*Newbie* Slimming World with a permanent colostomy and slow transit bowel..... struggling to loose weight.....help.


New Member
Good morning everyone
I joined SW 1 January 19. I have a permanent colostomy bag(stoma) from an operation l had 5 months ago due to severe constipation and a very slow transit bowel. Up to now l have lost just 6.5lbs and l am really struggling. Before Christmas l started getting severe obstructions and keep getting them now, on a weekly basis. I take 2 movicol a day too but getting constipated and having hardly any weight loss is getting me down. Since starting SW l eat loads of fruit and vegetables but they don't seem to be helping.
Please can anyone help. Any ostomates doing SW or do you have a slow transit bowel.
What helps you.....please help. It's getting me really down......if l could go to the toilet normally l'd be loosing lbs
Many thanks 😊
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Full Member
S: 20st2lb C: 20st2lb G: 19st0lb BMI: 41.6 Loss: 0st0lb(0%)
Hi Pudding Queen, that's a lot to deal with, on the plus side you are losing at least a pound a week so you're going in the right direction!