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Old 12-10-2012, 01:06 PM   #1501
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I haven't felt deprived yet. Maybe I'm crazy!
I think we're all different in what we need and how our brains work and deal with food. You're not crazy! Or if you are, I aspire to your level of crazy.

And congrats on this week's loss!!!!!!!
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:08 PM   #1502
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Thanks for the report on the new kit, Molly! I believe I shall treat myself to it on Saturday. 😃
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:50 PM   #1503
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I still don't use many of my AP or WP. I still am losing weight, and I'm not hungry. Am I the only one?
Are you at the minimum yet? I think it's easier to stay within your daily points if you have more of them.

First of all, I'm really glad it's working out for you and you are a true inspiration ! But, since you asked about WP & AP, sometimes when I read your posts it seems that AP & WP are "forbidden" to you and nothing in the program should be forbidden, especially the points that are part of the system. For a lot of people the dieting is easy. They can set their minds to it and lose weight. But, once they transition from goal-oriented weight loss to ... well ... everyday life they start to regain. Classic yo-yo diet. I think that the WP and the AP allow people to make WW more of a "live-it" and not a diet as they go along. People learn to handle things like Christmas cookies or birthday cake or pizza or after work parties or tailgate parties or chocolate cravings or martinis or vacations during the weight loss phase so it's not such a shock when they start maintenance.

If you are eating now how you want to eat for the rest of your life then I think you're fine. But, if you have been depriving yourself of certain foods because they don't fit in your daily point total, I think it's time to start to experimenting with those foods and using your AP & WP. Your weight loss may slow down a bit, but it's not a race to see who can lose the fastest. It's about achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.

FTR, I eat almost all of my WP and some of my AP. My DH makes great cocktails when he's home for the weekend and I cook fancier foods then too so I tend to eat/drink them F-Sun and then eat within my daily points the rest of the week.
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:12 PM   #1504
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Ok I am offically joining this thread, after lurking for about 2 years, and offically joining weight watchers after Christmas. I am currently doing the points plus program on my own. I know I need accuntability, but I just can't afford it yet! So I have 100+ lbs to lose and I am offically on my way! Hope everyone has a good on points week!
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #1505
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Ok I am offically joining this thread, after lurking for about 2 years, and offically joining weight watchers after Christmas. I am currently doing the points plus program on my own. I know I need accuntability, but I just can't afford it yet! So I have 100+ lbs to lose and I am offically on my way! Hope everyone has a good on points week!
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I haven't felt deprived yet. Maybe I'm crazy!
I think that's awesome! If you don't feel deprived, then that works for you, and obviously you are having success. I figure that if you were feeling deprived, by this time you would have broken...you haven't, so there's no problem!
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Old 12-11-2012, 10:00 AM   #1506
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This is how I feel:
You know.. Stuck, Stuck.. STUCK!!!!!!!!
I've been at a 40 lb loss for the past month. I gained 2 lbs Thanksgiving, then lost it the next week-- otherwise.. just maintained. It's KILLING ME!
I know this is NOT a race to the finish... it just seems that no matter what I do.. I'm STUCK
I have:
Stuck to my points and exercised my heart out= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised normally= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised my heart out= gained!
Didn't exercise or eat activity points= maintained.

I've watched carb/sugar intake. I've watched snacking. I've not watched at all (Thanksgiving ). I've drank water until the cows came home. Still stuck.
I have 30 lbs more to go.
Who has the secret to getting unstuck? This week, I'm upping lean protein & veggies, watching the carbs, doing more cross training than running. Any other thoughts?
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I haven't been in for the past 2 weeks and I did not weigh myself either. I don't think I have gained a lot, but maybe a pound or 2, but I'm afraid of stepping on the scale.

I have not been tracking steadily either. Just doing portion control, I have been so busy and with my husband about to lose his job, life has been hectic.

Congrats to everyone on their losses. I'll be back on track, I know I will.
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:44 PM   #1508
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This is how I feel:
You know.. Stuck, Stuck.. STUCK!!!!!!!!
I've been at a 40 lb loss for the past month. I gained 2 lbs Thanksgiving, then lost it the next week-- otherwise.. just maintained. It's KILLING ME!
I know this is NOT a race to the finish... it just seems that no matter what I do.. I'm STUCK
I have:
Stuck to my points and exercised my heart out= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised normally= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised my heart out= gained!
Didn't exercise or eat activity points= maintained.

