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Old 08-10-2013, 12:52 PM   #2506
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Congrats on the 2.4- And BIG congrats on the 89.6! Very inspiring! How long have you been on weight watchers/
I joined in March, 2012.

Of course, after being happy about being down this past Tuesday, I have done nothing but go UP ever since. As of today, on my home scale, I am up 2.2. And tomorrow we have a pool / pizza party after church. I've got my plate of fruit ready to go, but I'll still have at least one or two pieces of pizza.
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Old 08-10-2013, 12:59 PM   #2507
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So my journey to the county fair has come and gone. I'm going to call it "the day that I almost crashed the WW app".

So here's the past few days. I weighed in on wednesday and had lost 2lbs. About a week ago I had to buy new work pants or seriously risk having my whole department know that I enjoy brightly colored undies. I ended up buying 2 pairs because of course, I'm the perfect inbetween size. Dammit. So the larger pair is truly a bit big on me but not excessively so, and I refuse to completely smush myself into smaller size just yet. I know that in a few weeks there will be no smushing needed.

Yesterday I ended up at the fair. Now let me explain this a little bit. Our fair isn't some rinky dink little thing with a couple rides and sheep. Erie County fair is the 2nd largest fair in NYS and the 3rd largest county fair in the country. There's tons of stuff to see and do and of course, eat. We always have new foods popping up, this year included shark and alligator kabobs which I didn't try, along with fried gummy bears and a few other things I've lost track of. I always have certain food items that are just part of my fair experience. It's stuff I associate with it, and some of it is food I only ever eat while I'm there. So pondering this all, after my little day of debauchery that I didn't enjoy a few weeks ago, I was thinking this might be the same. It wasn't. I ate like a death row inmate and enjoyed it, but I think the difference here was that I know this is a one time thing. I don't have access to this stuff all the time, and it's part of the experience. If I can get this stuff through the year, I know I'm not ever going to eat it all at once so to me, the fair is and will stay a one off screw it I'm eating what I want type thing.

My total fair food intake was a piece of pizza, a corn dog (which isn't one of my usuals, they just smelled really good and I haven't had one in years), fried dough nuggets which I didn't finish because they were just too heavy, lime fizz, birch beer, curly fries (fresh cut, not those weird seasoned ones), and a cannoli. Then whenI got home my friend and I ended up splitting a personal size cheese pizza and some garlic breadsticks. I enjoyed most of it. The curly fries were disappointing as they were underdone, and the fried dough in nugget form were just too heavy. I've only ever had the large slabs of it before and figured the nuggets would be easier to eat and smaller but I was wrong. I wanted fudge but didn't see it, and I resisted a stand that had fried cheese curds. Part of it was because I was full, part of it was because they were 7 bucks, and part of it was going "you don't need them".

So this brings me to today. I had no intention of tracking yesterday but I figured what the heck, let's see how much damage I did. I tracked as best as I could, using some generic items and estimating others like the fried dough. And yeah, it was a lot. My figuring gave me a total of using 65 points for the day and leaving me 22 weeklies left. I did count all the walking though. Actually I'm probably underestimating that, but I figured with all the starting and stopping and meandering around, I counted it was walking for 90 minutes (I was there for about 7 hours, so this is why I think I'm actually underestimating but that's OK) and it spit back 7 activity points. I feel fine today, just tired and sore from walking so much. I will just go back to my normal on program eating and next wednesday when I'm at my meeting whatever comes of this is fine.
That's what I think the extra weekly points are for -- situations like this that don't come along every day. Hey, once in a while we just have to eat those things we don't see every day. And you tracked them, so that's great!

Now, did you ask yourself, "Is it worth it?" Looking back, what wasn't worth it? Next time you see those fried dough nuggets, you can remind yourself that they were disappointing and then go find something else to eat.

I haven't done a state fair in years but ended up going twice to one in July. I guess if I wasn't a cheapskate, I probably would have eaten more. Not having the bucks helps keep things in control! But I did get cotton candy -- and it was worth it!
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:23 PM   #2508
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Honestly most of the stuff was worth it. The dough nuggets were worth it at first, and when they stopped being worth it I stopped eating them, and same with the curly fries. Now I sort of want to go back and get the stuff I passed up the first time lol. I don't think it's supposed to work that way. Maybe if I can hold off til after my next weigh in and I'll have all those lovely weeklies to use up again
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:29 AM   #2509
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The dough nuggets were worth it at first, and when they stopped being worth it I stopped eating them, and same with the curly fries.
That sounds like a victory to me! I know that I have to really pay attention to my stomach (and tastebuds) to make myself stop eating when it's something I think it or should be really good.

