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Realistic time scales for weightloss...

ChubLock

Silver Member
#1
I know I am probably being greedy but I am one of those types who, unrealistically, wants to see results asap.

But I KNOW I am being unrealistic, I am veering off plan and not exercising...I am a disaster waiting to happen!

I suppose 9.5lb loss since the middle of May is okay...still got so far to go though! I want to be slim NOW!!
 
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ilovelife

Wishing and hoping!
#2
I don't have a timeframe in mind because I self sabbtage. I just try to take one day at a time and remember 100% days and the things that I have done well during day. E.g. chuck out food that makes me want to binge :)
 

RubyMoss

Silver Member
#3
I'm definitely like that, I've only been back on plan a few days, and I still peer at myself in the mirror expectantly; it's as if I want to have lost a stone over night.

9.5lbs since May is definitely a great achievement, and you should be extremely proud - keep on going! :D

xxx
 
#4
I know exactly how you feel! In the past, when I tried to diet, I gave up after maybe a week because I didn't feel any different. With SW, I hope I can keep at it. I feel more optimistic :)
 

Mrs V

Loves Life!
#5
If you work out that you loose (at the least) 1lb a week, it will give you a time scale of your goal. Im loosing roughly 1.5lb a week and thats fine with me.
 

Circes

Strutting her stuff
#6
I know I am probably being greedy but I am one of those types who, unrealistically, wants to see results asap.

But I KNOW I am being unrealistic, I am veering off plan and not exercising...I am a disaster waiting to happen!

I suppose 9.5lb loss since the middle of May is okay...still got so far to go though! I want to be slim NOW!!
Well it's not going to happen so what are you going to do now?

You can get depressed about how long it's going to take or you can celebrate your successes and look to the time when you will be slim again. Set yourself mini targets for every half stone and give yourself a non-food reward for reaching your target.

Remind yourself how long it took to put the weight on. It didn't happen overnight or even over a few months. You put on a little every week and over the months and probably years all those little bits added up to a lot. And it will come off in the same way, a pound here and there and added up over a year that's nearly four stone!
 
#7
To begin with, we'd all love to have it just happen overnight. We all just wanted to be slim now, right then in that moment.. we wanted to be what we imagin ourselves to be at the end.


i for one, and i only speak for myself.. other target members may feel differently.
It took me 15 months to get 4 and a half stone off.. at the begining, even a month seemed like a lifetime.. but the time flew so fast. I can barely remember it at all now.. but what i do know is that it took me a long time to ajust to my new body.. to find myself, my new self. Yes your the same person inside but not really.. your life will change for the better but because its somthing youv wanted for so long, and waited for.. and worked so hard for.. when your there.. its like.. what do i do now? and you have to learn how to not worry about people looking at you, talking about you.. wondering if they'r watching you.. picking up that size whatever and walking into the changing room without wandering if the assistant is thinking somthing about the size youv picked. All the little things you secretly worry when your big. Is that girl watching you whilst you eat.. is she judgeing you ..

you know what, for the first six months i was terrified whenever i caught someone glancing over at me.. that they knew i used to be fat. Somehow. By the way i ate.. by the way i carried myself.. i was convinced that somehow, they'd just know.

The truth is of course, no one gives a f*** and even if they are thinking anything remotly related to me.. we lead different, seperate lives.. they'r opinions mean nothing and the likley hood of me ever being in the same room as them again is unlikley, as a stranger.

Deep down, you dont want it to happen overnight. Its not just the numbers, its not just your dress size. For it to be a life change, you have to change inside too.. and that will never happen overnight.. - even on a food replacement diet :p

i know im rambeling a bit but if it makes any sence to you.. i really mean it. It was a big ajustment for me. . enjoy the journey, cause it aint always rosey when you get there either. xxxx
 

*EB*

Gold Member
#8
Realistically set goals for losing 1lb a week - i have some weeks where its near on impossible to lose, so this makes my average about 1lb a week now! I would love it to be more, but everyone is different.

Good luck - but dont beat yourself up about it- it didnt go on over night did it? hehe! ive been growing the junk in my trunk for about 5 years or more!!! x
 

Alia

Silver Member
#9
I know I am probably being greedy but I am one of those types who, unrealistically, wants to see results asap.

But I KNOW I am being unrealistic, I am veering off plan and not exercising...I am a disaster waiting to happen!

I suppose 9.5lb loss since the middle of May is okay...still got so far to go though! I want to be slim NOW!![/QUOTE

You and me both hun, problem is it does n't work like that - My weight has gone on over many many years of self abuse and its not going to come off over night - I've managed to get to a place where I'm able to set a realistic target - I've given myself 3 years and it can be done with a weightloss of 1.5 pounds a week so throw in a few good weeks a month and I'll get there before.

9.5 pounds is a great start, enjoy this journey of self discovery cause after all slimming world is not just about losing weight its about changing our relationship with food and our whole outlook on life.
 


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