Slow loss in first week

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by sophiec89, 30 July 2014.

  1. sophiec89

    sophiec89 Well-Known Member

    Hi everyone!

    Feeling a little bit disheartened today. I joined SW online last week and have had my first weigh in this morning and only lost 1lb! Has anybody else had a slow loss in their first week? Any tips for next week?

    Thanks! X
  2. Gwella

    Gwella Well-Known Member

    There are plenty of people on here who had a small loss in week 1. I had 2lb off then 1lb in week two but it all added up quickly in the end. It's just less publicised than the mega losses some people get which can be due to a switch from a REALLY unhealthy diet, which generally mean they're losing glycogen and water. As you are already within the healthy weight category your losses are likely to be a bit slower. But 1-2lb a week is a healthy rate to lose at and is better for long-term maintenance.

    If you're still concerned feel free to post your food diary and I'm sure people will let you know any errors.
  3. Elanor

    Elanor Well-Known Member

    I only lost 0.5lb in my first week, I was quite disappointed, but then lost 2.5lbs in my 2nd week and 6lbs the following week. It can be a slow process, but stick with it as it really does work. I think once you settle into food optimising it gets easier. But I haven't been doing it long, so I am still learning.
  4. sophiec89

    sophiec89 Well-Known Member

    Thank you both for replying! I know you are both right I was just a bit taken aback as when I have done SW before I have always had a bigger loss in the first week. However I know this works and it's a marathon not a sprint so I will keep plugging away at it! :)
  5. Elanor

    Elanor Well-Known Member

    Good luck with it :) I was sceptical at first, now I have been convinced that it works. What helps me is knowing that uf I have a bad day, there is always tomorrow to get back on it.

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  6. jo1967

    jo1967 Member

    I lost 2lb in my first week. I was a little disappointed inside but I figure it is a loss not a gain and slow and steady wins the race right?! Lets see how we do next week! x
  7. Jaffa Cake

    Jaffa Cake Well-Known Member

    Your weight is already in the healthy range so you might not lose as fast as other people who have a higher bmi.

    When you lost last time were you heavier or had you changed your diet dramatically ?
  8. pippa8

    pippa8 Well-Known Member

    As others have said, you're in the healthy BMI range so it won't come off as quickly as others. 1-2lb is a healthy weekly loss anyway, I know it can be disheartening but keep going. It'll come off eventually x
  9. Squares76

    Squares76 Well-Known Member

    Another that lost 0.5lb in first week. 6st and 12 months later glad I stuck at it

    Don't let it dishearten you, keep going giving it your best shot.
  10. Peachdream

    Peachdream Active Member

    I'm exactly the my first 2 weeks I only lost 3lbs while all the others who joined the same week got their half stone award. My weigh in is today and according to my scales I'm sts:sigh:... I text my consultant yesterday and she rang me she's so lovely!! My problem is that I'm not eating enough superfree so hopefully that will help this week
  11. Eternal Euphoria

    Eternal Euphoria New Member

    A loss is a loss, as long as you didn't gain ;). Don't let it dishearten you.
  12. bride2b83

    bride2b83 Active Member

    1lb per week=52 lbs in a year so in a year you will have lost 3.5 stone pretty good!
  13. NotsofattyPatty

    NotsofattyPatty Well-Known Member

    I gained in my first week! As Gwella says, the biggest losses are usually made by people who are drastically changing their way of eating and who are also overweight by some margin. For someone who is already in the healthy BMI range for your height, you have actually made a very good start!

    I am firmly of the belief that the slower you lose the fat, the less likely you are to put it back because healthy habits have a chance to become ingrained. However, as a slow loser I admit I might be somewhat biased!

    Just keep on doing what you have been doing - and perhaps start a diary on here - and the time will come when you look back and wonder what you were worrying about.

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