I went to DH's company picnic today and was eating a veggie burger, and was feeling really REALLY weird, and finally 3/4 of the way through I realized it was the bun. The bun was filling me up to a level that I haven't experienced much in the last year, and making me feel just weird. It took feeling BAD to get me to stop eating it. And then I still took one last bite, at which point I realized it didn't taste all that great (why is it so hard to cook a Boca burger right?).

So you are definitely ahead of the game here.
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Old 08-11-2013, 01:58 PM   #2510
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I think a lot of people just can't get out of the mindset of not finishing food being wasteful or not getting their money's worth out of it. I can fall into that sometimes but at least at the fair I know everything is going to be ridiculously priced and oddly that makes me ok with throwing stuff out rather than saying "I spent $6 on those dough nuggets and I'm getting what I paid for!!"
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:48 AM   #2511
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I just completed my 4th week on WW. I am finding the plan very easy to stick to. I barely touched my weeklies and did not even realize it until Saturday (my last day of the week) that I had 40 weeklies left. I thought, I should have a treat or a glass of wine- but I didn't really feel like it, so I didn't.

My biggest problem is my mentality. I still feel guilty when I eat a big meal even if it is healthy and a reasonable points value, or if I have sweets. Somewhere along the line I have been conditioned to feel shame when I eat to the point of contentment. That is pretty sick. I even feel guilty sometimes when I eat fruit, knowing my daily point values aren't affected I feel like I am cheating. Anyhow- did anyone else feel like this in the beginning and did it go away after a while?

According to the scale at ww I have lost between 1-2 lbs each week. my total lost is 5.4 I think. It hasn't made a difference in how I look and there is only a little difference in how my clothes fit. I am guessing when I can see and feel the impact of the program is when I will get more confident and stop second guessing my choices. I look forward to that.
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:08 AM   #2512
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just saw this and it reminded me of the weekly topic from 2 weeks ago- "flipping a slip-up" also considering it is Monday and a lot of people tend to slip-up on the weekends and get back on track Monday morning I thought this was appropriate.
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Old 08-12-2013, 09:39 AM   #2513
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TenThousandVolts: I like that quote and will have to keep that in mind!

I am finally back from camping and had a lot of fun. There was a lot of extra activity; walking, canoeing, and I even hiked up the trail to Whiteface mountain although I thought I was going to die. I have asthma so it seems that when my body isn't holding me back, my lungs are! But I did it and I was proud that I made it.

I only had 2 smores and that was enough. I did eat at McDonald's a few times and had ice cream. I got on my scale today and I'm up a couple pounds but I'm not sure how much of that is due to higher than normal salt intake and how much is the treats.

Since I'm an emotional eater... I got a call from the office I am going to work at while I was gone. I was supposed to start my new job today but my license didn't come through so I will not be working until after Labor Day. That means a month without a paycheck. Oh and I'm due for TOM which always makes me want to eat sweets. lol

Soooo.... I'm going to muddle through. I've mapped out a walking route to follow for the next 3 weeks that is near my house. I will start that tomorrow. I will be here to prepare meals so no good excuses there. I didn't track while I was gone so I will start fresh tomorrow (after I weigh in).

I don't know if anyone else here has ever smoked, but I feel like this is a similar process. I quit 3-4 times before it stuck. I've been up and down with WW and I'm just hoping that eventually it will stick!
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I just completed my 4th week on WW. I am finding the plan very easy to stick to. I barely touched my weeklies and did not even realize it until Saturday (my last day of the week) that I had 40 weeklies left. I thought, I should have a treat or a glass of wine- but I didn't really feel like it, so I didn't.

My biggest problem is my mentality. I still feel guilty when I eat a big meal even if it is healthy and a reasonable points value, or if I have sweets. Somewhere along the line I have been conditioned to feel shame when I eat to the point of contentment. That is pretty sick. I even feel guilty sometimes when I eat fruit, knowing my daily point values aren't affected I feel like I am cheating. Anyhow- did anyone else feel like this in the beginning and did it go away after a while?

