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May 13th '16, 09:51 AM  
Windrifter
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*Tentatively peeks out to wave*

Hi, My name is Rachel, I come from and still live in Suffolk UK. 45 years old with 3 grown children and one grandaughter. Always been overweight - chubby baby right up till last August when the scales just edged over 312lbs and I had enough so decided to do something about it.

Last week my scales told me I had lost 68.2 lbs and I was feeing great, I joined a different weight loss forum and reached out a number of times to a few people on there - one day really asking for help and advice and I got precicely no replies - hence my hesitancy.

This last week my scales have crept up 2 - 3 lbs and I have no idea why! I am desperatly clinging on and trying desperatly to carry on with practically no support.

Here's hoping for some replies on here!

Rach x
 
May 13th '16, 10:22 AM  
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Hi Rachel
Welcome to Social Slimmers!

Well done on your losses so far!

Are you following a particular plan, or just following your own healthy eating plan?

There are plenty of people on here to give advice and support when you need it we're a friendly bunch

Good luck on the rest of your journey! x
 
 
May 13th '16, 10:46 AM  
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OH a reply, thank you!

I started of on meal replacement - just one a day, but I soon slipped back into bad habits. So for the last 6 weeks or so I went onto VLCD meal replacement (all meals) and am now slowly going back to calorie counting with healthy meals.
 
May 13th '16, 11:59 AM  
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There's always a reply here

I'll admit I know very little about the meal replacement plans, as I've never followed one myself, but maybe the increase on the scales is because you're changing the way you are eating and how you are planning your foods/meals?

Sometimes the littlest things can affect weight loss, but you've done superb so far so don't let it deter you

You've possibly already done it, but take your measurements if you haven't already. Sometimes there can be a change in inches rather than pounds on the scales... you may even notice that you clothes are feeling looser, which is always a bonus!
 
 
May 13th '16, 12:36 PM  
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Hi Rachel!

Welcome to Social Slimmers

Can I ask what meal replacements you are using? How long have you been using this plan? Do you have just one food (not replacement) meal a day? If so do you include any carbs/grains?

x
 
 
May 13th '16, 14:56 PM  
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Hi Rachel and welcome to Social Slimmers! That's such a good weight loss you have had, well done!
 
 
May 14th '16, 08:59 AM  
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Hi Rachel, welcome to the forum. I hope you find lots of advice and inspiration here, we like to help
 
May 14th '16, 13:07 PM  
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Hi everyone, many thanks for the replies.

I was using slim and save - 4 meal replacement sachets a day, that got expensive so moved on to exante - 3 meal replacements a day. But to be honest I have not stuck 100% to it, cumbs you're not even allowed to chew sugar free gum for longer than 30 seconds before spitting it out! I am now using up the last of my sachets but usually having one meal a day - often poached eggs on spinach, or just a plate full of roasted vegetables in passata. Or overnight oats with almond milk and honey.

To be honest I don't take measurements, they were kinda depressing and now all my clothes are really baggy so not really noticed much difference in whether they are looser.

The only thing I can think of for gaining 3lbs was I went swimming sunday for a couple of hours, and although I polished off 4 litres of water it was sooooo hot on sunday that it might have been water retention. I'm not back down to where I was a week or so ago but getting there.
 
May 14th '16, 13:37 PM  
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Might be worth taking measurements some point soon... I only say this because as much as it isn't the nicest thing to see written down, now you've lost so much weight already and you're doing exercise, you may see smaller losses on the scales but you'll be toning up everything so it'll balance out. It's what some people call a Non-Scale Victory. It's a victory but just not on the scales

If you don't want to take measurements and see the actual inches, go shopping. You don't actually have to buy anything, just go and try some clothes on to see how much your body has changed and that you can get into a completely different size that you were wearing it can be a huge booster and will help with those times when you haven't had a loss


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