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Old 05-03-2013, 01:50 PM   #2131
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Hey everyone, I've been on WW two days short of one month, and after weighing myself this morning, I have lost 8.3 lbs so far. This past week I had a loss of 3.7 pounds, and a warning thing came up telling me that I am losing weight too quickly. I understand that 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, and I don't expect to keep losing more than that per week, so I figured since I am new, the weight will come off quicker in the first couple of months and then start to lose less per week as I continue. I eat most of my daily points, some weeklies, and I go to the gym four days a week and do a combination of strength training and cardio. Basically, I just wanted some kind of confirmation or reassurance that I am being healthy with my weight loss. It kind of threw me off when that little warning came up about how losing too much so quick can cause health problems. I am obviously doing the WW program and exercising to avoid health problems in the future.
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Old 05-03-2013, 01:58 PM   #2132
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Hi and welcome! Congrats on your good results so far. :

I think you're absolutely right, the first few weeks you may lose faster than the norm. I think it's fine to take that as a motivating gift! As long as you're not losing like that for weeks on end... Also I think it depends on how much you have to lose. There's a fellow in our group who's regularly losing 3-4 a week but for him, that's probably the same percent bodyweight as, say, me (shorter and smaller) losing a pound or two a week. Does that make sense?
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Old 05-03-2013, 02:10 PM   #2133
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Hi and welcome! Congrats on your good results so far. :

I think you're absolutely right, the first few weeks you may lose faster than the norm. I think it's fine to take that as a motivating gift! As long as you're not losing like that for weeks on end... Also I think it depends on how much you have to lose. There's a fellow in our group who's regularly losing 3-4 a week but for him, that's probably the same percent bodyweight as, say, me (shorter and smaller) losing a pound or two a week. Does that make sense?
Thanks for the reply! Your comparison makes total sense. I definitely have a lot to lose, so losing this much early on is certainly a motivator to keep going!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:25 PM   #2134
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Hi everyone! I know I only post from time to time, but I read often, and wanted to share that I made GOAL today!! 42 pounds gone, and in six weeks I'll celebrate Lifetime on my birthday!

Thanks do all of you for sharing and supporting one another-it's a huge, huge help!!
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Old 05-03-2013, 08:58 PM   #2135
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Hi everyone! I know I only post from time to time, but I read often, and wanted to share that I made GOAL today!! 42 pounds gone, and in six weeks I'll celebrate Lifetime on my birthday!

Thanks do all of you for sharing and supporting one another-it's a huge, huge help!!
That is fabulous! Congratulations!

Thanks for sharing, too, I find it very inspiring to hear others' success.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:00 PM   #2136
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I'm a lifetime member. Became one after the birth of my first daughter. My issue is not weighing myself too often, it's not wanting to weigh in at all. I 'feel' I am up and would like to try to get a bit off. I'm thinking 10-12 pounds. Do you think it would be okay to do it without getting weighed? Just follow the program on my own and gauge success by the way my body changes? Hate the thought of being tied to the scale. Anyway, glad I found this thread.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:31 AM   #2137
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Hi everyone! I know I only post from time to time, but I read often, and wanted to share that I made GOAL today!! 42 pounds gone, and in six weeks I'll celebrate Lifetime on my birthday!

Thanks do all of you for sharing and supporting one another-it's a huge, huge help!!
Good job! Congratulations!
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:33 AM   #2138
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I'm a lifetime member. Became one after the birth of my first daughter. My issue is not weighing myself too often, it's not wanting to weigh in at all. I 'feel' I am up and would like to try to get a bit off. I'm thinking 10-12 pounds. Do you think it would be okay to do it without getting weighed? Just follow the program on my own and gauge success by the way my body changes? Hate the thought of being tied to the scale. Anyway, glad I found this thread.
It can't hurt to try. Are you talking about going to the meetings and not getting weighed? Or just following the program on your own without meetings? Maybe do a once-a-week weigh in on your scale at home just to see if you are making progress. If not, then try going to meetings for a bit.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:36 AM   #2139
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It can't hurt to try. Are you talking about going to the meetings and not getting weighed? Or just following the program on your own without meetings? Maybe do a once-a-week weigh in on your scale at home just to see if you are making progress. If not, then try going to meetings for a bit.
Thanks so much for responding. I started the program yesterday. I don't think I'm going to get weighed at all. Getting back on track and making better choices is important overall, not just for the weight loss. I'll see what happens.
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Old 05-05-2013, 12:47 PM   #2140
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Sorry for not replying to everyone. There is lots of good advice and support on this thread. I hope you're all having a good week!

I weighed in yesterday. Down 2 lbs I need to keep this momentum going!
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:54 PM   #2141
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Hey everyone, I've been on WW two days short of one month, and after weighing myself this morning, I have lost 8.3 lbs so far. This past week I had a loss of 3.7 pounds, and a warning thing came up telling me that I am losing weight too quickly. I understand that 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, and I don't expect to keep losing more than that per week, so I figured since I am new, the weight will come off quicker in the first couple of months and then start to lose less per week as I continue. I eat most of my daily points, some weeklies, and I go to the gym four days a week and do a combination of strength training and cardio. Basically, I just wanted some kind of confirmation or reassurance that I am being healthy with my weight loss. It kind of threw me off when that little warning came up about how losing too much so quick can cause health problems. I am obviously doing the WW program and exercising to avoid health problems in the future.
It will definitely slow down! You always lose more right at first. I wouldn't stress about it. If you are following according to plan, you will be fine! I lost the first 15 or so pounds very quickly! The last 25 are taking a bit longer. I think you are doing great!
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Old 05-06-2013, 09:12 PM   #2142
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Down another 2lbs. That puts me up to 25 lbs lost. Yay!

