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robinb
02-24-2010, 12:41 PM
Hi there! This thread is intended for people who are following Weight Watchers, but everyone is welcome. Many times I have come home from a meeting itching to "talk" to someone else about what was said in the meeting or maybe share tips or my leader's recipe of the day. I thought it could be a place to hang out, discuss the meeting topic of the week, share recipes and goals and what ever else comes to mind. I know there is already a weigh-in thread, but I thought that we needed someplace a little more "chatty" than just a place to enter our weekly weight loss.

robinb
02-24-2010, 12:53 PM
Since I started the thread, I'll also post first :).

I have been on WW since last summer. I joined as an e-tools member and I love the convenience of being able to track online. I have been (literally) up and down. My mom was in the hospital for the month of August and I lived in hotel rooms and ate every since meal in a restaurant. That wasn't a good month for me in many ways. My mom is fine now, but I have had other weight loss bumps in the road. I came back from WDW in January at almost my heaviest weight ever. Of course, I joined everyone else in the weight loss band wagon and started to attend meetings. They were mobbed!

A few weeks ago my leader said something that stuck with me. She was struggling with a few extra pounds herself and started at attend meeting again. She said that her goal was to "Eat Clean". She made her goal of losing 7 lbs by Valentine's day and was even more of an inspiration to me. So, for the past two weeks, I have been "eating clean". I think that we can all come up with our own definition of "eating clean" but mine was to cut WAY BACK on the processed foods. I was eating a Lean Cuisine type meal virtually every day. I have also tried to stay within my Daily Points (plus earned Activity Points) during the week and splurge with the Weeklies on the weekend. My weigh-in day is on Friday :).

The other thing I have been doing this week is our meeting's "Truth Journal". It is one of two 3-month point trackers that change hands every week. I volunteered to take it last Friday and I have been doing my best to write down EVERYTHING. I find that I am eating less than I expected to with the combination of eating whole, unprocessed foods and tracking everything that I eat.

Amy8888
02-24-2010, 01:58 PM
Hi! I love this idea.

I have been on WW (this time) since the summer. I was on it a couple years ago but got derailed with a move, an ice storm, and the holidays (lots of eating out and so on). It took a year and a half after quitting that first time, and a lot of other failed diet attempts, to decide to go back. It was sort of an impulse decision to rejoin. I gave it about 15 minutes of looking on the WW website to pay my fee. I went to a meeting that night, and I weighed my highest known weight. Like, more than the day I gave birth to my second child. But I decided not to worry about it because I was back on track to really losing weight again.

I have now lost 28 pounds, with the ultimate goal of losing 82 pounds. Between October and February I gained and lost the same 5 pounds, but I'm finally seeing steady losses again. Booking our trip to Disney really invigorated my weight loss efforts. I want to be able to take pictures while there with my family and not cringe when I see them. (Sadly, I've been so self-conscious that I have almost no pictures of me with my kids). You can see my ticker for my Disney mini-goal.

The best saying I heard from my Weight Watchers leader is "You can eat what you want to eat, or you can wear what you want to wear." I am definitely motivated by clothes. I am short, and I'm sick of wearing ill-fitted and/or ugly clothes because it is HARD to find plus-sized clothes if you are short. So I try to keep that phrase in my head when talking myself out of going back for seconds.

I love that idea of the traveling journal! I might bring that up with my leader tomorrow night.

suzanna1066@comcast.
02-24-2010, 05:54 PM
Hi,
This is a great idea. I am also doing WW online and so far I am doing great! :cool1:

I have been yo-yo dieting since my daughter was born 5 years ago. Something feels different this time---I really feel like I am going to succeed.

I am so sick of being fat, cringing at what few photos there are of me. The WW plan has been really easy to follow but I am dreading the plateau I usually hit after I get the first 15-20 pds off. I have to figure out how to bust through it.

Mermaid02
02-25-2010, 08:10 AM
I had not such a great day yesterday. DH had back surgery and I was at the hospital most of the day- cafeteria food. I could have made better choices, but I could have made worse choices too. Back on plan today. :thumbsup2

pjlla
02-25-2010, 09:36 AM
Morning all! I'm anxious to read some more WW talk here. I have been doing WW on my own for 26 months now.... just a lifetime left! I have been within 10 pounds of my goal weight for a few months now, but I seem to keep yo-yoing with the same 5 pounds. It maybe time to decide that I set my goal weight too low, but I'm going to give it a few more months before I give up on seeing 130.

I joined WW many, many times and attended plenty of meetings, which I loved. But I found it harder and harder to regularly attend meeting with my current schedule. When I would miss a meeting or two, it seemed to give me an excuse to give up.... so I decided to forgo the meetings this time and go it alone. I figured after all my different WW attempts (starting back in my early teens), I had the knowledge.... I just needed to apply it. And this has been my most successful attempt to date!! Like I said, I am within 10 pounds of my goal now (actually... I have adjusted my goal downward a few times, so I have technically hit my first and second goals!).

I attribute a great deal of my success this time around on the support I find here on the WISH boards. Kind of like a "drop in" WW meeting that is open 24 hours a day!

Mermaid02.... I hope your DH is recovering comfortably now!

I'm looking forward to sharing recipes and such with you all!..................P

robinb
02-25-2010, 09:48 AM
Good morning everyone!

Amy8888: I know what you mean about being the same weight as when you were pregnant. My weight is pretty darn close to what it was when I was 9 months preggers with my DD! In the past 10 years I have been as much as 25 pounds lighter. It's disheartening to see how far I have to go to get where I once was in recent memory. *sigh* I am very proud of you for losing 28 pounds! Way to go!


suzanna1066: Is there someone online where they discuss the topic of the week? There seems to be a lot going on at the WW website. I love it for tracking but that's about all I use it for. I do much better when I can attend a meeting. It makes me more accountable, KWIM?


Mermaid02: I hope your DH's surgery is successful and he feels better soon. You know ... I think being at a hospital while your spouse is in surgery is pretty much a free pass to eat comfort food. I do have to say that (from my August experience) eating that way for a full month is not recommended. I didn't feel the best after eating that much garbage for that long :sick:.

pjlla:Lifetime members are certainly welcome here too! If you are not officially "lifetime", you will be there soon enough :).

I wanted to touch briefly on last week's meeting topic. I assume that the topic is the same across the country because the leaders need training materials to lead the meeting. Ours was "Eating Out" and I found my new best friend: "Set Points". OMG! I had NO CLUE. I love Set Points. I used them at least 4 times this week. I can eat "filling foods" and not weigh every ounce that goes into my mouth. It is part of my "Eat Clean" mission and you know what ... I am not hungry this week and I have points left over :eek:. We'll see how things shake out on tomorrow's weigh in.

IWISHFORDISNEY
02-25-2010, 10:44 AM
Good morning everyone!

Amy8888: I know what you mean about being the same weight as when you were pregnant. My weight is pretty darn close to what it was when I was 9 months preggers with my DD! In the past 10 years I have been as much as 25 pounds lighter. It's disheartening to see how far I have to go to get where I once was in recent memory. *sigh* I am very proud of you for losing 28 pounds! Way to go!


suzanna1066: Is there someone online where they discuss the topic of the week? There seems to be a lot going on at the WW website. I love it for tracking but that's about all I use it for. I do much better when I can attend a meeting. It makes me more accountable, KWIM?


Mermaid02: I hope your DH's surgery is successful and he feels better soon. You know ... I think being at a hospital while your spouse is in surgery is pretty much a free pass to eat comfort food. I do have to say that (from my August experience) eating that way for a full month is not recommended. I didn't feel the best after eating that much garbage for that long :sick:.

pjlla:Lifetime members are certainly welcome here too! If you are not officially "lifetime", you will be there soon enough :).

I wanted to touch briefly on last week's meeting topic. I assume that the topic is the same across the country because the leaders need training materials to lead the meeting. Ours was "Eating Out" and I found my new best friend: "Set Points". OMG! I had NO CLUE. I love Set Points. I used them at least 4 times this week. I can eat "filling foods" and not weigh every ounce that goes into my mouth. It is part of my "Eat Clean" mission and you know what ... I am not hungry this week and I have points left over :eek:. We'll see how things shake out on tomorrow's weigh in.


You can throw me in the weight the same as preggers bin too. Ho Hum. I have been doing WW on my own but going online for help. I switched to filling foods and I am loving it. I like Eating Clean and I love not having to count the points. It is going well too. I have lost 18 pounds in 2 months. I would love to join the chat about it here.

Amy8888
02-25-2010, 11:27 AM
I have been yo-yo dieting since my daughter was born 5 years ago. Something feels different this time---I really feel like I am going to succeed.



Then you WILL succeed! I believe that it happens when you are finally really ready for it. I had that same feeling when I went to Weight Watchers this time. I knew my weight would be ugly but for once I wasn't depressed about it, because I knew it was a temporary high.

The really funny thing is, when I got home from WW that first night back, I felt so relieved. So many people are concerned with how hard it is to count points. Well I had been devising my own little convoluted weight loss plans for a couple years (trying to find a simple way to track, or to eat so I wouldn't have to track, to be motivated to exercise, etc.) with no success. Putting all my notes and books away that night felt so good. All I had to do was follow Weight Watcher's advice and I would lose weight. I couldn't believe how freeing it felt to join WW!

Sorry, I'm babbling. I decided I'm going to buy another 3 month journal tonight. I bought one the first time I went and used it religiously, and when it was done I just went with the paper trackers you get for free each week. I think I miss the continuity of just having 12 weeks of tracking at your fingertips. Does anyone else use this?

cantwaitvaca09
02-25-2010, 02:36 PM
I'm In!!!
Great Idea for a Thread.

My Story... As a kid I was over weight, In my 20's I was thin I worked out 2x a day everyday, (thank you metoblife) Now in my 30's 2 kids later well I am ... FAT... no other word for it!

I have always been anit WW. I would think, how stupid, pay all that money to have someone tell you what you eat, hey, you should know that ice cream, cake, and french fies are not going to make you loose weight...

So then my father at the age of 56, had to have a 3x bypass. WAKE UP CALL.
I don't want that for me. I don't want my kids paceing the hosptial freaking everytime a nurse came threw the door. So I got on my treadmill in my basment and started to walk, 1 mile in 20 mins!

Then I found out that Disney does a princess 1/2 marathon, I am in love with disney, so I tell DH I gonna do it. He's like ya right, whatever.

So I walk faster on the treadmill, no changes to my weight.. What gives?

I found an the DIS advise on WW's so I went to a meeting, and OMG...

I LOVE IT!
I started Jan 20th I have lost 8. It has not been easy, I still want to eat junk, I still eat junk, but the one this that WW has given me is to be so much more aware of how much I am eating.

I am now much faster in the treadmill, I still wish I lost more weight, but I am so happy with how far I have come in just 6 weeks. My first ever 5k is in April.


Sorry such a long story. But thanks for starting the thread.

cantwaitvaca09
02-25-2010, 02:38 PM
You can throw me in the weight the same as preggers bin too. Ho Hum. I have been doing WW on my own but going online for help. I switched to filling foods and I am loving it. I like Eating Clean and I love not having to count the points. It is going well too. I have lost 18 pounds in 2 months. I would love to join the chat about it here.

18lb in 2 months, that is awesome

cantwaitvaca09
02-25-2010, 02:41 PM
Then you WILL succeed! I believe that it happens when you are finally really ready for it. I had that same feeling when I went to Weight Watchers this time. I knew my weight would be ugly but for once I wasn't depressed about it, because I knew it was a temporary high.

The really funny thing is, when I got home from WW that first night back, I felt so relieved. So many people are concerned with how hard it is to count points. Well I had been devising my own little convoluted weight loss plans for a couple years (trying to find a simple way to track, or to eat so I wouldn't have to track, to be motivated to exercise, etc.) with no success. Putting all my notes and books away that night felt so good. All I had to do was follow Weight Watcher's advice and I would lose weight. I couldn't believe how freeing it felt to join WW!

Sorry, I'm babbling. I decided I'm going to buy another 3 month journal tonight. I bought one the first time I went and used it religiously, and when it was done I just went with the paper trackers you get for free each week. I think I miss the continuity of just having 12 weeks of tracking at your fingertips. Does anyone else use this?

I use the website, and now I am even going ahead days to plan what I am going to eat, like tomorrow I will have some much, much, much, need wine, 2 points per glass! I think it helps me to log online and to know that yes I have have that I will be fine, or ok, only have 1/2 of that.
Also, for the first time I made whole grain pasta, it was good. only 2 points

The Running Ann
02-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Such great stories. I think I have at least one thing in common with everyone who has posted thus far!

I have been doing WW online (only) for a couple of years. I initially lost about 18 pounds, which is actually a few pounds below my goal. After I maintained this for a while, I eased up on religiously tracking the points and my weight was up and down about 5 pounds or so. I would revisit the track for a couple of weeks at a time, but not much more. Eventually, it was more up than down until I had gained about 10 pounds. So, in November, I started tracking my points again and, I have lost the ten pounds. My co-worker is a lifetime WW person with great results, so she has been a big help.

I like the "clean eating" theory. My problem has never really been what I eat (not since college days anyway). Instead, my problem has always been portion size. I can easily go over my points with nothing other than excessive amounts of things like nuts, cereal, air popped popcorn, and pasta. So, my clean eating is really reasonable amounts of whole foods. I also have to watch those carbs, particularly when I am at home over the weekend.

I am currently below my goal weight and have to really work on the activity points to keep below this. Since my fitness goal for the year is to reduce my body fat and to increase muscle, I am not sure how the scale will respond. However, so far so good. My clothes keep getting roomier, so I must be moving in the right direction!

Thanks for starting this thread. I think I will learn a lot!

Jitzy
02-25-2010, 10:03 PM
Hi! I would love to get in on this thread. Once upon a time, I was lifetime, but I'm about four pounds over that now instead of two. We're trying to watch our budget, so I don't want to rejoin but I'm really in need of the support.

The hardest time of day for me is right after my youngest gets home from school about 2:30 and then after 9:00 at night. I should go to bed, but we stay up to make sure our oldest gets all his homework done (he's a high school baseball player).

Mermaid02
02-26-2010, 07:25 AM
Since my dh had his surgery people are bringing us food- UGH! :eek: I know they mean well, but I really don't want it here. I'm not having a very good week.

SC Minnie
02-26-2010, 12:44 PM
I've lost a ton of weight through the years and always gained it back. This time I am vowing to not gain it back. Right now I am heavier than I was when pregnant with DD. :eek: Not good. I did WW about 10 yrs ago and couldn't get the last 10 lbs off and gave up. I also felt deprived. We were able to a a WW at work group so it has been convenient as well as having a lot of support from people I work with all day.

This time DH and on this journey with me, well actually the whole house is. I have decided that as a family we are going to eat healthier. Not just diet. We are eating more fresh veggies. I don't have much junk food in the house anymore. I am more conscious of what I order when we go out. Just this week I went out to lunch with a friend. Order the wrap on a whole wheat tortilla and instead of the fries or o-rings I got a side of steamed broccoli.

I started on 1/13 and have lost 10 lbs so far and DH has lost almost 20. This time I don't feel deprived at all. I actually have a hard time fitting in all my points some days since I eat so many 0 pt fruits and veggies.

The one thing that has really bothered me is people that know I am on WW (or a diet as they say). When we have a lunch meeting or will have food brought in they say 'you can't eat that' or something along those lines. :rolleyes: Well, actually, I COULD have it if I REALLY wanted it.

Mermaid02
02-27-2010, 12:47 PM
I'm having a really bad week. I don't know what is wrong with me. :sick:

suzanna1066@comcast.
02-27-2010, 06:29 PM
The WW website has been redesigned and is much better now IMO. There is a community page with discussion boards and you can friend people ala Facebook. If any of you are over there, I am SA1066 if you want to friend up.

cclovesdis
02-27-2010, 07:25 PM
I'm having a really bad week. I don't know what is wrong with me. :sick:

I hope things improve!



I just (like 20 min. ago) changed from meetings to online. I used to go to a meeting near grad school that I loved, but after grad school ended, I decided to go to a meeting right by my house. I just can't get into it so I decided it wasn't worth it for me to pay for meetings. My membership ends mid-month so I will go one last time and weigh-in, probably on Sat.

According to the Wii Fit, I had a really good week. I hope I can maintain it. I truly believe my success this week has to do with drinking plenty of water. I had 7 cups of it today and hope to do at least that tomorrow.

Have a great week!

kymom99
02-28-2010, 10:55 AM
I was a WW success story at one time. We started an at work group and it was awesome. This was after my son was born and I weighed more than I ever had in my life. I lost about 75 lbs. and felt FANTASTIC, even though I never made it to lifetime.
Over the years I gained a little, lost a little. One day I found myself at nearly 200lbs. I went back to WW several times and tried online. I lost about 15 lbs. That started to creep back on. In December I started on the Nutrimed liquid diet program at a local hospital. I lost 20 lbs very easily. Then I had trouble staying on the total liquid thing and I was afraid the diet was killing my metabolism, because I had 3 straight weeks of no weight change. I also got kind of scared because I literally forgot how to eat right. I decided for financial reasons and health reasons to continue with my weight loss using my WW knowledge. I have lost a total of 25 lbs since December, and would like to lose 20 more.
I have also started running. Now, I have never run a day in my life and here I am at almost 45 years old, running! :eek: A group of co workers is training for a half marathon, and I joined them. They have been at it longer than me, but I must say, I am impressed with myself. I have a couple of ladies who I have teamed up with who alternate running and walking. The total distance for the half marathon is 14 miles. We are up to 6 miles.
I think teh key is to keep things fresh. The exercise is a challenge for me and I am excited at the prospect of being one of those people who get up early and go for a run. Can't wait for the weather to get better so I can get outside more.

Good luck everyone!:thumbsup2

karapp75
03-01-2010, 05:08 PM
I joined weight watchers (AGAIN) in November after I sprained my ankle in step aerobics. I knew that I was already sooo overweight and not being able to exercise was going to make it MUCH worse so I joined. I have lost 21 lbs so far. While my weight loss is going more slowly than in the past I am also working out 5 times a week. I am on week 8 of the C25K running program and feeling much more fit. I do feel more healthy. Now my real challenge will be when I go to Disney next week trying not to gain weight. I am going to run 3 days while I am there and have planned some of my meals but how do I not splurge at Chefs de France? Thanks for starting this thread. :)

karapp75
03-01-2010, 05:18 PM
I thought I would add a list of some of my standard meals/ideas: For breakfast I eat a light english muffin (8g fiber) for 1 pt with a wedge of light laughing cow cheese (1 pt) I also eat a smal cup of Fiber One Yogurt which is actually ZERO points. I sometimes also add in 1/2 and apple or 1/2 banana.

For lunch I sometimes take those flat sandwhich rounds (deli flats?) which are 1 pt and toast them. Cover them with pizza sauce (1-2) points and top with 1 serving of WW shredded cheese (2 points) for a yummy little pizza. I eat it with 10 baby carrots (zero points) or 1 pt worth of grapes or a salad.

When I really need to drop weight a bit more quickly I live on Veggie burgers. I can't believe that I actually like them. Most are only 1 point and I eat them on a 1 pt english muffin or toasted deli flats. I make sure to add lettuce, and tomato. I serve with a zero point pickle spear and carrotts or a salad.

Recently at the meetings they've been handing out some mini newsletters that have recipes. The chicken pot pie was AMAZING and the crockpot lasagna was good too.

corinnak
03-01-2010, 05:44 PM
I have been an on and off member since 2001 and a hoping to finally get lifetime this coming Wednesday! I lost a lot of my weight this last time using the online etools. My username over there is corinnak4, and I'd be happy to have some more DIS friends over there!

karapp - congratulations on your loss so far! I'm sure you can enjoy a splurge at Chefs de France - it helps that it's in Epcot - the amount of walking you can do there is just incredible. Here's what I've found on my Disney trips:

• If I eat when I'm hungry and stop when I'm satisfied, generally, things balance out pretty well, given the additional activity of walking around the parks.

• It's OK to have some treats, but not OK to stuff myself with them!

• If I get right back to counting and tracking when I get home, things tend to even out pretty quickly - the danger for me is letting "vacation mode" extend into the next week.


Will you be running one of the Princess races next weekend?

karapp75
03-01-2010, 06:39 PM
Will you be running one of the Princess races next weekend?

Hi Corinnak- Nope I will not be running the princess race. We don't get to WDW until the 13th so unfortunately I'll miss it. I'm lined up to run a bunch of 5 k's this spring and summer and depending on how those go I'd like to train for a disney 1/2 marathon. I'm dreaming big overe here!:goodvibes

Thanks so much for the encouraging words!

suzanna1066@comcast.
03-01-2010, 08:46 PM
Anyone else having issues with WW online? I have not been able to track points at all today nor can I get in the WW iPhone app.

VernRDH
03-01-2010, 08:47 PM
I see that I am in excellent company here.:lovestruc

Story: in 2006, I weighed my heaviest, 219 :scared1: ( I am 4'11"). Feb of 2007, I started WW on my own and walking on the treadmill everyday. After a month or so, I started a walk/run program. By July I was running regularly.

In Dec of 2007 I hit my lowest weight in a long time-164. But then I hit the wall, no loss for an extended period. So I decided to just count calories using FitDay. Well I maintained, kind of, put some on, took it off. I decided I wanted to run the WDW Half Marathon before I turned 40 (this November), so I started training. You would think all that running would make the weight fall off. No such luck. Mostly because I "rationalized" my eating. ie-I ran 5 miles today, so hey lets eat out at Red Robin and have burgers and fries and soda!! Yah, no that doesn't work so well.:rolleyes:

I ran the Disney on Ice Half:lmao:, but now that I am closing in on 40, I really want to be at goal weight by my birthday. So I am back to WW at home, and have changed up my exercise. I am not really doing any running right now, since I hate running on the TM, and it is waaaay to cold and snowy outside to run. We start training again on May 17 for the DL 1/2, and then I am running the Marine Corps half in October.

Since 1/23, I have lost 8 lbs. Slowly but surely, I will get there. Rome wasn't built in a day, the process takes time.

Sorry for the long post, looking forward to sharing ideas and encouragement with you all!!

PS. Does anyone know if you have to be signed up for meetings in order to buy items at the centers? I want to try the cereal, but don't want to go there and get told I can't buy it and feel like an idiot. Thanks for any info!!

cclovesdis
03-01-2010, 08:56 PM
Anyone else having issues with WW online? I have not been able to track points at all today nor can I get in the WW iPhone app.

I can't track points. I don't have the iPhone app. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.

PS. Does anyone know if you have to be signed up for meetings in order to buy items at the centers? I want to try the cereal, but don't want to go there and get told I can't buy it and feel like an idiot. Thanks for any info!!

Wish I could help, but I'd love to know the answer myself. I just switched from meetings to online.

corinnak
03-01-2010, 09:07 PM
Anyone else having issues with WW online? I have not been able to track points at all today nor can I get in the WW iPhone app.

