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Old 01-10-2014, 02:48 PM   #2761
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Sorry I should have clarified that this was how week 1 on the new plan was explained to us but we were told that from week 2 we would have the 49 points per week to do with as we wished Didn't mean to confuse anyone
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I officially joined WW 2 days ago and it is really working for me. I feel more satisfied based on a point system, as opposed to counting calories and feeling so defeated when I went over my 1300 goal.

I obviously won't know for a while how it will work in the long run, but I feel like this is a manageable lifestyle change.

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I'm always amazed by how full I am in the first weeks of doing WW, with all the fruits and veggies that find their way into my diet!
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Old 01-10-2014, 03:05 PM   #2762
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I was up 3.2 over the holidays. I did NOT track at all for one week, so the weight gain was not a surprise to me. I enjoyed the cookies and the fudge and the dips and the . . . . well, you know how it goes. Oh, I made my pound cake with fudge frosting for the first time in several years and it was delicious! 3.2 pounds worth of delicious.

I tried to plan some days with the new SS program and ended up in tears. Dh said I was either going to quit WW or go back to tracking because he couldn't handle me being all uptight over things. So I went back to tracking.

The new SS program looks like a diet to me. I don't need a diet. If I wanted a diet, I would never have joined WW. The biggest turn off for me over the years was having someone else put menus in front of me or give me lists that say Choose 1 from Column A, etc.

Tracking has worked for me and it is what I will continue to do.
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:36 AM   #2763
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I apologize in advance as this maybe a long post. I have followed this thread for a while now, but this is my first post. I need some help. I've been on WW since the end of July 2012. I have lost 54 pounds total but still have 100 pounds to go. In October, I seem to have lost all my motivation. I know most of the reasons ( the death of a beloved Aunt, the death of two close cousins) but the main reason was I switched gyms. I was at Planet Fitness but I seemed to have plateaued. I was so excited to join LA Fitness so I could go to different classes and go swimming. They had me meet with a Personal Trainer so they could sell me that service. The woman I meet with made me feel awful about myself. Everything I was doing and eating was wrong in her opinion. When I said I was excited to take different classes, she said it wouldn't do any good because if I looked at the yoga instructor today, in a year she would look exactly the same because she wasn't doing anything different. Now, for me, it doesn't matter what I eat, I will not lose weight unless I exercise. I've been feeling so bad, I've gained 10 pounds back and haven't been to the gym since. Last year I was at the gym 2 or 3 days a week and did a 3K and three 5 K's, including the Disney Happy Haunts 5K. My goal for this year was to do five 5K's and the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. But I have no motivation at all. Can you tell me what you do to keep yourself motivated and on track? Thanks for listening and I appreciated any advice you can give.

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Old 01-11-2014, 11:03 AM   #2764
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I apologize in advance as this maybe a long post. I have followed this thread for a while now, but this is my first post. I need some help. I've been on WW since the end of July 2012. I have lost 54 pounds total but still have 100 pounds to go. In October, I seem to have lost all my motivation. I know most of the reasons ( the death of a beloved Aunt, the death of two close cousins) but the main reason was I switched gyms. I was at Planet Fitness but I seemed to have plateaued. I was so excited to join LA Fitness so I could go to different classes and go swimming. They had me meet with a Personal Trainer so they could sell me that service. The woman I meet with made me feel awful about myself. Everything I was doing and eating was wrong in her opinion. When I said I was excited to take different classes, she said it wouldn't do any good because if I looked at the yoga instructor today, in a year she would look exactly the same because she wasn't doing anything different. Now, for me, it doesn't matter what I eat, I will not lose weight unless I exercise. I've been feeling so bad, I've gained 10 pounds back and haven't been to the gym since. Last year I was at the gym 2 or 3 days a week and did a 3K and three 5 K's, including the Disney Happy Haunts 5K. My goal for this year was to do five 5K's and the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. But I have no motivation at all. Can you tell me what you do to keep yourself motivated and on track? Thanks for listening and I appreciated any advice you can give.

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I am no expert at WW and am trying to start again after over a year off. But I wanted to say, shame on her for making you feel bad about yourself! You have done an amazing job already. You have lost 54 lbs! That is nothing to sneeze at. If you feel uncomfortable at that gym, then maybe go back to Planet Fitness until you get back in the swing of things. If you don't attend meetings (I'm an online only member) try going to a few to regain your confidence. HTH

As for me, I'm still struggling with staying on track. I ate way too much bacon on Thursday. I have lost weight, but I need to find ways to change my snacking habits. There are 2 times daily I struggle with. One is after lunch around 2, and the other is bedtime. I want to be able to mindlessly shove food in my face. At 2pm I've been eating grapes and that seems to help, but I don't know what to do at night. Erf.

