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Old 04-06-2014, 03:11 PM   #2971
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I don't go to meetings so I definitely need something that I can rely on. Today it said I weighed 14 pounds less than i did yesterday, then I stepped on a second time and it said I had gained 12 lbs back. That was the last straw for me. Also, I use the same outfit to weigh myself each week and always weigh myself standing straight up with my arms at my side, so it's not that.

I bought something cheap from Wal Mart that had good reviews. I figure it might not be entirely accurate, but at least it will tell me when I'm fluctuating. I tested it in a few different spots in my house and it gave me a bunch of weights from 167.6-169.1. I do not get why that happens. For the most part though, it weighed me at 167.6, which is close to what my WW scale said.

I had to do a lot of tinkering to get it to that point on my WW scale, though. I figured out that if I weighed something neutral before weighing myself, like a dumbbell, my WW scale would weigh me more accurately. It's getting to the point now where it doesn't even weigh the dumbbells correctly anymore. The thing just stinks.

Anyway, mission accomplished (I hope....?).



PS- The meetings do cost extra, right? I keep getting conflicting answers on that. I've been scared of going to them but I feel like they'd make me more accountable. If they cost more though I definitely can't afford it.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:56 AM   #2972
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Congratulations! That is awesome. I was down 1.8 this week after a week at WDW! Got my 5% and taking baby steps to my goal. I'm down 14.2....first big goal is 25.....would like to lose 20-30 more after that!

Personal victory this morning: I provided breakfast for my DD's soccer team. I bought Einstein bagels and have no desire to eat one! (Knowing 1 would turn into 2 or 3). I think my mindset has actually changed!
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:20 AM   #2973
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I bought something cheap from Wal Mart that had good reviews. I figure it might not be entirely accurate, but at least it will tell me when I'm fluctuating. I tested it in a few different spots in my house and it gave me a bunch of weights from 167.6-169.1. I do not get why that happens. For the most part though, it weighed me at 167.6, which is close to what my WW scale said.

PS- The meetings do cost extra, right? I keep getting conflicting answers on that. I've been scared of going to them but I feel like they'd make me more accountable. If they cost more though I definitely can't afford it.
Keep the scale in one place and use it there consistently. Even if the number is not 100% correct, the loss should be so you won't have to wonder if the losses are true.

Meetings to cost extra above the online cost. I'm not sure how much because I am online only.
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Old 04-07-2014, 12:01 PM   #2974
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PS- The meetings do cost extra, right? I keep getting conflicting answers on that. I've been scared of going to them but I feel like they'd make me more accountable. If they cost more though I definitely can't afford it.
The meetings fees are different than the online fees. Meetings in most areas are $14/week, or 17 week pass for $209, or Monthly Pass for $42.95/month.

Instead of paying for the online only (which is according to the website is $5 per week, when you buy the 3 month plan), and then the meeting separately (which is either $14 per week or $12.29 per week, when you buy the 17 week pass) you could get the monthly pass for $42.95 per month (breaks down to $9.92 on average per week) The MP includes eTools as well for no additional charge. If you could find a way to work the extra $5 per week into your budget, I think you'd find the meetings helpful, many people find that the accountability is a key factor.
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Old 04-08-2014, 09:17 AM   #2975
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Today was weigh in for me. I am going to try to post them each week so I can be more accountable. I was up 1.4 lbs this morning. I was not surprised because I am really sore from the 5k on Sunday. Plus I had good losses the last two weeks and believe that I have indulged a little too much due to that. And I fell off on tracking. *sigh* So, starting a new week today. I'm headed to Boston for a conference tomorrow and won't be home until Saturday evening. I'm looking for portable snacks I can have in my hotel room. Anyone have suggestions?
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Old 04-08-2014, 01:29 PM   #2976
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Will you have a mini fridge or microwave? You could get away with apples, bananas and oranges without a refrigerator. Raw almonds. Small bags of microwave popcorn. Gum to keep your mouth busy.
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Old 04-08-2014, 07:11 PM   #2977
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Will you have a mini fridge or microwave? You could get away with apples, bananas and oranges without a refrigerator. Raw almonds. Small bags of microwave popcorn. Gum to keep your mouth busy.
I'm not sure about a frig but I'm pretty sure no microwave. I am going to pack some of that stuff. The conference will have a continental breakfast so I should be able to get some fruit in the morning hopefully. I'm not going to know anyone there so hopefully I will meet some people to get food with. I'm not big on exploring cities alone. lol I will have to run for some snacks in the morning.
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Old 04-11-2014, 09:00 AM   #2978
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hey all! I'm back to WW to shed the 12 lbs that gradually crept on after hitting Lifetime.

I threw out much of my Momentum material to switch to Points Plus, but regret that, as the old 3 month Journals (2009 and 2010) had some really great recipes in them.

If anyone has those, could they please post or PM to me, a listing of those recipes?
I seem to have kept 1 or 2, but would like a list to remind myself which ones I enjoyed that I should track down!

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Old 04-11-2014, 03:46 PM   #2979
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hey all! I'm back to WW to shed the 12 lbs that gradually crept on after hitting Lifetime.