Oh my gosh, it is so annoying. I got through half the day tracking online and then - pffft - nothing. It won't come up or it's faded and I can't add anything. I am guessing they are upgrading but it's rough going while they're working on it. Ironic. I am reverting to paper tracking but I am not thrilled about it. :laughing:


Hi Corinnak- Nope I will not be running the princess race. We don't get to WDW until the 13th so unfortunately I'll miss it. I'm lined up to run a bunch of 5 k's this spring and summer and depending on how those go I'd like to train for a disney 1/2 marathon. I'm dreaming big overe here!:goodvibes

Thanks so much for the encouraging words!

Big dreams are the best ones to have - they inspire us and bring us to places we never imagined we could go. :thumbsup2 Sorry I won't see you at this race, but maybe we'll meet up at a race in the future!

You would think all that running would make the weight fall off. No such luck. Mostly because I "rationalized" my eating. ie-I ran 5 miles today, so hey lets eat out at Red Robin and have burgers and fries and soda!! Yah, no that doesn't work so well.:rolleyes:

PS. Does anyone know if you have to be signed up for meetings in order to buy items at the centers? I want to try the cereal, but don't want to go there and get told I can't buy it and feel like an idiot. Thanks for any info!!

Gotta love the Disney on Ice Marathon Weekend, AKA Welcome to Disney Alaska! - not why you pick a race in Florida, I don't care if it IS January! :laughing:

I had the same hope that running would make the weight go away on its own. It seems to be a common enough theory - my best friends still believes it, I'm convinced. But me, I can eat twice as much as I can ever run in a given day. :laughing:

You do not have to be signed up for meetings to shop at a center. They may try to recruit you into a meeting, but you can definitely shop there without joining. At least at mine, you sure can - that was a question that I heard answered last weekend when I went to an open house (for the free stuff). Do check the meeting hours/open hours - often those centers are only open around the times of the meetings.

pjlla
03-03-2010, 10:08 PM
I've lost a ton of weight through the years and always gained it back. This time I am vowing to not gain it back. Right now I am heavier than I was when pregnant with DD. :eek: Not good. I did WW about 10 yrs ago and couldn't get the last 10 lbs off and gave up. I also felt deprived. We were able to a a WW at work group so it has been convenient as well as having a lot of support from people I work with all day.

This time DH and on this journey with me, well actually the whole house is. I have decided that as a family we are going to eat healthier. Not just diet. We are eating more fresh veggies. I don't have much junk food in the house anymore. I am more conscious of what I order when we go out. Just this week I went out to lunch with a friend. Order the wrap on a whole wheat tortilla and instead of the fries or o-rings I got a side of steamed broccoli.

I started on 1/13 and have lost 10 lbs so far and DH has lost almost 20. This time I don't feel deprived at all. I actually have a hard time fitting in all my points some days since I eat so many 0 pt fruits and veggies.

The one thing that has really bothered me is people that know I am on WW (or a diet as they say). When we have a lunch meeting or will have food brought in they say 'you can't eat that' or something along those lines. :rolleyes: Well, actually, I COULD have it if I REALLY wanted it.

First of all... you could politely remind those people that they are not your "point police"! We came up with that term when my DDad kept trying to "police" my mom's points!

Second... what fruits are 0 points? Since I do WW on my own using my books etc from previous years, I don't always keep up with the changes in the points for different foods.

I'm having a really bad week. I don't know what is wrong with me. :sick:

Sorry to hear about your bad week. Try not to "eat into" the bad feelings. Maybe some extra exercise will help boost your endorphins and make you feel better??

The WW website has been redesigned and is much better now IMO. There is a community page with discussion boards and you can friend people ala Facebook. If any of you are over there, I am SA1066 if you want to friend up.

I'll have to check it out... I haven't been on there for a while.

I thought I would add a list of some of my standard meals/ideas: For breakfast I eat a light english muffin (8g fiber) for 1 pt with a wedge of light laughing cow cheese (1 pt) I also eat a smal cup of Fiber One Yogurt which is actually ZERO points. I sometimes also add in 1/2 and apple or 1/2 banana.

For lunch I sometimes take those flat sandwhich rounds (deli flats?) which are 1 pt and toast them. Cover them with pizza sauce (1-2) points and top with 1 serving of WW shredded cheese (2 points) for a yummy little pizza. I eat it with 10 baby carrots (zero points) or 1 pt worth of grapes or a salad.

When I really need to drop weight a bit more quickly I live on Veggie burgers. I can't believe that I actually like them. Most are only 1 point and I eat them on a 1 pt english muffin or toasted deli flats. I make sure to add lettuce, and tomato. I serve with a zero point pickle spear and carrotts or a salad.

Recently at the meetings they've been handing out some mini newsletters that have recipes. The chicken pot pie was AMAZING and the crockpot lasagna was good too.

Recipes please!! They both sound yummy!

Which brand of veggie burger are you eating? I used to really like the Gardenburger brand, but my grocery store doesn't carry them any longer. I need to look around at other stores to try and find them again. I don't like Boca burgers or Morning Star farm burgers nearly as well. I really like the Gardenburger original basic veggie burger that is just 1 pt.

Sorry I haven't been around much. We lost power for 3 1/2 days and then when the power came back, our modem seemed to be fried. But we are finally up and running.


Anyone want to share some meal ideas? I could use some new ones! I'll come back tomorrow if I am not called to work and share a few of mine..................P

robinb
03-03-2010, 11:47 PM
Hi guys! Just popping in here and I'll read more tomorrow. I did everything right, ate within my points & worked out 4 days and week ... and the scale didn't move. At least it didn't go UP! My next weigh in is on Friday. I have been eating my weekly points on the weekend and then buckling down and eating within my daily points on Sun-Thurs with a couple extras coming from activity points.

I made this recipe last week and it was *yummy*. I think it was 3 points for a 1 cup serving and really very filling. I added more beans and more tomatoes which brought it up to 10 cups of chili.

Jennie-O Biggest Loser Black Bean Turkey Chili

1 (20-ounce) package Jennie-O Extra Lean Ground Turkey
1 cup coarsely chopped onion
1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/4-inch cubes
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced (optional)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram leaves
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 (16-ounce) cans low-sodium whole tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped
1 (16-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
8 ounce tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
4 tablespoons low-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
In a large stockpot, combine turkey, onion, red pepper, garlic, jalapeņo peppers, chili powder, cumin, coriander, oregano, marjoram, red pepper flakes and cinnamon.

Cook mixture over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until turkey is no longer pink. Stir in tomatoes and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 5 minutes. Stir in beans and cilantro. Continue cooking for an additional 5 minutes. Serve topped with cheese.

Makes 6 servings.

SC Minnie
03-05-2010, 08:04 AM
First of all... you could politely remind those people that they are not your "point police"! We came up with that term when my DDad kept trying to "police" my mom's points!

Second... what fruits are 0 points? Since I do WW on my own using my books etc from previous years, I don't always keep up with the changes in the points for different foods.



Sorry-- I meant 0 pt veggies and 1 pt fruits. I am still higher up on pts since I have a lot to lose so a 1pt apple before lunch really fills me up without adding a lot of pts.

Amy8888
03-05-2010, 10:53 AM
OK, since the theme this week is new and exciting meal ideas, here are some that I like. Actually, they are not so much "meal" ideas as just new ways of prepping food ideas:

-I take a basic turkey sandwich to work most days. 2 points--light bread and turkey. I have some light mayo, pickles, and mustard at work to jazz things up, but I started using the toaster oven I've completely ignored since I started working here. OMG. I also have a stash of string cheese at work...just shred one of those, put it on the sandwich instead of the mayo/mustard/pickles, and toast. It's suddenly like, gourmet and it's only 3 points. (Silly I know, but sometimes it's the small things!).

-Something I read about on another message board, I haven't tried it yet but I keep meaning to: Get a Fresco taco from Taco Bell, crunch up, and dump on a bunch of lettuce. Probably toss with some salsa/light sour cream, and instant, easy taco salad. So much easier than gathering all the ingredients, and I simply cannot control myself with taco salad--I always have to go back for seconds. This will be a great way for me to control my taco-salad binges.

-I was going to share one more but it has completely escaped me! Grrr. ETA: I remembered! Fullbars. Not a meal idea at all but on a whim last week I went out and got a few of these. They really can fill you up quickly. I tried one instead of breakfast last Saturday and I have to say that did not turn out well. I was very full for awhile, then I was suddenly starving. So now I am sticking to how they were intended to be used. You are supposed to eat one with water a half hour before your 2 main meals of the day. I don't need to eat them that often, but I do plan to use them before I intend to splurge. For example, DS is turning 3 on Sunday and we are visiting grandmothers Saturday, followed by a day of festivities amongst ourselves on Sunday. I know there will be pizza involved. So on the way to the grandparents' I will eat a Fullbar so that when confronted with the pizza I won't have the urge to eat an entire one! More like a slice. And last night after my weigh-in, I ate one because I was meeting my family for dinner at a diner after the meeting. Normally I would have been ravenous by then (even with a little snack after my weigh-in), but by the time I got to dinner I was much more able to stay in control. I was very skeptical of the Fullbars but now that I've tried them, I can see them really helping out the few times a week I splurge. (I really like the peanut butter flavor--that's 3 points, but the apple cinnamon are pretty good and they're only 2 points).

ski_mom
03-05-2010, 11:45 AM
Fullbars. Not a meal idea at all but on a whim last week I went out and got a few of these. They really can fill you up quickly. I tried one instead of breakfast last Saturday and I have to say that did not turn out well. I was very full for awhile, then I was suddenly starving. So now I am sticking to how they were intended to be used. You are supposed to eat one with water a half hour before your 2 main meals of the day. I don't need to eat them that often, but I do plan to use them before I intend to splurge. For example, DS is turning 3 on Sunday and we are visiting grandmothers Saturday, followed by a day of festivities amongst ourselves on Sunday. I know there will be pizza involved. So on the way to the grandparents' I will eat a Fullbar so that when confronted with the pizza I won't have the urge to eat an entire one! More like a slice. And last night after my weigh-in, I ate one because I was meeting my family for dinner at a diner after the meeting. Normally I would have been ravenous by then (even with a little snack after my weigh-in), but by the time I got to dinner I was much more able to stay in control. I was very skeptical of the Fullbars but now that I've tried them, I can see them really helping out the few times a week I splurge. (I really like the peanut butter flavor--that's 3 points, but the apple cinnamon are pretty good and they're only 2 points).


These sound really good! I looked on Amazon and see where you can get them there. They get good reviews there too - but just wondered if you can get them any where else - health food stores, Walmart, etc? I'll look around my area, but just wondered where you got yours.

Amy8888
03-05-2010, 12:17 PM
I got my Fullbars at Walgreen's (the first few I bought individually to try out different flavors...the Peanut Butter, Chocolate, and some Fullbites, which are little cheesy things and pretty darn good if you don't want something sweet!). Since the first few worked I invested in a 12-pack from GNC. That is where I got the caramel apple ones.

It looks like they are supposed to be available at some Wal-Marts, but I didn't see any at ours. I also looked at a grocery store and did not find them there either. So I'll probably be getting mine from GNC or Amazon in the future.

ski_mom
03-05-2010, 12:53 PM
Thanks - I'm heading to Walgreens today, so I'll look while I'm there to get some to try.

MomlvsGoofy
03-09-2010, 11:10 AM
Hello! I joined WW last week - meetings and online. It is amazing to me how I have gain so much weight so fast! Many, many years ago I tried WW and it did not work for me reading all the labels and adding the points in my head while grocery shopping.

I went to a meeting last week and discovered the new counter that they have and I love it!

Did my grocery shopping with ease, came home organized what food I would take to work with me (so that I wouldn't munch on other foods at work). This is helping alot since I work evenings I found that I ate very little real food and lots of very bad junk food.

I have read alot about the Wish boards and thought that this would be a great place to get support and suggestions on getting rid of this extra body that I have. I am not normally a very active person. Just doing normal things around the house all day and getting my secretary spread at night just isn't working for me anymore.

My biggest problem has been Pepsi (love it so much) I was drinking lots of it all day and night. Well last Friday I stopped! That is a really big thing for me to do after oh say 30 years!!!! Getting home at 1am every night from work - getting up at 6:30 to get the kids to school - hardly any sleep 5 nights in a row has made me so tired during the day that some days I would just sleep while they were in school. Not good....

Now after only 5 days of no Pepsi, drinking only water, tea and eating my points each day I feel GREAT! If anyone had ever told me the Pepsi and junk food were what was making me sluggish I would not have believed them. But now...YES it was..

This is the first time that I have really been commited to losing this weight and feeling healthy. If you made it to the end of this post (sorry so long) I would really like to be part of this group and really need suggestions on what to eat, maybe recipes. Please fill me in on what you do here. Thanks for reading.
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Melknor
03-09-2010, 12:12 PM
Hi everyone! I just happend across the WISH forum and found this thread. I've been doing WW off and on for several years. I first started after I had my first baby and was able to get the weight off. Life happens and I went back to my eating habits. Then we tried to get pregnant with DS4 and I swear when I went off BC I gained 20 pound, add that to the pregnancy weight I gained and I'm back to the beginning again. I did lose some with DS4, started WW again and managed to lose around 30.

Well life gets in the way again with a TON of stress in there. DH is military and gets transferred. Since we had just bought a new house, we decided to stay and he will comute home on weekends since the new station is 4 hours away. So basically I'm a single parent during the week and ya know, it really sucks at times! The worst part? I'm a stress eater. Always have been so that doesn't help with the weight issues.

Yes, I know we could have moved too and elimated the stress, but we are "back home" now where my family is and I love being settled here. Plus DH is suppose to deploy by the end of the year (another stress factor), so because of that, I'm glad we are here and not in a strange area we don't know anyone.

Now that you know my long drawn out story.......... I do WW online only. I keep bouncing between the same few pounds for several weeks and then will go down a couple and keep it off. It is very frustraing for me. I know I'm to blame. I should be eating better. We have been eating out on weekends when DH is home. I really need to get into the habit of planning out better meals for that time together.

Also the kids activies have kept me busy and hey, I'm just plain tired by the end of the day. You can all relate, work, kids, etc. I know I need to get my butt in gear and exercise too..........:sad2: Hopefully with the weather getting nicer I can start walking again outside. I use to do a mile every morning before getting the kids up for the day, but that was when DH was here in the mornings.

I'm subscribing to this thread to hopefully give me more motivation from fellow Disney lovers! :lovestruc

robinb
03-09-2010, 01:26 PM
I want to touch on the Meal Ideas topic from last week's meeting :).

Breakfast
-- Steel Cut Oatmeal or Bob's 5 (or 10) grain hot cereal. The read stuff really sticks to your ribs and keeps you going for a long time. Better than the instant stuff. It's maybe 3 points for a cup.
-- 1 container low/non fat yogurt and 1/3 cup Kashi Go Lean. Maybe 2.5 - 3 points for the meal. The Kashi gives it a nice crunch and the protein in both keeps you full.

-- Did you know that Center Cut bacon has the same points as Turkey Bacon?

Lunch
-- I work from home so I have my George Foreman grill available. I put turkey and low fat swiss (1 slice is 2 pts, but 2 slices is only 3 :thumbsup2) on one of those 1 point sandwich thins and I put it into George. I get a hot panini!
-- I usually have some lower point soup or chili left over from a dinner. I'll grab a bowl of that to go with my sandwich.
-- I am trying not to eat frozen meals. I find that I stay fuller if I eat real food.
-- I keep my sandwich thins in the freezer otherwise they go stale before I can use them.

Dinner
-- We have become creatures of habit. We have Taco Tuesday (taco shells are 1 point each) and Pasta Wednesday (I use the Rozini Purple carton pastas). I will usually add whatever I used for tacos into my sauce. I buy marinara sauce because it's lower in points and my DD is a vegetarian.

What I'm going to try this week:
-- I bought some egg beaters. I mean to make a quick veggie egg scramble.
-- I want to try a new soup. Maybe a Navy Bean. Does anyone have any suggestions?
-- I cook the food of the Pit Stop country of Amazing Race every week, but the meals are often not "WW friendly", if you KWIM? I usually use all my weeklies on the weekend and then eat my dailies and any activity points the rest of the week until Friday's weigh in.

robinb
03-09-2010, 01:56 PM
Now that you know my long drawn out story.......... I do WW online only. I keep bouncing between the same few pounds for several weeks and then will go down a couple and keep it off. It is very frustraing for me. I know I'm to blame. I should be eating better. We have been eating out on weekends when DH is home. I really need to get into the habit of planning out better meals for that time together.I am also a single parent during the week as my DH usually travels for business. I find it easier to follow WW when he is not around.

As for weekends ... when is your weigh in? Mine is on Friday and I eat all my weekly points on the weekend. I eat out and I cook interesting food and I have a few glasses of wine by using up all my weekly points those couple days. I *do* write everything down. As of Monday, I don't allow myself to go over my daily points until weigh in on Friday morning. It's been working well for me so far.

My other suggestion is to use your food journal even if you don't know the points or don't want to admit to the points. Estimate or just write down the food with a zero point value. Just the practice of writing down what you ate will make you more mindful when you go to eat the next thing. Also, give yourself permission to make mistakes. If you are too much of a perfectionist and mess up that screw up can snowball for days. If you acknowledge your mistake and WRITE IT DOWN you can then MOVE ON and be successful for the next meal or day.

One more thing ... Set Points are your friend. They allow you to eat as much as you want of the WW "filling foods" guilt free and to stop when you are full. I have been writing down set points for all my meat and then I simply eat until I am full instead of obsessing on how small 3 oz of steak really is. I find that I am eating less because I give myself permission to have as much as I want. I didn't believe it myself until I tried it!

VernRDH
03-09-2010, 07:45 PM
I want to touch on the Meal Ideas topic from last week's meeting :).

Breakfast
-- Steel Cut Oatmeal or Bob's 5 (or 10) grain hot cereal. The read stuff really sticks to your ribs and keeps you going for a long time. Better than the instant stuff. It's maybe 3 points for a cup.
-- 1 container low/non fat yogurt and 1/3 cup Kashi Go Lean. Maybe 2.5 - 3 points for the meal. The Kashi gives it a nice crunch and the protein in both keeps you full.

-- Did you know that Center Cut bacon has the same points as Turkey Bacon?

Lunch
-- I work from home so I have my George Foreman grill available. I put turkey and low fat swiss (1 slice is 2 pts, but 2 slices is only 3 :thumbsup2) on one of those 1 point sandwich thins and I put it into George. I get a hot panini!
-- I usually have some lower point soup or chili left over from a dinner. I'll grab a bowl of that to go with my sandwich.
-- I am trying not to eat frozen meals. I find that I stay fuller if I eat real food.
-- I keep my sandwich thins in the freezer otherwise they go stale before I can use them.

Dinner
-- We have become creatures of habit. We have Taco Tuesday (taco shells are 1 point each) and Pasta Wednesday (I use the Rozini Purple carton pastas). I will usually add whatever I used for tacos into my sauce. I buy marinara sauce because it's lower in points and my DD is a vegetarian.

What I'm going to try this week:
-- I bought some egg beaters. I mean to make a quick veggie egg scramble.
-- I want to try a new soup. Maybe a Navy Bean. Does anyone have any suggestions?
-- I cook the food of the Pit Stop country of Amazing Race every week, but the meals are often not "WW friendly", if you KWIM? I usually use all my weeklies on the weekend and then eat my dailies and any activity points the rest of the week until Friday's weigh in.

I too am trying to get away from the frozen meals. This week we are doing a few meals using the same ingredients.
-pita pizza Whole wheat pita with marinara sauce and WW mozzarella cheese. 5 pts, veggies added would be 0 pts. Same size as a frozen individual pizza, but much tastier and WAY less sodium.

-chicken souvlaki gyros whole wheat pita (2 pts) grilled chicken breast tenderloins (use about 1 oz, so 1 pt) lettuce tomato and onion and the best thing ever, tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt cucumber dip) 1/4 c is only 1 pt! and you don't even need near that much. I made Alexia sweet potato fries (3 pts) with it, the whole meal was 7 pts!

-I found Thomas' Bagel thins-its like a bagel top and bottom with all the middle cut out KWIM? So like the sandwich thins, but a bagel. 2 pts, toasted make nice sandwiches. I like the idea of the panini with the sandwich thins.

-Eggs we eat a lot of eggs here. I make my scrambled eggs by using 1 whole egg and 3 whites (3 pts total). Sometimes I will throw in low sodium ham (1 pt) peppers, onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach whatever I have. I am not big on cheese, so I only use 1/2 slice of the WW cheese (the whole slice is 1 pt, I still count it as 1 pt even though I only use half).

I am a creature of habit with breakfast and eat the same thing every day-2 slices of ww bread with dark chocolate peanut butter and a cup of mocha coffee. IT may be 8 pts for my morning meal, but it truly makes me happy every day.


Keep the ideas coming-I have a great one for grilling season when it finally gets here!!

Melknor
03-09-2010, 09:32 PM
[QUOTE=VernRDH;35762627]

-chicken souvlaki gyros whole wheat pita (2 pts) grilled chicken breast tenderloins (use about 1 oz, so 1 pt) lettuce tomato and onion and the best thing ever, tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt cucumber dip) 1/4 c is only 1 pt! and you don't even need near that much. I made Alexia sweet potato fries (3 pts) with it, the whole meal was 7 pts!


QUOTE]


That sounds awesome!!! Where do you get the tzatziki sauce at? Do you make it yourself using greek yogurt? I've seen the yogurt, but didn't know what it tasted like so I haven't tried it yet. Is it sour or sweet?

I did really well today. I had a waste of points for breakfast of which I won't make that mistake again, did well for lunch and dinner and not snacking today. Made my points and didn't go over :goodvibes

Tomorrow may be another story. DS has a basketball dinner at a local bar/grill and I have no idea what they serve. Oh well, I have weeklies to use so I will just go light for lunch and breakfast.

VernRDH
03-09-2010, 10:10 PM
[QUOTE=VernRDH;35762627]

-chicken souvlaki gyros whole wheat pita (2 pts) grilled chicken breast tenderloins (use about 1 oz, so 1 pt) lettuce tomato and onion and the best thing ever, tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt cucumber dip) 1/4 c is only 1 pt! and you don't even need near that much. I made Alexia sweet potato fries (3 pts) with it, the whole meal was 7 pts!


QUOTE]


That sounds awesome!!! Where do you get the tzatziki sauce at? Do you make it yourself using greek yogurt? I've seen the yogurt, but didn't know what it tasted like so I haven't tried it yet. Is it sour or sweet?

I buy the tzatziki at our local Hannaford market, it is made by Cedars. It is in the section with the hummus and cheeses etc near the deli. I am going to try making it myself at some point, or I may try to find a store locally that has it homemade. We have a big Greek festival every year, I may try to get some then. I use it as a dip as well, really great with raw bell peppers.

robinb
03-11-2010, 02:56 PM
I have some good news and some bad news.

