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Old 08-27-2012, 04:46 PM   #496
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Hello everyone!

I am new to this thread, so I thought I'd say hi. I formerly did ww while my husband was deployed about 2 years ago and was really successfull at it. When he came home it all when to heck I have tried to get back on it a few times and have really struggled. So here I am, trying again. I'm hoping that by participating in these boards it will help keep me motivated. Thanks in advance to all of you for being here and being supportive!
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Old 08-27-2012, 05:46 PM   #497
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Weigh-in day...I am down 1.4 pounds, 69.2 over all! I have 47 pounds to go.
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Old 08-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #498
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Welcome JavArmy! This is a really supportive and helpful thread - jump right in!

I had WI today, and lost 2.4 pounds (better than a maintain like last time!). I'm two pounds from my first 5% loss...maybe by next week!

I will just keep tracking . Good luck everyone!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:08 PM   #499
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Welcome JavArmy! This is a really supportive and helpful thread - jump right in!

I had WI today, and lost 2.4 pounds (better than a maintain like last time!). I'm two pounds from my first 5% loss...maybe by next week!

I will just keep tracking . Good luck everyone!
Thanks for the welcome! I kinda porked out on breakfast this morning and didn't have too many points left for dinner, but I controlled myself. Now to the hardest part of the day for me...not snacking while sitting and watching tv...gonna go grab a piece of gum and hope for the best!
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Old 08-27-2012, 07:44 PM   #500
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How does everyone keep their zero point stuff in check? I think I'm getting carried away with the fruit and like tonight I have a lot of points left because I think I went overboard on too much fruit (and my belly is paying the price!).
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How does everyone keep their zero point stuff in check? I think I'm getting carried away with the fruit and like tonight I have a lot of points left because I think I went overboard on too much fruit (and my belly is paying the price!).
I usualy have no more than 3 portions of fruits per day.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:17 AM   #502
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*sigh* So I did not do good with my sancking last night. 2 things contributed to this. One, I was sitting there for a while, chewing my gum, and my husband decided he wanted to munch. I survived for a little bit, but eventually caved in. It would have helped if I had some fruit on hand, but we don't get paid until thursday, therefore no groceries, hence no fruit. Number 2 thing working against me is that my fahter-in-law called to complain about my brother-in-law. At this point any time my fil calls it stresses me out and when i'm stressed I tend to eat it away. So, short story long, I had an evening snack (okay, some evening snacks), but i'm hoping that by confessing my sins on here I will be less likely to do it.

On a good note, after finnishing off the crackers my husband was eating, I thought about getting up and getting more to eat, and I didn't. So I guess that was a small victory.
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #503
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How does everyone keep their zero point stuff in check? I think I'm getting carried away with the fruit and like tonight I have a lot of points left because I think I went overboard on too much fruit (and my belly is paying the price!).
Still new on the Points Plus, so I hesitate to offer advice. My leader reiterates every week - zero points is not free. Once I meet all of my daily fruit / veggie goals for the day, I'm done, unless it's a case of fruit or something worse!
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Old 08-28-2012, 07:00 AM   #504
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Still new on the Points Plus, so I hesitate to offer advice. My leader reiterates every week - zero points is not free. Once I meet all of my daily fruit / veggie goals for the day, I'm done, unless it's a case of fruit or something worse!
I need to start measuring. My biggest problem is walking past the bowl of grapes and grabbing some every single time and then eating fruit with my meals. I need to measure it out for the day or something.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:08 AM   #505
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Hi everyone! I am back from an 11-day trip to France. I have to say that Paris is a pretty uncomfortable place for an overweight person. In the US I wear a size 14 which is the average size for US women. In Paris everyone, and I mean everyone, is thin. Disneyland Paris was no better. My DH and I were among the biggest people there ... I would say that 90% of the people were significantly thinner. Very, very depressing for me. I felt like a grosse vache.

To make matter worse, these people eat like horses! Most restaurants had a "set menu" (like at Le Chefs in Epcot) which included app & entree, entree & dessert or app, entree & dessert plus a beverage. There is no "diet" food anywhere. No "light" salad dressings, no low-carb or low fat, and very few vegetarian options. They have diet coke and that's it. Bread is served and eaten with every meal. There are pastries and sweets available everywhere and the cheese department at the Monoprix (think French Target) made me drool. Most people have beer or wine with both lunch and dinner.

I tried to eat a dinner salad once a day, I walked until my feet were sore, I climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and to the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral and I STILL gained weight. *sigh*

We stayed in Strasbourg for 4 days which is on the border of France and Germany. The Germans are more like me and I felt less like a fette kuh. We drove across the border into the Black Forest and swam in a mountain resort lake in Titisee. Thank goodness for the Germans since I wouldn't have worn my swimsuit in front of a bunch of skinny French people!

Anyway ... I still had a good time. Everyone was very nice. France and Germany were both wonderful.