According to the scale at ww I have lost between 1-2 lbs each week. my total lost is 5.4 I think. It hasn't made a difference in how I look and there is only a little difference in how my clothes fit. I am guessing when I can see and feel the impact of the program is when I will get more confident and stop second guessing my choices. I look forward to that.


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TenThousandVolts: I like that quote and will have to keep that in mind!

I am finally back from camping and had a lot of fun. There was a lot of extra activity; walking, canoeing, and I even hiked up the trail to Whiteface mountain although I thought I was going to die. I have asthma so it seems that when my body isn't holding me back, my lungs are! But I did it and I was proud that I made it.

I only had 2 smores and that was enough. I did eat at McDonald's a few times and had ice cream. I got on my scale today and I'm up a couple pounds but I'm not sure how much of that is due to higher than normal salt intake and how much is the treats.

Since I'm an emotional eater... I got a call from the office I am going to work at while I was gone. I was supposed to start my new job today but my license didn't come through so I will not be working until after Labor Day. That means a month without a paycheck. Oh and I'm due for TOM which always makes me want to eat sweets. lol

Soooo.... I'm going to muddle through. I've mapped out a walking route to follow for the next 3 weeks that is near my house. I will start that tomorrow. I will be here to prepare meals so no good excuses there. I didn't track while I was gone so I will start fresh tomorrow (after I weigh in).

I don't know if anyone else here has ever smoked, but I feel like this is a similar process. I quit 3-4 times before it stuck. I've been up and down with WW and I'm just hoping that eventually it will stick!
Those are really the key things here and what I think WW is ultimately trying to teach people. You have to learn to break the emotional connection with food just the same as food making you feel good leads to it turning into it being very similar to addictive behavior. Americans especially seem to struggle with this because our culture tells us "food makes us feel good" and almost trains you that that big meal is what everyone should strive for. Other cultures have that very emotional connect to food, who hasn't heard of the Italian grandma or the Jewish mom that feeds everyone? It seems though that those meals are just treated in a different way, more of a special occasion and they're lingered over. Its an experience, not just a meal to hork down. As far as the addiction similarities, its sort of that emotional response that creates it I think. Something like "I know ice cream reminds me of a good time and I feel good when I eat it" and you get addicted to the feeling or memory it brings back.
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For me the guilt has gone away. It has taken time. I started in feb of 2012. I am currently having nothing but joy and anticipation over the home made, four ingredients (according to my aunt), grand ma's recipe pound cake for my birthday in October. No feelings of negativity or future guilt whatsoever.

And the info that she was going to make it for me came in time to cancel plans of trying for the F&W's Parisian Breakfast with croissants, etc, on the same day. I had no guilt about that either, but doing both in one day would have made me feel physically terrible. And might have spurred some emotion as well.

10,000, I don't know how many points you get, but there's often a bit of a honeymoon period while you are switching what you eat, working on getting in the liquids and the produce, etc, where you don't need the extras. For some people that changes. For others it doesn't. I think that the honeymoon is easier on those who start with more points, so if that's you maybe it makes some sense? My husband started with the max points so his honeymoon lasted awhile.
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Oh and 5.4 in 4 weeks is so fabulous! You will start to see the changes more soon. I am lucky in that the first place I lose is in my face, which was the only body part I was looking at anyway, so I could see it. Of course the flip side is that my face was the first place I gained.

Once you go a bit more you will see it. . Start budgeting for the basic wardrobe size changes now!
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I was up 2.4 today and I had skipped my weigh in last week because there was no scale. I'm not surprised but I am hoping that part of it is due to increased salt in my diet! Here's to a new week and tracking every BLT!
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Hi everyone! I am back from my August trip to WDW. I have not been on the scale but I am back on program.
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:54 PM   #2519
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we leave for disney in a few hours, yay! Hoping I can at least maintain while away. Wish me luck

I went to my ww meeting this morning and I had no gain or loss, that was pretty good because it ate a lot yesterday.
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Just got home from WI, down .6 and I'll take it after my eating debauchery at the fair
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