Good news first! I was able to do a roll over today in my pilates class. It is something I have been struggling with. Between my tummy and my wussy core strength I was just able to do it "assisted". For those of you who don't know what it is, you lay on your back with your feet straight up in the air and then you lift your butt off the mat and bring your feet up over your head like this:
http://www.jillianhessel.com/presspics/yogajournal_2004mar/yj200403_spot3.jpg

Anyway ... I have been able to do it from a sitting position and then rolling back for momentum and ending up with my feet over my head. I did it that way to get the stretch in my back and to strengthen my core when I would lower my butt back to the floor. I would try to do it from a laying position once or twice a class ... just to get as far as I could. Well, today I did it! I still needed to swing my legs a bit for momentum but I got my butt off the mat and my legs over my head :cool1:. It's only taken me 3 months :rolleyes:.

Now the bad news. I didn't have time for breakfast and I was pretty hungry after my pilates class. I passed by the Subway where I know I can get a healthy meal and went to the Cousin's Subs instead because I really like their hot pepper relish. I got what I would usually get at Subway (a ham a cheese) and ate it when I got home. It was pretty good. I just went to enter the points into my online tracker and it was ... 15 points! OMG :scared1:. I had NO idea. And I already had a dinner out planned (my DD's pre swim meet carbo loading pasta meal with the team) and my weigh in is tomorrow :sad2:. I guess I'm going to use those activity points today.

corinnak
03-11-2010, 03:15 PM
Congratulations on your pilates victory, Robin!

How frustrating that the sandwich was not what you were expecting, points-wise. How can two similar sandwiches be so different??? Don't worry too much about it - it is only one meal in the course of your life and now you know. You may even feel less hungry this afternoon and evening. Same thing with the W/I tomorrow - try not to worry to much about it before or after - it's just data for you, not a pass/fail grade.


Exciting news for me as well...well, sort of exciting. I finally got Lifetime membership at WW last night! It's only taken me....10 years. Not that I was on the program that whole time, but I did try and stop short lots of times before following through to Lifetime.

Thanks to everyone who has shared meal ideas - they all sound so good!

tlcdoula
03-12-2010, 12:20 AM
My boss and his wife joined WW last yr and have done great, he offered to pay for my membership and give me a bonus if I hit goal :cool1: You know where that money will lead me hehehe

I had my first weigh in last night and have lost 4.4 lbs still have at least 50 to go. I am not sure what my final goal will be and I am a little nervous about picking it. I have never been 130 lbs so I don't know if I will get anywhere close to that. I really would be happy around 160.

I would love to gain ideas from you all...

Melknor
03-12-2010, 08:37 AM
Good morning everyone! I weighed in today and was down 3 :woohoo:. I did really well this week with tracking everything. I only had one day where I was out of control, but I wrote it down anyway.

Last night I started the C25K training program last night. I don't like to exercise and I don't like to run, so hopefully I can complete this as I would really like to enjoy running and run a 5K somtime later in the year.

What do you all eat for breakfast? I work from home, so I have acess to food (which is a definate downfall). I normally have an egg & cheese sandwhich - 1/4 c egg beaters, 1 slices 2% cheese and a toasted sandwhich thin. Very good, but I have it almost every day. Other days I may have 1 C multi grain cheerios.

Any other ideas? Preferably no more than 5pts for breakfast.

robinb
03-12-2010, 09:03 AM
Good morning everyone! I weighed in today and was down 3 :woohoo:. I did really well this week with tracking everything. I only had one day where I was out of control, but I wrote it down anyway.

Last night I started the C25K training program last night. I don't like to exercise and I don't like to run, so hopefully I can complete this as I would really like to enjoy running and run a 5K somtime later in the year.Yay for you!!! :cool1: What a great weight loss! My weigh-in is in a couple of hours :).

As for the C25K, I found week one to be really hard. Week 2 was much easier and Week 3 is also easy. My life got really busy and I have to re-do Week 3 next week.

robinb
03-12-2010, 11:57 AM
Exciting news for me as well...well, sort of exciting. I finally got Lifetime membership at WW last night! It's only taken me....10 years. Not that I was on the program that whole time, but I did try and stop short lots of times before following through to Lifetime.Only sort of exciting? That is TOTALLY exciting. I hope to be able to share that "sort of exciting" news someday :laughing:.


I had my first weigh in last night and have lost 4.4 lbs still have at least 50 to go. I am not sure what my final goal will be and I am a little nervous about picking it. I have never been 130 lbs so I don't know if I will get anywhere close to that. I really would be happy around 160.

Great weight loss! Did they set a goal weight for you already? Or did you just pick 130 on your own? I know that my leader has not said a single thing about goal weight and I don't think she will until I get closer to it.

SO ... I went to my meeting today and lost another 1.2 lbs for a total of 9 lbs in 8 weeks :cool1:.

Here is a poem that our leader shared with us last year. I found it online and I thought I would share it here.

If I Lost One Pound A Week Of 2010!

By Valentine's Day, I'd be 7 pounds lighter. I'm loving it!

By St. Patrick's Day, I'd be ll pounds lighter.
With the luck of the Irish, I'll make my goal!

By Easter, I'd be 16 pounds lighter.
I'd be a cute bunny!

By Memorial Day, I'd be 23 pounds lighter!
Won't let it rain on my parade!

By Flag Day, I'd be 25 pounds lighter.
Boy, could I wave my flag, then!

By Independence Day, I'd be 27 pounds lighter.
That's a great independence from over eating!

By Labor Day, I'd be 36 pounds lighter.
What a wonderful reward for my hard work!

By Columbus Day, I'd be 41 pounds lighter.
What a joy to discover what I can do!

By Halloween, I'd be 44 pounds lighter.
I didn't think I had a ghost of a chance!

By Thanksgiving, I'd be 47 pounds lighter.
I have so much to be thankful for!

By Christmas Eve, I'd be 51 pounds lighter.
Talk about being merry!

By New Year's Eve, I'd be 52 pounds lighter.
It's not just a new year, it's a new ME!


Persistence: Challenges are what make life interesting, overcoming them is what makes life more meaningful! Ralph Waldo Emerson


Achievement: It's hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed! Theodore Roosevelt


Success: The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed!


You can see the big picture with one little pound loss, a week, can do by the next New Year! You look like a different person! You'll be a new ME! Don't give up or fret about one pound loss, because slow and steady wins the race!

corinnak
03-12-2010, 12:26 PM
Robin - Thanks for your comment on Lifetime! :hug: I am already looking forward to celebrating when YOU get it!

Also, I LOVE that 1lb a week poem! So many people say "only one pound," but I lost an average of 1 pound per week in 2009 (pretty much following the losses as laid out in that poem!) and here is the end result:

I ran the WDW Half Marathon in January 2009 in 2:59


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/corinnak/P1100650-1.jpg

I lost an average of 1 lb per week and ran the 2009 WDW Half in 2:13. The pictures are terrible because it was sooo cold that day and it was so early. But I maintained my weight loss through last weekend when I ran the Disney Princess Half Marathon in 2:10. This photo was taken in just about the same place and I am wearing the exact same shirt, even:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v475/corinnak/P3070063.jpg

One pound a week may not sound like much but it really shows if you do it enough times in a row.

tlcdoula
03-12-2010, 01:42 PM
Good morning everyone! I weighed in today and was down 3 :woohoo:. I did really well this week with tracking everything. I only had one day where I was out of control, but I wrote it down anyway.

Last night I started the C25K training program last night. I don't like to exercise and I don't like to run, so hopefully I can complete this as I would really like to enjoy running and run a 5K somtime later in the year.

What do you all eat for breakfast? I work from home, so I have acess to food (which is a definate downfall). I normally have an egg & cheese sandwhich - 1/4 c egg beaters, 1 slices 2% cheese and a toasted sandwhich thin. Very good, but I have it almost every day. Other days I may have 1 C multi grain cheerios.

Any other ideas? Preferably no more than 5pts for breakfast.

Congrats on the loss... 3 lbs gone forever... Good luck with your new training program....

For breaky I have been having yougart and kashi cereal... then some fruit salad a little later... I am not a morning person so eating in the morning is really hard for me.. I find if I pack it to work and eat it as soon as I get here I am ok ... silly I know.. but hey at least I am eating..

I would love to hear other ideas for breaky especially for weekends when I am home..

tlcdoula
03-12-2010, 01:54 PM
Great weight loss! Did they set a goal weight for you already? Or did you just pick 130 on your own? I know that my leader has not said a single thing about goal weight and I don't think she will until I get closer to it.

SO ... I went to my meeting today and lost another 1.2 lbs for a total of 9 lbs in 8 weeks :cool1:.

!

They have not set a goal for me yet and I am not sure how it really works, I read thru the books and it looks like you do your first 2 smaller goals (which I think is great, I need to take baby steps :) ) So losting 11 lbs then 22 lbs are my first two goals then do we talk to the ww leader and pick a goal? I am new to this so I have no idea... I did look up my hight etc and it said high range about 131... guess I need to be taller ...

Congrats on another 1.2 lbs... ...

tlcdoula
03-12-2010, 01:55 PM
One pound a week may not sound like much but it really shows if you do it enough times in a row.

Corinna, you look amazing.. Great job!!!!!! Congrats on making lifetime..

:banana::banana:

The Running Ann
03-12-2010, 08:35 PM
What do you all eat for breakfast? I work from home, so I have acess to food (which is a definate downfall). I normally have an egg & cheese sandwhich - 1/4 c egg beaters, 1 slices 2% cheese and a toasted sandwhich thin. Very good, but I have it almost every day. Other days I may have 1 C multi grain cheerios.

Any other ideas? Preferably no more than 5pts for breakfast.

Good job on the three pound loss and the first week on you C25K. It is a good program, just stick with it!

Morning is the same for me every day. I have Fiber One, with cinnamon, blueberries, and milk before I go to work. Then I have a banana (still my favorite part of the morning) as a midmorning snack. I find that automating my breakfast and lunch (vegetable salad, with cottage cheese and wasa crackers) really helps me get out of the house in the morning and takes the guess work out of menu planning and grocery shopping. It also makes tracking the points easier.

Melknor
03-13-2010, 02:57 PM
I am sooooo out of shape! The C25K is kicking my butt! I've done two days of it now and both time had to stop half way through for a few minutes and then continue on. I may have to repeat week one again. :goodvibes

I made an awesome lunch I thought I would share. I took a bag of shrimp and cooked that with a bag of frozen stir fry veggies, then added a little teriyaki sauce to it. Served it over Jasmine rice. So yummy!!!

PiperPizzaz
03-13-2010, 06:06 PM
Hi everyone, I have been back on WW for 3 week (tomorrow). I was on a few years ago and lost around 35lbs. but, gained it all back. This time I am doing it with DH and I am aiming to do the princess half marathon next year!

Corinna, WOW that is so inspiring! Way to go!


Melknor, I have been eating those new bagel thins with some egg beaters. I put the egg beaters in a gladware bowl and microwave it for a minute. It is really good. Sometimes I use cheese too. Without the cheese it is 2pts. That would leave enough for some fruit and milk and still be in your 5 pts.
I also will do a fruit and spinach or kale smoothie. Sounds gross but, you can't taste the greens. Even my DS loves them and he doesn't eat anything!


I just finished my WK c25k today!

Goofygirl17
03-14-2010, 10:55 AM
I just found this thread and it seems like a great place to find support and stay motivated.

I re-joined WW in January and have lost 12.2 lbs. I would like to lose at least 29 more. My first goal is to be in better shape for our April Disney trip. We're going to the water parks and I don't want to be huffing and puffing my way up the stairs!

I did WW online a few years ago and lost about 20 lbs but slowly put it back on. I am determined to reach my goal this time and stay there so I can be healthy for myself and my family.

buzzmom3
03-14-2010, 05:50 PM
Ok, I love this thread! I just joined WW on Jan 24th when I realized I had gone over 200lbs. So far, I have lost 21lbs. I am working out every day and fell better than I have in years. I am doing it on-line, so I do miss the interaction with other members, so I am so glad to find this thread.

MrsKreamer
03-15-2010, 01:33 AM
Hi everyone! I just joined WW (for the second time) last friday(3/5). When I weighed in they still had me in their system so I started at a +35! I had another child since then but it was still hard to see it in black and white.

I had my second weigh in on this past friday and lost 4lbs! I have been eating my points and even working out at least every other day. This weekend has been the hardest so far, as I started my period on friday and I have major cravings and am wanting to eat. Thankfully I have been making good choices and I know the hardest days are behind me.

I have the monthly ePass and am also going to meeting and I have the iPhone app.

I hope everyone has a good week!

lilmissbehaved
03-15-2010, 06:49 AM
hope you all don't mind if I jump in here with you all!
I joined WW in Jan 09.. I lost 35 pounds by June of 09 and then I fell "off the wagon" and stopped going.. by Nov 09 I gained 15 pounds back and went back to meetings. I'm down 25 pounds since November and have another 30 to go to get to goal. Lost real quick til January and i've been a bad girl lately, but I've been forcing myself to keep going to meetings because I know that *I* need them and that if I wasn't I would be gaining right now instead of staying the same/Loosing reaaaaaly slowly....
Anyway, nice to meet you all!!! :)

joha
03-15-2010, 06:22 PM
Hi,
I just joined WW this past Satrurday 3/13. I'm so glad to have found this thread and just wanted to say hello.


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(http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wbmRlf2/)

GSD4ME
03-15-2010, 09:06 PM
So, I joined online on March 1st. Problem was, I didn't weigh myself originally because I REALLY didn't want to know how much I weighed - LOL!! But, I bit the bullet and did weigh myself on March 6th to get a true weight reading (happily, it was about 10 pounds less than I expected). Weighed myself this past Saturday, the 13th, and I lost 3.5 pounds this week! :cool1: I still have a looooooooonnnnnng way to go (about 75 pounds or so), but I'm hoping to lose about 45 more pounds by the time we go to Disney in October.

My workout routine consists of walking/jogging/running on the treadmill 4 days a week and using our elliptical 2x a week. I've decided that I am going to just eat my daily points and not use any of the weekly points or my activity points.

I vary my breakast meals. Today, I had 2 Nutra-Grain Low Fat Waffles (2 points), some sugar-free syrup (1/4 cup is 1 point - but I use MUCH less than 1/4 cup), a Del Monte No Sugar Added Mixed Fruit Cup (1 point) and 2/3 cup of fat free milk (1 point). So, 5 points total.

I also like to toast a 7 grain deli flat (1 point), spread on 1 Tbsp. of reduced-fat peanut butter (2 points), have 2/3 cup of fat free milk (1 point) and some type of fruit for an additional 1 point. Total: 5 points.

I'm looking forward to hearing about what everyone else is doing and looking for people to not only motivate me, but help me stay accountable!

bellem04
03-15-2010, 10:37 PM
Hi, I joined ww the last week of oct. 09 and today I weighed in at ww and lost a total of 30 pounds.
Just started C25K last week. Just finished w2d1. I can't belive I am still alive to tell you about it. lol

MrsKreamer
03-15-2010, 11:45 PM
I wanted to share a discorvery. I love milk, and love to drink it everyday. My kids need to be on 2%(we once switched to 1% and they both started losing weight, they are 5 and 3 and on the leaner sides), so I decided to try almond milk. It is really good and 1cup is only 1 point. It does make my cereal(Fiber One raisin bran crunch) a little too sweet, so I use a 1/2c 2% in my cereal but almond milk for drinking, and in plain cereal(cheerios, rice crispies).

So what is c25k that everyone is talking about?

Melknor
03-16-2010, 08:37 AM
Hi, I joined ww the last week of oct. 09 and today I weighed in at ww and lost a total of 30 pounds.
Just started C25K last week. Just finished w2d1. I can't belive I am still alive to tell you about it. lol

I finished W1D3 yesterday and was pleased I completed it all and didn't feel like I was going to die :rotfl: I'm trying to decided if I should re-do week one again; at least two of the days I had to take a break in the middle of it. Today is my "rest" day; if it doesn't rain I may go walking outside.

Good luck today everyone!

Melknor
03-16-2010, 08:45 AM
So what is c25k that everyone is talking about?

C25K is a running program that will get you from the couch to running a 5K in 9 weeks. You can google it and it will give you the program details. It isn't too bad, except I'm really out of shape. (and I don't like to run, but I'm hoping that will change). My long term goal is to run the Princess half Marathon at Disney in a couple of years.

robinb
03-17-2010, 09:56 AM
Catching up on the chat ...

corinnak: Awesome photos! Did you intentionally wear the same shirt twice? What a difference 50 lbs makes and KUDOS to you for running it the FIRST time. I think that so many of us who are overweight don't even think that we can run with the skinnier, fitter people.



Goofygirl17: Yay! You are on the 1 lb per week plan and it's great!

PiperPizzaz: Welcome! Where do you find the bagel thins? What brand are they?

buzzmom3: Holy cow! Did I read that right? You lost your 10% (21 lbs/200) in only 7 weeks? Are you hiding Jillian Michaels in your pocket?!? You are doing great online. I tried it, but I really need the face-to-face interaction and accountability that only the meeting can give me.

MrsKreamer: Welcome! That +35 must have hurt :headache:. Did they reset your starting weight? I also have the iPhone app. There are two things I hate about it: (1) you can't enter your current weight on it. I like to enter my weight on my phone while at the meeting. I have to log into the WW site and go to the "original tools" to bring up the non-flash weight tracker to do it. (2) The bleepity-bleep Point Calculator won't work without a phone connection so I can't use it in the depths of my local grocery store.


joha: Welcome! I hope you are having a great first week :).

GSD4ME: I am no expert ... but you may want to incorporate some of your weekly and activity points a few days a week. I have heard that your body can get used to eating the same number of calories (aka points) per day and then adjust to it and your weight loss will decline. So ... I guess I'm saying that it's not a bad thing to you eat your weeklies and activity points. I think that your goal of 45 pounds by October is totally do-able, especially since your have 75 pounds total to lose.

Goofygirl17
03-17-2010, 01:49 PM
It sounds like everyone is doing a great job! The sun is finally shining here so I'm going to walk to the bus stop to pick up my daughter later. I think I'll walk to the other end of the road (uphill :)) and then back to the bus stop. I only have a few more weeks to get ready for all the walking at Disney :cool1:

Robin- You are so encouraging to everyone! How are you doing?

Melknor
03-17-2010, 05:02 PM
The sun is finally shining here in Iowa too!! :cool1:

I fell off the wagon yesterday, but today is a new day and I'm back on track. Work was stressfull today, so I'm headed to do my C25K workout. I normally do it on the treadmill, but I "may" take it outside today to see how that goes. I figured DS4 could ride his trike and I would see if I can keep up with him. :)

buzzmom3
03-17-2010, 06:03 PM
Hey Robin - No, no Jillian in my pocket, she scares me! I have not really been using my weekly points allowance and I try to exercise every day. I have really changed how I eat, more fruits and vegetables less processed foods. I had surgey last fall, so I think moving from basically being a couch potato to exercising and doing WW really jumped start my weight loss. My plan is to start the c25k soon but I am a little intimadated.

Helene
03-18-2010, 06:34 AM
I joined WW 3 weeks ago & have been lurking on this thread since then. After 3 weeks, I'm down 6.2 lbs. However, 4.8 came off the first week. I was initially bummed because week 2 I only lost .2 and this past week it was 1.2. The poem posted earlier in the thread has given me inspiration and my head is in a good place right now. That is always my biggest challenge...celebrating the small success and being patient waiting for the end result.

I can say I feel better than I have in a long time. We are going to Riverera Maya on June 21st. My goal is to be down another 15lbs by then. :hippie:

GSD4ME
03-18-2010, 10:24 PM
Robin - thanks for the advice about using the weekly and activity points. I've heard several different theories about it - and if you read anything on the WW site about it, you'll get differing opinions there, too. Guess I'm going to have to see what works for me since this is only week 3. I don't think I've got it all figured out quite yet! LOL! But, I will say that I am DEFINITELY eating better and am more aware of what I'm eating.

buzzmom3 - Jillian scares me, too! :scared1:

I was kind of proud of myself today . . . I decided to push myself on the elliptical to 32 minutes (3 activity points) as opposed to just 20 minutes (2 activity points). I was doing a "reverse" workout, where you switch between stepping forward and backward. When I got off, my legs felt like Jell-O (sugar-free, of course - LOL! :rotfl:), BUT I DID IT!!!!

Tomorrow is going to be my first really challenging day on the plan. We are having a potluck lunch at work. I'm just not sure there's going to be a whole lot that I can eat. But, I have decided that I'm not going to stress about it and I know I've got those 35 extra points, just in case!

Hope everyone else's weather is as nice as ours has been in Maryland the past couple days . . . looking forward to a nice weekend, too!

bellem04
03-18-2010, 11:58 PM
Went to the mall today and tried on the size 8 jeans for the uptenth time. This time I didn't have to suck in they fit great!

buzzmom3
03-19-2010, 09:39 AM
GSD4ME- I'm afraid to even get her workout videos! Great job on your workout! It feels so good to push yourself and realize you can do it!
Bellem4 - I would love a pair of size 8 jeans! Good for you!

bellem04
03-19-2010, 11:44 AM
I wish I could feel like a size 8. I still look in the mirror and see the big girl. At least everyone else sees that I lost weight.

robinb
03-19-2010, 01:27 PM
I had kind of a "meh" week. I was really busy, busy, busy and I did not make enough time to exercise except twice so I am *stuck* on W3D2 on C25K and I will probably redo W2D1 again on Monday unless I can get D2 in today. I was prepping for a consignment resale called Just Between Friends. I sold $60 worth of clothes last night and bought $65 worth today :rotfl:. I hope to sell more tomorrow! It's amazing how people price their clothes at what they paid for it on sale retail. Give me a break! No. I am not buying your pair of used Justice jeans for $12. I did, however, buy someone else's Justice jeans for $6 :thumbsup2.

Anyway ... between my normal weekend (made extra special by me working a swim meet), St Patrick's Day and my inability to stay in my daily points Mon-Thurs ... I was up .8. I do give myself some kudos for getting weighed though. I missed my meeting because of my consignment sale shopping so I went into on of our locations that had an all-day drop-in and weighed in there. Even though I suspected I would be up.

This week will be another challenging week for me. My DD is swimming in the YMCA Wisconsin State Meet and I have a weekend of eating out in front of me. I'm not going to let it worry me too much. I'll just try to select items that are not horrible for me ... or at least eat them in moderation :rotfl:.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Yay spring!

MrsKreamer
03-19-2010, 04:01 PM
Weighed in this morning and had a loss of 3.4 bringing my total to 7.4! After weigh in I took my son to the park and walked the 2 mile track. I am so pumped...I just hope I can keep my motivation going. Going to treat myself and the kids to pizza tonight.

pjlla
03-19-2010, 06:08 PM
I had kind of a "meh" week. I was really busy, busy, busy and I did not make enough time to exercise except twice so I am *stuck* on W3D2 on C25K and I will probably redo W2D1 again on Monday unless I can get D2 in today. I was prepping for a consignment resale called Just Between Friends. I sold $60 worth of clothes last night and bought $65 worth today :rotfl:. I hope to sell more tomorrow! It's amazing how people price their clothes at what they paid for it on sale retail. Give me a break! No. I am not buying your pair of used Justice jeans for $12. I did, however, buy someone else's Justice jeans for $6 :thumbsup2.

