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Old 10-08-2013, 12:32 PM   #2656
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Hello all! I'm not new to the W.I.S.H. site, but I'm new to this thread. I typically only go to the journal section to update my journal and read a few that I have been following for a while and post in the events sections, but I noticed this thread today and decided to post.

I don't attend meetings, but I'm a WW myself and have seen great success with it. I'd lost about 30lbs. years ago on WW, but didn't do much for exercise and would gain it back and usually then some. That was my life for years until I became a runner about 3 1/2 years ago. I was up to 260lbs. and I knew I needed a change. I was in my early 30's and my kids and wife were becoming unhealthy as well so DW and I decided to make a change. We both started exercising religiously and watching what we ate. I started running and DW started doing pilates and walking a lot. She was anti-running until the weight started falling off me and she wasn't losing quite as fast as she wanted.

Fast forward a few years and we were both active runners. I had lost almost 50lbs and was down to 205-210lbs. and DW had lost about 20lbs. herself. We both kind of hit a wall and last fall/winter, I started training for the WDW full marathon and I gained 15lbs back. I couldn't understand how I was gaining weight when I was running more than ever. I realized my eating was the culprit so we both got back in WW in February of this year.

DW dropped another 15-20lbs. and is now pre-baby weight and I dropped the 15lbs. I had gained back and then another 15lbs. on top of that. I'm now down to my high school weight and in the best shape I've ever been in my life.

DW has stopped WW and is using My Fitness Pal and doing well with it, but I'm still tracking religiously thanks to the wonderful WW app for iPad and iPhone! God bless technology.

I love being on WW and no longer look at it as a chore since I get a ton of exercise points each day. Now, I'm at 194lbs. and still losing, but I'm a faster runner and have better endurance for it. I can't wait for race season to start back up in a few weeks to see just how much faster I'll be, but I'm certainly a WW believer. All in all, through diet and exercise, I'm down almost 70lbs and still losing. DW swears I can't afford to lose any more, but there's still room.
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Old 10-08-2013, 08:14 PM   #2657
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Life has gotten beyond crazy and I haven't posted on here in a while. We are 103 days out from our Disney vacation, and even though I've been "on" WW I've gained 25 pounds since January 1st. Oy. I've been going to the same WW meeting for almost 3 years now and I decided that I had gotten too comfortable with the receptionists and the leader, so I just switched from my Saturday morning meeting to a Monday night meeting. I think the Monday night will also help keep me on track over the weekends. I know it's going to be a stretch, but I would LOVE to get those 25 pounds off before we go. Given the fact that it took me 9 months to put it on I'm pretty sure I can't get it off in 3 and a half, but I'm gonna try!

Since I have very little spare time these days, and successful weight loss for me comes down to planning, I took 6 hours on Sunday to prep freezer meals so for the rest of the month, all I have to do is pull a bag out of the freezer, dump it in a crock-pot, and voila, dinner is made when I get home from work.

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Old 10-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #2658
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Forgot to update this week. I was down 1.1 at my Monday WI for a total of 7.1 lbs in 6 weeks. I'm only 12 lbs away from my pre-baby weight and 1 lb from my 5% goal. I've been working out 5 days a week at lunch (3 days high intensity, 2 days low to moderate intensity) and it has helped me not feel like I was on a diet. Those AP's really make a difference!
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Old 10-10-2013, 06:04 PM   #2659
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I'm up .6 this week. I know why. I had pizza Friday night and more carbs on Saturday because I had a 5K the weekend. Is anyone else doing WW with a low carb diet? I would love to hear from anyone else with ideas.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:47 AM   #2660
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I'm up .6 this week. I know why. I had pizza Friday night and more carbs on Saturday because I had a 5K the weekend. Is anyone else doing WW with a low carb diet? I would love to hear from anyone else with ideas.
I'm quite the opposite. I don't go carb crazy, but I eat carbs and need them for long runs. I know you were asking for someone who is doing WW and a low carb diet, but I was just offering my opinion that you can eat carbs if you counter it with exercise and balance out the rest of your diet.

I use the daily tracker to do my best to properly intake the right amounts of each type of food I need. When I used My Fitness Pal, it broke down the types of food into sugars, carbs, etc. rather than fruits/vegetables, water, dairy, etc., but either option I think helps you keep things in check. If you're eating good amounts of each category, then you're most likely keeping the bad foods at a minimum.
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Old 10-12-2013, 03:09 PM   #2661
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About time I check back in here. Up two weeks in a row. It is frustrating. My problem isn't carbs, it is protein. I just love protein. After lunch today, I have only 1 point left for the day. What have I eaten? Two eggs and three slices of bacon for breakfast (along with two fruit thins and a banana). Lunch was a leftover slice of Paul Newman pizza that I used as a bun for a Laura's Lean burger and two buffalo wings. And a handful of caramel popcorn dh dropped off at my desk. Boom, done for the day. Dinner will be a salad with balsamic glaze.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:11 PM   #2662
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About time I check back in here. Up two weeks in a row. It is frustrating. My problem isn't carbs, it is protein. I just love protein. After lunch today, I have only 1 point left for the day. What have I eaten? Two eggs and three slices of bacon for breakfast (along with two fruit thins and a banana). Lunch was a leftover slice of Paul Newman pizza that I used as a bun for a Laura's Lean burger and two buffalo wings. And a handful of caramel popcorn dh dropped off at my desk. Boom, done for the day. Dinner will be a salad with balsamic glaze.
Have you tried lower point subs for the protein? Ie turkey bacon, fat free egg substitute, etc. I also do a lot of greek yogurt, which is high protein, good source of calcium, etc. Pizza, burger & buffalo wings also sounds like higher fat items.

