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Old 03-20-2013, 09:41 AM   #1906
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I weigh in tonight but my home scale put me at 169 this morning -- how encouraging it was to see my weight start with 16-something and not 17-something! I know I'll still be 17-something at weigh in, but that's ok. I know my scale weighs me about 3 lbs less.
Oh, that's so encouraging when the "decade" ticks down, isn't it? WTG!

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One day this week I ate 54 points. And then my daughter brought her "Fancy Dinner Fridays" leftovers to us in the evening. (She loves to cook and started doing these special Friday dinners about a year ago. She picks a theme and then searches for recipes that go along with it. Her theme this week was Irish or green -- the fried cabbage was amazing, the bacon-wrapped flank steak stuffed with spinach was wonderful . . . ) But anyway, I said all that to say that I truly believe our bodies need to know that we are not in starvation mode. If I feed myself abundantly once a week (but not to the point of being stuffed or uncomfortable, I've learned when to stop), I still lose weight. I think my body happily receives the extra food and then doesn't fight me when I stick to my 26 points.
I do that too, and so far it's working. We have a family tradition of "pizza night" every Friday. My dh is an amazing cook and he makes the dough and builds pizza for us on Fridays. And I like to have a glass of wine. So it's nothing for Friday evening to be 40+ pts. It does make it easier to stick with the plan the rest of the week. I think the reason I fell off the wagon (once was lifetime, about 60 lbs ago...) is that I felt I couldn't live with "deprivation" for the rest of my life. So learning to plan the trade-offs is a good and useful skill. I haven't yet gone over my weekly pts, and I'm even getting better at having some of my 49 left, even with my Fridays.

And I have to say, speaking of Irish, did anyone see the article about St Pat's Day at WW Online? I learned something soo important! I can have a Guinness for 2 pts! I still don't understand the voodoo magic in that. A regular beer is more, and a glass of wine is 4 or 5 pts. A Guinness is like having a big bowl of cereal or something, it's so filling. And honestly, I only seem to want a Guinness once a year around March 17...but it sure made me happy.

Good luck with your weigh-in, and enjoy your treat!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:02 AM   #1907
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I weigh in tonight but my home scale put me at 169 this morning -- how encouraging it was to see my weight start with 16-something and not 17-something! I know I'll still be 17-something at weigh in, but that's ok. I know my scale weighs me about 3 lbs less.
I have started to but my home scale weight in the "notes" section of the official weight record. It helps me know if I'm on track to lose or not when I weigh in. I don't like it to be a surprise.

Welcome back Jules and welcome JoAnne (coastgirl)!
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:09 AM   #1908
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Thanks Robin. : I am doing the same, noting what my own scale says. (I enter it as a "0" pt food in my tracking journal!)It's not fool-proof, but like you I don't like surprises.
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Old 03-20-2013, 03:05 PM   #1909
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Congratulations to Everyone on the weight loss!!!! Big or small it is a step in the right direction. We all know how hard it is. Some days harder than others!!!!

Today I was down 1.6 total 21.4. It is a battle but I am plugging away. I love to bake, cook and eat!!!! Exercise is on my list of things to do better with. I have started zumba once a week.

Onward and downward with the scale!!!
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Old 03-20-2013, 06:15 PM   #1910
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Hi Everyone-- Happy 1st Day of Spring!!!
Down -.2 today for a Total of -35 lbs I'm now working on becoming more active!!! Have a new hip and Retired after being plugged in and not free to get up and move around for 30 yrs (love that Ma Bell)
I needed to break the habit of sitting so much!! It's taken me almost 4 years to get to this mind set---it feels like a heavy fog has been lifted--I'm ready to COMPLETE my weight loss journey

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Old 03-20-2013, 07:40 PM   #1911
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And I have to say, speaking of Irish, did anyone see the article about St Pat's Day at WW Online? I learned something soo important! I can have a Guinness for 2 pts!
I just checked and I found that Guinness draught was 7 points and stout was 5. Are you sure about your number? (I couldn't find the cheat sheet so just looked it up.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:42 PM   #1912
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[QUOTE=coastgirl;47854073I still can't believe fat-free Greek yoghurt is "free", that is some good stuff...
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I'm not sure where you found 0 PPV (assuming that is what you meant by "free") for the yogurt. Every brand I've eaten in the ff Greek has been 3 PPV.
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Old 03-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #1913
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I have started to but my home scale weight in the "notes" section of the official weight record. It helps me know if I'm on track to lose or not when I weigh in. I don't like it to be a surprise.
I keep a slip of paper by my computer with my daily morning weight on it. Helps to remind me that there is a goal to achieve.