Anyway ... between my normal weekend (made extra special by me working a swim meet), St Patrick's Day and my inability to stay in my daily points Mon-Thurs ... I was up .8. I do give myself some kudos for getting weighed though. I missed my meeting because of my consignment sale shopping so I went into on of our locations that had an all-day drop-in and weighed in there. Even though I suspected I would be up.

This week will be another challenging week for me. My DD is swimming in the YMCA Wisconsin State Meet and I have a weekend of eating out in front of me. I'm not going to let it worry me too much. I'll just try to select items that are not horrible for me ... or at least eat them in moderation :rotfl:.

I hope everyone has a great weekend! Yay spring!

Good job getting to the weigh-in. It is TOUGH when you know it might be bad news. But you got the news, it wasn't too bad, and now you can MOVE FORWARD, right??

Swim meets are the WORST! They last forever and the food selection is usually bad carbs and fatty proteins. I don't know how they expect the swimmers to stay in shape with those sorts of selections! I am fortunate that I have been able to find hardboiled eggs at a few events lately. I eat the whites and toss the yolks. That and a piece of fruit or a handful of baby carrots and I can survive! But I almost ALWAYS try to bring my own foods. I plan ahead and bring veggies (carrots, peppers, celery), LC cheese wedges, WASA crackers, fruit, seltzer and water, dried cereals and fruits, and salads....HUGE salads!!

Good luck to your DD at Y States. What is she swimming? Ours was last weekend at Harvard University! DD was thrilled to be swimming "ivy league"! Her relays placed 9th and 11th... but she didn't do great in her individual event. But it was still exciting! NHSA Championships are this weekend. Thankfully we are only swimming one day, since they had to choose just 3 events and the coach encouraged them to pick three events on just one day, so that they didn't have to travel for just one event per day or so. DD would have liked to do the 200 IM tonight, but I didn't give her the option. And thankfully the weather report is good.... it seems like we get a snowstorm every time we head to this particular pool!!

Good luck with your eating. Plan ahead and "pack your parachute" (as the saying goes). "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail." ............P

The Running Ann
03-19-2010, 08:27 PM
[QUOTE=MrsKreamer;35898107]Weighed in this morning and had a loss of 3.4 bringing my total to 7.4! QUOTE]

3.4 is amazing!! You should be pumped.

I had no change this week, after losing a pound last week. I was a little suprised since I felt more lean this week - maybe my new weight training is starting to pay off a little after all. Since I am below my goal weight and trying to add a little muscle, I am in new territory. Not really sure what to expect on the scale. I am currently eating my weekly points and trying to stay away from activity points. Think I will stick with this plan and see what happens!

GSD4ME
03-20-2010, 11:58 AM
I'm going to get out and enjoy this BEAUTIFUL day in just a little bit by giving our two German Shepherds baths - they are losing their winter coats in CLUMPS all over the house! But, I wanted to jump on here first.

I got up yesterday morning and got my workout in. I did 2.6 miles on the treadmill and actually ran about 1.5 miles of it!! :cool1: I did pretty well yesterday with our potluck at work, too. I didn't overdo it by any means and I was very careful when DH and I went out to dinner. Although . . . I did have some "Wild West Shrimp" appetizer at Longhorn. Probably not the best choice, but I know I can't deny myself treats once in a while. And, hey - shrimp does have some GOOD value to it, right? :)

I also wanted to ask a question: When you weigh yourself at home, what kind of scale do you use? We have a digital one, but I can step on it 5 times and get 5 different readings!! I told my DH about it and he said, "Well, they're all within a pound of each other, so don't worry about it." Ummmmmm . . . Honey, as someone trying to lose weight, you DO worry about it! LOL! Any advice on a new scale would be much appreciated!! TIA!

Okay, time to get out in the sun . . . :cool2:

Tena

cclovesdis
03-20-2010, 04:43 PM
I use my Wii Fit Balance Board as a scale. I am comfortable with using that. I will say that I do not move it around unless it is absolutely necessary. Hope that helps!

PiperPizzaz
03-20-2010, 05:34 PM
I was down .8 so my 4 wk total is now 9 lbs. I was hoping to hit my 10 lbs. but, I have been very very good at journaling so I guess it is just one of those things.



robin I found the bagel thins at Walmart. I usually shop at Meijers and they don't have them there yet. I think they are Thomas' brand. They only had plain this week and they aren't that good. I had the everything kind last time and they were really good I thought. I am still loving having my egg bagel sandwich with them. I got some morningstar sausages to have on them too, yum.

PiperPizzaz
03-20-2010, 05:36 PM
I also wanted to ask a question: When you weigh yourself at home, what kind of scale do you use? We have a digital one, but I can step on it 5 times and get 5 different readings!! I told my DH about it and he said, "Well, they're all within a pound of each other, so don't worry about it." Ummmmmm . . . Honey, as someone trying to lose weight, you DO worry about it! LOL! Any advice on a new scale would be much appreciated!! TIA!

Okay, time to get out in the sun . . . :cool2:

Tena

Are you making sure it is on a very hard surface? Otherwise I would check the reviews on Amazon and see what is good. Ours is really old.

GSD4ME
03-20-2010, 06:15 PM
It is on tiled floor in the bathroom, so it is a hard surface. Maybe I just need a new one . . . I think this one's been through a move or two.

The Running Ann
03-20-2010, 06:55 PM
I have a Health o Meter Ever Weight. It probably came from Wal Mart or Target a number of years ago. I find that it is very consistent, particularly for one that was probably inexpensive. It is digital and only weighs to the nearest .5 pound. I find that it is quite consistent and very much in line with a doctor's scale as well as the fancy digital one at my gym.

VernRDH
03-21-2010, 09:03 AM
I was down .8 so my 4 wk total is now 9 lbs. I was hoping to hit my 10 lbs. but, I have been very very good at journaling so I guess it is just one of those things.



robin I found the bagel thins at Walmart. I usually shop at Meijers and they don't have them there yet. I think they are Thomas' brand. They only had plain this week and they aren't that good. I had the everything kind last time and they were really good I thought. I am still loving having my egg bagel sandwich with them. I got some morningstar sausages to have on them too, yum.

I love the bagel thins! We have an "outlet store" where they sell the stuff cheaper than the regular markets (even lower than WalMart!). They had plain, everything and whole wheat. I am not a fan of plain but I do enjoy the everything ones. I toast them and use them for sandwiches. Something different than bread.

cclovesdis
03-21-2010, 11:36 AM
How are the whole wheat Bagel Thins? They were on sale at Stop & Shop when I was there yesterday and was really considering buying them.

joha
03-21-2010, 12:33 PM
Thanks robinb!
I'm happy to join this thread...

After my first week I lost 1.6 lbs not a stellar start but I'm happy to have lost.
This week, I want to start increasing my activity level.

All advice is appreciated :)

buzzmom3
03-21-2010, 04:35 PM
Well, I gained a pound this week but I am not suprised. Between St Patty's day and my son's 8th birthday, with two parties, I went over my points. Good news, today is a new start! I got some wrist weights to make my workouts better.
Great job to everyone who lost this week!

Mouse Maineac
03-21-2010, 08:57 PM
Good Evening!
I'd like to join the WW thread. A co-worker of mine and I began using e-tools in January. We started walking at lunch instead of eating out and joined the gym (only $10.00 a month). He has lost almost 40 pounds. I am down 15.5.
I am a former life timer who needs to lose about 40 more pounds to be at goal.
My hardest time of day is right after work and in the evening. I'd love to hear how other folks are dealing with that time of day. Good luck on the journey!

GSD4ME
03-21-2010, 09:25 PM
Thanks for everyone's advice about the scales. I got a new one today, but I haven't tried it out yet because I weigh myself Sunday mornings and I got the scale after church today. According to the old scale - as near as I can tell from my varied readings - I didn't lose anything this week. I'm okay with that. I'm sure since I'm working out at least 5 days a week, I'm starting to build back some muscle. The scale I got is a Conair one - one of the scales they designed for Weight Watchers. So, we'll see how this one is when I get around to getting it out of the box. LOL!

Mouse Maineac - I'm usually pretty hungry by the time I get home from work, even though I have a mid-afternoon snack. So, I try to combat that by having a healthy snack - carrots, an apple, blueberries, etc. - and drinking more water while I'm making dinner. That will typically be enough to keep me from going for something "bad." And, I always make sure I have enough points left in my day to have "treat" after dinner. Usually, it's some kind of Weight Watchers ice cream. The little ice cream cups are really good! I especially like the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough one, and it's only 2 points. Hope that gives you a little help! :goodvibes

VernRDH
03-21-2010, 10:02 PM
How are the whole wheat Bagel Thins? They were on sale at Stop & Shop when I was there yesterday and was really considering buying them.

They are better than the plain but I still like the everything ones better. All three have the same calories and fat and fiber content.

GSD4ME
03-22-2010, 07:44 PM
I just made the Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas from the WW website and they were sooooooooooo good!!! They are 6 points for an enchilada. If you have online access, I definitely recommend getting the recipe. If you don't have online access, PM me and I'll send you the recipe. (I will say that I used WW Shredded Mexican cheese instead of Velveeta Light, which worked out okay.)

cclovesdis
03-22-2010, 08:22 PM
They are better than the plain but I still like the everything ones better. All three have the same calories and fat and fiber content.

Thanks!

bellem04
03-22-2010, 11:44 PM
Weighed in today and lost another 2 pounds! Hubby stayed the same so, all I need is to lose 3 pounds and him not lose again and I will pass him in weight loss.

VernRDH
03-23-2010, 07:25 AM
UGH. I have been sick since Friday. No exercise at all. Trying to stay on plan with eating, but its been tough. I am either ravenous or have absolutely no appetite whatsoever. Weight is up a bit, but am hoping to get at least 1 run in before weigh in on Saturday.

MrsKreamer
03-23-2010, 11:49 PM
Walked a mile in my neighborhood today...it felt good.

GSD4ME
03-24-2010, 05:56 AM
So, if I'm counting my points, working out 5 days a week, and usually meeting all my healthy checks every day, why isn't the scale moving? I'm starting to get discouraged here . . . I lost 3.5 pounds the first week, but now the scale isn't going anywhere. When I've done my own plan in the past (i.e., counting fat and calories), I typically saw some progress every week. I've been doing WW for almost a month now. Is this typical, or is it me??? :confused3

robinb
03-24-2010, 10:20 AM
So, if I'm counting my points, working out 5 days a week, and usually meeting all my healthy checks every day, why isn't the scale moving? I'm starting to get discouraged here . . . I lost 3.5 pounds the first week, but now the scale isn't going anywhere. When I've done my own plan in the past (i.e., counting fat and calories), I typically saw some progress every week. I've been doing WW for almost a month now. Is this typical, or is it me??? :confused3
Here are some ideas:
Have you been tracking everything? When I skip tracking everything because I am lazy or I don't know the point value the scale gets "stuck". What I have started to do is still write down everything even if I don't know the point value. So, when I track online I do a quick entry with a big fat 0. It puts me more in touch and accountable for what I eat.

Have you been eating only your dailies and not your weeklies? If so, you may be eating too little. If you have stepped up the exercise and stepped down your calorie intake at the same time your body may be reacting by holding onto all its protective body weight. Solution: eat more.

Do you spread out your weeklies equally across the week and eating the same number of points every day? If so, your body may have become accustomed to that number of daily calories every day and is using them more efficiently. Solution: do the Wendie Plan (eat varying amounts every day) or the Maggie Plan (eat all your weeklies in the first couple days). You can google either one of them and they are prominent on the WW website's bulletin boards. I *think* the boards are open to everyone. I do the Maggie Plan since my weigh-in is on Friday and I don't want to fuss too much with point counting over the weekend.

ETA: I just looked back and you were only eating your dailies and not your weeklies *or* activity points. I think this is probably why you are stalling. It makes NO SENSE but sometimes you need to eat more to lose weight. Even on the Biggest Loser I have heard Jillian say that a contestant is not eating enough so they do not see enough of a weight loss. Do you go to a meeting? You can always ask your leader to review your tracker to see if you are going wrong somewhere else. If you're all online, I think there is a forum for tracker review over on the WW site.

It must be sooo frustrating to do all that work and not see results. {{hugs}}

robinb
03-24-2010, 10:42 AM
My DD's swim meet was 100 miles away and we had to stay overnight. She swam both relays (medley relay took 10th place and got a very cool ribbon but the free relay was DQ'd with an early start), the 50 free and the 100 free. She was at the bottom of both events but she was swimming with the best of the best. Only 22 girls across the state made the 100 free and 21 made the 50 free ... out of probably 200 girls statewide. I'll take top 10% in the state, even if she was last in one of her events :cool1:.

Since the meet was in Milwaukee, I ate out 6 meals and the team went out for pizza on Saturday night :scared1:. I did OK but I know that I ate more carby-fatty-junky food than I would have normally eaten (including 3 big slices of pizza :eek:). Oh well. I weighed myself this morning and I am on track for losing the .8 I gained last week. That's good enough for me after a bad weekend.

I had one of those Thomas' Everything Bagel Thins this morning with 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 slice low fat swiss and a tablespoon of salsa. Along with some cream for my coffee it put me back 5 points.

pjlla
03-24-2010, 11:22 AM
My DD's swim meet was 100 miles away and we had to stay overnight. She swam both relays (medley relay took 10th place and got a very cool ribbon but the free relay was DQ'd with an early start), the 50 free and the 100 free. She was at the bottom of both events but she was swimming with the best of the best. Only 22 girls across the state made the 100 free and 21 made the 50 free ... out of probably 200 girls statewide. I'll take top 10% in the state, even if she was last in one of her events :cool1:.

Since the meet was in Milwaukee, I ate out 6 meals and the team went out for pizza on Saturday night :scared1:. I did OK but I know that I ate more carby-fatty-junky food than I would have normally eaten (including 3 big slices of pizza :eek:). Oh well. I weighed myself this morning and I am on track for losing the .8 I gained last week. That's good enough for me after a bad weekend.

I had one of those Thomas' Everything Bagel Thins this morning with 1/2 cup egg beaters, 1 slice low fat swiss and a tablespoon of salsa. Along with some cream for my coffee it put me back 5 points.

Give your DD a big congratulations from me and my DD! It is aggravating when they come in near the bottom of their event and/or heat.... but they need to remember that when it is a qualifying event, they have beat out any NUMBER of other swimmers, just to BE THERE!!! Sorry about the DQ... it is an easy thing to have happen in a relay. I was a stroke and turn official for a year and sometimes it was HEARTBREAKING to have to DQ a relay.... especially if it was the first swimmer that got the DQ... the other 3 swim their hearts out for NOTHING.

Love those Everything Bagel Thins... just wish they were a bit more garlicky and/or oniony.... I love "real" everything bagels!

So, if I'm counting my points, working out 5 days a week, and usually meeting all my healthy checks every day, why isn't the scale moving? I'm starting to get discouraged here . . . I lost 3.5 pounds the first week, but now the scale isn't going anywhere. When I've done my own plan in the past (i.e., counting fat and calories), I typically saw some progress every week. I've been doing WW for almost a month now. Is this typical, or is it me??? :confused3


I won't be redundant and repeat what robinb said.... but that is EXACTLY what I would have said!!!

The only other thought is that something you eat regularly is more points than you are tracking it to be. I would go back to a "week one" mentality and double-check the points of EVERYTHING you are eating... use your points slider and/or week one book. Just think..... if you are eating one food fairly regularly and it is double the amount of points than you think it is (like tracking for 1 when it should be 2 or tracking for 2 when it should be 4), you could be overeating without realizing it. Are you weighing and/or measuring your portions? It is so easy to overestimate... especially on things that are calorie dense like nuts, nut butters, oils, dressings, condiments, cheeses... things like that. Get out your food scale, measuring spoons, etc. Put them to use for AT LEAST a full week and see if anything changes.

I've been on WW for a SOLID 27 months now (yup... just a lifetime left to go!!) and I STILL measure things like salad dressing, peanut butter, mustard, and cheese EVERY DAY!! In fact, I weigh or measure almost all of my foods. My food scale sits out on my counter all the time... and I bought extra measuring spoons so that I always have a clean Tablespoon measure in the drawer, because I use several per day!

Sorry... didn't mean to get all "preachy" with you... just trying to be helpful. Try robinb's ideas and see if you get past your mini-plateau. Let us know how it is going................P

robinb
03-24-2010, 11:44 AM
Give your DD a big congratulations from me and my DD! It is aggravating when they come in near the bottom of their event and/or heat.... but they need to remember that when it is a qualifying event, they have beat out any NUMBER of other swimmers, just to BE THERE!!!I was more disappointed than she was! I admit that my expectations were pretty high especially in the 50 free. She dropped 7 places from the psych sheet and put on .85ish seconds. She was more disappointed in the relay ... she really wanted a medal and they would have been 6th. One of the less experienced swimmers pulled up a bit at the end of her swim instead of swimming hard into the wall and the #3 girl timed her take off on the #2 girl's speed after the flags so she left early. You can't be mad at either girl, though. They were trying their best. It was a learning experience for both of us. It was her first championship season (with 4 USA cuts and 2 YMCA cuts) so it was all new to us. She will still be 10 for summer long course so she'll have another chance at USA state in July. She'll be 11 next year and those cuts are super fast! I am keeping my fingers crossed for next year but I don't know if she'll make it. I'll have to work on my zen relaxation skills to overcome my competitive swim mom tendencies.

Get out your food scale, measuring spoons, etc. Put them to use for AT LEAST a full week and see if anything changes.

I love, Love, LOVE the stainless steel WW measuring spoons/ladles. They come in 1 Cup, 1/2 Cup and 1/4 Cup. I use the all the time! They are much easier to use than regular measuring cups.

GSD4ME
03-24-2010, 10:17 PM
Thanks for the advice and support!! Believe me, I am counting and measuring EVERYTHING - just ask my husband. If I don't know the points value of something, I'm always running to the computer to look it up or, if we're out, I'll pull out my cell phone so I can find the value. I think he thinks I'm a little crazy sometimes, but I KNOW I need to be accurate with it. I also eat a large variety of things each day and different things each day to use up my daily points, but I might try going into those weeklies a bit and see if that makes a difference (definitely won't have any problem with that this week since our wedding anniversary is tomorrow and DH and I are going out to an Italian place Friday night to celebrate!).

I like the idea of getting some extra measuring spoons/cups - I'm getting tired of having to wash mine all the time, too! :thumbsup2

I'm just going to stick with the plan and not worry too much about what the scale says for a couple weeks. My clothes are starting to fit differently and, just today, one of the people I work with told me that my face looked thinner - just what I needed to hear! :)

Thanks again for the suggestions and encouragement!

Tena

Melknor
03-25-2010, 07:57 AM
I fell off the wagon this past week REALLY bad. You would have thought I would not eat another bite of food the rest of my life. Last weeks WI I was up 1lb. No big deal; I had been working out doing the C25K so I acredited the gain to that. We then went out of town. Didn't do great/didn't do too bad, but coming back home I hit bottom.

I WILL get back on track starting today! No more binge eating! No more junk food!

LaneOT
03-25-2010, 01:00 PM
:yay:Hello all!!!

I am so happy to see that there is a WW thread on the DIS. I read the DIS daily for new scoops and ideas for out WDW addiction and I am happy to join this thread. I joined WW on Feb 21st because a friend of mine at work was going, so she and I buddied up and decided to go together. I had joined 2 years ago, and that was a somewhat half-hearted futile attempt at it. This time, I am destined to stay the course.

So far, I have lost ~10 lbs. I track everything online and I have the luxury of having both a computer at work and at home, so I can find the Points value to everything. I am a creature of habit so I eat the same snacks daily (apple, carrots, WW string cheese--my fav!) and mix it up for dinner and lunch.

I HAVE TO HAVE TO HAVE TO incorporate exercise in my daily routine, but have yet to find the time to do so. It is a priority for me!!

I decided to it was time to do something about my weight when we went to WDW last year, and I was afraid to get on the rides for fear of being embarassed if I couldnt get out. Hopefully this year, by the time we go, I should be ~30 lbs lighter. Cant wait to feel that!!!

pjlla
03-25-2010, 05:26 PM
GLad to see some new faces here!

I've got a question. As you may know, I do WW "on my own" at home (no online subscription, no meetings, no e-tools). WW has gotten enough of my $$ over the years! That said, my books, etc are a bit old.

I had a co-worker today complaining about always being hungry on WW and said she is down to a Daily Points Target of 18. I thought that 20 points was the lowest that was listed in the week one book, so I came home and checked and sure enough, my week one book shows anyone who weighs below 150 should be eating 20 points daily (plus the 35 weekly points and any activities points). But maybe things have changed??

Could someone with a really recent book check and tell me if they have readjusted the Daily Points Targets? Thanks so much............P

robinb
03-25-2010, 08:04 PM
According to my book (Book 1, Momentum Program) you start with the first two number of your weight. For instance if you weigh 150, take 15. You then add points depending on your gender, age, height and type of work. If you point total is less than 18, your daily target is 18. If your friend is near goal, older or short she could very well be at 18.

Darn! Looking at that stupid chart I'm going to lose TWO points next month between my birthday and when I go down to the next 10's grouping.

The Running Ann
03-25-2010, 08:56 PM
I have been at 18 points for a long time (since I dropped below 130, I believe). I am now at 119 and still 18 points. My understanding is that they do not dip below this. I hope not, that is low enough! I eat a lot of vegetables and all of my weekly points. I usually dip into my activity points as well.

Dreamer & Wisher
03-27-2010, 10:04 PM
I am enjoying the chat. You all seem so friendly :goodvibes

I joined WW Sept. 2, 2009 I love their program and the flexibility it offers as opposed to eating only Nutrisystem food, etc.

Anyways, I have been pretty successful so far and have lost 47.6 pounds so far! I need to lose over 100 pounds total so I will be working at this for a while.

I found that exercise really helps and I use the exercise demos on Weight Watcher's Website to make up my own routine. I alternate that with walking either at the mall or if the weather is nice, around the neighborhood. I recently started doing an exercise video, Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. Her work out is only 20 minutes but it is intense. Jumping Jacks, sit ups and push ups!:eek:

For breakfast, I love vitamuffins Muffin Tops only 1 point each. I usually have the cran-bran for breakfast. I keep the chocolate ones in the freezer for chocolate cravings, and corn bread muffin tops are yummy with chili!

Also, try the recipe builder on the website, you can put the ingredients of your favorite recipes and find out how many points they are. It also offers suggestions for ways to lighten up the recipe!

pjlla
03-28-2010, 11:10 AM
Okay... so when the points Target changed (in the Momentum book) did the weekly Flex points change?

Now I am curious. My old week one book states that anyone weighing below 150 should be at 20 points daily with 35 Flex points. I am struggling right now to get to goal and have been using my old week one book as my guide. Maybe 20 daily points is too many? That said, I NEVER use my activity points and I don't always use my Flex points.

It sort of makes me wish I weighed a bit more so I could rejoin WW and get some updated info. Unfortunately, I don't think that they would take me right now because I have less than 10 pounds to lose...........P

corinnak
03-28-2010, 11:39 AM
Pamela - they now have this goofy quiz that you have to take rather than the simplicity of the weight chart. The daily points can go down below 20 now - mine were at 19 for a while at the end there.

