Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

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  1. DT83097

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    The new 360 program is the same as Points Plus as far as your daily points totals and the extra 49 weekly pts. From what I saw i think the "360" is about focusing on all the other areas (not just the food) that we can make little changes in our lives to promote weight loss.
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    Today I decided it is time to end the holiday eating and get back to sticking to the points. (I've been tracking but I'm using the weekly points, which I never do). So, after having a hot fudge sundae (which truth be told, I didn't enjoy), it is back to 26 points a day and lots of fruit. Weigh in is Tuesday, Jan. 1 and I want to start the year off still being at my Christmas goal of 70 lbs off.
     
  4. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    Howdy gang!

    I had my weigh in this morning and was down 1 more pound for a total of 19.8. I had hoped to hit 20 today but missed it by thismuch. I have been steadily, but slowly, losing since I started on September 29th. I am pleased with my progress but honestly, I think I need to tighten up my food plan a bit. I've had a short term goal for awhile to hit 199 by January 31st and that's a little less than 9 pounds from here.

    Each week I use all my daily, weekly, and activity points. I can't help but think that if I would ease up on the weekly points, I'd hit my mini-goal.

    So my new plan is to leave the weekly points alone. I'll rely on my daily points and activity points only and have more fruits and veggies during snack times, which I should be doing anyway!

    I just wanted to share.

    That is all. :wave2:
     
  5. bumbershoot

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    So true! I was looking at my tracker last night, and was going back into December for whatever reason. "Robert, what were we doing in early December? Why did I eat 56 points on the 1st and 66 on the 2nd?" Oh yes. Disneyland. :)



    Wow to both of you, that's impressive! Whenever I quit I end up gaining it all back plus more. :faint:


    Would it work for you to pre-track dessert and maybe a post-dinner snack? That way your foods are allowed and accounted for?


    :hug:

    The 360 program isn't different; they just added little bits to it. PointsPlus (and some parts of 360 add-ons) is my favorite program so far. I did WW in 2000, 2002/3, and 2004/5, and I *thought* that 2000 was my fave program, but I was wrong. I adore PP.

    I've been doing this since Feb, and I wanted to let you know that although less food goes over my tongue, my taste buds appreciate the food MORE. So I'm actually getting MORE enjoyment from my food than I was before. I don't know if that helps at all, but it's been interesting for me to notice.

    It's also good to know, probably, that depending on your height and age (with that username I'm assuming you are female) you will be starting with a really solid amount of points. With my experience, I like to recommend starting the program using those Weekly points along with your Daily points, and even Activity points if you are calculating them carefully...if you lose weight with all those points, then YAY! It's not as painful to start. :) And then if at some point you find you have to taper down on the Activity or Weekly, it's still not as painful. Might as well start like that, right?

    And lastly, DH started at well over 300, and despite him (male, just under 6') getting the max number of points you can get on Points Plus, he still lost while eating all of them. And still lost using some Weeklies. I should mention that he doesn't lose quickly, he doesn't lose (as Charles Barkley says) "like a man", so if he can do it, others can too. :)





    From my experience, if you're open to a suggestion, can I give you the thought to pick a number of weeks you're going to do this, and then do it for that time? I personally like a 4 week period to experiment like that. That gets you over the temp weight loss caused by simply not having quite as much bulk in the system being digested, and should, assuming you are a female with a cycle, take you past "that time" and any possible change in weight you experience with that.
     
  6. bumbershoot

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    DH hit 35 lbs lost today! Oh I'm so happy for him. He hit the 30 mark in *August*. And he has been on the program this whole time, though he recently realized that maybe he has forgotten some things when he tracks at night, so he's working to track AS he eats instead of later. And I noticed he was using the "generic" foods in the online tracker, instead of using the exact nutrition info for what he was eating. So that could be changing the actual points he was eating, vs what he was writing down, as well.

    Anyway, after all that time of little bounces up and down inside those 5 lbs, he smashed through! He is my inspiration. :wizard:


    The sad thing is that I wasn't there! He went to an earlier meeting this morning so he could get an acupuncture appt in while DS and I went to the normal meeting, so I wasn't there. :( Seems we keep celebrating our big milestones either away from our normal meeting (like in Phoenix or Vancouver) or away from each other. Kinda weird.

    Yay for him!
     
  7. Daisybelle

    Daisybelle You don't have to go fast, you just have to go

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    I totally agree. My thought is that I would experiment with this starting today and then thru the month of January. And not be inflexible either, if have a few days in there where my body just needs to dip in to the weeklies, I would definitly do that. For me, if I get to black and white with myself, that is when I fail.

    Congrats to your hubby! How encouraging to read of his perseverence! :thumbsup2
     
  8. keahgirl8

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    2.6 pounds down, 100.2 total! Almost at goal!
     
  9. Shanabelle

    Shanabelle Earning My Ears

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    Hi I am new to this board so I thought I would introduce myself. My name is Shana and I joined WW online in November with a starting weight of 252lbs. I am down 14lbs so far but have many more to go. I love food and I am a stress eater. Too make matters more challenging, I love to craft and read - neither of which counts as exercise. LOL. My Mom did her first triathlon at 54 years and since has travelled around the world doing iron men, triathlons, and marathons. I know she is concerned about my weight and I wanted to take the kids to Disney, (we live in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada), so I made her a deal. I will train for a half marathon -walking of course! - if she comes to walk with me and helps pay for flights. Goal is the Tinkerbell half marathon in January 2014. I turn 40 in September this year and I am hoping to be under 200lbs. I am looking for motivation anywhere I can get it because although I do enjoy walking - it is so time consuming and I would much rather scrapbook or make cards. I am hoping someone out there feels like I do! Thanks for listening!
     