I threw out much of my Momentum material to switch to Points Plus, but regret that, as the old 3 month Journals (2009 and 2010) had some really great recipes in them.

If anyone has those, could they please post or PM to me, a listing of those recipes?
I seem to have kept 1 or 2, but would like a list to remind myself which ones I enjoyed that I should track down!

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Just an idea, but check the weight tracker for the recipes you remember ( if you know the name). I have searched for some really old WW recipes I no longer to find them already in the tracker online. It has been real handy.
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Old 04-15-2014, 12:45 PM   #2980
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Well I am back from Boston. Today was weigh in day and I was up. Didn't really surprise me. I did not track while I was gone but in general I think I did ok with my eating habits. I never finished any of my food and was good about stopping when I was full vs. being a member of the clean plate club like I usually am. For some reason I am retaining a lot of water. My stupid foot is still swollen too. Idk. Anyway, my goal for the week is to track everything and completely increase my water intake which fell off a lot last week. I also haven't ran in 2 weeks due to my foot. So tomorrow, as long as there is no pain I will be on the treadmill. Hoping all goes well.
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Old 04-15-2014, 03:25 PM   #2981
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No worries. You can't control what is in restaurant food (hidden oils and salt). You did your best....and now you move on. What's going on with your foot? If you can't run, maybe use this as a time to try some weight training/strength work outs. Have a great week!
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No worries. You can't control what is in restaurant food (hidden oils and salt). You did your best....and now you move on. What's going on with your foot? If you can't run, maybe use this as a time to try some weight training/strength work outs. Have a great week!
I'm not really sure what happened with my foot. After a day of walking around and doing some shopping my foot ballooned up and was sore. The swelling keeps coming and going but the pain is gone. It did not swell yesterday at all so I got on the treadmill for half a mile this morning to see what happens. I really pushed myself for that half mile and I'm just going to watch and see what happens the rest of the day. If nothing happens, then on Friday I am going to try to get back in the groove of running three times a week. I'm thinking of adding the squat challenge to my workout routine also.
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Old 04-19-2014, 11:34 PM   #2983
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Ugh. I can't get motivated!!! Not tracking and completely off course since Boston.
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Old 04-20-2014, 02:24 AM   #2984
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Stay strong, be strong! You can start tracking again, I know you can! If you can't control the food yet, at least track what you are doing. No matter how much it hurts, just track it.

Do what I say, not what I did to myself, LOL. After my January of sickness and February of trying to feel better, apparently I was overeating, not tracking, and lying to myself. It took a good while for it to catch up to me (apparently it takes me WEEKS to create pounds of fat from concerted efforts at eating lots of food), but catch up it did! I still have my free etools vouchers for that to be free, but I'm getting to pay for my meetings! I've now paid for 3 meetings this month. Today I missed it by .4 lbs.

So I'll probably have my Monthly Weigh-In At Goal in the last meeting of the month...only to have to do it again the following week!

3 weeks of paying full price for meetings is more than DH's monthly pass. Augh.


So get back on track, or at least start trackING. You'll feel so much better about everything if you at least track.


How is your foot? Is it any better? Have you figured out what you did or how you did it?
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Stay strong, be strong! You can start tracking again, I know you can! If you can't control the food yet, at least track what you are doing. No matter how much it hurts, just track it.

Do what I say, not what I did to myself, LOL. After my January of sickness and February of trying to feel better, apparently I was overeating, not tracking, and lying to myself. It took a good while for it to catch up to me (apparently it takes me WEEKS to create pounds of fat from concerted efforts at eating lots of food), but catch up it did! I still have my free etools vouchers for that to be free, but I'm getting to pay for my meetings! I've now paid for 3 meetings this month. Today I missed it by .4 lbs.

So I'll probably have my Monthly Weigh-In At Goal in the last meeting of the month...only to have to do it again the following week!

3 weeks of paying full price for meetings is more than DH's monthly pass. Augh.


So get back on track, or at least start trackING. You'll feel so much better about everything if you at least track.


How is your foot? Is it any better? Have you figured out what you did or how you did it?
Part of my problem is that lately I don't know what the point value of foods are that I am eating and I don't really have a way to calculate them. Another excuse is that it is getting warm out which means that I am out on the deck in the evening enjoying an alcoholic beverage (just one) almost nightly. I don't usually do that. Another is that I haven't exercised in 2 weeks and that is partly because of my foot and partly because I am making excuses that I am too busy. Tonight I am having Easter dinner, so there's my next excuse. Erf.

On the plus side, I did fill my frig with healthy foods when I went grocery shopping on Friday so it should be easier to get on track this week. I am going to run tomorrow, either on the treadmill or outside. I just need to do it. I never did figure out exactly what the deal with my foot was. I rested it and it feels fine to walk on. If I push on the top of my foot it is still sore, but nothing like it was and there is no swelling. Sooo.... time to get off my butt and go. If nothing else I have to be able to run 10 miles by October!

As for your situation, I am proud of the fact that you have *caught* yourself without entirely sliding back into your old habits. It does suck about the cost of the meetings but you did not undo all your hard work and that is great! I hope to get to that point someday.
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