The Flex points are still 35 per week.

You only have to have 5 pounds to lose to join WW. 5 pounds is pretty much the difference between whether you had dinner and a big glass of water and are wearing a sweater for weigh in, but it's their rule, not mine! How tall are you? There is a chart with a minimum joining weight for height as well. My minimum joining weight is several pounds below my goal weight, so they probably would take you if you wanted to go and get the new info booklets.

buzzmom3
03-28-2010, 03:31 PM
Ok, I am back on track this week, I lost 2 lbs! I went to Target and got 5lb ankle/wrist weights and added them into my workout. Now, I am hunting for some great new recipes for Easter dinner.

cclovesdis
03-28-2010, 04:37 PM
Pamela - they now have this goofy quiz that you have to take rather than the simplicity of the weight chart. The daily points can go down below 20 now - mine were at 19 for a while at the end there.

The Flex points are still 35 per week.

You only have to have 5 pounds to lose to join WW. 5 pounds is pretty much the difference between whether you had dinner and a big glass of water and are wearing a sweater for weigh in, but it's their rule, not mine! How tall are you? There is a chart with a minimum joining weight for height as well. My minimum joining weight is several pounds below my goal weight, so they probably would take you if you wanted to go and get the new info booklets.

I also think there is a way to order the books online. I saw it in a magazine. I will do some research. I think it'll run you about $129, but if I remember correctly, you get quite a bit. I'll look into for you.

pjlla
03-28-2010, 05:27 PM
Pamela - they now have this goofy quiz that you have to take rather than the simplicity of the weight chart. The daily points can go down below 20 now - mine were at 19 for a while at the end there.

The Flex points are still 35 per week.

You only have to have 5 pounds to lose to join WW. 5 pounds is pretty much the difference between whether you had dinner and a big glass of water and are wearing a sweater for weigh in, but it's their rule, not mine! How tall are you? There is a chart with a minimum joining weight for height as well. My minimum joining weight is several pounds below my goal weight, so they probably would take you if you wanted to go and get the new info booklets.

Definitely something to think about. Maybe I WILL rejoin. It would be great to attend a few meetings and update my WW knowledge.

I also think there is a way to order the books online. I saw it in a magazine. I will do some research. I think it'll run you about $129, but if I remember correctly, you get quite a bit. I'll look into for you.

Maybe be joining WW online?? I've thought about doing that also. I'll have to give it all some serious thought this week!

Thanks so much to everyone for answering my questions!............P

joha
03-29-2010, 12:51 AM
I also think there is a way to order the books online. I saw it in a magazine. I will do some research. I think it'll run you about $129, but if I remember correctly, you get quite a bit. I'll look into for you.

I remember seeing this as well, for the same price...
Found it! It's in the WW magazine March/April issue.
Here is the link:
WeightWatchers.com/homekit

MrsKreamer
03-29-2010, 02:37 PM
I weighed in on friday and I lost another 3.8lbs! I have lost 11.2lbs in 3 weeks!

This weekend was my first time eating fast food and takeout since joining and I hope I did my points correctly. We ate Chinese one night and I usually get Lemon Chicken, which is fried chicken in a sweet lemon sauce, with fried rice and an egg roll. This time I got a lighter dish Almond Din shrimp, which is loaded with veggies and shrimp in a light sauce, with plain white rice, and I got a spring roll instead of an egg roll. I also started with a cup of egg drop soup for 1 point, but it was very filling, so I didn't eat as much of the main course.

Another night we ate Taco Bell. Before WW I would have eaten 5 crunchy tacos and a soda, this time I carefully ordered a steak taco and a chicken taco, both from the fresca menu and had a side of beans.

Oh I wanted to share a filling breakfast that I have been eating. It is an omelet made with 1 egg and 3 egg whites, filled with spinach, mushrooms. I eat it with a side of low-calorie bread(Sara Lee 45 calorie whole wheat with honey). It is very filling and low in points.

My goal for this week is to make it to my 5% and maybe even to 15lbs! 5% is 2.4lbs and 15lbs is 3.8. So we'll see!
Have a great week everyone!

Helene
03-31-2010, 07:14 AM
Just checking in. Lost 2.4 lbs at last Tuesday's weigh-in. Last night's meeting was cancelled due to unexpected snow here in NE PA, so I'm not sure how I did over the last week.

Hoping to remain steady given the upcoming Easter holiday.

Good luck to everyone as we push through the temptations:thumbsup2

albertamommyof4
04-03-2010, 01:46 AM
Hi everyone.
I just joined WW tongiht. I have tried jenny craig in the past and yes it worked but was only on it for a month as it got to pricey. I am doing WW online and am hoping that this will stick or shall i say tht i stay with it.
I have a lot to loose, i kept gaining after the birth of my kids, i have 4 they are 12 almost 13, 10, 7 almost 8( will be 8 on easter sunday) and 3 almost 4
I am a SAHM and keep very busy lol.
I did have a question i have heard that you are supposed to have so much olive oil in your diet daily?? but i can;t find anything online about it so was wondering what this is all about lol
I am planning o trip to disneyworld in August, it is partly for business convention lol but am adding a few days if i can afford to and i would like to loose some weight. I live in Alberta Canada and me and hubbie took the kids to disneyland almost a year ago, this was our very first time to be there( havent been to disneyworld either)
Can't wait to meet all of you

pjlla
04-03-2010, 08:08 AM
Welcome albertamom!! Glad to have you here! Yes, you are supposed to include a certain number of point in the form of "healthy fats" each day. That could be olive oil, avocado, nuts, or fish oil. There should be some information in your week one book about it. If you still can't find it, ask again here... I'm sure someone will find it for you.

I am so pleased to report that I have lost 4.3 pounds (according to my new WW scale). I have struggled so much over the past few weeks, this is a huge deal for me! I finally feel vindicated!

Happy Easter to everyone!.................P

GSD4ME
04-03-2010, 09:34 AM
Good for you, Pjlla!! I can totally relate to your struggle, believe me! It seems like I was just holding steady for a couple weeks, but now I think I've gotten "over the hump" because I've lost 2.3 pounds this past week (I weighed myself yesterday morning, even though I don't "officially" weigh in until tomorrow). I talked to a friend of mine who is a WW leader and she said that because of all the activity I do each week (3 days of running and 2 days on the elliptical), I'm probably building muscle fairly quickly and should try to eat a bit more - which still sounds so counter-intuitive to me! But, it seems to be working, so I'm not complaining.

I just had a bagel thin (1 point) with some low fat Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb spreadable cheese (1 point), 2/3 cup of non-fat milk (1 point) and a little over a cup of fresh strawberries (.5 points) for breakfast. So yummy!!!

My step-daughter is here for Easter and will be going back home on Tuesday, so there may be a few eating challenges while she's here - depending on what we do - but I'm confident that I can still make smart choices about what I eat! :thumbsup2

Hope everyone has a terrific Easter!

Tena

cclovesdis
04-03-2010, 10:13 AM
Congrats Pjlla! You'll be at goal so soon.

It's been so busy around here. I haven't gotten on a scale in about a week. I will have to do that today or tomorrow. I've gotten off track lately. My mini-goal for the week is to focus on tracking and getting in my water/liquids.

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

buzzmom3
04-03-2010, 10:30 AM
Wow! Everyone is doing so great! I think I am back on track, official weight in is tomorrow but it does look like I am down 1lb. Trying to pick some WW friendly dishes for Easter dinner, it's easier than I thought. It's a beautiful day today so I will be taking the kids outside for some fun!

albertamommyof4
04-03-2010, 07:29 PM
Welcome albertamom!! Glad to have you here! Yes, you are supposed to include a certain number of point in the form of "healthy fats" each day. That could be olive oil, avocado, nuts, or fish oil. There should be some information in your week one book about it. If you still can't find it, ask again here... I'm sure someone will find it for you.

I am so pleased to report that I have lost 4.3 pounds (according to my new WW scale). I have struggled so much over the past few weeks, this is a huge deal for me! I finally feel vindicated!

Happy Easter to everyone!.................P
Thank you and congratulations

buzzmom3
04-04-2010, 08:55 AM
Happy Easter everyone! Hope everyone has a great day!

GSD4ME
04-05-2010, 10:00 AM
Hope everyone had a great Easter and had weather that was as beautiful as ours was here in Maryland! I actually took today off and it's shaping up to be just as nice.

Well, I weighed myself and I've lost 3 more pounds! :banana: I think my body has finally figured out that I really am trying to lose the weight - LOL!

Got to sleep in today (Thank you, dogs, for not wanting to go out at our usual 5:00 a.m.) and then did 3 miles on the treadmill, followed by a yummy and healthy breakfast that included some fresh stawberries! We might head into DC in a little bit to take my step-daughter to lunch at our favorite Italian restaurant . . . it will be a little challenging since they have delicious desserts, but I'm feeling strong and confident about my ability to make healthy eating choices.

Hope everyone has a great week! :goodvibes

Tena

pjlla
04-05-2010, 12:44 PM
. . . it will be a little challenging since they have delicious desserts, but I'm feeling strong and confident about my ability to make healthy eating choices.
Tena

Isn't that a GREAT feeling!?? It is SO empowering!.................P

suzanna1066@comcast.
04-05-2010, 09:00 PM
I have to brag on myself. I crossed the 10,000 step barrier today for the first time in a looong time! :cool1::cool1::cool1:

I am feeling really good right now. :cloud9:

qtwns
04-05-2010, 11:57 PM
Hi! I hope you all don't mind another person joining in. I started WW a little over a week ago--this is my 3 or 4th time on the program. I am doing it on line and really like it. I never really got into the meetings, but this thread looks like a great place for the support I need. I lost 4 lbs. the first week, so I feel good (although I know not to expect that kind of loss very often.)

I have a question about Momentum...are you supposed to eat your weeklies and APs every week or are they just there if you need them? Thanks!

buzzmom3
04-06-2010, 06:36 PM
Hi! I hope you all don't mind another person joining in. I started WW a little over a week ago--this is my 3 or 4th time on the program. I am doing it on line and really like it. I never really got into the meetings, but this thread looks like a great place for the support I need. I lost 4 lbs. the first week, so I feel good (although I know not to expect that kind of loss very often.)

I have a question about Momentum...are you supposed to eat your weeklies and APs every week or are they just there if you need them? Thanks!

I love doing WW on-line, too! Great job losing 4lbs your first week. I don't always use my weekly points, just when I need them but I think you can. I know I feel so much better than I did before I started.

robinb
04-06-2010, 07:14 PM
Hi guys! I have had a disappointing last couple of weeks. My downward weight loss was reversed and I have gained almost 2 lbs of it back. *sigh* I am back on track (literally) and I have made a pact with my DH that we would both lose 20-lbs by mid-August. It's do-able but NOT if I gain instead of lose :sad2:.

qtwns
04-06-2010, 09:12 PM
Robinb-you'll get back in the groove. By Aug. you'll be so happy with your results.

joha
04-07-2010, 12:45 AM
Robinb - hang in there...you will get back on track.:grouphug:

I was on vacation last week, I lost one of pre-paid meetings...I went today, thinking that WW was on the same week (my fourth meeting), but got the materials for week 5 today. No left over newsletter :(, hopefully my co-worker has one for me to read.
I was happy to see that I lost some weight!

Could you guys tell me how to sign up for the WW walk on June 6? I want to do the 5K challenge, but my center did not have any information/literature of the event.
Thanks in advance

Dreamer & Wisher
04-07-2010, 02:55 PM
Hi guys! I have had a disappointing last couple of weeks. My downward weight loss was reversed and I have gained almost 2 lbs of it back. *sigh* I am back on track (literally) and I have made a pact with my DH that we would both lose 20-lbs by mid-August. It's do-able but NOT if I gain instead of lose :sad2:.
Don't beat yourself up, just start tracking again...You can do it!

I was on vacation last week, I lost one of pre-paid meetings...I went today, thinking that WW was on the same week (my fourth meeting), but got the materials for week 5 today. No left over newsletter :(, hopefully my co-worker has one for me to read.
I was happy to see that I lost some weight!

Could you guys tell me how to sign up for the WW walk on June 6? I want to do the 5K challenge, but my center did not have any information/literature of the event.
Thanks in advance
I received the information today. There isn't a specific WW walk, my book says to sign up for a 5K on June 6th, 2010. The book is called Weigh Watchers Walk-it challenge, Your Step-by-Step Training Guide to Walking a 5K. To find an Event go to weightwatchers.com/walkit (code:W25K66) Or Google Search Find a 5 K in (your town)
Or go to www.mapmywalk.com to plot out a 5K route.
Or find a public track in your area. Most tracks are 400 meters 5 K is about 12 1/2 times around the track.

If you walk a 5K on Walk-it day you can receive a commemorative charm for your Weight Watchers Key ring. I want to do it just to get one of those! Good luck, I hope you got the book...if not go back and ask again.:thumbsup2

Dreamer & Wisher
04-07-2010, 03:08 PM
I looked at the website and there are some specific Weight Watchers 5K walks, but none of them are in Georgia where I live.

I am hoping to walk 5K at a walking trail in my area and earn the charm, I will ask at my next meeting.:goodvibes

joha
04-07-2010, 04:48 PM
Don't beat yourself up, just start tracking again...You can do it!

I received the information today. There isn't a specific WW walk, my book says to sign up for a 5K on June 6th, 2010. The book is called Weigh Watchers Walk-it challenge, Your Step-by-Step Training Guide to Walking a 5K. To find an Event go to weightwatchers.com/walkit (code:W25K66) Or Google Search Find a 5 K in (your town)
Or go to www.mapmywalk.com to plot out a 5K route.
Or find a public track in your area. Most tracks are 400 meters 5 K is about 12 1/2 times around the track.

If you walk a 5K on Walk-it day you can receive a commemorative charm for your Weight Watchers Key ring. I want to do it just to get one of those! Good luck, I hope you got the book...if not go back and ask again.:thumbsup2


Thanks for all the info :angel:... I will definitely ask again and look up the info on the website. I was re-reading my WW magazine from Nov-Dec 2009 and I saw the ad for the book Comfort Classics, I really want one, but the price is very high on Amazon.com

Does anybody have an extra copy that I can buy, or has anyone seen it at their meetings?
Please let me know... Thank you!

GSD4ME
04-09-2010, 01:54 PM
Went to the doctor today and she took me completely off the meds for my high blood pressure. And, she was very happy that I've lost 17 pounds since my last visit!!! :woohoo:

Just had to share . . . Hope everyone has had a great and healthy week and is looking forward to the weekend as much as I am!

Tena

robinb
04-09-2010, 03:39 PM
Well crap. I'm up another .6 lbs for a total of 2 lbs in the last month.

My leader said something interesting today. We don't want to "lose" weight ... we want to "remove" weight. Why? Because when we lose something we try to find it :lmao:.

buzzmom3
04-09-2010, 07:39 PM
Hang in there Robin! You will get back on track. I am sitting here trying to get motivated to workout. I have been slacking off.

The Running Ann
04-09-2010, 08:11 PM
Went to the doctor today and she took me completely off the meds for my high blood pressure. And, she was very happy that I've lost 17 pounds since my last visit!!! :woohoo:

This is very impressive. Good health is the best achievement of all!

GSD4ME
04-10-2010, 10:05 AM
Thanks, Ann! I was very happy to get to come off those meds. Still want to lose another 70 pounds or so, but at least I know I'm heading in the right direction.

Hang in there, Robin! Maybe your body is gaining muscle which, as we all know, weighs more than fat. You'll break through this in no time! :goodvibes

pjlla
04-10-2010, 03:06 PM
Happy Saturday everyone! Sorry I haven't had more time to spend with you all here! I've been busy and have been spending my limited DIS time on the BL thread. But I have tried to keep up through my email reminders. Hopefully next week I'll have time to hop over here and chat more about WW............P

VernRDH
04-11-2010, 05:46 PM
I too have been AWOL. Things have not been going well WW wise, so I stayed away.:sad2: But I am now back on track.:thumbsup2

I had to change my weigh in day to Sunday, Saturday just wasn't working out for me.

Weighed in today at 169.2, down 1.6 from my last weigh in 2 weeks ago. I will take it.

joha
04-11-2010, 08:32 PM
Hang in there Robinb!

I went to my WW meeting yesterday, but I had weighted in last Tuesday 4/6, so
I'm not sure if I have lost any weight, I guess I'll find out next Saturday.
Very emotionally rocky day today, I haven't tally my totals today, but I'm sure I'm over my points...

MrsKreamer
04-13-2010, 10:33 AM
I had my first gain last week! I am up 1.6lbs.

So this week I started c25k. Wow! I was only able to do the 5min warm up, and 3 run/walk cycles, before I was ready to pass out.... So I will try to finish this afternoon when I pick my son up from the bus stop.

lpizzuro123
04-13-2010, 01:47 PM
Just joined WW yesterday for the I don't know how many times I joined and rejoined. Hopefully it will work this time.

Love these boards - two great things WDW and WW.

Linda

pjlla
04-13-2010, 02:08 PM
Just joined WW yesterday for the I don't know how many times I joined and rejoined. Hopefully it will work this time.

Love these boards - two great things WDW and WW.

Linda

I saw your other post, but since you are here, I'll comment here and say WELCOME to our thread and WELCOME to the world of WW! It CAN work and it WILL work, if you want it to. Let us know anytime you need any advise, suggestions, or moral support. ALL of these WISH folks are TERRIFIC. Glad to have you aboard.........P

robinb
04-13-2010, 03:03 PM
Yesterday was a bad day ... I went to the Cubs home opener and you know what that means! Hot dogs, peanuts and beer :eek:. Light beer, but still. I took it easier on my weekend than usual and *gasp* tracked and I had plenty of weekly points left for yesterday. I just added it up and it was only a 38 point day including all the beer and peanuts!

I made it to my pilates class today (3 AP) and then I walked 30 minutes (2 AP) for the WW Walk-It challenge. My second day in the week out of 5.

LuluLovesDisney
04-14-2010, 11:01 AM
Hi, there.

I just joined WW and I am a little overwhelmed by the Momentum plan. I find it challenging to get in 2 milks, 5 fruits and veggies, etc. and I would love to see some of your meal plans if anyone could post/pm me.

I lost 46 lbs before my wedding and I am starting to backslide in the past few months, so I want to stop it now. I had bought all new clothing and now some of it is too tight. My goals are: to lose 25-30 lbs by August and to lose 10-20 more lbs after that to get to my ultimate goal weight, so about 45 lbs all together.

Any advice your girls have for a newbie is welcome! :) What helps you to stick with WW? How do you deal with temptations, family parties, nighttime snacking urges?

pjlla
04-14-2010, 12:15 PM
Hi, there.

I just joined WW and I am a little overwhelmed by the Momentum plan. I find it challenging to get in 2 milks, 5 fruits and veggies, etc. and I would love to see some of your meal plans if anyone could post/pm me.

I lost 46 lbs before my wedding and I am starting to backslide in the past few months, so I want to stop it now. I had bought all new clothing and now some of it is too tight. My goals are: to lose 25-30 lbs by August and to lose 10-20 more lbs after that to get to my ultimate goal weight, so about 45 lbs all together.

Any advice your girls have for a newbie is welcome! :) What helps you to stick with WW? How do you deal with temptations, family parties, nighttime snacking urges?

Planning, planning planning! I have started writing out my plans for when I know I will be confronted with food challenges. I try to plan ahead and think about what will be available and write down what I will and won't eat. For example, over Easter I wrote that I would start the day with a healthy breakfast of 3 egg whites scrambled with veggies.... from there I planned my healthy mid-morning snack (so I wouldn't arrive at Easter dinner starving). I wrote what I would/wouldn't eat for appetizers, salad, main dish, side dishes, and dessert.... portions and type. I also included in my plan how much exercise I would do that day. I wrote it out in long hand, and carried the plan around in my pocket for the day. If I was feeling unsure or overly tempted, I took a sneak peek at my plan and got myself remotivated to stay on plan. I have also done this in the past with Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas dinner and it works well for me.

Nighttime snack urges are tough for me too. I always save at least 2-3 points for an evening snack and I try to be sure that I have (reasonably)healthy yummy things to choose from like Vitamuffins, microwave popcorn, and Skinny Cow treats. I keep temptations OUT of the house.... no M&Ms, no chocolates, no cookies.... they are all just too tempting to nibble on. I do keep regular ice cream around occasionally for the family, but I am usually able to resist that.

I'll try to hop back on later and talk to you more.... gotta run to lunch duty!.....P

Dreamer & Wisher
04-14-2010, 12:48 PM
Hi, there.

I just joined WW and I am a little overwhelmed by the Momentum plan. I find it challenging to get in 2 milks, 5 fruits and veggies, etc. and I would love to see some of your meal plans if anyone could post/pm me.

I lost 46 lbs before my wedding and I am starting to backslide in the past few months, so I want to stop it now. I had bought all new clothing and now some of it is too tight. My goals are: to lose 25-30 lbs by August and to lose 10-20 more lbs after that to get to my ultimate goal weight, so about 45 lbs all together.

Any advice your girls have for a newbie is welcome! :) What helps you to stick with WW? How do you deal with temptations, family parties, nighttime snacking urges?

Tracking, Tracking, Tracking....
I save all my weekly points for parties when I want to enjoy the food. Measure and track everything you can.
I love sweets, especially chocolate. It fits in Weight Watchers because you don't really have any off limits foods. I love to have the Weight Watcher's Smart Ones Desserts. I always keep the Mocha Sundae (3pts) and Key Lime Pie (4pts) in my freezer.

For the milks and the fruits and vegetables, I usually don't have any trouble with those. I usually get one milk at breakfast, either in cereal, or in my chai tea Latte. I love to have a vitamuffin, MuffinTop for Breakfast, with my chai tea. For lunch I usually have a sandwich with one slice of cheese for my other milk serving. The Weight Watcher's Smoothies are yummy and if you make if with milk it counts as 2 milk servings. I love the chocolate smoothie with frozen raspberries (3 pts)blended in.:love:
For fruits and vegetables I like baby carrots dipped in hummus, carrot and raisin salad from chik-fil-a, broccoli, asparagus, fresh strawberries, red seedless grapes, sliced apples. I try to eat a lot of fresh, whole foods.

I joined Weight Watchers on Sept. 2, 2009 and I have lost 51 pounds so far.

wendy774
04-14-2010, 03:10 PM
I just joined WW online this week and so far so good. I tried it a couple of years ago w/no success but I'm in a different mindset this week. I tried a local meeting and hated it. I felt like I was the 'bad' one at church. I had to take my kids (they are very well-behaved) and they put me off to the side by myself and did not aknowledge me. So you guys can be my support instead of a meeting!:) I'm looking for advice for snacks that are low points (below 3) or no points. I hate jello so those won't work.

Thanks
Wendy

Melknor
04-14-2010, 06:44 PM
I've been back on track since Monday doing very well. I found a new food item that has been helping. Western Alternative Bagel - roasted onion. 110 cal, 0 fat, 7 fiber. Sooo yummy! I have that with laughing cow cheese on it for breakfast and it keeps me pretty full until lunch. I even used it as a hamburger bun for dinner last night.