And at my WI last night -- I was down 2 lbs! 1.2 to go by April 9 to have 85 off by my Disney trip! I think it is doable. (Our family is having our Easter dinner the Saturday AFTER Easter, three days before my April 9 WI but this really gives me incentive to go for it and not use those WPs at our dinner.)
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:03 PM   #1914
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I keep a slip of paper by my computer with my daily morning weight on it. Helps to remind me that there is a goal to achieve.

And at my WI last night -- I was down 2 lbs! 1.2 to go by April 9 to have 85 off by my Disney trip! I think it is doable. (Our family is having our Easter dinner the Saturday AFTER Easter, three days before my April 9 WI but this really gives me incentive to go for it and not use those WPs at our dinner.)
That's great, Debbie! You can do it!
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Old 03-20-2013, 08:16 PM   #1915
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I'm Denise and I'm new to the boards. I just recently rejoined WW. I am booked on a cruise in November and when I booked it I set my weight loss goal at 100 by the cruise (my actual goal is 200 which seems completely impossible ).

I'm thinking if I actually write down my plan here and tell people what it is you will help me stay on track. It's been about 6 months since I booked the cruise (and set my goal) and I'm only down about 20 lbs. I'm still keeping my goal of 100 which means I need to loose an average of 3 lbs a week from now till then. I know the more you have to loose the easier it's supposed to be to drop bigger numbers each week but...............

Here's my plan - does it seem doable?

I'm on spring break right now and I'm going to spend the last two days of it making up some meals to put in the freezer and planning out my menu. I decided I would not use more than 10 points before dinner which means fruit, veggies, yogurt and protein only for breakfast and lunch - breads take up too many points! I figured this way I could eat more or less any dinner (within reason of course) for dinner and still be well under my point value for the day (it's pretty high because of my weight).

For exercise I walk my kids to school in the morning and then to the bus so it's 30 min to the school and 30 minutes to the bus so that's an hour every day Monday to Friday. I was going to aquafit three days a week but got out of the habit so I'd like to get back to it at least 2 nights a week. I'm also going to try and pull out my Wii fit and start using it again.

I just can't stand the thought of looking like a giant whale in all the cruise photos (we're also going to Discovery Cove first so I'll want a ton of photos from there but I'll want to crop me out of all of them) and also I don't want to be huffing and puffing everywhere. I'm basically just really tired of being fat.

For more incentive I told my daughter we could do the parasailing at CC and also go to Harry Potter at US and to do both of those things I need to fit in the weight restrictions. I also really really really really (really?!) don't want to need a seatbelt extender on the plane anymore.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:29 PM   #1916
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pwdebbie, you had me worried there for a moment--so I did some frantic googling and finally found the article I read last week. http://aka.weightwatchers.ca/util/ar..._id=10951&sc=3
I also found the nutrition info for Guinness on Livestrong, and did the points myself--came out to 1 pt, seems to be low carb?? Like I said, voodoo magic.

On my etools tracking (and my "book", the one with the a-z foods), you can plug in just about any amount of ff greek yogurt and it comes up 0 points. I never would even have considered it (figured it would be, you know, not worth it) but my leader mentioned it as a "free" food in the meeting.

Now I am wondering if the Canadian program and the US program are different somehow? It seems odd to me that the differences would be that extreme, but I can't come up with any other reason. I have 28 pts (or rather "Points PLUS!" ) a day, at a BMI of 33, plus 49 weekly points. Is that comparable?

Congrats to you, pwdebbie, Lynn and Karyn on your losses this week! Your totals are inspiring to me, still officially in the single digits.

