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Newbie...Realistically, how much sensible weight loss is possible in a year?

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by Arcadia, 30 December 2009 Social URL.

  1. Arcadia

    Arcadia Member

    I am hoping to lose approximately 4 stone in weight. Is this a sensible target over a period of 12 months or would I be expecting too much? Interested to hear how others have done in a year. Thank you :)
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  3. JestersTear

    JestersTear Cute, but psycho!

    I lost my 4 stone in a year.
    I also know another member who has lost 6 in the same time.
  4. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

    Loads of variables! It depends on things like:
    • Your age,
    • Starting weight,
    • How faithfully you follow the plan,
    • Whether you're exercising or just dieting,
    • If you're a first-time dieter or yo-yo-er
    • Whether you have weeks off for holidays/birthdays/christmas etc., or follow the plan all the time.
    Things like that!

    A sensible rate of loss is 1-2lbs a week. 4 stone is 56lbs...so in a year, yes it's totally achievable, even allowing for the odd gain.

    However, even if you don't make your 4 stone target in a year, I can guarantee if you get started and try to make it, you'll be a darn sight closer to goal in 12 months than if you didn't try. :)
  5. Arcadia

    Arcadia Member

    Thanks for the replies. Can I ask if you do red or green or EE?? Helliecopter it totally makes sense hearing you say 1-2 lbs a week over a year is easily doable. I suppose I wasnt thinking like that! I feel much more positive now :D
  6. maxine uk

    maxine uk Full Member

    i think its doable hun
    ive lost 4 stones 4.5lb since june 09 never been hungry and loving sw, but i have been 100% even over christmas which some people might call boring but the scales showed i have around 3 stones 11lb to go for 2010 and have given myself until christmas to lose it..
    good luck with your journey and keep chatting these boards are fantastic
    happy new year everyone
  7. Purple_Star

    Purple_Star Silver Member

    I joined ww on 28 Oct 08 and got to goal on 12th Oct 09, having lost 9 stone, I have since lost a further half stone or so. I stuck to the plan 100% and lost almost every week, and do a lot of excercise.
  8. HellieCopter

    HellieCopter Gold Member

    I do mostly Extra Easy with a few green days and very rarely, a red day.
  9. *EB*

    *EB* Gold Member

    wow thats amazing.....what exercise do you do? xx
  10. Purple_Star

    Purple_Star Silver Member

    Hi, I do 4 classes a week - a mixture of pilates, spin, circuits and legs, bums and tums xx
  11. flabbybumbum

    flabbybumbum On a mission

    Hiya...it took me a year to lose 4 stone and i took a VERY scenic route lol!

    I think you should focus on 1 lb a week, if you do that, in a years time you will be just 4lb short of your four stone loss. I think 1 lb a week is very realistic.

    All the best x
  12. D3bblicious1

    D3bblicious1 Wants to be a skinny mini

    id love to go to classes for extra exercises but ive just not got the time for work . id love to just loose a lb a week but im aiming for a 3 stone loss by june :)x

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