I found mine at Hy-Vee (if you are in the midwest) in the frozen/organic/health section of the store. Sorry - I haven't found these at Walmart yet.

DisneyDeeva
04-14-2010, 07:48 PM
I love WA bagels! If you like garlic bread and can find it, try the Joseph Campione Lite Garlic Toast - it's yummy...and 1 point per slice.

VernRDH
04-15-2010, 07:20 PM
Hi all!! Sounds like everyone is doing good and WELCOME to the new folks!!

I have been back on track since Sunday, and am doing well (down on the scale at least!) and have been getting my exercise in.

The night time munchies, they can be tough. I am kind of tired of the Jolly Time micro popcorn, so I have tried to find some other crunchy type snack. I do like to have raw peppers with tzatziki sauce (greek yogurt cucumber dip). 1/2 cup of tzatziki is only 1 point (and that is a way lot, I have never eaten that much at once). I am now even using it as my salad dressing (dip the fork method)

Love the Skinny Cow, we are all into those here, regular ice cream won't last in this house!

robinb
04-15-2010, 07:33 PM
I have been tracking every day (including the Cubs game day!) and while I used all my weeklies I still have most of AP left. I walked on Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues & Thursday for about 20-30 minutes each day plus I did 50 minute of pilates on Tues & Thurs. With all that, I think I am UP AGAIN! At least I was according to my scale this morning. ARRRRRGGGGGG!

Dinner is slow cooker lasagna from the WW website, a 5-point per serving meal.

littlemermaidlvr
04-15-2010, 07:41 PM
Hello Everyone,
I'm new to the group, and saw that someone yesterday asked for some good WW snacks. One of my favorites is 1tbsp of hummus (approx 1pt) with raw veggies, pretzels or crackers. With the pretzels or crackers be sure to count out the proper serving size and your snack is around 3 pts. I also like to have 100cal packs of peanut butter crackers (about 2pts depending on the brand) with an apple for that sweet and salty combo. For dessert, store bought rice crispy treats are 2pts!:yay:

LuluLovesDisney
04-16-2010, 12:25 AM
Thanks for some good suggestions! Do you make adjustments to fit in more of the "filling foods"? Any good wg pastas?

littlemermaidlvr
04-16-2010, 09:40 AM
Thanks for some good suggestions! Do you make adjustments to fit in more of the "filling foods"? Any good wg pastas?

I'm new to the lingo..."WG pastas"? Fill me in, please!
For filling foods I measure EVERYTHING because I'm a volume eater. I may pick healthy foods, but eating an entire bag of grapes = a lot of sugar. One time my mother won a weight watchers basket at an auction and in it there was a WW scale, measuring spoons (1 cup & 1/2 cup) etc. Everything gets measured according to the guidebook I have which may be very dated...think it's from 2005. Anyway, for pasta I go with whole wheat spaghetti usually. 1 cup is 3pts and 1 cup is a lot more than you think! Also, when I'm out to a grill style restaurant I sometimes order a hamburger without a bun, no mayo, lettuce and tomato...6pts and yummy.

robinb
04-16-2010, 09:50 AM
WG = "whole grain". I like Ronzoni Smart Taste pasta in the purple box. Their Healthy Harvest pasta in the brown box is ok too, but I like the Smart Taste better. One way to start eating whole wheat/grain pasta and get over the cardboard taste is to mix regular pasta with whole wheat pasta. You can then adjust the amount of each kind of pasta until you find a mixture you like (all the way to 100% whole grain, but you don't have to if you can't choke it down).

ETA: My leader said something about volume a couple of weeks ago. She said that our bodies get used to eating the same amount of food (in volume) and when we cut back we get hungry even though we are eating the same number of calories. She said the spring is a dangerous time because many of us have been eating hearty low-point soups and used to all the liquid/volume. As we move from soups to other foods with the same number of calories/points our bodies want to replace the soup with something with more volume.

lpizzuro123
04-16-2010, 09:52 AM
Well I started this past Monday and so far have been on track and have been tracking everything. Now comes the hard part - the weekend. Not sure if it is a good thing or not to do weigh in on a Monday after the weekend. Hopefully knowing I will be getting weighed will help keep me on track over the weekend. I have only used a few of my extra 35 points so at least I have them for the weekend. We have no special plans so it should not be too bad but next weekend I have a bridal shower to go to so that will mean staying extra good.

I have really not done any exercising so I need to add that next week. I also have trouble with drinking water at work - I find I am always running to the ladies room. I am trying to add some more of that also.

Hope everyone has a good weekend.

Linda

pjlla
04-16-2010, 10:14 AM
I have been tracking every day (including the Cubs game day!) and while I used all my weeklies I still have most of AP left. I walked on Fri, Sat, Mon, Tues & Thursday for about 20-30 minutes each day plus I did 50 minute of pilates on Tues & Thurs. With all that, I think I am UP AGAIN! At least I was according to my scale this morning. ARRRRRGGGGGG!

Dinner is slow cooker lasagna from the WW website, a 5-point per serving meal.

I'd love the recipe!!:)

I just joined WW online this week and so far so good. I tried it a couple of years ago w/no success but I'm in a different mindset this week. I tried a local meeting and hated it. I felt like I was the 'bad' one at church. I had to take my kids (they are very well-behaved) and they put me off to the side by myself and did not aknowledge me. So you guys can be my support instead of a meeting!:) I'm looking for advice for snacks that are low points (below 3) or no points. I hate jello so those won't work.

Thanks
Wendy

Try finding another meeting. I know when my kids were little there were a few Mother/child meetings around. I had to travel a bit more to get to where it was, but it was worth it. They had a small play area for the kids and no one minded the noise. That said, I had to bring my kids to a few NON-kid meetings at this same place once or twice... and I got very dirty looks from the other meeting goers. They were mostly there on their lunch time and somehow felt that my kids were disruptive.... and believe me, they weren't!! I think they just didn't want kids there.... which they should have told me when I arrived.

I found another local meeting that wasn't a Mother/child meeting, but the leader was super easy going and a great guy. He didn't mind the kids at all and would bribe them (well... most of the time it was just my DS) with stickers if they were good and quiet during the meeting. DS used to stick them on his window in the minivan:rolleyes: .... he earned more sneaker stickers than I did!!

If you are really interested in attending WW meetings, then I encourage you to keep searching for one that fits your life.

Zero point snacks are a hard one.... I agree with the hating jello comment.... ICK! Hot or iced tea/coffee are the only things that come to mind, other than veggies. I know that WW has an excellent 0 point veggie soup recipe.

I eat LOTS of veggies, both raw and cooked, to keep me full. I will keep a bag of baby carrots in my bag at school when I am working and munch them as needed throughout the day. Same with pepper strips and celery sticks. Salad with vinegar (no oil) and lemon.

I keep a list on my fridge of my top 15 WW snacks so I can take a quick look if I am struggling to find something to eat.

The list of 1 point snacks includes things like Vitamuffins (although I limit myself to maybe 3 per week), 1 serving of fruit, half a 100 calorie english muffin with 1/2 pts worth of jam or cream cheese, 1 pt pc. of cheese (WW cheese snacks, light string cheese), or a small Dunkin Donuts light latte (made with skim milk and Splenda).

For 2 point snacks I have things like Fiberone bars (great with a cup of tea), wedge of LC cheese on two pieces of WASA crisp bread (sometimes topped with a dab of salsa), 1 svg of Fiberone Cereal with 1/2 skim milk or 1 c of light almond milk.

Three point snacks include 1/2 C fat free Stoneyfield Farms vanilla yogurt topped with 1/2 C strawberries, 1/2 C lowfat cottage cheese topped with 1/2 C crushed pineapple, or a Skinny Cow ice cream cone.

And so on.... but the list keeps growing (which is why it is a "top 15" instead of a "top 10" :laughing: and I try to keep most of these items in the house at all times.

I hope some of this is helpful....................P

suzanna1066@comcast.
04-16-2010, 10:35 AM
I hit the 10% weight loss milestone today. So happy! :cloud9:

robinb
04-16-2010, 11:58 AM
Well, I jumped the gun thinking I was up yesterday. I am glad I didn't just eat my head off in frustration since I actually LOST 1.4 lbs :rotfl2:.

I hit the 10% weight loss milestone today. So happy! :cloud9:Yippie!! That 10% is my "goal weight" in the WW online weight tracker tools. I'm about another 4-5 lbs away.


pjlla: Yes, the recipe was pretty good, although I was wrong about the point value. It was more than 5 points per serving. I think it was 8 with ground beef. I substituted tofu because my DD is a vegetarian, but I followed the recipe except I added the whole 1.5 cups of ricotta cheese in the container instead of only 1 cup. I wasn't going to use the left-over cheese for anything else. Next time I will add spinach, mushrooms and zucchini to at least the adult half of it since it was a bit bland.

lpizzuro123: Congratulations on joining WW and our little group! I could never do a Monday meeting because of the weekend. I tend to eat most of my weekly points over the weekend and then crack down on myself the rest of the week until my Friday weigh-in. Is there another meeting later in the week that would work for you? I guess Mondays work for some people because they need to feel accountable over the weekend. I prefer to relax the weekend and be more accountable the rest of the week.

littlemermaidlvr: I think that one of the things that we will eventually learn (and the lifetime members can help me out here) is knowing what it feels like to be satisfied and stop eating something earlier than we do now. I think measuring is a great way to start to learn that we don't need to eat the whole bunch of grapes to feel satisfied. I actually left part of a steak on my plate this week ... and I counted the set points for it and could have eaten the whole thing for the same number of points if I wanted to. BUT ... I didn't want to and that was a big breakthrough for me.


Congratulations to everyone who is also back on track and a welcome to the new people!

BTW, the snack idea on the fridge is a good one ... I think I'll try it!

lpizzuro123
04-16-2010, 12:07 PM
I definately understand about the weekend. We will see what happens - this is my first weekend. The Monday meetings are a lunch time and they are about a 5 minute walk from my office - so I really would love to stay with that one. The other meetings are closer to my house but after work - I love getting it over with at lunch time - after work - one is at 5:30 - too early for me to make aftef work and one is at 6:30 - I could make this one but I hate getting home so late and I refuse to do a Saturday meeting and mess up my weekend.

I will let you know how my Monday lunch time meeting works this coming Monday.

Linda

pjlla
04-16-2010, 01:09 PM
Well, I jumped the gun thinking I was up yesterday. I am glad I didn't just eat my head off in frustration since I actually LOST 1.4 lbs :rotfl2:.

Yippie!! That 10% is my "goal weight" in the WW online weight tracker tools. I'm about another 4-5 lbs away.


pjlla: Yes, the recipe was pretty good, although I was wrong about the point value. It was more than 5 points per serving. I think it was 8 with ground beef. I substituted tofu because my DD is a vegetarian, but I followed the recipe except I added the whole 1.5 cups of ricotta cheese in the container instead of only 1 cup. I wasn't going to use the left-over cheese for anything else. Next time I will add spinach, mushrooms and zucchini to at least the adult half of it since it was a bit bland.

lpizzuro123: Congratulations on joining WW and our little group! I could never do a Monday meeting because of the weekend. I tend to eat most of my weekly points over the weekend and then crack down on myself the rest of the week until my Friday weigh-in. Is there another meeting later in the week that would work for you? I guess Mondays work for some people because they need to feel accountable over the weekend. I prefer to relax the weekend and be more accountable the rest of the week.

littlemermaidlvr: I think that one of the things that we will eventually learn (and the lifetime members can help me out here) is knowing what it feels like to be satisfied and stop eating something earlier than we do now. I think measuring is a great way to start to learn that we don't need to eat the whole bunch of grapes to feel satisfied. I actually left part of a steak on my plate this week ... and I counted the set points for it and could have eaten the whole thing for the same number of points if I wanted to. BUT ... I didn't want to and that was a big breakthrough for me.

Congratulations to everyone who is also back on track and a welcome to the new people!

BTW, the snack idea on the fridge is a good one ... I think I'll try it!

I actually made a comment to my Mom over the weekend about that "full" feeling. I actually get a bit panicky now when I have that feeling, so it is RARE for me to overeat at a particular meal. I am so used to that "just barely satisfied" feeling, that when I feel really full I start to feel VERY guilty and panicky and a worried about the next weigh-in. It sounds a bit "going off the deep end" psychologically, but I think it is working for me as far as keeping me from going hog wild when encountering temptations...........P

mrzrich
04-16-2010, 07:33 PM
Got back on program Wednesday. I have over 100 lbs to lose and a very stressful job.

Today I had 2 Fresco Tacos for lunch. 3 points each. They were pretty good. I had some grapes too. Kept me full till dinner.

I need to get moving. My dream is to do the Disney 1/2 Marathon. I hope I have it in me!

GSD4ME
04-17-2010, 08:50 AM
Having kind of a blah week - not that I've been terribly bad, but it's that time of the month and I'm just not feeling the energy or motivation, you know? Definitely want to hit the treadmill today, though, because I skipped it the last two days. Don't know if I really want to weigh myself tomorrow . . . I'm just feeling all kinds of bloated - LOL!!

I tried a new recipe that I'm sure many of you have already heard of, but wanted to put it out there for those who haven't. I made a chocolate cake using only a can of Diet Coke added to the mix - no eggs or oil. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!

I was a little skeptical at first - I mean, how can I add just a can of Diet Coke and have it turn out tasting like a cake?? But, that's all you add and then make it according to the directions from there. It's actually more moist and somewhat lighter than regular cake.

For points purposes, you DO have to take into account the fat and calories in the mix. I used the Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge, I believe. In any event, it had the lowest fat and calories I could find in a mix, and it ended up being 3 points per piece - that is if you cut a 9x13 cake into 12 pieces. I even took it to work since a couple of the other girls are doing WW, too and everyone loved it (my DH was upset when he saw that I was taking it to work because he tasted it and thought it was great, too - I assured him that I could make another one, though - LOL!).

Busy weekend ahead - going to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at the National Theater in DC this afternoon, participating in a Theatre and Puppets show at church tonight, have to sing at 2 church services tomorrow, directing my children's choirs at both services as well, going to lunch with friends tomorrow after church, and then have 2 praise band rehearsals tomorrow evening. So . . . if I'm going to get those miles done on the treadmill, I'd better get to it!

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend and keep up the good work!

Tena

pjlla
04-17-2010, 10:41 AM
Having kind of a blah week - not that I've been terribly bad, but it's that time of the month and I'm just not feeling the energy or motivation, you know? Definitely want to hit the treadmill today, though, because I skipped it the last two days. Don't know if I really want to weigh myself tomorrow . . . I'm just feeling all kinds of bloated - LOL!!

I tried a new recipe that I'm sure many of you have already heard of, but wanted to put it out there for those who haven't. I made a chocolate cake using only a can of Diet Coke added to the mix - no eggs or oil. IT WAS DELICIOUS!!!!

I was a little skeptical at first - I mean, how can I add just a can of Diet Coke and have it turn out tasting like a cake?? But, that's all you add and then make it according to the directions from there. It's actually more moist and somewhat lighter than regular cake.

For points purposes, you DO have to take into account the fat and calories in the mix. I used the Duncan Hines Chocolate Fudge, I believe. In any event, it had the lowest fat and calories I could find in a mix, and it ended up being 3 points per piece - that is if you cut a 9x13 cake into 12 pieces. I even took it to work since a couple of the other girls are doing WW, too and everyone loved it (my DH was upset when he saw that I was taking it to work because he tasted it and thought it was great, too - I assured him that I could make another one, though - LOL!).

Busy weekend ahead - going to see "Fiddler on the Roof" at the National Theater in DC this afternoon, participating in a Theatre and Puppets show at church tonight, have to sing at 2 church services tomorrow, directing my children's choirs at both services as well, going to lunch with friends tomorrow after church, and then have 2 praise band rehearsals tomorrow evening. So . . . if I'm going to get those miles done on the treadmill, I'd better get to it!

Hope everyone has a terrific weekend and keep up the good work!

Tena

I wonder if it would work with seltzer?? I gave up diet coke over two years ago and I try to avoid the aspartame whenever possible. But it is probably mostly the carbonation that works with the cake mix, so maybe seltzer would work! I might have to give it a try later! Thanks for the idea. I had heard it before, but had forgotten about it.

You sound so busy with the directing and singing. That must keep you very busy. I always wanted to sing with our church's worship team, but I never got up the nerve to ask. I sing reasonably well (well, I did in high school anyhow, when I sang with a competition choir! :rotfl:).

You might feel less bloated if you hit the TM for a good walk. And push the water over the next day or two... that might help things.

I'm doing reasonably well this week. I had a small loss, but I'm okay with that. I only have a bit left to lose, so I don't expect any big numbers any more..... even a pound lost is exciting these days!

I hope every one has a super day!...................P

joha
04-17-2010, 09:02 PM
Having kind of a blah week - not that I've been terribly bad, but it's that time of the month and I'm just not feeling the energy or motivation, you know? Definitely want to hit the treadmill today, though, because I skipped it the last two days. Don't know if I really want to weigh myself tomorrow . . . I'm just feeling all kinds of bloated - LOL!!


Tena

Same here!
Went to my meeting today...lost 1.2 lbs this week...
My weight loss seems to be so minimal compared to my fellow weight watchers, but can't complain too much, need to step it up and become more active and eat more veggies.

Have a great week everybody :)

GSD4ME
04-17-2010, 10:09 PM
You sound so busy with the directing and singing. That must keep you very busy. I always wanted to sing with our church's worship team, but I never got up the nerve to ask. I sing reasonably well (well, I did in high school anyhow, when I sang with a competition choir! :rotfl:).

You might feel less bloated if you hit the TM for a good walk. And push the water over the next day or two... that might help things.

Yeah, I am pretty involved at church . . . I love working with the kids - I work with 5 year olds through high school seniors since we have 2 children's choirs and a youth praise band. I also sing in the adult praise band and the Chancel Choir. Keeps me out of trouble, I guess - LOL!! I think you should go for it, P, and sing with your worship team. I'm sure they'd LOVE to have you join them!

I actually did a quick couple miles on the treadmill . . . my body actually kind of ENJOYED the running since I hadn't done it for a couple days. Tomorrow, I'll get on the elliptical for about 45 minutes before I get ready for church. And, I suppose I will weigh myself tomorrow . . . maybe. :rotfl:

We just got home from the Theatre and Puppet show at church. Our youth have a puppet ministry and they did a bunch of different skits, including 3 using black light. They were really cool! My husband and I acted in the original play they did. It was a fun night!

Okay, just about time to go to bed so I will be ready for the long day tomorrow. Hope everyone's enjoying their weekend!

Tena

P.S. - "Fiddler on the Roof" was fantastic, too!!

Nichol
04-18-2010, 03:31 PM
Hello Everyone! I am new to this thread. I have spent some time this afternoon reading up on this thread - everyone seems very enthusiastic & supportive!

I am considering joining WW online. I have done the WW program before several years ago with success. For reasons I cannot answer (not even to myself) I slacked off of the program and eventually gained back the 30+ pounds that I had lost. My life is in a new direction now. I feel focused and ready to take my life back! I cannot let this excess weight get the best of me! I am getting married in October to the most wonderful man. He is very supportive of me and my interest to lose weight. While I know I cannot lose the amount of weight that I would like to for the wedding, I would like to begin my lifetime journey of a healthier me.

Does anyone have any suggestions/advice for WW online vs Meetings? I have never done WW online before. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated!

littlemermaidlvr
04-18-2010, 05:45 PM
I actually made a comment to my Mom over the weekend about that "full" feeling. I actually get a bit panicky now when I have that feeling, so it is RARE for me to overeat at a particular meal. I am so used to that "just barely satisfied" feeling, that when I feel really full I start to feel VERY guilty and panicky and a worried about the next weigh-in. It sounds a bit "going off the deep end" psychologically, but I think it is working for me as far as keeping me from going hog wild when encountering temptations...........P

I think about "going off the deep end" too sometimes when I'm eating or even just THINKING about eating too much, but I know that I eat all of my points and try to tell myself that as long as I'm within my points, the overfull feeling doesn't matter. And it's hard because at first I always wanted that full feeling, and now I'm working on recognizing the "I'm comfortable" feeling.

VernRDH
04-18-2010, 08:12 PM
Hello Everyone! I am new to this thread. I have spent some time this afternoon reading up on this thread - everyone seems very enthusiastic & supportive!

I am considering joining WW online. I have done the WW program before several years ago with success. For reasons I cannot answer (not even to myself) I slacked off of the program and eventually gained back the 30+ pounds that I had lost. My life is in a new direction now. I feel focused and ready to take my life back! I cannot let this excess weight get the best of me! I am getting married in October to the most wonderful man. He is very supportive of me and my interest to lose weight. While I know I cannot lose the amount of weight that I would like to for the wedding, I would like to begin my lifetime journey of a healthier me.

Does anyone have any suggestions/advice for WW online vs Meetings? I have never done WW online before. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated!

Welcome! While I can't help with the meetings vs. online issue (I do WW on my own, have the books and find a lot of info online), I can tell you that you can do this!! I think you might be able to lose 30 lbs by October (that is about 5 lbs per month, very doable). I am 42 lbs from goal, and am going to be there by my birthday in November.

My SIL does the meetings, she needs the accountability of going and weighing in. I am okay on my own, but I do a journal here on WISH that a few friends check in on so I have my accountability that way. So which is right for you would depend what you think you need.

Either way, good luck on your journey and stop in for encouragement and support.

qtwns
04-18-2010, 10:03 PM
Hello Everyone! I am new to this thread. I have spent some time this afternoon reading up on this thread - everyone seems very enthusiastic & supportive!

I am considering joining WW online. I have done the WW program before several years ago with success. For reasons I cannot answer (not even to myself) I slacked off of the program and eventually gained back the 30+ pounds that I had lost. My life is in a new direction now. I feel focused and ready to take my life back! I cannot let this excess weight get the best of me! I am getting married in October to the most wonderful man. He is very supportive of me and my interest to lose weight. While I know I cannot lose the amount of weight that I would like to for the wedding, I would like to begin my lifetime journey of a healthier me.

Does anyone have any suggestions/advice for WW online vs Meetings? I have never done WW online before. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated!

I love WW On line. I've done the meetings, but they aren't for me. The on line tools are wonderful. The message boards are great. I also have the app on my iPhone. You can get a free one week trial of the on line service to see if it is something that would work for you. Regardless--Good Luck!:thumbsup2

MrsKreamer
04-18-2010, 11:58 PM
I lost last week! 3.6 pounds, which brings me to 16.2. This week is goning to be tough....I am craving all kinds of bad stuff which means I am probably PMSing.... :p

robinb
04-19-2010, 09:19 AM
I lost last week! 3.6 pounds, which brings me to 16.2. This week is goning to be tough....I am craving all kinds of bad stuff which means I am probably PMSing.... :pWow! Congratulations! That's all from early May? You rock!