  10. pwdebbie

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    Oh Wow! You broke the 100 lb mark. I am so amazed at your accomplishment. :yay::yay::yay:
     
  11. pwdebbie

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    Glad to have you join us! It's great that you are training for the half-marathon. What a great goal to have and reward to get.

    I started in March at 257. I'm down 71.8 lbs and the only exercise I get is walking the dog. (And I haven't done that for over a week with all the snow.)
     
  12. pwdebbie

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    Ok, weekly weigh in report. Down (that there is enough to be happy about after my five-day "it's Christmas" feast) 1 lb. A whole pound! I was shocked as my scale here only gave me .2 lb. 71.8 total. I'm happy! What a great way to start 2013. I never dreamed a year ago that there would be this change in me. I had given up losing weight and decided I was just destined to be a plus-size gal. Then the doctor threatened to increase my bp meds and my daughter joined WW, and the rest is history. And history is where those pounds are going to stay. :cool1:
     
  13. CollieMom

    CollieMom Earning My Ears

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    Hello everyone! Just joined Weight Watchers last week - weighed in at 267.8 - eek! :scared1: But I don't want to obsess over the number, I want to focus on living a healthier lifestyle.

    I used to do a bunch of 5Ks and would love to get back in that mode. Heck, I would really love to do the WDW half marathon at some point!

    Look forward to getting healthier with all of you!
     
  14. keahgirl8

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    Thanks!

    Congrats, Debbie! All of our pounds are history!
     
  15. MellieluvsDisney

    MellieluvsDisney I love Orlando

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    That's amazing! 100 pounds loss. Congrats!! :cool1:
     
  16. MellieluvsDisney

    MellieluvsDisney I love Orlando

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    I've been MIA for a little while. I actually stopped tracking 3 weeks ago when I was sick, and with all the stress that was going on, I needed it. I know I have gained, but that gain is from all the Holiday parties we had. But I did not stop exercising. We actually walked a lot during our time off.

    I am ready to get back to tracking. I started planing my week already. And, I will WI next Wednesday to see the damage. Last time I had my WI, I was 212.4 pounds, so at 23 pounds lost.

    Have a good week everyone! Happy new year!
     
  17. DT83097

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    First weigh in of New Year last night - lost 1.2 lbs.! I was really surprised as I slacked off tracking the last 2 days of my week and I splurged a little on munchies New Years Eve. So I am very happy with that. My "restart" weight was 161.2 so now at 160. For reference I am 5' 1" and my "Lifetime" weight which I originally hit 10 years ago (before I got pregnant with 1st child) was 125 so I have alot of work to do!! I've joined and quit WW several times over those 10years and I'm at my heaviest ever (except for when I was pregnant). I have been working out 2-3 times a week most of that time....but never could get a grip on my eating. I feel like I finally have the motivation / strength to power through and get back to goal this time and am focused on tracking my food since that has always been the missing piece of the puzzle for me. Goal for this new week is to track EVERY day (especially weekends when I tend to let up), and to get up every morning and get on my treadmill. So far I am 2 for 2!!
     
  18. Sandi

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    Sounds like you're on your way Tammy. I know that when I track, I will see a good result. Over the Christmas holiday week, I tracked every day -- it was "non-negotiable tracking" and lost 2.2. During the week of New Year's Day, we went skiing, I ate too much, and gained 2 pounds back (at least the whole holiday was a net loss).

    Anyway, I'm telling myself that tracking is non-negotiable this week. Hopefully I'll do as well as you!
     
  19. robinb

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    You are AMAZING! :banana:

    ETA: So you are only 16 lbs from goal and still losing 2+ lbs per week? Wowza. Have you talked to your leader about approaching goal yet?
     
  20. bumbershoot

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    DH update: He had an appointment with his endocrinologist, who he sees for treatment of a pituitary tumor and because he was originally diagnosed with type 2 (which was how we learned about the prolactinoma, when we asked the doc if he would check DH's hormone levels).

    All of the lab results like cholesterol continue to go down appropriately (or up, in the case of HDL). A few are still higher than normal, but lower than last time.

    He's ecstatic with DH's weight loss, and even though DH has a lot left to go, said that even if DH maintained over the next year he would be happy. The doc seems to understand Robert's metabolism, and of course the pituitary thing makes things slow-going.

    And best? The doc says there are absolutely NO signs that DH still has type 2 *at all*. This is SO cool. :dance3:

    Of course, he forgot to include the prolactin in the lab, so we'll get an update on that (he's in his 3rd year of treatment for it...it takes a LONG time) by phone in a few days.

    Yay for DH!

    Oh, and the doctor's scale, which has caused emotional trauma for DH before, went the other way this time, and showed a 40lb loss. :)


    Same here!


    Woo! It's funny how we can gain and lose weight on the way to weigh-in. :)

    I, too, never could have guessed that I would be so much smaller just a year later. I was still very much in denial a year ago.

    And just the other day I was able to pull out some pictures that I knew I had laying around, like the Chef Mickey picture from September 2011, and actually look at myself. Quite a difference from our Goofy's Kitchen photos from October of 2012!



    Congratulations for joining!!!!!!



    Congratulations for joining!!!!! That's funny about crafting and reading. :) Nice thing about crafting, though, is that it's hard to eat while doing that. I find knitting to be helpful to keep the hands out of food.

    You could get an ebook reader and walk on a treadmill...get two things done at once! :)


    Good luck at weigh in! Knowledge is power, when it comes to weight loss.


    Ooh, good point! That IS amazing!
     
  21. keahgirl8

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    Thanks! Yes, I honestly am doing much better at this point than I expected. I was a little afraid of the last 20 pounds! I am an online member, so I need to do more research about approaching goal.
     

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