Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by pwdebbie, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

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    Might be more sustainable in real life though. Without the need to be extra good, you might just find the way that works all/most of the time for you?


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    I was bummed to miss my meeting yesterday. DH is on a work trip and DS was super-sick yesterday, and I just couldn't do it to him or to the people in my meeting. Didn't feel great, to miss my first fully TRUE lifetime meeting (especially since DH is still in loss mode, it's my intention to go to meetings every week not just once a month as required), but sometimes stuff happens.
     
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  3. dragitoff

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    Momentous day for me! I dropped 2lbs. last week, but most importantly I hit another goal and I'm officially over 70lbs. lost now. I have gotten under 190lbs. for the first time since I was a senior in high school. I'm logging some serious miles right now in preparation for my second full marathon so I know that has helped a lot, but Weight Watchers has really kept me on a plan and kept me from straying too far.
     
  4. LockShockBarrel

    LockShockBarrel Pudge controls the weather.

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    I haven't been around here in awhile, just sort of cruising along. I'm at 34.4lbs total.

    Everything as far as my session is up in the air right now. We ended our current session, and knew we were going to skip next week with the holiday. We hope to start another 12 week at work session on the 4th but right now it looks like we won't have the enrollment numbers we need. Then we talked about waiting til January to start again hoping to get the resolutioners but if we do that we could lose our meeting leader which no one wants to happen.
     
  5. Villains_Rock

    Villains_Rock It's only forever, not long at all.

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    Hello all! :wave:

    I am a WW lifetime member, however I am currently about 8 lbs over my lifetime goal. I went a few months after I had my baby (she is not 11 mos) and I had lost 5 lbs. But then my hubby's work schedule changed and I couldn't go and I now I've gained it all back. I'm still on the WW online, but have not been active on it. I have lost about 40 lbs since my little one was born...just having a hard time with the last 10...isn't that always the case?!

    Soooo...here I am...hoping to find some dissers to chat with! Maybe I can get myself back on track!
     
  6. Villains_Rock

    Villains_Rock It's only forever, not long at all.

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    I've found that I need the accountability of the weigh in at the facility. I'm totally with you there!
     
  7. pwdebbie

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    It feels wonderful, doesn't it? Congratulations on all that you have accomplished! :thumbsup2
     
  8. bumbershoot

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    Bragging on the hubby...he maintained two weigh-ins ago, and he lost 2 this week!

    It has been a LONG series of weeks and months for him recently. He just hits these roadblocks, and with his horribly slow metabolism it's just HARD for him. I trust 100% that he's following the plan even when on work trips, but any of you who travel for work know that dining out for every meal for days on end makes it so difficult. Did the cook put 2 T of oil in the dish, or 1/4 cup? Just how much salt is in there? etc

    But he really decided to buckle down on his last work trip. On the WW community area they were talking about "tracking like it's Week 1" and I mentioned it to him and he really took to that. Tracking, being sure of things, and, most importantly, making time for exercise. He says it was the exercise this last couple weeks and it may very well be!

    In his case it could also be that the weights he started a couple months ago had a negative impact on the scale, because he is a naturally muscular guy who can bulk up fast AND he tends to lift heavy...the combo could mean muscles holding onto water as part of the healing process AND actually gaining muscle. It would make sense, since he has lost visible inches over the last few months...just not much weight loss on the scale at all. So losing some fat while gaining muscle...a pound of fat has more mass than a pound of muscle...put it together and it could be the answer to his recent misery on the scale but needing a smaller size of pants.

    I've hoped for it before, but here's hoping that this is the big turnaround for him!

    Thanks for letting me share. :3dglasses
     
  9. keahgirl8

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    I have been attempting maintenance for the last several months, and trying to figure out what my goal weight even is. This week, I got down to a number I have never seen on the scale in my adult life! A very exciting SV in the middle of a very long maintenance journey!
     
  10. bumbershoot

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    Well that's cool! Now add in another point or so and see if that'll stop the losses. Assuming that's what you want. ;)
     
  11. keahgirl8

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    Actually, my original goal was a little high. I am trying to lose about 5 more pounds, and then we begin again to figure out how many points will work for me!
     
  12. jacksmomma

    jacksmomma WWMD?~ What Would Mickey Do?

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    Can anyone suggest some good filling low point breakfasts for me? I really need protein in the morning, but it is hard to find something filling for less than 8 points. When I am only working with 27 for the whole day 8 seems like a lot!
     
