Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

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

  1. Zachsmom4

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    Just joined WW today (online version). I just wanted to jump in and say "hi".

    My goal is to lose around 80 lbs and I know it will be a struggle as I have such a hard time losing weight.

    We have a cruise planned for March 2013 and a WDW trip for October 2013 so my goal is to lose at least 30lbs by March.
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    I think 30 lbs by March is a very reachable a goal. A lady in our meeting last night was on a cruise last week. Of course, the question was, "How much did you gain?" Her answer, "I LOST four pounds!"
     
  4. keahgirl8

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    Wow! That's amazing! I've heard cruises are really rough on weight loss.
     
  5. sjms71

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    Hello :wave: I agree 30 by March is a reasonable goal. Don't think about what a struggle it may be. Set smaller goals with shorter time frames and before you know it you'll lose that weight. Good luck!
     
  6. Krissalee

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    Hi, I'm Krissy. I just joined WW last week, and tomorrow is my first weigh in. It has been a good first week and I am feeling good, so I am looking forward to tomorrow.

    Three years ago I lost 38 pounds on the South Beach diet, and then two years ago I quit smoking and gained it all back, plus two, for a total of 40. I kept trying to go back to the SB program, but I wasn't sticking to it and I felt deprived with some of the limitations. After many false starts, I decided I need to change what I was doing and decided to join Weight Watchers. It is just so sensible, and I like the fact that I can eat anything in moderate amounts. I also think I need the accountability that going to the meetings will provide.

    Like I said, I'm feeling really good about the program and really motivated. I'm hoping the switch in my brain has been turned, and I will have the self discipline to keep on the program. Now, I just need to work more exercise into my routine...
     
  7. jessc79

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    I ate 79 points worth of food today! Thank god for flex and activity points! I ate a few things that were not worth it but overall I was glad to just enjoy myself and not jump "off plan" for holidays like I've done before! Tracked every bite!!
     
  8. Aburns8

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    Welcome! We have similar weight loss goals. I want to lose 80lbs as well. We have a cruise coming up in December, and I am hoping to be 30lbs lighter. This week has been hard since my parents are in town and of the holiday. We will see on Saturday when I weigh in!
     
  9. Aburns8

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    Welcome Krissy! I think you will like the plan. I to need to work in more exercise into my routine!
     
  10. UConnFan

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    I've been away from the thread for awhile, so I wanted to jump in and say hi. This week I reached my 5% and 10 lbs. At the
    Meeting where we had to set summer goals I said I wanted to lose a lb a week for 10 lbs total and I'm half way to that goal. I'm excited!

    Did everyone enjoy their holiday? How did you stay on plan?
     
  11. MellieluvsDisney

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    I joined WW online 6 weeks ago and I've lost 10.2 pounds. 30 pounds by March 2013 is very doable.

    Good luck!
     
  12. Krissalee

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    Well, I ended week one yesterday, and at my first weigh in I was down 7.2 pounds! I know not to expect that kind of weight loss in a weekly basis, but it was a good start to keep my motivated. I hope to lose 1-2 pounds per week. If I can do that, I will be down significantly by the time I go to WDW in November, in 16 weeks time!
     
  13. Aburns8

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    That is awesome! I weigh in tomorrow and I am nervous. I ate a little too much this week. I tracked everything, but I try not to dip into my extra points too much. We will see how it goes.
     
  14. jessc79

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    My weight watchers leader sent this and I loved it so I thought I'd share:

    David Kirchhoff, CEO of WW had an epiphany during his last vacation...."I can still live in the world and not have to choose between crazed food binge and monk-like chastity. With practice, I can continue to learn a middle way"
     
  15. keahgirl8

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    Exactly! That is the beauty of Weight Watchers!
     
  16. NC State

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    My WW meeting was closed on Wed due to the holiday so I found another WW center on Thursday. I didn't gain and I didn't lose...I'll take that! I have continued with my running by walking 8 mins/running 7 mins until I reach one hour. I can cover 4 1/2 miles in one hour. I really do enjoy going to the gym now. Funny when I started walking May '11 I couldn't walk but only 20 mins. I love the new ME!
     
  17. Krissalee

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    That is fantastic progress with the running. I am so not a runner, but have thought about starting the Couch to 5K program, in order to try to start running to increase my activity. Since you went from a non runner to someone who can run, any tips you can provide? I, just in my second week of WW and want to learn everything I can to improve my chances for success!
     
  18. pwdebbie

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    Your last sentence made me smile. Lord knows I need some smiles today.
     
  19. sjms71

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    Great job, keep up the good work.

    Welcome, congrats on your fabulous first week!

    Stephanie you are such an inspiration always motivated, positive and focused!
     
  20. NC State

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    Just start out slowly...don't over do it! You know your body and it will tell you when you are pushing too hard....slow down and enjoy the walk/run.
     
  21. Aburns8

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    Today was weigh in. I gained only .6. It was hard this week with my family in town. But back on the wagon today! I am hoping to make it to the gym 3 times this week when DH is home to watch DS. I have a half marathon in January, so I am hoping to back into shape.
     

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