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Old 07-07-2013, 08:49 AM   #2326
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Oh and just to add... I'm not eating my activity points...I just love seeing them add up lol
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:16 AM   #2327
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Hi all!! I just started WW two weeks ago.. Today I start my 3rd week. I weighed in this am and I'm down three total (yay?), but I'm disappointed. I'm being so careful and on top of things I started running again. I ran 24 miles the past two weeks at a 12/min mile... Isn't three pounds not so much? I'm trying to tell myself that it's a loss and be proud, but I can't help being disappointed. I know this is not an overnight process-- it's just frustrating. Lol.
I started 3 weeks ago as well. I had a huge loss my first week (11lbs) and last week had a small loss (.8). But last week I started to exercise. I was disappointed with such a small loss. DH reminded me that WW was built to lose slowly for 1 and that I was likely building some muscle for 2. As long as its a negative on the scale and not a positive, I'm a happy girl! Good luck to you and great job on those 3lbs gone!
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:30 AM   #2328
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Week 3 update:


Lost 1.8lbs for a total weight loss of 13.6.

What worked this week:
Exercise! I set a goal for myself of doing some type of movement at least 5 days this week and adding a second workout 2-3 days. I met my goal! Sunday we took a family walk. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday I did a workout video and rode the stationary bike. Wednesday I just did the stationary bike. No exercise on Fri or Sat.

What didn't work this week:
Food...again. I felt a little less in control this week. My cousins birthday was Wednesday and I had a huge piece of cake and 2 scoops of ice cream ( although I counted and planned for it). I felt like having that just sent me over the edge a bit. My aunt sent cake home for DH and DSSs and I ended up eating a piece (once again accounting for it). I also hit the snack machine at work one afternoon. I made a good choice (Smartfood popcorn) but I wasn't hungry and there was no reason I needed that snack. I also had a hard time again eating all of my points on some days so I need to work on that.

Goal for this week:
Continue the double exercise for 5 days this week. Plan my days food out the night before or morning of. Eating more frequently to work on eating all of my points.
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Old 07-07-2013, 10:34 AM   #2329
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I started 3 weeks ago as well. I had a huge loss my first week (11lbs) and last week had a small loss (.8). But last week I started to exercise. I was disappointed with such a small loss. DH reminded me that WW was built to lose slowly for 1 and that I was likely building some muscle for 2. As long as its a negative on the scale and not a positive, I'm a happy girl! Good luck to you and great job on those 3lbs gone!
Great job!!! Sounds like you have a good grasp on your strengths and weaknesses. Keep up the awesome work and good luck with your exercise goals-- u are doing awesome!!!
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Old 07-07-2013, 05:06 PM   #2330
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I started 3 weeks ago as well. I had a huge loss my first week (11lbs) and last week had a small loss (.8). But last week I started to exercise. I was disappointed with such a small loss. DH reminded me that WW was built to lose slowly for 1 and that I was likely building some muscle for 2. As long as its a negative on the scale and not a positive, I'm a happy girl! Good luck to you and great job on those 3lbs gone!
Every time I change or increase my activity, I lose less, maintain, or gain a bit. Totally normal for many of us.

And after that very big first week loss, it makes a lot of sense to have a smaller one. Would have made sense to maintain or even gain just a bit, too.

I"m not one to say "women don't gain that much muscle", because I *DO*, and at the Y I'm becoming friends with other naturally muscular women who probably weigh far more than one would think because of that muscle, but in two weeks, you're just getting started with muscle.

It's far more likely, at this point, that your muscles are starting the process of getting stronger, and muscle uses water to help heal them; that water is in the muscle fiber cells, which is water weight. Totally and completely normal to hold on to extra water during that muscle healing process.

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Hi all!! I just started WW two weeks ago.. Today I start my 3rd week. I weighed in this am and I'm down three total (yay?), but I'm disappointed. I'm being so careful and on top of things I started running again. I ran 24 miles the past two weeks at a 12/min mile... Isn't three pounds not so much? I'm trying to tell myself that it's a loss and be proud, but I can't help being disappointed. I know this is not an overnight process-- it's just frustrating. Lol.
See what I said above..

3 total is awesome! We need to expect an AVERAGE of .5-2 lbs per week. That's an average. Some people will lose slower, some will lose faster. I bet that most of us do both, over the time we're in the losing process. Many men will lose faster, many women will lose slower. etc. We just need to stick with the plan and see what our own tendencies are.





Update on DH: he's lost 3 pounds since we got home yesterday. Silly water retention. It's ankle-bone-watch 2013 for both of us, as we undo our weekend.

Editing to add: DH is now 6 pounds down since getting home yesterday. Wowza.