I am wondering about plateaus (fingers crossed). In the past, when I have hit them, it was simply because I was eating more. I'm wondering if there are careful weighers and measurers out there who know exactly how much is going in and who hit a plateau when they weren't eating more. What did you do in that situation?
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I'm a lifetime member. Became one after the birth of my first daughter. My issue is not weighing myself too often, it's not wanting to weigh in at all. I 'feel' I am up and would like to try to get a bit off. I'm thinking 10-12 pounds. Do you think it would be okay to do it without getting weighed? Just follow the program on my own and gauge success by the way my body changes? Hate the thought of being tied to the scale. Anyway, glad I found this thread.
I see no reason not to try it. I don't think I could do it, though. It helps keep me motivated when I see results. How would you know if it was working?
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I see no reason not to try it. I don't think I could do it, though. It helps keep me motivated when I see results. How would you know if it was working?
I can tell by the fit of my clothes and look of my arms, face and tummy. I have had a good couple of days. Amazed by how writing everything down works. Quite pleased.
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:15 AM   #2145
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I had a loss of 3.7 pounds, and a warning thing came up telling me that I am losing weight too quickly. I understand that 1-2 pounds a week is healthy, and I don't expect to keep losing more than that per week, so I figured since I am new, the weight will come off quicker in the first couple of months and then start to lose less per week as I continue. I eat most of my daily points, some weeklies, and I go to the gym four days a week and do a combination of strength training and cardio. Basically, I just wanted some kind of confirmation or reassurance that I am being healthy with my weight loss. It kind of threw me off when that little warning came up about how losing too much so quick can cause health problems. I am obviously doing the WW program and exercising to avoid health problems in the future.
They are just making sure that you know. And if you were getting those results by eating half of your points and exercising hard all day, then that could cause health problems. But especially at the beginning, honestly the bulk of the pounds coming off are water and, you know, stuff that's been hiding out in the intestines, so if you're eating your points and doing things by the book (getting in the Good Health Guidelines), that's not going to cause problems.



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Hi everyone! I know I only post from time to time, but I read often, and wanted to share that I made GOAL today!! 42 pounds gone, and in six weeks I'll celebrate Lifetime on my birthday!

Thanks do all of you for sharing and supporting one another-it's a huge, huge help!!
Woohoo!


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Do you think it would be okay to do it without getting weighed? Just follow the program on my own and gauge success by the way my body changes? Hate the thought of being tied to the scale. Anyway, glad I found this thread.
If it works for you, then it works for you! It wouldn't work for me...too much time between obvious changes in the mirror or the way clothes fit. But if it works for you, yay!


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Sorry for not replying to everyone. There is lots of good advice and support on this thread. I hope you're all having a good week!

I weighed in yesterday. Down 2 lbs I need to keep this momentum going!
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I am wondering about plateaus (fingers crossed). In the past, when I have hit them, it was simply because I was eating more. I'm wondering if there are careful weighers and measurers out there who know exactly how much is going in and who hit a plateau when they weren't eating more. What did you do in that situation?
Yes it can happen when you're doing everything right. Sometimes I think the body just wants to keep the weight on, and it fights us. Just keep on going. Make sure you're doing things right. It's a good time to recheck your labels (last month one of our staples from Trader Joes changed from 4 points per serving to 3, and another time another one of our TJ staples changed their serving size), check that you're weighing or measuring properly. If you have a lifestyle or work schedule that requires dining out a lot, recheck your estimates or the nutrition info of the restaurant's stuff. etc etc. For me, a plateau isn't a time to change anything that has been working, but to make sure you're doing it as right as possible.

DH travels for work and has to estimate most of the time when he's on a trip. He has to deal with things like not being able to get anything but whole milk in his lattes, and not knowing how to ask for less butter in his scrambled eggs, etc. He is a slower loser by nature and pituitary tumor (his endocrinologist would be over the moon if he simply did nothing but maintain for the year), but he hit this wall in August that he was only inching over. Not even inches, but millimeters. It was AWFUL for him. He just kept on perfecting things. Started using the nutritional info for the soymilk in the fridge, rather than the generic soymilk in the tracker. Made sure of his serving sizes. etc etc. Got an active link, lost an active link, bought another, started getting in some solid exercise (he, unlike me, does not eat activity points). And about 3 or 4 weeks ago it all suddenly started moving again. His endocrinologist is going to break down into tears during their next appointment...I think I'll make sure to be there for that.


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Very nice!



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DH continues to walk for his exercise, purposely missing buses for his commute and walking much longer than he needs to. Someday he'll get back to an orthopedist who will not be so fat-phobic and will HELP him...Robert was really very injured just weeks before our Feb trip, he went to see an ortho. The ortho said that all he needs is REST, no walking boot, and it will get better. DH gets weird around authority figures, and said nothing like "my commute involves walking, lightrail, walking, buses, walking and shuttles, then on the way home walking, shuttles, walking, and trains, and then more walking...rest is something that Will Not Be Happening", and instead he simply left. Defeated. And was horribly in pain on our trip because of no walking boot. His achilles has calmed down a bit, but it's still very sensitive. Lesson to take away from that? If some doctor is giving you advice that simply won't work for you, say so! Don't be scared, just because you might be worried how they will react. Or heck, BE scared, but speak up anyway. They aren't the ones who will be limping and in awful pain because of their awful advice.


My running continues; it had better, since I have the TOT 10mile in October and the half-marathon in January. For a person who doesn't set goals, I sure have set some goals!
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