I've watched carb/sugar intake. I've watched snacking. I've not watched at all (Thanksgiving ). I've drank water until the cows came home. Still stuck.
I have 30 lbs more to go.
Who has the secret to getting unstuck? This week, I'm upping lean protein & veggies, watching the carbs, doing more cross training than running. Any other thoughts?
Have you taken measurements? Sometimes the scale doesn't move but your body is still adjusting and getting smaller. What did you do to lose your Thanksgiving weight? Try that for a few weeks more and see if you can break your plateau. What ever you do, DON'T GIVE UP! You have come such a long way to stop now. Give yourself a break. Few people are able to lose weight November-December ... it's like the holiday season lasts for 8 weeks. If you maintain through the New Year that may be a success all on it's own .
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:44 AM   #1509
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This is how I feel:
You know.. Stuck, Stuck.. STUCK!!!!!!!!
I've been at a 40 lb loss for the past month. I gained 2 lbs Thanksgiving, then lost it the next week-- otherwise.. just maintained. It's KILLING ME!
I know this is NOT a race to the finish... it just seems that no matter what I do.. I'm STUCK
I have:
Stuck to my points and exercised my heart out= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised normally= maintained.
Ate activity points and exercised my heart out= gained!
Didn't exercise or eat activity points= maintained.

I've watched carb/sugar intake. I've watched snacking. I've not watched at all (Thanksgiving ). I've drank water until the cows came home. Still stuck.
I have 30 lbs more to go.
Who has the secret to getting unstuck? This week, I'm upping lean protein & veggies, watching the carbs, doing more cross training than running. Any other thoughts?




These are my thoughts. Feel free to discard if you wish.

You've been at one point for a month...4 weeks. It seems you've changed what you're doing 4 times. I personally feel that you're changing too much. Pick one thing to do and stick with it. At least 2 weeks of the same thing. Exercising and eating APs?...do it, stick with it. Or whichever you choose. When I experimented with eating APs, I ended up going for a full month. Even if I had gained during that time, I was going to keep going. I wanted to make SURE that whatever was happening was really happening. I did not want to make a decision based on "that time of month". Or make a decision based on extra bulk of food in my belly because I was eating the activity points. I wanted to truly see what my body was going to do with those calories and the exercise.

When you increase your exercise, you increase the water in your muscles, so heavy exercise can cause a higher number on the scale. Just in case you didn't know that, now you do!


So anyway, I say...pick something and do that for a couple/few weeks.


It took me since early October until last Saturday to lose my most recent 5 pounds. When I look at my progress report, in the last 4 weeks I've lost ONE.

My husband, who has a LOT left to lose, has been stuck in his most recent 5 pounds since AUGUST. (he does travel for work and has to estimate his Points when he is away, and that makes it harder, FWIW)


Even while waiting on this 5 lb mark (and he's is still working on his 10%, though he started in Feb) we're noticing changes in the way his clothes fit, in the way he looks, etc.


So in my opinion and my experience with my body (and DH's), just pick something and stick with it.

If you are a meeting person, bring it up in a meeting. See how many other people have dealt with this sort of thing. You might be surprised!
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:31 PM   #1510
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Just checking in. I didn't WI last week so this week I gained 2.4 lbs! I'm not going to stress over it. It's the holidays with a lot of shopping, eating out, parties and no way to plan meals. I'll continue to do my best. I know come January 1st, I'll be back on program!
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #1511
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WI Tuesday, down 2.6. Total 68.6. Current goal is to reach 70 by Christmas.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:13 PM   #1512
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Just checking in. I didn't WI last week so this week I gained 2.4 lbs! I'm not going to stress over it. It's the holidays with a lot of shopping, eating out, parties and no way to plan meals. I'll continue to do my best. I know come January 1st, I'll be back on program!
That's sort of how I'm feeling. Too many temptations at work, home, and everywhere else. I'm going to enjoy some things, be good when I can, and recommit on January 2.

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Old 12-14-2012, 10:04 AM   #1513
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These are my thoughts. Feel free to discard if you wish.

You've been at one point for a month...4 weeks. It seems you've changed what you're doing 4 times. I personally feel that you're changing too much. Pick one thing to do and stick with it. At least 2 weeks of the same thing. Exercising and eating APs?...do it, stick with it. Or whichever you choose. When I experimented with eating APs, I ended up going for a full month. Even if I had gained during that time, I was going to keep going. I wanted to make SURE that whatever was happening was really happening. I did not want to make a decision based on "that time of month". Or make a decision based on extra bulk of food in my belly because I was eating the activity points. I wanted to truly see what my body was going to do with those calories and the exercise.

