless of how different people tell me i look!

on SW i have lost 1.7lbs since Jan, but since Jan last year i have lost nearly 4 stone, and i still feel the same size i was back then! Yes, my clothes are smaller, but i still see a chubby me :(

youve done so well! im not a dr or anything but you might have a little bit of body dysmorphia, or your just not used to seeing a more slender version of yourself? xx
 

J.D

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#13
youve done so well! im not a dr or anything but you might have a little bit of body dysmorphia, or your just not used to seeing a more slender version of yourself? xx
After I lost 4st and was size 12 I still saw a 16st size 18... I once walked in to a night club and thought oh who is she staring at over there? It was a big full size wall mirror and it was me!! Weird to experience.

Look at yourself in a full size mirror like they do on gok wan lol you'll see a difference!
 
#14
It's so hard to see it in yourself - other people will tell you! I started getting comments at about 3 stone lost but I didn't notice it myself straight away.

It is hard to see it yourself so that's where before and after pictures come in - put them together and surprise yourself :) xxx
 
#15
There's a different point for everyone. I've not even lost a stone yet but for me it was this morning when I tried on the gorgeous Calvin Klein dress that I couldn't get into last year because there was at least a 2 inch gap before the zip would do up... and this morning it did up and it kind of fits, albeit rather snugly! :D Another half stone and that should fit me perfectly again, which will be my first interim "clothes" goal met :)
 

gazter

needs to get a life
#17
After I lost 4st and was size 12 I still saw a 16st size 18... I once walked in to a night club and thought oh who is she staring at over there? It was a big full size wall mirror and it was me!! Weird to experience.

Look at yourself in a full size mirror like they do on gok wan lol you'll see a difference!
I do it all the time now, im so vain. Naked and i still think its bad, sticking on a nice shirt and trousers and i look perfect!
 
#18
I've lost nearly 2 stone and I can't see/feel a difference, and my clothes all still fit me ( I only wear stretch stuff and leggings, no jeans/trousers) :(. I lost 5 stone through sickness a few years back and didn't feel different, my body shape is strange though and is in thr same propotrtion whatever size I am so I struggle to see a difference no matter how extreme. I hope my brain catches up this time!!
 

S-L-W

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#19
My husband said tonight that there wasn't as much of me to hug anymore!! Now when they notice something we must've been doing it right!!
 
#20
It took me until nearly 2.5 stone loss to notice a difference in myself and my clothes, the fat around your organs goes first so there must have been loads!
I can't deny the difference now though, just getting into 14's in jeans and my feet are now a size smaller.

I still find it hard to get my head around it though!
 


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