Meeting v/s Online: I am one of those people who needs to go to a meeting. If I skip I just don't feel "right" the rest of the week. I think that I will go online and do what I need to do but I just don't have the same motivation as I would if I had gone to the meeting. I guess it's part accountability, part owning up to my mistakes and part celebrating my accomplishments with others and part motivation for the next week. It certainly helps that I like the group of people at my meeting and I really like my leader.

lpizzuro123
04-19-2010, 09:24 AM
Weighing in at lunch - I had a good first week and got on the scale once in the middle of the week and things were down. Unfortunately, we were out all day yesterday and I was great at lunch but had Chinese for dinner - not alot - but they do say with Chinese food you retain water. We will have to see what happens later.

Linda

pjlla
04-19-2010, 10:00 AM
Hello Everyone! I am new to this thread. I have spent some time this afternoon reading up on this thread - everyone seems very enthusiastic & supportive!

I am considering joining WW online. I have done the WW program before several years ago with success. For reasons I cannot answer (not even to myself) I slacked off of the program and eventually gained back the 30+ pounds that I had lost. My life is in a new direction now. I feel focused and ready to take my life back! I cannot let this excess weight get the best of me! I am getting married in October to the most wonderful man. He is very supportive of me and my interest to lose weight. While I know I cannot lose the amount of weight that I would like to for the wedding, I would like to begin my lifetime journey of a healthier me.

Does anyone have any suggestions/advice for WW online vs Meetings? I have never done WW online before. Any tips or pointers would be appreciated!


Well... you know yourself best. Would you do better with the accountability of a meeting with real people? Or would you be okay "going it alone" so to speak? I attend many, many meetings over the years and really loved them. I like the people and I had found a great leader. But when I would miss a meeting, it was like giving myself "permission" to fall off plan. And then one week would lead to another... and then I didn't want to go because I knew the scale would be up... so I would skip another meeting and tell myself that I would buckle down and lose the weight and go back next week without a gain... but of course, I wouldn't get back on plan and the cycle would just keep going. One time a few years ago I bought a three month pass... and only made it to ONE meeting for the entire three months! What a waste of money!

So I decided to go it on my own this time. No WW online, no meetings. I had the information, the books, the points sliders, and the knowledge. I just needed to apply it. And I am doing really well (if I may say so myself!) doing it on my own! I LOVE the encouragement I find here on the WISH boards and that has really helped tremendously. But I am really empowered by the knowledge that I can do it MYSELF!!

Thirty pounds in 5 months is definitely doable. When I re-started this journey in January of 2008, I was able to lose about 35 pounds by mid-April. I was diligent with my food journaling and such, but I had an initial mini-goal and I achieved that initial goal. You CAN do it!

Come join us over at the BL challenge if you would like! You would be welcomed.

Weighing in at lunch - I had a good first week and got on the scale once in the middle of the week and things were down. Unfortunately, we were out all day yesterday and I was great at lunch but had Chinese for dinner - not alot - but they do say with Chinese food you retain water. We will have to see what happens later.

Linda

Keeping my fingers crossed for you for a great first weigh-in!


I hope everyone is doing well today. I had a good weekend. I used a big chunk of my Flex points on cookie dough on Saturday, but I've still got enough for the week. I need to have a good week because we will be heading into school vacation week, my scrapping convention weekend, and my Disney trip soon and I don't want a gain before any of that!! ........P

robinb
04-20-2010, 09:20 AM
I made something really yummy last night:

Laughing Cow Alfredo Sauce

6 wedges Lite Laughing Cow cheese
1 C milk
1 T light butter
1 T Parmesan cheese
1 t garlic powder

In medium sized saucepan, combine all ingredients over a low heat, until everything is melted and is velvety smooth (approximately 20 minutes). Serve immediately over hot cooked pasta of your choice.

Makes 1 cup sauce.
Number of Servings: 4
Points per serving: 2

I used a combination of regular lite LC cheese and the french onion and I served it with 3 oz of whole wheat linguine, broccoli (thrown into the water with the pasta at the end of cooking) and a chicken breast "grilled" on my George Foreman grill.

The recipe comes from Hungry Girl who must be paid by the processed food industry to make died foods with their products. I don't think she has a single recipe that doesn't have a brand name in it! In any case, I found the recipe on the WW website and it was attributed to her.

cepmom
04-20-2010, 10:42 AM
I made something really yummy last night:

Laughing Cow Alfredo Sauce

6 wedges Lite Laughing Cow cheese
1 C milk
1 T light butter
1 T Parmesan cheese
1 t garlic powder

In medium sized saucepan, combine all ingredients over a low heat, until everything is melted and is velvety smooth (approximately 20 minutes). Serve immediately over hot cooked pasta of your choice.

Makes 1 cup sauce.
Number of Servings: 4
Points per serving: 2

I used a combination of regular lite LC cheese and the french onion and I served it with 3 oz of whole wheat linguine, broccoli (thrown into the water with the pasta at the end of cooking) and a chicken breast "grilled" on my George Foreman grill.

The recipe comes from Hungry Girl who must be paid by the processed food industry to make died foods with their products. I don't think she has a single recipe that doesn't have a brand name in it! In any case, I found the recipe on the WW website and it was attributed to her.

thanks for the recipe...I think I'll try it this week. My family loves alfredo sauce and I'd love to make it less fattening for them (and me! I pretty much have given up alfredo sauce :guilty:)

and I think you're right about Hungry Girl....I get her emails all the time and every recipe calls for some name brand :laughing: I bypass a lot of her recipes though....seems most of them call for some kind of soy milk, soy crumbles, soy something! I try to avoid soy if I can and soy crumbles just sounds gross :scared:

mrzrich
04-21-2010, 07:25 PM
:cool1:Woo Hoo! First weigh in tonight. Down 6.4 lbs! Bear in mind I need to lose over 100. I'm gonna take it in small 10% goals. That way seems less overwhelming. :thumbsup2

joha
04-21-2010, 08:15 PM
Congrats!

:)

robinb
04-21-2010, 09:21 PM
:cool1:Woo Hoo! First weigh in tonight. Down 6.4 lbs! Bear in mind I need to lose over 100. I'm gonna take it in small 10% goals. That way seems less overwhelming. :thumbsup2Congratulations! 10% of your body weight, of 10% of what you need to lose? The first goal for WW is only 5% of your body weight and I would go with that to start with :).

buzzmom3
04-24-2010, 09:10 AM
Ok, I am trying to get back on track, I haven't gained anything but I haven't been losing either. Hopefully, I lost some this week, weigh in is tomorrow. I just did Jillian Michaels' 30 Day shred and it kicked my butt. I didn't give up though so it is a start. Looks like it is going to be a nice day today so if I ever recover from my work out, I can take the kids outside to play.

princessmom29
04-24-2010, 04:28 PM
Hi. I found this thread today and I am 2 weeks into WW online. I am down 7 pounds so far, but i have a lot of weight to lose. I have found some great recipes here that i will be trying. Thanks!!

Dreamer & Wisher
04-24-2010, 05:55 PM
Is there a limit on activity points you can earn?:rolleyes1

Yesterday I painted my kitchen, in the morning I did the prep work, then started taping the trim. At 2:00pm I started painting, the first coat took me until 7:45pm, then I took a break and ate dinner. At 8:45 I started painting again, and finished at 10:30. I used the calculator on the WW website and for just the time I spent painting at a Low intensity level, I earned 22 points? Is that correct? And would you eat those points? This morning I was so sore, now I am so hungry, and I already ate dinner. :eek:

Today, I have been putting things back in their place, sweeping, mopping, washing the windows, etc.

qtwns
04-24-2010, 08:16 PM
I'm having a strange and rough week. Weigh in is tomorrow and I really don't anticipate a loss. I have been very tired all week due to work, so I have not exercised at all (I ususally walk or walk/run several times a week)...only earned 2 APs and that was because I worked on my garden last Sun. I have eaten all my daily points, and have eaten about half of my weeklies. I splurged one night at dinner for my favorite dish at our local Mexican restaurant. I figured out and recorded all the points, but probably could have erased them later if you get my drift...food poisoning? I don't think the fish was properly cooked. :eek: I have just felt blah and fatigued all week. I have wanted to eat all week. Not hungry, it has just been hard to turn away food that I know I should resist.(maybe TOM??) But I have been able to resist, so I feel proud of myself for that Anyway...just venting a little.

buzzmom3
04-25-2010, 09:21 AM
Ok, I weigh in today and I lost 1lb this week. I think I am back on track!

GSD4ME
04-25-2010, 04:23 PM
I haven't been on here for a while . . . our computer keyboard at home stopped working and we can't access the Dis from work. I really didn't work out this past week at all. I, too, was feeling kind of blah and low on energy. I did, however, keep track of my points and didn't go crazy or anything and I managed to lose 3.1 pounds!! I've also decided to change my weigh in days to Fridays since I tend to eat things on the weekends that are a bit higher in sodium (like when we go out to eat on Friday or Saturday night).

I got back into the workout routine today, though. Actually, I guess I really started yesterday since we planted some shrubs and plants in front of our house and by our garage. Boy, did my body let me know about it today! :scared1: But, I actually felt better after I worked out on the elliptical this morning . . . kind of loosened the muscles back up.

I'm down about 20 pounds now! :cool1: Still want to lose about 40 more before our trip in October. We'll see . . . I'll be happy even if I don't lose that much, but it's a goal to shoot for.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend and is looking forward to a healthy week!

Tena

P.S. - I made the most YUMMY baked French fries today . . . WW has a couple recipes and I kind of combined the two. They are only 2 points per serving, too!! Can't wait to have them with dinner tonight . . . they're so good that they could BE dinner tonight! LOL!

ski_mom
04-25-2010, 06:01 PM
P.S. - I made the most YUMMY baked French fries today . . . WW has a couple recipes and I kind of combined the two. They are only 2 points per serving, too!! Can't wait to have them with dinner tonight . . . they're so good that they could BE dinner tonight! LOL!

ok, now you can't post something like that and not let us in on the recipe!! If you have time to share, I'd love to hear it. Sounds great!

Mouse Maineac
04-25-2010, 07:36 PM
It's been awhile since I posted here so here goes!

Since joining WW on line around the second week in January I am down 23 pounds. :cool1:I drifted away from the program and my exercise but 3 days ago got back on track.

My goal is to lose another 15 before my trip to BWV and my first cruise on the Wonder in July.

Any words of encouragement are welcomed!:rolleyes1

GSD4ME
04-26-2010, 06:28 AM
ok, now you can't post something like that and not let us in on the recipe!! If you have time to share, I'd love to hear it. Sounds great!


It's really very easy . . . Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Take 2 large baking potatoes, peel and cut into 1/2 inch thick strips. I put mine in a large Ziploc bag and sprayed in just enough cooking spray to coat the pieces. Next, add your spices (salt, pepper, Old Bay, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder . . . whatever you want to season your fries with) and shake to coat. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes; turn fries and bake for about 20 more minutes. If you want them crispier, you can put them under the broiler for a few minutes - but watch so they don't bet burnt!

It makes 4 servings and they are only 2 points per serving. Enjoy!

ski_mom
04-26-2010, 09:51 AM
It's really very easy . . . Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. Take 2 large baking potatoes, peel and cut into 1/2 inch thick strips. I put mine in a large Ziploc bag and sprayed in just enough cooking spray to coat the pieces. Next, add your spices (salt, pepper, Old Bay, red pepper flakes, onion powder, garlic powder . . . whatever you want to season your fries with) and shake to coat. Spread on cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes; turn fries and bake for about 20 more minutes. If you want them crispier, you can put them under the broiler for a few minutes - but watch so they don't bet burnt!

It makes 4 servings and they are only 2 points per serving. Enjoy!

Thanks! Those sound great! This is even something the kids would like - I'll have to try them soon.

robinb
04-26-2010, 10:15 AM
Hi guys! I walked/jogged almost every day last week and amassed 19 (!) activity points. Unfortunately, I ate most of them and I had a .2 lb weight gain. What a pain! This weekend was really fun. My birthday was on Saturday and I went basically hog wild the whole weekend :blush:: pizza on Friday, burgers and brats and beer on Saturday, more brats and beer on Sunday ... :eek:

Monday is here and I am ready to buckle down and stay within my Daily points while still earning activity points. The morning started out with a container of Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup couscous, a bit of Splenda, a dash of vanilla and Cinnamon: 3.5 points with 15 grams of protein to keep me going :thumbsup2.

GSD4ME
04-26-2010, 07:52 PM
:bday: Glad you enjoyed your birthday weekend, Robin!!

GSD4ME
05-01-2010, 10:44 AM
I just ran for 30 minutes straight on the treadmill (in addition to walking for 20 minutes)!!! :cool1: I haven't done that in about 5 years. I also lost almost 2 more pounds this week. So, I'm down about 22 pounds now! It's about time to buy some new clothes - YEA!!

Just finished a breakfast of a Bagel Thin with some Lite Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese, a serving of Del Monte No Sugar Added fruit cup and 2/3 cup of fat free milk. Four points and I'm ready to take on the day!

Hope everyone had a good week and is enjoying their weekend!!

Tena

mrzrich
05-06-2010, 11:30 AM
WI last night. Down 2.2 lbs, for a total of 11 pounds in 3 weeks! Woo Hoo!:cool1:

Wish me luck because I'll be in WDW this weekend. Dinner at the Hollywood Brown Derby on Saturday night! I have all my weekly points saved up for it. Hope I make good choices. :scared:

robinb
05-06-2010, 01:07 PM
I just ran for 30 minutes straight on the treadmill (in addition to walking for 20 minutes)!!! :cool1: I haven't done that in about 5 years. I also lost almost 2 more pounds this week. So, I'm down about 22 pounds now! It's about time to buy some new clothes - YEA!!

Yippie! I tried to start Week 3 on C25K this week the day that my Dr. gave me a knee brace. I completely messed up my knee with it on and could barely walk for 2 days :(. I don't know what I did wrong ... I need to make an appointment with a physical therapist. Maybe they can tell me how to use the brace without wrecking my knee.

WI last night. Down 2.2 lbs, for a total of 11 pounds in 3 weeks! Woo Hoo!:cool1:

Wish me luck because I'll be in WDW this weekend. Dinner at the Hollywood Brown Derby on Saturday night! I have all my weekly points saved up for it. Hope I make good choices. :scared:Have a great time! Don't forget about any Activity Points you amass while walking around WDW. I have been walking with a pedometer in my pocket but I am thinking about getting the new WW one so I can track my AP easier. There was a coupon for it in the WW Walk 5K Challenge booklet.

MA pigletfan
05-07-2010, 12:06 PM
Hi Everyone :)
Hope its ok that I join in...I just (restarted) WW 2 weeks ago and was so excited to see this thread! I am 32 years old, recently married (7 months ago), no kids..other than 3 cats and a dog ;)...my biggest motivation right now, besides a cruise with about 8 of our friends in November ( ha!)..is wanting to start a family in the next year or so...
I have about 40 lbs I would like to lose total...and so far i have seen 4.8 lbs go (yay)...but I know its a long road still !! I just love the plan and saw success with it in the past..my main issue is STICKING WITH IT..and making sure I add enough activity into my days...
I am looking forward to sharing and posting here with the rest of you! :goodvibes

mrzrich
05-07-2010, 12:40 PM
Welcome Gina!:welcome:

MA pigletfan
05-07-2010, 12:52 PM
Welcome Gina!:welcome:

Thank you! ( and side note...i LOVE your signature tag of Modern Family..I LOVE that show..and Cam is my favorite!) :)

GSD4ME
05-07-2010, 09:50 PM
Welcome, Gina!!! :yay:

Weighed myself this morning and I'm down another 2.3 pounds. So, it's just about 25 pounds now - YEA!!!!

I guess I decided that I needed to celebrate or make a change or something, so tonight at my hair appointment, I decided to become a redhead (I'm naturally a dark blond)!!!! LOL!

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tena (the Red)

Octoberbeauty
05-08-2010, 01:41 AM
Hi everyone, I'd love to join you in this thread. I'm Sherry and I started Weight Watchers online last Tuesday. My mom did WW several years ago and has been trying to get me to do it ever since. I guess I just wasn't "ready" till now. I lost my daughter in a house fire almost 4 years ago, and even though I needed to lose some before that, the weight has really packed on since then. I'm an emotional eater and am trying to find new ways to deal with that now. I think part of me has believed I don't deserve to be thin because I wasn't able to save her that night. Now I'm finally ready to "do it anyway" for my health, for my self confidence, and for my boys.

I have an 11 yr old ds (twin to dd that passed) and an almost 2 year old ds. I'm still nursing him so I get extra points for that. yay! But we are winding it down and I'm trying to start weaning him. He mainly nurses at nap and bedtime. Not sure I want to give up those extra points now though. :laughing:

I'm actually looking forward to this journey and regaining control of my life. I want to lose 89 lbs total. My first weigh in (with myself) is Tuesday. Who am I kidding, I've been weighing every day. :rotfl: So far, I'm down 2 lbs. Hoping for more by Tuesday!

I ordered the big starter kit and hope it will be here tomorrow. I'm ready to dive into all the info and start using my pedometer! Also want that points calculator to take to the grocery store.

Anyway, I'm glad to be here. Looking forward to being a Loser with all of you! :cool1:

mrzrich
05-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Welcome Sherry!:welcome:

I just got back from WDW. Just a one night trip with my mom. Left the kids home for Mother's Day;)

I think I did ok. Definately could have improved in some areas, but could have been much worse. Yesterday, we walked the entire World Showcase in under 45 minutes. Didn't see much on program that appealed to us. (Well I wanted to eat at Tangierine Cafe, but Mom is pretty boring when it comes to food)

So we wound up at Sunshine Seasons and split an order of the rotisserie chicken with carrots (I took the skin off and ate the breast)

We took the boat to DHS and had dinner at the Brown Derby. Split the Cobb salad. (I know Blue Cheese, Bacon, Eggs) I ate half of my half (a quarter of the big bowl). I tried to resist the rolls, but wound up eating one. (Big improvement...pre WW would have eaten 3!) I ordered the 6 oz filet and ate about 4 oz. It came with mushrooms and onions and cut up roasted potatoes, I ate all the mushrooms, onions, and 2 small pieces of potato.

Then the waiter says "Are you Celebrating Mother's Day?" Well why yes...we are.

Next thing you know he brings out chocolate mouse and a banana torte for us! :scared1:

So shared with mom, and ate half of each of them. :sad2:

We walked off our dinner at MK.

This AM we had breakfast at Fresh. Got a custom made spinach and Mushroom omelette with egg beaters. Good right? Right after the chef puts the veggies in the pan, he add a small ladle full of oil:sad2:

I had lots of fruit, 1/4 of a piece of dry rye toast, and one piece of French Toast...again the cook added oil to the grill. I had one piece of bacon, one small slice of ham and then I caved and had a fat sausage link. On a good note, I took a chocolate crosaint off the buffet, and decided after one bite that it wasn't worth it.

Sadly, I did drink some calories, fresh squeeze OJ was way worth it. Oh and I shared a Grand Mariner slushie with Mom, yesterday.

Breakfast held me over till dinner tonight at home. So I'm back in the saddle. Here's to a great on point week ahead.:thumbsup2

mrzrich
05-09-2010, 10:07 PM
Ok, just tracked everything I ate at WDW, estimating high for food that had to be estimated, using set points for items that I could, and finding similar restaurant equivalents for some things.

I then gave myself some activity points, leaning on the conservative side with those. Going without kids, we really booked, tackling 3 parks in one day, covering a lot of ground, and not stopping at every ride.

Came out that I over ate by only 1 point! I can handle that! Treadmill here I come.:thumbsup2

Octoberbeauty
05-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Thanks for the Welcome! Thought I'd killed the thread there for a couple of days.

You did a great job at WDW. When we go in December I plan to just take those few days off.

Tomorrow morning is my first weigh in. Can't wait!!

hulagirl87
05-10-2010, 04:13 PM
Hi all :goodvibes Hope you don't mind another person joining in!! I did WW a few years ago and it worked so I'm starting again tomorrow. My mom and sister go to the meetings which I won't be going to since money is always an issue, but they will fill me in on what they learn and any good recipes. I had a baby 2 1/2 months ago and am bummed about the way that I look. I gained 40 lbs and have lost 20 of that. 20 more to go. It's weird. People keep telling me that I look like I did before and that it doesn't even look like I had a baby. What did I look like before? :lmao: I just don't feel like myself and am having a hard time getting motivated. It will be nice to come here and post.

GSD4ME
05-10-2010, 08:19 PM
Has anyone here ever heard of Pop Chips? I hadn't heard of them until today, when my boss had some. They are really good - and only 3 points per serving (22 chips). Here's the website if you want to check them out: www.popchips.com (http://www.popchips.com). I tried the Salt & Vinegar, but the Parmesan Garlic sounds REALLY yummy to me!

Hope everyone has had a good start to their week so far!

Tena

mrzrich
05-10-2010, 08:49 PM
Thanks for the Welcome! Thought I'd killed the thread there for a couple of days.

You did a great job at WDW. When we go in December I plan to just take those few days off.

Tomorrow morning is my first weigh in. Can't wait!!

Sometimes the boards are quiet over the weekend. I think Mother's Day made them especially slow.

BTW I am the Queen Threadkiller!:rotfl2:

Good Luck at weigh in!:thumbsup2

Hi all :goodvibes Hope you don't mind another person joining in!! I did WW a few years ago and it worked so I'm starting again tomorrow. My mom and sister go to the meetings which I won't be going to since money is always an issue, but they will fill me in on what they learn and any good recipes. I had a baby 2 1/2 months ago and am bummed about the way that I look. I gained 40 lbs and have lost 20 of that. 20 more to go. It's weird. People keep telling me that I look like I did before and that it doesn't even look like I had a baby. What did I look like before? :lmao: I just don't feel like myself and am having a hard time getting motivated. It will be nice to come here and post.

Welcome Hula Girl!

Octoberbeauty
05-10-2010, 11:08 PM
Just saw those Pop Chips in WW magazine earlier today and plan to look for them when I go grocery shopping this week. I have to try the BBQ. :)

mrzrich
05-10-2010, 11:16 PM
I have to be really careful with the diet snacky stuff, like the pop chips, 100 calorie packs, fiber one bars, etc.

I need to get my GHG's in before I snack on that stuff. There are many times my GHG's suck up most of my points and there is little left for goodies.

The last time I was on WW, I was so excited, that "This snack cake is one point, and this cookie is 2, and these chips are 3" that I ate all my points in Baked lays and 100 calorie chips ahoy. And I was HUNGRY!!!

This time I realize that the GHG;s are there for a reason. I have to get them in first. Then after dinner if I have the points, then maybe I'll indulge myself.:thumbsup2

GSD4ME
05-11-2010, 07:41 AM
That's what I do, too . . . I am very careful to make sure I'm getting all my GHG's in and THEN I stick in the snacks. Fortunately, most of the fruits and veggies are 0 or 1 points per serving, so it's pretty easy to get them in without using up too many points. If I'm lacking in any of the GHG's, it's probably getting in the healthy oils each day . . . but, I also know that if I don't allow myself something that makes my brain THINK I'm being bad, I'm going to feel deprived and then I WILL be bad. LOL!!! Typically, I won't even eat a snack if it's over 2 points, but every once in a while, I'll make an exception.