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Old 01-11-2014, 02:31 PM   #2765
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Maux- I know what you mean about losing motivation. However, you should try the classes even If you may look the same. Those classes can be so much fun and you may meet some new friends. The classes might not change your body but they can condition it differently. Also yoga can make you more flexible and limber. I love yoga and I wish I would have never stopped. Ana
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:13 PM   #2766
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I apologize in advance as this maybe a long post. I have followed this thread for a while now, but this is my first post. I need some help. I've been on WW since the end of July 2012. I have lost 54 pounds total but still have 100 pounds to go. In October, I seem to have lost all my motivation. I know most of the reasons ( the death of a beloved Aunt, the death of two close cousins) but the main reason was I switched gyms. I was at Planet Fitness but I seemed to have plateaued. I was so excited to join LA Fitness so I could go to different classes and go swimming. They had me meet with a Personal Trainer so they could sell me that service. The woman I meet with made me feel awful about myself. Everything I was doing and eating was wrong in her opinion. When I said I was excited to take different classes, she said it wouldn't do any good because if I looked at the yoga instructor today, in a year she would look exactly the same because she wasn't doing anything different. Now, for me, it doesn't matter what I eat, I will not lose weight unless I exercise. I've been feeling so bad, I've gained 10 pounds back and haven't been to the gym since. Last year I was at the gym 2 or 3 days a week and did a 3K and three 5 K's, including the Disney Happy Haunts 5K. My goal for this year was to do five 5K's and the Tower of Terror 10 Miler. But I have no motivation at all. Can you tell me what you do to keep yourself motivated and on track? Thanks for listening and I appreciated any advice you can give.

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First of all, CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss of 54 pounds. That is incredible and you should be proud of yourself! I related so much to your post because when I started WW in April 2013 I had about the same amount of weight to lose as you. I had a VERY similar experience at LA Fitness as well! I signed up for the gym one week after joining WW, so at that point I had only lost one pound and was feeling totally motivated and was really excited to get started on working out. I did the free one session with a personal trainer, and let me tell you the workout he had me to was crazy. I felt amazing afterwards, but when I explained I could not afford their personal training sessions because I am a college student on a fixed income, forget it. I had TWO male employees basically degrading me and they both told me I am come in and do cardio and classes, but I will NEVER lose over 100 pounds if they do not help me with strength training. They also made me feel GUILTY for weighing myself weekly (which I obviously have to do for WW), and told me WW doesn't work, and that I need to exercise with them or I won't succeed. I basically walked out in tears, feeling SO bad about myself. On the way home, one of the men from the gym called my cell phone and tried to sell me on the personal training AGAIN, and said I was using money as an excuse and that I am just simply not motivated. I went home and reassessed and decided that although I could not afford personal training I was NOT going to let those rude men stop me from being healthy. I believe they are not really there to help you, they are basically salesmen trying to meet a quota. Since then I have lost 75 pounds between attending the gym and continuing with WW. Sorry for hijacking your post, but I thought you might be interested in my story. I am so sorry for the passing of your relatives, and I know that can certainly cause a lack in motivation. But you have come very far. Just start back slowly if you have to. Walk into that gym and do those classes and anything else you can. Do not let anyone make you feel like you can't, because you CAN. Show them wrong! A 3k and 3 5k's? That is amazing and inspiring. Keep on keeping on
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Old 01-12-2014, 06:38 PM   #2767
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maux and RapunzelsBFF -- Your experiences with LA Fitness are terrible! There is absolutely no reason for either of you to be belittled and pressured.