Dizzyr, I sooo know what you mean about the pics! I have a pic of me when I was at goal, with my kids at KSC, as my wallpaper--the last pic I was happy to be in! (And 60 lbs and 7 years later, I still sometimes use it as my fb profile. Hey, if you're my fb friend and you don't know the difference, it's not my job to disillusion you!) Good luck with your plan. Personally I can't eat that little, I usually eat half my points by the time I'm finished lunch.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:17 PM   #1917
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Dizzyr, I sooo know what you mean about the pics! I have a pic of me when I was at goal, with my kids at KSC, as my wallpaper--the last pic I was happy to be in! (And 60 lbs and 7 years later, I still sometimes use it as my fb profile. Hey, if you're my fb friend and you don't know the difference, it's not my job to disillusion you!) Good luck with your plan. Personally I can't eat that little, I usually eat half my points by the time I'm finished lunch.
That's the part I'm worried about - I usually eat half my points by lunch as well (I rarely eat breakfast which really needs to change) so I'm worried I'll be hungry with just using up 10 points. I was thinking yogurt and granola or a fruit smoothie with Tofu in the morning, fruit and/or cut up veggies for morning snack and then for lunch something like a greek salad with gyro meat or chicken in it. Now that I'm entering it in e-tools I think to make it work I'll have to bump up the point value a bit more. I want it to be manageable but successful as well (don't we all!) and I think if I don't plan it out it won't happen - winging it for me usually involves eating out!
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So Disapointed in myself today. I went over by 7 points and all bad food
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Old 03-21-2013, 11:16 AM   #1919
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I dont' have my WI until Saturday but I weighed myself this morning anyway. I am down 4#. I know this week will be an abnormally large amount since it's my first week in six months but it's still exciting. I can't wait for Saturday morning!

Does everyone get in their GHCs everyday? I have trouble with the oils. I can get one tablespoon in but I never get them both.

Also, I can't get wait to get out of Assessment mode with the Activelink. I want my APs dangit!
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:56 PM   #1920
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I'm Denise and I'm new to the boards. I just recently rejoined WW. I am booked on a cruise in November and when I booked it I set my weight loss goal at 100 by the cruise (my actual goal is 200 which seems completely impossible ).

Welcome! Your goal is ambitious. While I would love to say, "You can do it!", I am actually concerned you could be setting yourself up for disappointment.

I'm thinking if I actually write down my plan here and tell people what it is you will help me stay on track. It's been about 6 months since I booked the cruise (and set my goal) and I'm only down about 20 lbs. I'm still keeping my goal of 100 which means I need to loose an average of 3 lbs a week from now till then. I know the more you have to loose the easier it's supposed to be to drop bigger numbers each week but...............

WW doesn't want you to lose that much each week. I think you should talk this over with your leader.

Here's my plan - does it seem doable?

I'm on spring break right now and I'm going to spend the last two days of it making up some meals to put in the freezer and planning out my menu. I decided I would not use more than 10 points before dinner which means fruit, veggies, yogurt and protein only for breakfast and lunch - breads take up too many points! I figured this way I could eat more or less any dinner (within reason of course) for dinner and still be well under my point value for the day (it's pretty high because of my weight).

Well, here's my thought. Make sure you eat a good breakfast, lots of protein if possible. Don't skimp on lunch or you will overeat at dinner. You don't want to feel deprived. The evening meal is my smallest meal of the day and I don't eat anything at all after 7:00 p.m. Ask yourself if you really want to eat that much food in the evening. I love your idea of preparing meals in advance and freezing them. That way you know exactly how many points you will be eating.

For exercise I walk my kids to school in the morning and then to the bus so it's 30 min to the school and 30 minutes to the bus so that's an hour every day Monday to Friday. I was going to aquafit three days a week but got out of the habit so I'd like to get back to it at least 2 nights a week. I'm also going to try and pull out my Wii fit and start using it again.

That amount of walking is great! More than I do, for sure. When school ends, will you be able to keep doing it?

I just can't stand the thought of looking like a giant whale in all the cruise photos (we're also going to Discovery Cove first so I'll want a ton of photos from there but I'll want to crop me out of all of them) and also I don't want to be huffing and puffing everywhere. I'm basically just really tired of being fat.

For more incentive I told my daughter we could do the parasailing at CC and also go to Harry Potter at US and to do both of those things I need to fit in the weight restrictions. I also really really really really (really?!) don't want to need a seatbelt extender on the plane anymore.
Won't it be great to not need that extender? I'm sure you can lose the weight, but be kind to yourself and make sure you haven't set your expectations too high.
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