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Old 07-01-2012, 08:08 AM   #31
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Aha, here's the new thread.

Sorry, but I'm about to write a novel.

I'm Molly, age 42. Tried WW three times before, and had great success until I quit. BEFORE goal, each of those times. I recently found all my weight cards, and it seems that I quit just when the going got good. First I would quit *following* the program, then I'd call the gains/maintains "a plateau that I just can't get through", and finally I would quit. Sigh.

THIS time, this PP2012 program, feels so incredibly different. DH feels the same (he's been through it 2 previous times). He remembers that we would cheat like mad on the old programs (I don't remember that, but I did make choices like cookies instead of fruit since you had to count the points for fruit).

I never knew (never thought about it, either) that your points would be increased once you hit your goal weight, and I would get depressed about eating so little forever and ever. It just messed with my mind.

So now, they increased the points value in foods, but they also increased the points you get to eat and it just does something good for my mental state. And the free fruits/veg just makes my heart sing AND lets me choose them without deciding on cookies *instead of* fruits/veg.

In addition to all of that, fairly early on I started eating the Weekly points. As close to all of them as I can. This has been most beneficial to me! Not only have my losses continued, but I'm just happier! Today's weighin was the culmination of 2 weeks of eating APs *as well as* as many Weeklies as I can stand, and it has been a big success so far! I continued with the loss pattern I had noticed (under a pound, over a pound, under a pound, over a pound, etc etc), my workouts are MUCH stronger, and again, I'm happier! I told myself that I would eat all of the points coming to me (or as many as I can) for a solid THREE weeks, no matter what. I made that plan because I truly feel that my scale results are from the the week before the one immediately preceding the weigh in. I didn't want to gain a little and quit my eat-them-all plan, only to see a loss the NEXT week, and not know what had caused what. So one more week of eat-it-all (patent pending, LOL), and we'll see!

I also post for DH, who is at 24.6 lbs lost so far. Last week he was on a work trip, and was able to go without a seatbelt extender for all of his flights. Which meant that when he was seated in the exit row, he actually could SIT in the exit row! Huge, exciting moment for him. When he shared this in the meeting today, our leader nearly started to cry! It's such a real, tangible thing...not only to not need the extender, but to be able to sit in a more comfortable row for a long flight, that it resonated with many people.
Woot woot, so happy for you and DH. Keep up the great work!

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I am having an AWFUL week. My DD (15 months) is having health issues and I just can't control myself. We were at the doctor Wednesday and they ran her blood. They saw her platelets were low and wanted to check them again yesterday. We went back yesterday and they sent us directly to the ER and had me in a panic because they mentioned Steven Johnson's syndrome. The ER discharged us with a referral to a hematologist and a warning to "be concerned but not worried." YEAH RIGHT! How do you not worry?
hang in there. My thoughts are with you and your daughter.

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Three days in WV for a family reunion and I am up 1.8 lbs. I'm hoping that with lots of drinking and careful eating for the next two days I won't show a gain at my Tuesday p.m. WI. I could tell while we were there that I was retaining fluids. I haven't had swollen ankles and hands since starting WW in March.

I ate big breakfasts two mornings (buffet came with the room) but reasonably the rest of the time. Didn't track at all, so back to that today. I knew I was splurging, but this is one of those once-a-year trips and not my normal lifestyle. Hiked three different trails on Friday, I thought that would help offset the food. Guess it didn't!
Do the best you can the next few days, hopefully you won't show a gain. When I go off my normal WW eating I blow up like a sponge and usually takes a few days to get the bloat off too. But if you do show a little gain, then just keep moving on. It's a lifestyle change and things like family reunions will occur, as long as you enjoyed yourself but got right back on plan, it all will be good!
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Old 07-01-2012, 08:57 AM   #32
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Of course Mama is going to worry. We're hard-wired that way. I am praying for your little girl.
Thank you.
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:14 AM   #33
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I'm down 1.6 this week, 54.2 over all!

I think I have some sort of virus. I have had to get off of the elliptical after only a few minutes for the last few days. It is is so frustrating!
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:39 PM   #34
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I'm down 1.6 this week, 54.2 over all!
You are AMAZING!
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Old 07-02-2012, 04:14 PM   #35
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You are AMAZING!
Wow. Thanks so much!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:04 PM   #36
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Hello!

Hi there WWers and WDWers!

I'm Trixie Lou Magoo and I live in NYC. I am 28 and work in theater. I am currently obsessed with Newsies the Musical. (Also a big fan of the movie!) I married my best friend and love of my life almost one year ago exactly when the Marriage Equality Bill passed.