maux, just the fact that you came here tells me you have some motivation. That's a start! And all those runs -- I am impressed! I have run exactly none and I know that won't be changing. One thing that keeps me motivated is revisiting the past. I have a "before" picture that reminds me of where I was two years ago and I know I don't want to go back there. Also, I saved some pre-WW clothes. My favorite capris that I wore on every Disney trip now fall off of me when I put them on over my jeans. When I need some motivation, I put those capris on and thank the Lord that they are so big on me now.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:58 PM   #2768
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I am on the road right now, coming back from a family vacation. The first part of the trip, I did really well with tracking and healthy eating. I also exercised in my hotel room nearly every day. Then, everyone in my family got sick and I was trying to fight it, so I didn't get as much exercise as I would have liked. I do think I may have lost a little weight! The second part of the trip was in New Orleans. It was a once in a lifetime trip. I wanted to have the traditional New Orleans experience, so of course I ate a lot of things I normally don't. I still wasn't feeling well, so I went to the hotel gym a few times, but not as much as I would have liked. For the first time in 2 years, I didn't track every day. Now I am on the way home and looking forward to getting back on track! I am hoping that between the weight loss at the beginning and possible gain at the end, I will at least break even!
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:11 PM   #2769
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Well, the slow loss continues, but I'm feeling more motivated lately. I've finally lost 20lbs. I started in early July, so this is taking FOREVER! But only because I'm not being as vigilant as I need to be. The way I see it, as long as the weight is coming off, I'm doing something right. Slow loss is still loss.

I've really fallen off the wagon when it comes to exercise though. But that's about to change. I'm joining the gym at the hospital right next to my house...as in literally across the street. I kept telling myself that I needed to keep my membership at the place 30 mins from home and 45 mins from work because they have the spin classes that I love so much. Ridiculous. I am not even going to spin b/c of the drive!!! LOL So, I'm taking that excuse away from myself and joining next door.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:09 PM   #2770
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Well I am on my first week. It is going super easy. It helps I have an extra 14 pts cause I am nursing full time. My scale said I gained like 9 lbs over the holidays. Not sure how much of that is actual weight gained and how much is that I'm bloated. I am super bad and I weighed myself this morning. I am down 3.5 lbs.
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Old 01-14-2014, 03:36 PM   #2771
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Hey keahgirl8, welcome back! There are some new folks here who haven't heard your story so I think you should share it. You've been such an encouragement to me.
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Old 01-14-2014, 05:14 PM   #2772
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Hey keahgirl8, welcome back! There are some new folks here who haven't heard your story so I think you should share it. You've been such an encouragement to me.
Thanks, Debbie! I have struggled with my weight since I was a pre-teen. This is my third go-round with Weight Watchers. The first time, I was at the heaviest I'd ever been. I started WW promising myself I'd never look back. I lost 60 pounds or so, then slowly but surely began putting weight back on. I got within 15 pounds of my starting weight before I started WW again. That time, I lost less than 20 pounds before I quit. In 2012, I started again. This time was different. I truly believe that change was brought on by God. I started just like every other time. This time, I actually enjoyed exercise and I found ways to make healthy versions of the foods I loved. It was fun for me. That was almost 2 years ago and for the first time, I never quit. I hit my original goal last spring, and have been figuring out what my goal weight should really be ever since. I am currently over 120 pounds down, and I think I am almost at a comfortable weight. I became a runner last year and I am currently training for the Glass Slipper Challenge. I was never an athlete, so no one is more surprised than me!

Back to the current issue...I weighed as soon as I got back from my trip. My water weight is still settling out, but so far I have lost 1.4 pounds since before I left!
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:12 AM   #2773
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Well after losing 30# in 2012 on WW, I went off the wagon and gained it back and then some. I knew I was going to eventually come back to WW so I just let it loose and ate whatever I wanted. So now I'm back, and recommitted and ready to do this for life.

We have a BL club at work that started last week, which is what actually put me back on the wagon. I lost 3.9 in my first week. I'm not a newbie so I know that this won't be a typical week and is higher than recommended but I'm sure it will all even out to be no more than 2# per week.

Anway, I'm back and I'm glad to see how well you all are doing.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:42 PM   #2774
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Well after losing 30# in 2012 on WW, I went off the wagon and gained it back and then some. I knew I was going to eventually come back to WW so I just let it loose and ate whatever I wanted. So now I'm back, and recommitted and ready to do this for life.

We have a BL club at work that started last week, which is what actually put me back on the wagon. I lost 3.9 in my first week. I'm not a newbie so I know that this won't be a typical week and is higher than recommended but I'm sure it will all even out to be no more than 2# per week.

Anway, I'm back and I'm glad to see how well you all are doing.
Welcome back! I am notorious for losing a bit and then quitting. I am determined this time. Also no more surprise pregnancies to trip me up!
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:39 PM   #2775
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Keahgirl8, that's a great loss for having been on vacation.
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