I'll be back completely on track with WW after Labor Day. I'm going to Chicago for the World Science Fiction Convention over the weekend and I find traveling and dieting to be very difficult. I think when I return I will "restart" my initial weight so I can see some success and some stickers in the fall.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #506
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Hi everyone! I am back from an 11-day trip to France. I have to say that Paris is a pretty uncomfortable place for an overweight person. In the US I wear a size 14 which is the average size for US women. In Paris everyone, and I mean everyone, is thin. Disneyland Paris was no better. My DH and I were among the biggest people there ... I would say that 90% of the people were significantly thinner. Very, very depressing for me. I felt like a grosse vache.

To make matter worse, these people eat like horses! Most restaurants had a "set menu" (like at Le Chefs in Epcot) which included app & entree, entree & dessert or app, entree & dessert plus a beverage. There is no "diet" food anywhere. No "light" salad dressings, no low-carb or low fat, and very few vegetarian options. They have diet coke and that's it. Bread is served and eaten with every meal. There are pastries and sweets available everywhere and the cheese department at the Monoprix (think French Target) made me drool. Most people have beer or wine with both lunch and dinner.

I tried to eat a dinner salad once a day, I walked until my feet were sore, I climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and to the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral and I STILL gained weight. *sigh*

We stayed in Strasbourg for 4 days which is on the border of France and Germany. The Germans are more like me and I felt less like a fette kuh. We drove across the border into the Black Forest and swam in a mountain resort lake in Titisee. Thank goodness for the Germans since I wouldn't have worn my swimsuit in front of a bunch of skinny French people!

Anyway ... I still had a good time. Everyone was very nice. France and Germany were both wonderful.

I'll be back completely on track with WW after Labor Day. I'm going to Chicago for the World Science Fiction Convention over the weekend and I find traveling and dieting to be very difficult. I think when I return I will "restart" my initial weight so I can see some success and some stickers in the fall.
I bet it is all of the walking they do every day. As Americans we are used to just driving everywhere. I like Germany myself. I find they are more like us. I am glad that you had a wonderful time!
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Old 08-28-2012, 10:34 AM   #507
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Hi everyone! I am back from an 11-day trip to France. I have to say that Paris is a pretty uncomfortable place for an overweight person. In the US I wear a size 14 which is the average size for US women. In Paris everyone, and I mean everyone, is thin. Disneyland Paris was no better. My DH and I were among the biggest people there ... I would say that 90% of the people were significantly thinner. Very, very depressing for me. I felt like a grosse vache.

To make matter worse, these people eat like horses! Most restaurants had a "set menu" (like at Le Chefs in Epcot) which included app & entree, entree & dessert or app, entree & dessert plus a beverage. There is no "diet" food anywhere. No "light" salad dressings, no low-carb or low fat, and very few vegetarian options. They have diet coke and that's it. Bread is served and eaten with every meal. There are pastries and sweets available everywhere and the cheese department at the Monoprix (think French Target) made me drool. Most people have beer or wine with both lunch and dinner.

I tried to eat a dinner salad once a day, I walked until my feet were sore, I climbed to the top of the Arc de Triomphe and to the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral and I STILL gained weight. *sigh*

We stayed in Strasbourg for 4 days which is on the border of France and Germany. The Germans are more like me and I felt less like a fette kuh. We drove across the border into the Black Forest and swam in a mountain resort lake in Titisee. Thank goodness for the Germans since I wouldn't have worn my swimsuit in front of a bunch of skinny French people!

Anyway ... I still had a good time. Everyone was very nice. France and Germany were both wonderful.

I'll be back completely on track with WW after Labor Day. I'm going to Chicago for the World Science Fiction Convention over the weekend and I find traveling and dieting to be very difficult. I think when I return I will "restart" my initial weight so I can see some success and some stickers in the fall.
I was in France for about 3 days when I was in highschool, before I was really at my worst, and I can remember feeling really fat there. The thing that sticks out in my head is that their chairs were so much smaller so it made my butt feel HUGE!! Glad you felt more at ease in Germany! I would love to go to Germany sometime. My plan is to win the lottery and do Adventures By Disney in Germany Maybe someday....Anyhow, good luck with the rest of the traveling, I know that can be hard, but at least you are trying your best! Imagine how bad it would be if you totally let loose, so at least you are not too far gone!
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I was in France for about 3 days when I was in highschool, before I was really at my worst, and I can remember feeling really fat there. The thing that sticks out in my head is that their chairs were so much smaller so it made my butt feel HUGE!! Glad you felt more at ease in Germany! I would love to go to Germany sometime. My plan is to win the lottery and do Adventures By Disney in Germany Maybe someday....Anyhow, good luck with the rest of the traveling, I know that can be hard, but at least you are trying your best! Imagine how bad it would be if you totally let loose, so at least you are not too far gone!
My dream is also to win the lottery and do all of the ABD trip and take a whole bunch of DCL cruises. Of course I need to play the lottery.
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