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Only lost a couple of pounds in 1st week

It's much more normal than you think!!!

As for portion control, just make sure you have the 1/3 superfree on your plate at each meal and you'll be fine.

A lot of people who start off slowly have bigger losses in the second.week, so do keep on with your good work.


Bring on the trumpets
S: 15st10lb C: 14st6lb G: 11st0lb BMI: 31.6 Loss: 1st4lb(8.18%)
Hi there

You lost 4lbs.........I lost 5lbs in my first week.....a woman in my class lost 7lbs :clap:. There is no exact science ;)

Well done, keep going and it will come off :D

S: 13st8lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 0st9lb(4.74%)
Thanks for your support. My start weight was weighed at the hospital with my clothes on and todays weigh in was at home sans clothes - so I think I only lost 2lbs......... I will defo carry on thou - maybe I'll try and just weigh myself once a fortnight and judge by my clothes whether things are 'moving'.

I'm on Insulin and HRT so perhaps they interfere with loss??


Strutting her stuff
S: 17st12lb C: 10st7lb BMI: 22.3 Loss: 7st5lb(41.2%)
Seriously! 2lb is a bag of sugar!!!
Go and pick one up and then come back and say you are disappointed ;)
S: 13st8lb C: 12st13lb G: 11st6lb BMI: 28.3 Loss: 0st9lb(4.74%)
Didn't think of different scales - good point. Just been to pick up a bag of sugar and it is blooming heavy!! Am feeling happier..........fanks!! :D


Gold Member
S: 33st5.5lb C: 19st11lb G: 16st9lb BMI: 33.7 Loss: 13st8.5lb(40.75%)
always try and weigh in the same time, place and clothes as you did the week before..
I take it that you're doing this online or solo rather than attending a group?

First week large losses are usually down to a couple of things..
1. it was * week or close to it so they were retaining water the first weigh in
2. they ate or drank more during the day before first weigh in
3. they had a really bad diet before and changing to a low fat / low salt diet means they lose a lot of water the first week..
S: 15st10lb C: 13st8lb G: 11st6lb Loss: 2st2lb(13.64%)
Kazzabon, my daughter gained 4 lbs the first week while I lost 6lbs. Very strange but she has now, after 4 weeks left me in her dust! lol Keep it up you're doing terrific.