@Soon2BD-CBee: I’m not with Slimming World, but I am dieting/maintaining.
I’ve joined Slimmg World twice and both times had short-term success. But I found attending the meetings/weigh-ins a drag (esp as I work 2 evenings a week, and am at university a third evening; the meetings were really cutting into the time I can spend with my OH), and found the plan restrictive in some ways.
Last year I started using My Fitness Pal, and haven’t looked back; if I want to lose weight I set my calorie limit at 1500, and 1700 if I want to maintain. I love it as nothing is forbidden and I don’t have to count syns; if I want a pre-packaged sandwich at 300 calories, it just comes off my allowance. It’s also made me much more aware of calorie and fat content, and has encouraged me to make healthier choices eg instead of getting a pizza on my way home, at a whopping 1500 calories, I’d get a large chicken kebab with a small amount of extra-light mayo and lots of salad, at 400 calories; instead of getting steak and chips I’d order steak and jacket potato; etc.
It’s also made me exercise more as I love inputting the exercise I’ve done and seeing how much it’s burned; it encourages me to hit the pool and burn calories before a night out, so that I have enough calories in the bank.
Anyhoo, I know you were after people who follow Slimming World, and that I’ve gone off on a huge tangent lol, but basically, I’ve gradually dropped 24 pounds in total, and maintained it fairly well (currently carrying an extra 4 pounds due to an all inclusive holiday, laziness, and stress leading to comfort eating and drinking :-s; planning on losing that over the next 2 weeks). I hit my target weight of 8 stone 8 back in April, and since then my weight on average has fluctuated between 8 stone 7 and 8 stone 10 depending on water retention etc.
I do however think Slimming World is great, as I think it encourages people to eat more healthily, and again, to make healthier choices. I also like their new plan (when I first joined it was just ‘original’ and ‘green’ days) as I think it’s much easier to follow.
My favourite Slimming World recipes are their Chicken Tikka Massala, and their Aloo Gobi (from their curry book); both are delicious and I cook them a lot (though I stopped eating meat a while ago so don’t eat the chicken one any more lol; I cook it for my family and OH though, and it went down a storm when we had friends over for dinner recently). I also did some really nice lamb kofta kebabs once; think the recipe was from a magazine though.