My wife and I both joined WW last September. For a few months I was doing great, feeling great and lost almost 20 lbs. And, then I just stopped. I didn't track. I ate chocolate and ice cream and cake like I was getting paid to. I have gained it all back and am generally just feeling like a big blob.

My wife has lost over 40 lbs and is still trucking on like a champion. I admire her ability to just commit to her. But, she has always been the type to complete a goal when she has set her mind to it.

In any case, I have decided to get back on track. I have only had wonderful experiences with you disers and I think this will be a wonderful forum for support and sharing.

We can all accomplish our goals!

All of the very best to all of you! Keep working hard and stay happy!

I am going to get back to work now. After I track my points for the day.

I WILL track my points everyday! Just like the other diser was saying, we have to deal in TRUTH!

Have a great week, everyone!

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Old 07-02-2012, 07:23 PM   #37
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Welcome Trixie! I know that it is sometimes hard to keep going, but don't give up! As long as your attitude is In the right place, you can do it. I am on my third time starting WW. The only difference this time is me. I want to change. Don't get me wrong...the sheer terror that I will quit again is in the back of my mind all the time, but something is different this time. One thing I have done is make myself accountable. I have put myself out there,and I post my weigh-ins every week. Everyone I know expects to hear how much weight I've lost. That is keeping me going if nothing else is. Also, I like how I feel when I'm eating healthy foods and exercising. I do not like how I feel when I eat junk. If I want to eat something, I think about all of the negative consequences. 9 times out of 10, I no longer want to eat it. Sorry this was so long and rambling, but I hope it helps!
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Thanks, KEAH!

Super helpful and super true.

Let's do this!
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We're all in this together! Be honest with yourself and with us! If you need help, you know where to come back to!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:16 PM   #40
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I'm down 1.6 this week, 54.2 over all!

I think I have some sort of virus. I have had to get off of the elliptical after only a few minutes for the last few days. It is is so frustrating!
Great job, And over 50lbs loss, very inspiring!

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Hi there WWers and WDWers!

I'm Trixie Lou Magoo and I live in NYC. I am 28 and work in theater. I am currently obsessed with Newsies the Musical. (Also a big fan of the movie!) I married my best friend and love of my life almost one year ago exactly when the Marriage Equality Bill passed.

My wife and I both joined WW last September. For a few months I was doing great, feeling great and lost almost 20 lbs. And, then I just stopped. I didn't track. I ate chocolate and ice cream and cake like I was getting paid to. I have gained it all back and am generally just feeling like a big blob.

My wife has lost over 40 lbs and is still trucking on like a champion. I admire her ability to just commit to her. But, she has always been the type to complete a goal when she has set her mind to it.

In any case, I have decided to get back on track. I have only had wonderful experiences with you disers and I think this will be a wonderful forum for support and sharing.

We can all accomplish our goals!

All of the very best to all of you! Keep working hard and stay happy!

I am going to get back to work now. After I track my points for the day.

I WILL track my points everyday! Just like the other diser was saying, we have to deal in TRUTH!

Have a great week, everyone!

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Welcome Trixie, good luck, you can do it
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Old 07-02-2012, 09:27 PM   #41
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Great job, And over 50lbs loss, very inspiring!
Thank you! If I can do it, anyone can! I've gained and lost....and gained..many, many times, but I really believe it will stick this time!
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Thank you! If I can do it, anyone can! I've gained and lost....and gained..many, many times, but I really believe it will stick this time!
YES YOU CAN DO IT! I use to hate when people said, if I can do it anyone can. Because like you I gained and loss many times too usually adding more weight with each gain. For some reason this time it did stick for me. Lifetime still is a struggle, I'm not going to lie, but........if I could do it anyone can!!!!!
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I saw the specialist with DD yesterday and was given great news. After that I haven't been eating like a slob anymore. It's crazy the way stress affects emotional eating. I feel much better and am definitely going to stick to the program again.
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I saw the specialist with DD yesterday and was given great news. After that I haven't been eating like a slob anymore. It's crazy the way stress affects emotional eating. I feel much better and am definitely going to stick to the program again.
Great news about your daughter. Sorry you had to go through that.
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I saw the specialist with DD yesterday and was given great news. After that I haven't been eating like a slob anymore. It's crazy the way stress affects emotional eating. I feel much better and am definitely going to stick to the program again.
That's wonderful! Now you can get back on track and do the WW thing for you. Good luck.
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