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weight will not shift

Discussion in 'Slimming World' started by fatplop, 12 March 2014 Social URL.

  1. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    For the second time I have reached 15 stone 3.5 pounds and cannot lose any more. I am following the plan and ensuring I have the correct syns. I have had tests and have no physical problem. My partner insists I will only lose weight with exercise and the plan will not work on its own. I have hurt my leg so cannot exercise. I urgently need to lose four stone but nothing is shifting. Can anybody help me?
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  3. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    That must be very disheartening :(

    Could you maybe post a food diary? Just so we could have a peek? It's always the best place to start.....
  4. PatchworkPuss

    PatchworkPuss Gold Member

    Its easy to get into a rut after a while, so try mixing things up a bit with different healthy extras, food and meals, or try a different plan completely. You need to keep challenging your body

    How long have you been maintaining? The SAS log might be a helpful tool if you have sts for a while xx
  5. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    I am vegetarian so do green days. I eat the same breakfast every day as it is the only thing I like. Allen light bars. I do not know how to post a food diary.
  6. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    What is SAS log?
  7. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    You have both lost so much weight. Well done. Do you change what you eat all the time?
  8. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    Right, I'm going to say this in laymans terms...
    When we gain weight, our fat cells grow. When they reach a certain size, they multiply. Once you have these cells, they never go away....they shrink, ie. when we lose weight, but you can never actually get rid of them.
    Now, these cells almost have memory of their own...how many of us reach a certain weight and get stuck there? I'm sure its happened to loads of us....not only when we are losing weight but I have experienced this when gaining weight too?
    So sometimes you reach a certain weight and it just sticks...going up or down...and then, with perseverance, it starts moving again....downwards if dieting and upwards if not!! lol

    Seriously, put this in a search engine a read (in more technical terms) for yourself about this. Its true!
  9. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    Thank you. So if I carry on I could lose weight?
  10. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    Just write down...in a post...what you eat at each meal. Like this:

    Green day
    porridge (HEXB) made with water, stirred through with a free yoghurt and topped with banana and strawberries

    home made coconut rice pudding, apple and a banana

    home made chickpea burgers (other HEXB in breadcrumbs) in 2 warburtons thins (10 syns)mushrooms, onions, jacket potato topped with 4 dairylea light and baked beans. Some ketchup (.5 syn)

    thats what I had today. :)
  11. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    Thank you both so much!
  12. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    You will lose weight...of course. Otherwise we would all stay at a certain weight and never get any lower. But it can become a sticking point, I have certainly experienced this and its always a certain point.....about now in fact!! lol
  13. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    This is ONE theory and actually is more applicable if the excess weight is gained in adolescence. It's less true the later in life you gain the weight. As adults our bodies cease development and begin the process of deterioration. Cell regeneration is still active but slows hence the onset of things such as dementia being more common in later years and it's more the case that the fat cells you have enlarge rather than duplicate and can therefore be shrunk. If you gained an excessive amount of weight during puberty then this MAY explain your problem.
  14. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    My weight was all gained at 27 and over!
  15. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....


    1- NO superfree
    2- 2 That is a lot of syns and I know you say you use them weekly but that doesn't work for everyone
    3- you have three HEXB there? Do you mean the cheese to be hexA?

    This isn't really following the plan and to me explains the problem. You need to revisit the plan and remind yourself of the basic principles. Eating like that has got you this far and no further. Maybe its time for an overhaul. There is very little in terms of nutritional density here?
  16. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    I always just use syns weekly so I can use them in coffee shops. Is that not allowed? I do usually eat a lot of vegetables. On the green plan it says you can have two healthy extra b and two a. Is that wrong?
  17. fatplop

    fatplop Full Member

    Yesterday I had.
    Breakfast, 4 Allen light bars which are healthy extra be.
    Lunch,eggs and feta cheese which is healthy extra b.
    Dinner,jacket potato,baked beans,mushrooms.

    How is that?
  18. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    No that's all correct but you have 3 HEXB and no hexA so I'll assume that was a typo. You can use your syns how you please but there are a couple of things to consider. Firstly that saving them just doesn't work for everyone. Maybe having coffee shop lunches is causing you to stall. I know that when I use my syns on "naughties" rather than meal ingredients my losses are far less.

    If this isn't a typical day maybe give us an idea of what a typical day would look like? Contrarily I also want to say there isn't enough food there. Maybe it's the lack of superfree but 4 Alpen bars for breakfast, a panini, a packet of crisps and anomelette just wouldn't sustain me for a whole day. It could be that your body is hanging on to what it's been given? Our hunter gatherer ancestors left us with some terrible legacies not least our bodies tendency to store fat for the lean months that no longer exist!!!
  19. Jeanne Von Buttonpopper

    Jeanne Von Buttonpopper Silver Member

    Agree with the above honey, you need to try a week of following the plan correctly. Try having daily syns, up to 15 per day and your daily HEXA and HEXB (mix them up a bit) and 1/3 superfree with every meal or most meals at the very least. I think you will certainly see a difference. Also, write everything down. The weekly syns doesn't work for everyone and slimming world don't endorse it.
  20. lentil2

    lentil2 Gold Member

    Not necessarily so.....there is newer evidence of this not just being the case of weight gained in early life, it can happen in later life too.
    You'll need to search more than the first article you come across to find more info.... ;) lol
  21. lickthelid

    lickthelid Lives here....

    thats still 3 hex b?

    and still no superfree with lunch or breakfast? With your dinner did the mushrooms make up 1/3 of the meal?

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