Do you do many fresh fruit & veg to help you fill up so that you can maybe cut back a bit on other stuff to make your points last longer? And how do weekends differ for you compared to weekdays?
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Old 10-13-2013, 06:16 AM   #2663
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About time I check back in here. Up two weeks in a row. It is frustrating. My problem isn't carbs, it is protein. I just love protein. After lunch today, I have only 1 point left for the day. What have I eaten? Two eggs and three slices of bacon for breakfast (along with two fruit thins and a banana). Lunch was a leftover slice of Paul Newman pizza that I used as a bun for a Laura's Lean burger and two buffalo wings. And a handful of caramel popcorn dh dropped off at my desk. Boom, done for the day. Dinner will be a salad with balsamic glaze.
I was a huge egg and avocado person but had to tweak it a little because it consuming too many points. Have you tried turkey bacon? I know it's not the real thing but the right kind is still great and only 1 point for 3 or 4 slices... I also started doing just one whole egg mixed with several egg whites bringing the points to just 2.

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Old 10-13-2013, 07:09 PM   #2664
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Have you tried lower point subs for the protein? Ie turkey bacon, fat free egg substitute, etc. I also do a lot of greek yogurt, which is high protein, good source of calcium, etc. Pizza, burger & buffalo wings also sounds like higher fat items.

Do you do many fresh fruit & veg to help you fill up so that you can maybe cut back a bit on other stuff to make your points last longer? And how do weekends differ for you compared to weekdays?

I am doing the egg substitutes but I don't like them plain which means I make omelets (1 point for the cheese). Are you aware that the advertised 0 PPV on the carton is incorrect? If you use 1 serving you actually get 1 PPV. I've been in touch with both WW and Better 'n Eggs. They say I'm right and either the packaging or tracker will be fixed.

The pizza and burger were both leftovers. Tried turkey bacon and I'd rather eat 3 points of the real stuff. Not letting go of my bacon. I've been eating it for years and my cholesterol numbers are so good the doc thought for sure she had the wrong chart once.

I do yogurt for dinner sometimes, but not for breakfast. It doesn't satsfy me at all. And I do get plenty of fruits and veggies most days.

Dh is retired on disability and I am no longer employed so every day is pretty much the same. We do our big meal at lunch and eat out twice a week, usually Wednesday and Friday.

Apparently the topic this week is changing things up. I am looking forward to getting some ideas, perhaps some clarity on Simply Filling.
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Old 10-16-2013, 07:16 AM   #2665
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Hi guys- I have finally broken though this plateau! This week I am -1.8.
As of Oct 13 I am no longer doing meetings. I am on eTools only. I hope that doesn't hurt me. I was having a hard time getting to the meetings. Hopefully this will work out, but if not I will rejoin meetings.
I just updated my ticker and it shows exactly 12.2 lost, 12.2 to go so I am exactly halfway there!
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Old 10-16-2013, 08:11 AM   #2666
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Hi guys- I have finally broken though this plateau! This week I am -1.8. As of Oct 13 I am no longer doing meetings. I am on eTools only. I hope that doesn't hurt me. I was having a hard time getting to the meetings. Hopefully this will work out, but if not I will rejoin meetings. I just updated my ticker and it shows exactly 12.2 lost, 12.2 to go so I am exactly halfway there!
Congrats! Feels great to break a plateau.

I wonder if trying to get to meetings was stressing you out & perhaps sabotaging your efforts. Maybe you relaxed after switching to online and that's what helped you "break through?"
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Old 10-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #2667
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I had a fairly pleasant surprise at WI. I thought the scale said .6 but it was actually 1.6. I was really getting frustrated because I've had ups and downs for me, not in weight but in attitude and momentum. I know I have to say a small loss is still a loss or even not gaining is still a success but that's hard for me. I also lost another daily point with this weigh in and that always throws me for a loop because I'm starting to struggle with how to knock some of the points out of my day to day.

Part of my issue really is that I'm so picky with what I eat. I'm not a veggie person at all, not a huge fan of chicken or fish. I won a WW cookbook a couple weeks ago and to most people the recipes look great but they're just not my thing. I am a very plain eater, not into sauces and garnishes... The other PITA part of it is I feel like I sound so negative when people say "try this" and I'm like "no I don't eat X...or Y...nope that's got Z in it so no go".
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Old 10-17-2013, 07:48 AM   #2668
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Down another 1.8 this week for me for a grand total lost of 45 lbs! I think I have broken my plateau too. I hope so because this plateau is a year old now. LOW CARB is working for me.
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Old 10-17-2013, 08:43 PM   #2669
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After several weeks of gains, I was down 2 lbs this week. Total off is 89.2. Back in August I reached 90.6, so I still have a bit to go to reach my low, but at least this week it went in the right direction. And then today I went to Golden Corral . . . Do you know that their seafood salad (which is the BEST anywhere) is 7 points for a 1/2 cup? Well, let's just say I enjoyed it!
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Old 10-18-2013, 08:23 AM   #2670
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After a BAD BAD BAD weigh in last week that showed a 3.8lb gain (I'm still not happy b/c while I know I didn't eat well, I certainly didn't eat badly enough to gain nearly 4lbs in one flippin' week!), I had a fantastic weigh in this week!

I missed my normal meeting b/c I had plans that night, so I went to another one last night just to weigh in. I had a 5.6lb lost!! WHAT??!!! LOL I was thrilled, but I just don't believe it. I'm so negative.

At this point, since July 10th, I've lost 16.4lbs. It's going sooo slllooooowwww but it's going. My first big goal is 25.6, so I really want to make that soon!
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