Octoberbeauty
05-11-2010, 08:26 AM
Did my weigh in this morning and am down exactly 4 lbs for my first week. :cool1:

hulagirl87
05-11-2010, 08:44 AM
Did my weigh in this morning and am down exactly 4 lbs for my first week. :cool1:

Congrats! That's exciting for the first week!! :goodvibes

I started point counting this morning. I just had a packet of oatmeal for 2 points. I'm just worried about the snacking thing. Since I have a baby now, sometimes it's harder for me to get in a healthy meal. I feel like timewise I can just kind of grab things here and there and that's where I get in trouble. Instead of "sleep when the baby sleeps" I will have to "eat when the baby sleeps" so I can sit down for a balanced meal :laughing:

texasteacher35
05-11-2010, 04:26 PM
I lost 20 pounds after having my DS4, but I need to drop another 10...any WW tips for the last 10 pounds? These seem to be the hardest for me to keep off...any good snacking ideas...that seems to be my weak spot...3-4 pm in the afternoon! Help!

joha
05-11-2010, 07:05 PM
Welcome ladies! :welcome::welcome:

I think I'm the thread killer...
I weighed in last Saturday and lost .8 lbs, and then mother's day was kind of hard...
Ended up going above my points (I used 5 out of my extra weekly).

Hopefully, back on track. I'm also an emotional eater (I have discovered...), had a rough
weekend with my less than adorable teens...(I want my kids back, they were nice. The aliens occupying their bodies now, not so nice).

Have a great weekend!

texasteacher35
05-11-2010, 10:21 PM
Hi! I know the feeling! I have a teen daughter who just had a giant "break up" with her boyfriend of 9 months...she was crushed and we have all been living through that the last week! I need to get my last 10 pounds off and keep them off...any ideas to help with those stubborn LAST 10 pounds on WW????

mrzrich
05-12-2010, 10:31 PM
Down 1 more pound today. Got my 5% star! :cool1:

MA pigletfan
05-14-2010, 09:58 AM
Hi everyone, I'd love to join you in this thread. I'm Sherry and I started Weight Watchers online last Tuesday. My mom did WW several years ago and has been trying to get me to do it ever since. I guess I just wasn't "ready" till now.
Anyway, I'm glad to be here. Looking forward to being a Loser with all of you! :cool1:

Welcome Sherry! I am very new here as well..I am so sorry for your loss. I can't even imagine. Good for you for making a positive choice with WW!! :)



Came out that I over ate by only 1 point! I can handle that! Treadmill here I come.:thumbsup2
Way to go!!!! :) That is fantastic..I can't say I could have been that diligent with the plan at WDW!! ;) And to lose a pound on top of it..awesome!! !


Weigh in for me today ( at home, i am doing online)...i am down 1.4 this week..yay! I have lost a total of 6.2 so far in the 3 weeks I have been doing this..so i am highly motivated to keep on going strong..moving more and getting more veggies in will help with my numbers I think..I was a bit lacking in those depts this week.
Hope everyone has a great weekend :goodvibes

GSD4ME
05-15-2010, 11:01 AM
I lost FOUR pounds this week . . .that makes a total of 29 pounds so far! Woo-Hoo!!!:banana:

My five "children" (the 2 German Shepherds and 3 cats) got me a gift certificate to Dress Barn for Mother's Day. Since my husband will be going out of town for a couple days over Memorial Day Weekend, I think I'll do some shopping . . . my clothes are looking VERY baggy!! :cool1:

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Tena

KandD
05-18-2010, 10:47 AM
Hi ladies! I am hoping you can help me....

I have gained a lot of weight in the last 6-8 months. Most of the problem is that I am working a ton of hours and going to grad school so I am not eating healthy. I joined Curves about 5 weeks ago and I have been going on a regular basis - they say to go at least three times a week and I go at least four times if not five or six. Now I know that weight is not going to just fall off of me but I have literally seen no change at all, I am actually the heaviest I have ever been.
So I am thinking of joining weight watchers. I need to drop about 20-25 pounds. I would have to do the WW online, I don't have time to physically go to meetings (although I think they would help motivate me I know that I don't have time right now).
Do you think WW Online is worth it for me? Would it help me lose the 20-25 pounds? I would REALLY like to lose like ten to fifteen pounds by the end of August because I am in a wedding but I am not holding my breath!!

Any advice? Is WW online good for someone like me?

Dreamer & Wisher
05-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Hi ladies! I am hoping you can help me....

I have gained a lot of weight in the last 6-8 months. Most of the problem is that I am working a ton of hours and going to grad school so I am not eating healthy. I joined Curves about 5 weeks ago and I have been going on a regular basis - they say to go at least three times a week and I go at least four times if not five or six. Now I know that weight is not going to just fall off of me but I have literally seen no change at all, I am actually the heaviest I have ever been.
So I am thinking of joining weight watchers. I need to drop about 20-25 pounds. I would have to do the WW online, I don't have time to physically go to meetings (although I think they would help motivate me I know that I don't have time right now).
Do you think WW Online is worth it for me? Would it help me lose the 20-25 pounds? I would REALLY like to lose like ten to fifteen pounds by the end of August because I am in a wedding but I am not holding my breath!!

Any advice? Is WW online good for someone like me?

I think WW online is a great program if you weigh yourself and track your weight on the site and if you use it to track your points. Give it a try I think you can do it!:thumbsup2

lpizzuro123
05-18-2010, 02:57 PM
I have been doing WW for many years off and on. I love the program and it definately works if you stick with it. I do go to meetings - they help keep my on track. I think you should definately give the on-line version a try. I recently got an iPhone and do all my tracking and points look up on it and it is so much fun.

I would suggest purchasing a good digital scale - for weighing yourself - not your food - although those are great also. I find I am much more true to my weight loss when I weigh in on a good scale and it definately helps me stay on track.

Linda

KandD
05-19-2010, 08:33 AM
Thanks for the advice, the promotion going now seems like a good price for three months so I think I am going to give it a try. They do measure and weigh me at Curves (I am going for a measurement today :rolleyes: ) so that should help a bit.

I was searching the WW site last night for a bit and they did have some good recipes so at least its not good that I am not going to like....I will come back to this thread when I sign up!

GSD4ME
05-22-2010, 06:37 AM
I either have a stress fracture or tendonitis in my left foot - the doctor said it's 50/50 as to which one is it. I had an x-ray yesterday afternoon, so we'll see. But, it means that I can't really run for a while and I really don't like that! :sad2: I'm going to have to stick to the elliptical - which is fine, but I get more of a challenge from running. Plus, I don't want to lose the momentum or have my weight loss backslide. I was so excited to lose 4 pounds last week . . .

I know injuries and set backs happen, but it's just frustrating! Thanks for letting me vent.

On a more positive note, I hope everyone has been doing well. I tried a new recipe this week, and my husband and I both really liked it. It was the Buffalo Chicken Fingers from the WW website. It's pretty quick and super-easy.

Take a package of chicken tenderloins and cut them in half length-wise so you have 16 pieces. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp each of salt and paprika. Spray a skillet with Pam (or some other non-stick spray) and heat to medium-high. Add the chicken tenders and cook, turning frequently. When cooked, add 1 tsp of minced garlic and heat for about 30 seconds (I actually just used some garlic powder since I didn't feel like mincing any garlic). Remove from heat and add 2 Tbsp fat free margarine (I used spray butter) and 4 tsp hot sauce, stirring until margarine melts (I actually mixed the hot sauce and spray butter together before I added it to the chicken). Serve with celery sticks and fat-free ranch or bleu cheese dressing.

It's only 4 points for 4 chicken fingers, 4 celery sticks and the 2 Tbsp of dressing. Enjoy!

Okay, I'm up way too early for a Saturday - thanks to my 2 big beasts wanting to go out at 6:00 a.m.! I wish you could teach dogs what weekends are!! I think I'm going to go back to bed for a bit and then get up and start my weekend. Hope everyone has a great one! :goodvibes

Tena

robinb
05-22-2010, 09:56 AM
Tena, I'm sorry about your injury. It must be particularly frustrating after your great last week. I too injured myself a couple weeks ago. My knee has been aching and I went to the doctor and he gave me a knee brace. I tried to run in it and it KILLED my knee so I was out of commission for a whole week. Back when the Walking Challenge started I was going to walk/run it. Now I'm just going to walk it. *sigh* BTW, I just figured out your name: German Shepard Dogs For Me. I can be a little slow sometimes :rotfl:. My BIL has a GSD and she is the sweetest thing :goodvibes.

I weigh in on Fridays and I remained the same. I guess that's better than going UP. I usually *try* to eat "okay" during the weekend and then knuckle down and eat only within my dailies for the rest of the week, but that doesn't seem to be working as well as I wanted it to. So ... I will at least be tracking everything this week. Last night was difficult for me. I went into the local seafood store for some Copper River Salmon (the *best* ever) and I forgot that it also sold fried fish. OMG ... I almost died in there I wanted fried shrimp so badly. But I resisted. And then I didn't eat for too long and bought my DD and her friend a pizza because I didn't have time to cook and then *scarf* I ate 2 pieces. I also whipped together a serving of the Laughing Cow Alfredo.

Anyway, I just tracked everything this morning and :scared1:. At least I can use set points for the salmon tonight.

pjlla
05-22-2010, 06:18 PM
I usually *try* to eat "okay" during the weekend and then knuckle down and eat only within my dailies for the rest of the week, but that doesn't seem to be working as well as I wanted it to. So ... I will at least be tracking everything this week. Anyway, I just tracked everything this morning and :scared1:. At least I can use set points for the salmon tonight.

Sorry about your knee. I started having knee pain after starting Jillian Michael's 30 day shred over a year ago. I (stupidly) kept doing the workouts, but after a few months I had to stop. The knee pain took several months to totally go away. I only do the 30 day shred on occasion now... not sure exactly what it was that bothered my knee.... I still do squats and lunges without much difficulty. Maybe it was just a coincidence, but I can sympathize anyhow.

What you said about the weekend thing is TOTALLY me! I have a huge splurge meal ( or day) on Friday or Saturday usually and then stick to just 18 daily points for Sun-Thur/Fri. It kind of stinks because I am frequently still hungry at the end of the day (occasionally I use use an activity point or two, but not often). But you know what... the weekends where I keep in better control... I have a better weigh in the next Friday... GO FIGURE!!:lmao: I didn't have my splurge last weekend because I was just returning from a short trip to Disney and was anxious to lose the pound I gained while there... well I ended up losing that pound, plus the pound I had gained the week BEFORE that, plus a little bit! All because I kept in control during the weekend. It really opened my eyes and will help me redefine my "splurge" day(s)......................P

GSD4ME
05-24-2010, 09:26 PM
Tena, I'm sorry about your injury. It must be particularly frustrating after your great last week. I too injured myself a couple weeks ago. My knee has been aching and I went to the doctor and he gave me a knee brace. I tried to run in it and it KILLED my knee so I was out of commission for a whole week. Back when the Walking Challenge started I was going to walk/run it. Now I'm just going to walk it. *sigh* BTW, I just figured out your name: German Shepard Dogs For Me. I can be a little slow sometimes :rotfl:. My BIL has a GSD and she is the sweetest thing :goodvibes.

Thanks, Robin! I actually had an x-ray taken on Friday, so I'm waiting for the results. REALLY hoping that it's tendonitis and NOT a stress fracture. :sad2: Hope your knee is doing better!

Yep, GSD4ME is for "German Shepherd Dog for Me." That was actually my license plate when we lived in Virginia. My husband's was GSD4ME2. They really are the sweetest dogs - and too darned smart! Ours now know what we're spelling when we spell out, feed, food, treat, etc. They haven't figured out Milkbone yet, but I'm sure they will soon enough - LOL!

AmberHeartsDisney
06-03-2010, 11:01 AM
Hi! I'm new to this thread!

I'm Amber 25 and overweight! i was 232.2 at my heaviest 164 at my adult lowest and am currently 193.


I went to the doctors yesterday for my yearly check up and i had gain 30 pounds since i last seen her a year ago :( she was not very happy!

I have been doing WW on and off for years. and i know it works but i have been SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO lacking motivation. I look in the mirror and i really dislike what i see but i keep eating bad.

Id like to get some of this weight off before Disney in nov/dec.

well thats my story!

wdwfan6
06-03-2010, 06:05 PM
:)

GSD4ME
06-03-2010, 08:17 PM
Well, the x-ray of my foot was normal, so I'm going with tendonitis and NOT a stress fracture (even though a stress fracture wouldn't show up until after it's started to heal). I haven't been able to work out for the past two weeks and it's killing me!!! My foot is somewhat better, though, so I may try to run this weekend a little bit. Believe it or not, walking actually hurts but running doesn't!

I don't even wanna get on the scale tomorrow . . .

mrzrich
06-03-2010, 09:16 PM
Just had a piece of my son's Ice Cream Birthday cake. It was 12 points:headache:

I had weeklies alotted for it. I have to say, it wasn't worth it. Next time I think I'll opt for a much smaller portion.

MA pigletfan
06-04-2010, 09:30 AM
Hi Everyone :)
So ...after a gain last week of .6...i lost this week..but only .4! :( I was really hoping for better..but at least its a loss and I know that i worked out much more this week..my body "looks" better to me and feels better..so that is good. I don't know about any of you, but sometimes when I see such a slooooow progression I really get down on myself..I keep thinking.."I should have lost more"..I mean who can't lose at least a pound a week!?? Apparently me!..so aggravating...BUT instead of wallowing I am just going to keep doing what I am doing , maybe not use ALL my extra points this week and see what happens...hope everyone is having a good Friday :)

robinb
06-04-2010, 09:50 AM
Well ... my x-ray came back and I have arthritis in my right knee. I am STILL waiting to see a physical therapist. I don't see one until next week so I am in a holding pattern with the C25K thing. I managed to walk almost 3 miles yesterday and I am going to do the WW Challenge walk today (note to self, take ibuprofen first). I was going to go it outside but it's raining so I think I'll just do it on the treadmill at the YMCA. You can just set it to 5K and go.

My weigh-in isn't for another 45 minutes, but I think I'm just going to maintain. I'm not unhappy with that since I had a 3-day weekend of hot dogs, burgers and beer. I went to 2 Cubs games (and Uno's pizza for dinner) and then Memorial day. So ... being the same will be good :thumbsup2. I will probably show a tiny weight loss because I have my lightweight Nike exercise shorts on. They help with that uncomfortable thigh rubbing thing when I walk or jog.

Disney Dad Canada
06-09-2010, 01:41 PM
Just found this thread and thought I'd put in my 2 cents (Canadian).

I'm a single dad with three great kids, ds(10) and twin DD(6). I need to lose around 100 pounds, and joined weight watchers about a month ago.

So far I've lost 3.2 pounds (I was going well until our 9 day trip to WDW last week), and I want to be 50 to 75 pounds lighter by our next trip in March 2011.

My good news is I went to buy pants today, and bought a size SMALLER rather than bigger. I know it's still way to big (40 inch waste), but it's a start.

3girlsfun
06-09-2010, 08:09 PM
Hello fellow WW Disers! I wanted to introduce myself.

I am a mother of 3 who started out my WW's journey needing to lose at least 50 pounds.

I am currently on about my 4th month of WW, and have hit a wall. I completely got bored with eating on the diet, although, I will say I am by no means eating horribly like I was. I have not actually kept up with my points in about 3 to 4 weeks. I have managed to lose a couple of weeks (just barely, about a pound, when I use to lose about 2-3 per week when I was counting.) I also got out of work for the summer about 2 weeks ago, and that is not good for the diet either. I must get back on the wagon! I don't know what my problem is, its like I lost some of the weight, went down a size or two, and now, I can't make myself get back to business. I have lost a total of 32 pounds, which I am very proud about, but, I still need to lose 10-15 pounds.

I have also been running, and will finish Couch to 5k next week, and I am signed up to run my first 5k a week from Saturday. (Which I think the running is part of the problem, I think in my mind I think since I am exercising, I can eat extra here and there....) I am proud of my progress, and am planning for a 1/2 Marathon in November and also the Princess 1/2 at Disney in February.

So, advice, how do I get over this hump? I know I need to just start counting again, and get back to business, but, I just can't make myself!!!!

CptJackSparrowsGirl
06-09-2010, 09:17 PM
I joined Weight Watchers Monday and got on track yesturday and today.
Its wonderful to be able to eat alot of the foods I can.
I just got done making and eating chicken and corn on the cob!!
I love this :cloud9:

Dreamer & Wisher
06-09-2010, 09:20 PM
I haven't posted in a while. I was going along very well, doing Jillian Michael's videos, and tracking. Then I hurt my knee and had to take a break from the videos. Last week I was up .4 but I started walking again and this week I was down 1.4 pounds. I was hoping to be down under 200 pounds before my birthday in May, but that didn't happen, so now I am hoping to be down under 200 before the end of June.

3girlsfun how exciting to be about to run a 5K! I walked 5K last Saturday, but haven't done any running since high school and I wasn't very good at running then either. I have a lot of admiration for runners. As for tracking, I would just start with breakfast tomorrow and then lunch and dinner. Keep track of your activity points earned and eat your weekly points then eat your activity points if you still feel hungry. Good Luck!

mrzrich
06-10-2010, 06:29 PM
Hey guys, spent the last few days in the hospital with a gallstone attack. I had my gallbladder removed last year and thought that would be the end of it, but apparently you can still make stones. DR says its fairly common in people who have drastically changed their eating habits for the better or the worse.

He feels that now that I am cleaned out again I should be good to go.

I hope so. Lost 7 pounds this week, but thats because I couldn't stomach anything since Saturday. I've been on clear liquids the last few days, but may try some soup tonight.

GSD4ME
06-10-2010, 10:17 PM
:scared1: MrzRich - I hope you are feeling better now!!

Sounds like a bunch of us have been having a rough time lately . . . my foot is getting better (really do think it was tendonitis and - thankfully - not a stress fracture), but I haven't worked out in almost 3 weeks, so I've kind of let the diet slide a bit as well. BUT - I'm going to get back to running starting on Sunday!!

Hope everyone has a great weekend . . .

Tena

CptJackSparrowsGirl
06-14-2010, 12:11 AM
I'm wondering, when does weightlose really begin after starting weight watchers?

OneBadApple
06-14-2010, 08:51 AM
Hi all,

I just found this thread and would love to join in. I joined WW 10 years ago and lost 36 lbs in 6 months. Over the next 5 years I kept it off, but after that I start putting it back on. On Jan 2 of this year, I was almost back to my original starting weight from 10 years ago. Since then I have lost 23 pounds and only have less than 2 lbs to go to reach my goal. I'm really hoping to be there on my next weigh in this coming Saturday. I'm still doing it the way the program was set up 10 years ago, and since I have lost 23 lbs I know that it works. I'm also not counting activity points, but have bumped up my daily point allowance up by 2 points per day.

Yesterday I had 20 points:
1/2C oatmeal
1C 1% milk
3 slices Canadian bacon
Shakeology (Made with 1% milk)
tuna with light mayo on Arnold Sandwich thins
Progresso Light Chicken Noodle soup
2 pieces of 1pt chocolate.

60 minutes cycling class
15 minutes running on treadmill

Yesterday was bad as I had no fruits or veggies.

Dreamer & Wisher
06-23-2010, 10:18 PM
I missed weigh-in last week, so today I went in. I had been on a plateau of sorts, losing very slowly. But I swam a little and walked a lot, tracked my points and I lost 6.2 pounds. So now I have lost 69 pounds!:yay:

A quick tip for summer time, a small peach (less than 6 oz) is 0 points according to the Complete Food Companion! Yummy!

This week is going to be hard, because today is my son's birthday, I made him a cake, then another friend has her daughter's birthday party Saturday, and my son's birthday party is on Sunday.

mrzrich
06-24-2010, 07:19 AM
Weighed in last night. Down 2 lbs. For a total of 22 lbs. 1 more pound to my 10% goal.:cool1:

OneBadApple
06-24-2010, 08:10 AM
I missed weigh-in last week, so today I went in. I had been on a plateau of sorts, losing very slowly. But I swam a little and walked a lot, tracked my points and I lost 6.2 pounds. So now I have lost 69 pounds!:yay:

A quick tip for summer time, a small peach (less than 6 oz) is 0 points according to the Complete Food Companion! Yummy!

This week is going to be hard, because today is my son's birthday, I made him a cake, then another friend has her daughter's birthday party Saturday, and my son's birthday party is on Sunday.

Weighed in last night. Down 2 lbs. For a total of 22 lbs. 1 more pound to my 10% goal.:cool1:

Congrats to you both on the weight loss.

disykat
06-24-2010, 02:32 PM
Does any one else find themselves LOVING the stickers? :lovestruc:laughing:

I finally lost 15 lbs after a three week plateau so I got another 5 pound sticker! In the next month, I'm hoping for my 10% goal, 20 pounds, and my 16 week stay and succeed award.

I never thought I'd be so excited about stickers, etc. but, I admit it, I am!:goodvibes

Dreamer & Wisher
06-24-2010, 06:26 PM
Does any one else find themselves LOVING the stickers? :lovestruc:laughing:

I finally lost 15 lbs after a three week plateau so I got another 5 pound sticker! In the next month, I'm hoping for my 10% goal, 20 pounds, and my 16 week stay and succeed award.

I never thought I'd be so excited about stickers, etc. but, I admit it, I am!:goodvibes
Plateaus are so frustrating, congratulations on breaking through!

I love stickers too, and the keyring and charms are really nice rewards!

BRAVO!

joha
06-27-2010, 07:16 PM
Hi peeps!
Congrats on the weight loss. I love the stickers as well...:)
Finally made my 10%! Hope to keep the momentum going.

Karalea
06-29-2010, 10:41 AM
Hi All!

I weigh in tonight and hoping for more stickers either this week or next. Another 3.2 lbs and I get my 5% sticker and my 10 lb sticker. I really want that 10 lb sticker. I was so proud of my 5 lb sticker I showed it to my entire family. They didn't get it. :confused3 I am glad I am not the only one who thinks those things they are great.

This is the 1st plan in 20 years that I have been successful on and feel like I can actually stick to for life. It is going slow - 6.8 lbs in 4 weeks but I am finally lossing:cloud9:

Dreamer & Wisher
06-29-2010, 12:37 PM
There is a recipe on Weight Watcher's .com that I am making tonight

Slow Cooker Burritos, they are great, my husband and daughter love them. DS doesn't eat much meat so he doesn't care for them, I just make him a cheese quesadilla and he is happy.

Using the slow cooker in the summer is great, you can fix it and leave it for the afternoon and come home to something yummy! ANd it doesn't heat up the kitchen.:woohoo:

OneBadApple
06-29-2010, 12:40 PM
Hi All!

I weigh in tonight and hoping for more stickers either this week or next. Another 3.2 lbs and I get my 5% sticker and my 10 lb sticker. I really want that 10 lb sticker. I was so proud of my 5 lb sticker I showed it to my entire family. They didn't get it. :confused3 I am glad I am not the only one who thinks those things they are great.

This is the 1st plan in 20 years that I have been successful on and feel like I can actually stick to for life. It is going slow - 6.8 lbs in 4 weeks but I am finally lossing:cloud9:

Good luck on your weigh in.