When you increase your exercise, you increase the water in your muscles, so heavy exercise can cause a higher number on the scale. Just in case you didn't know that, now you do!


So anyway, I say...pick something and do that for a couple/few weeks.


It took me since early October until last Saturday to lose my most recent 5 pounds. When I look at my progress report, in the last 4 weeks I've lost ONE.

My husband, who has a LOT left to lose, has been stuck in his most recent 5 pounds since AUGUST. (he does travel for work and has to estimate his Points when he is away, and that makes it harder, FWIW)


Even while waiting on this 5 lb mark (and he's is still working on his 10%, though he started in Feb) we're noticing changes in the way his clothes fit, in the way he looks, etc.


So in my opinion and my experience with my body (and DH's), just pick something and stick with it.

If you are a meeting person, bring it up in a meeting. See how many other people have dealt with this sort of thing. You might be surprised!
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Have you taken measurements? Sometimes the scale doesn't move but your body is still adjusting and getting smaller. What did you do to lose your Thanksgiving weight? Try that for a few weeks more and see if you can break your plateau. What ever you do, DON'T GIVE UP! You have come such a long way to stop now. Give yourself a break. Few people are able to lose weight November-December ... it's like the holiday season lasts for 8 weeks. If you maintain through the New Year that may be a success all on it's own .
Thanks for the advice, ladies Well, I've upped the power foods this week and I think it's helping. I'm going to keep doing that for a month- to make sure You're right, bumbershoot-- maybe I need to stop mixing it up SO much.
As for the measurements.. I'm bad and never took them. However, last night I shopped for a dress for a holiday party and a large was a little loose. The medium was too tight for my liking..although.. It DID zip. I still bought the large because I plan on belting it anyway and it wasn't SUPER loose.. but the fact that a medium could ZIP- holy cow! That means I might actually become a medium soon? I don't know if I've ever been a medium.
I DO need to cut myself some slack. I know this sounds weird but because I cut myself TOO much slack for so long-- it's like I'm afraid to go back there again. Everything in moderation right?
In any case- thanks again for the advice and good thoughts. I'm still hanging in there and won't turn back now-- I'm over 1/2 way to goal :D
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Old 12-16-2012, 07:46 PM   #1514
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I DO need to cut myself some slack. I know this sounds weird but because I cut myself TOO much slack for so long-- it's like I'm afraid to go back there again. Everything in moderation right?
In any case- thanks again for the advice and good thoughts. I'm still hanging in there and won't turn back now-- I'm over 1/2 way to goal :D
I totally get that. I had this problem with my exercise. There were a few weeks when I wasn't feeling well and had very low energy, so I didn't go to the gym as much. Prior to that, I was doing 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours of hard core exercise, 6 -7 days a week. When that all screeched to a halt, I panicked, because I was afraid I was going to quit again like all the times before. It is good to be focused and dedicated, but we are also human beings. Sometimes we need a break, and that's okay! Everything in moderation, just like with eating. I'm still working on that, but I'm trying to learn this lesson!
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I totally get that. I had this problem with my exercise. There were a few weeks when I wasn't feeling well and had very low energy, so I didn't go to the gym as much. Prior to that, I was doing 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours of hard core exercise, 6 -7 days a week. When that all screeched to a halt, I panicked, because I was afraid I was going to quit again like all the times before. It is good to be focused and dedicated, but we are also human beings. Sometimes we need a break, and that's okay! Everything in moderation, just like with eating. I'm still working on that, but I'm trying to learn this lesson!
Yep. Well my "modified" simply filling plan worked this week for me. I only ran 1 day last week but because I was monitoring what I was eating and focusing on getting lots of veggies and lean protein in... I lost 3.2 lbs. FINALLY!

It was the BIG switchup that I needed. This week, I'm exercising more (I had to run 8 miles yesterday as part of half marathon training, but will also try to get some cross training in there somewhere this week), will still do the lean protein & veggies and "good" carbs (aka simply filling) and will eat more if I feel the need to based on my energy levels.

I'm not going to be SUPER regimented... but realistic / reasonable. Let's see if I might actually be able to do this whole "listening to my body" thing.

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