  13. dbrn

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    I usually have 4 egg whites (1pp) with whatever breakfast I choose, the protein really helps me. I also have a piece of fruit, usually a banana. Some of my go-to breakfasts for work:

    4 egg whites (1)
    1 oz. lean ham (1)
    1 cup Cheerios (2)
    1 cup Skim milk (2)
    1 banana (0)

    1 lite English muffin (Healthy Life from Kroger - 2pp)
    1 egg white (0)
    2 slices Oscar Mayer Deli-Fresh ham (0)
    1 banana
    1 cup skim milk (2) or water (0)
    (this breakfast also works well for Simply Filling)

    1 apple (0)
    1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese (2)
    4 egg whites (1)
    1 cup skim milk (2) or water (0)

    4 egg whites (1)
    1 cup Ore-Ida O'Brien potatoes (2)
    3 pcs. Kroger ready-cooked bacon (2) - (Jimmy Dean has ready-cooked bacon that is 4pcs. for 2 pts, found it at Walmart)
    1 banana (0)
    1 cup skim milk (2) or water (0)

    1 WW Smart Choice Ham and Egg scramble (5)
    1 banana
    1 cup skim milk (2) or water (0)

    I have an egg cooker that I use for my eggs, usually just hard-boil them. The rest is microwaveable.

    Hope maybe one of these helps!
     
  14. rlbklein

    rlbklein Earning My Ears

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    FF egg substitute is low points & a good source of protein to help you stay full longer. I do 1/2 cup for 1-2ppv. You could mix in some veggies for a quasi omelet.

    Turkey bacon is also yummy. 3 slices is 2ppv.

    I do Greek yogurt a lot. The individual cups are 2ppv.

    I also like Raw brand "better oats" - it's a mix of grains and one pack is 4ppv.

    Multi grain Cheerios and skim milk (1 cup ea) for 5ppv.

    I also have fresh fruit for breakfast every day, & try to have an extra serving available for a between meal snack.
     
  15. keahgirl8

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    I eat 1-2 eggs (depending on whether I have worked out that day) and one serving of Alexia hash browns every day. It is between 3-5 points, depending on the number of eggs. Since I have started adding more whole grain carbs, I now include one slice of whole wheat toast and a teaspoon of coconut oil. That adds 3 points. Eggs are very healthy, and contain a lot of protein and other nutrients. This has been my breakfast for almost 2 years, during which I lost almost 120 pounds, so I am sticking with it!
     
  16. eh24fan

    eh24fan <font color=blue>I was such a NKOTB nerd<br><font

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    It's slooooowwww going, but I finally lost 1lb this week. I was happy considering Thanksgiving was last week. :)
     
  17. pwdebbie

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    Jumping in quick to say that I was down 1 lb this week! Two Thanksgiving dinners and I lost. I must say I was stunned. Happily so. :)
     
  18. keahgirl8

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    Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment!
     
  19. bumbershoot

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    Woo to both of you! Sounds like you two tracked really well! Did you have plans going into the meals?
     
  20. eh24fan

    eh24fan <font color=blue>I was such a NKOTB nerd<br><font

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    My plan was to go to the gym first thing on Thanksgiving morning for a 90 min spin class -- which was the same plan as 25 other people who got there before me. LOL So I jumped on the treadmill and did week 1, day 1 of C25k then an extran 20 minutes of walking. Hit my activity baseline for the day before I even left the gym.

    Then I just took tastes of the "bad" stuff at dinner and ate more of the "less bad" stuff. :) Then on Saturday, hit the gym for my normal spin class.

    Last night I went to a spin class taught by a different instructor and it was BRUTAL! I love spin and I would like to go more often, but Saturday morning is the only for sure day I can go. So when I manage to get up there during the week, I'm happy. My normal class is a Les Mills RPM class, so the other spin classes are a lot different and it's a nice change of pace. My GOAL is to go at least one other night during week and Sunday mornings, in addition to my Saturday class. Weekends are tough b/c my husband has been working weekends and I hate leaving my 13yr old and 6 yr old home for too long. I do it at least on Saturday though.
     
  21. eh24fan

    eh24fan <font color=blue>I was such a NKOTB nerd<br><font

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    I have managed to get to spin class 3 times in the past week! Thursday night, Saturday morning and then last night. I'm so proud of myself :) I couldn't wait to get there last night because my Saturday morning instructor normally does the class I was going to last night....then I see an older guy walk in and head to the instructor bike! This is after having to use a different bike than I'm used to...I wasn't happy with the bike I was stuck using, then a different instructor. On top of it all? I ended up HATING this guy's class. I stuck it out and left knowing I had done more than if I hadn't gone. But he was boring and his music sucked.

    I already know I'm probably not going to make it to spin tomorrow night because my son has a wrestling thing, so I'm a little disappointed about that. I will be there Saturday morning though!

    Ready for weigh in tonight -- I know about where I stand, but until I get the "official" number at WW tonight, I can't call it. LOL

    I have worked hard this week and I hope to be rewarded with a good loss! I'm still struggling to get to my 10%. I have to lose 24 lbs to get that and 25lbs is my first goal....so after 5 months, I'm still working for those 2 small goals. After that, my next goal is another 22lbs to get down to where I was the day I went to the dr to confirm my pregnancy with my 13yr old. When I hit that number, I will figure out my next stepping stone goal for myself.

    How is everyone else faring? This thread has been quiet!
     

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