ETA again: he's now 7 lbs down. He's happier, but highly disturbed that he can put on that much water in 3 days of forgetting his diuretic.
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Old 07-07-2013, 06:22 PM   #2331
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3 total is awesome! We need to expect an AVERAGE of .5-2 lbs per week. That's an average. Some people will lose slower, some will lose faster. I bet that most of us do both, over the time we're in the losing process. Many men will lose faster, many women will lose slower. etc. We just need to stick with the plan and see what our own tendencies are.

Update on DH: he's lost 3 pounds since we got home yesterday. Silly water retention. It's ankle-bone-watch 2013 for both of us, as we undo our weekend.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:09 PM   #2332
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Hi everyone! So happy I found this thread! I just joined WW yesterday! Today I think I did ok, I stayed with in my points, didn't use any extra. I also walked so I got activity points. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. My daughter and I are going to Disney World in June next year, the heat really bothers me here in PA, so I know it will be worse in Fl! Hopefully losing this weight will help me feel better. I have been carrying it around too long. Hope for some support and tips!
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Old 07-08-2013, 01:07 AM   #2333
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Hi everyone! So happy I found this thread! I just joined WW yesterday! Today I think I did ok, I stayed with in my points, didn't use any extra. I also walked so I got activity points. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. My daughter and I are going to Disney World in June next year, the heat really bothers me here in PA, so I know it will be worse in Fl! Hopefully losing this weight will help me feel better. I have been carrying it around too long. Hope for some support and tips!
Welcome!

Be sure to read your materials; there's a lot packed into those booklets (or places on the website if you didn't join meetings)! Things like the Good Health Guidelines, talking about Weekly and Activity points, etc. Good stuff!

The heat is SO much easier to deal with with less weight. I can strongly attest to that. It just makes everything you do easier, from walking to standing to tying shoes, etc.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:43 PM   #2334
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Hi everyone! So happy I found this thread! I just joined WW yesterday! Today I think I did ok, I stayed with in my points, didn't use any extra. I also walked so I got activity points. My goal is to lose 40 lbs. My daughter and I are going to Disney World in June next year, the heat really bothers me here in PA, so I know it will be worse in Fl! Hopefully losing this weight will help me feel better. I have been carrying it around too long. Hope for some support and tips!
Welcome and best wishes to you on your journey!
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Old 07-10-2013, 02:38 AM   #2335
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DH had his regular sleep apnea appointment today and found out he's lost over 50 lbs since he got the machine. He got the machine a bit before joining WW, and lost around 7 lbs almost immediately after getting the machine. (oxygen while sleeping helps, it seems) Sure made him feel good!

And he has lost 7 lbs since the last time he was there, about 2 months ago. He's been feeling really bummed about his progress, as he is definitely on the sllloooooowwwww losing track, but having these appointments show him that he is, no matter how slowly, still losing.


He's definitely loving WW right now.
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Old 07-10-2013, 10:54 AM   #2336
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We finally got another battery for our scale and I was able to see my actual weight this morning. I like having a digital scale but it definitely has it's drawbacks. I knew my weight was going to be up, but I still haven't gained all that I lost last year, so I'm taking that as a positive thing.

I'm trying to get back in the groove but I'm struggling with sides for dinner. I love vegetables but am bored with the same old things every night and so is my family. I used to make lots of pasta/macaroni salads but have been avoiding pasta. I get my fruit in during the day. Any suggestions for how to spruce up the flavor?
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:39 PM   #2337
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Hi! I'm new to this thread. I just rejoined WW today. I have had success in the past with the program. The only problem is that we are going on vacation on Friday. I am 20 lbs overweight and I have a suspected fatty liver and high cholesterol. I don't want to gain weight on vacation, hence the terrible timing. lol We will be going to the West Coast and spending a few days at DL. Can anyone point me in the direction of using WW at DL? If anyone has counted points at DL, I would be grateful for any advice or suggestions.

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Old 07-11-2013, 07:26 AM   #2338
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No lost at WI last night. I will take that over a gain.
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Tonight is my first weigh in! I'm so nervous!! I've never been this nervous about weighing. (In all my times doing Weight Watchers previously)
I think it's because I'm so desperate to get my quality of life back!!
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Old 07-11-2013, 02:25 PM   #2340
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I had a shocking gain this week -- 5.4 lbs! Add that to .6 last week. I am back to just 80 off instead of 87. I am figuring that these past two months (since mid-May) are my plateau and I just need to keep on keeping on.

We were in WV last week so I did expect a bit of a gain. But dh wasn't able to do the amount of hiking I had planned to do, so less activity than I had hoped. I did do two nice early morning walks alone, even encountered a skunk on one, lol.

I did have a NSV in WV that I am very excited about. We took the path to Blackwater Falls. It is 214 steps down -- and of course that means 214 steps back up. There are three rest areas and during every trip over the last 30 years, I have hit those rest areas. This time, I went straight from the bottom to the top with no break! Dh was amazed. But I think I was even more amazed!
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