Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

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

  1. pwdebbie

    pwdebbie DIS Veteran

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    I think the leader makes all the difference. Our first leader was ok, but I definitely felt like I was attending a meeting. The second leader (and the one we have stuck with) is amazing. She has a lot of energy and everyone really participates in the meeting. In fact, when she was away for several weeks and another leader came in, the meetings had a whole different feel, even though the same people were attending, so that just showed me that the leader really does set the tone. So I don't think there would be a problem with trying out different meetings and find the one that fits your personality and expectations.
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    Here is picture that was in our local paper from this weekend's open house at WW. It came from the Public Opinion newspaper but DIS won't let me put the link here. The lady on the left is our leader, Joni. The lady on the right is the one that has lost 255 pounds, Colleen. Colleen's husband is in the middle. The picture was taken while on their honeymoon in Peru.

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  4. Maude4Disney

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    Good Morning. New to WW, ending week 1 tomorrow. Would like to join in here to help me stay on track :) Have been lurking for awhile and finally took the plunge last week. I'm looking at my 45th bday in July and have at least 75lbs to lose. I have tried so many other "diets" with some success so I know I can take the weight off, but always.... ALWAYS put the weight back on. I have "survived" this first week with no problem... except DH broke my scale so I'm starting over with a new scale at tomorrow's weigh in. My biggest issue... I hate to exercise. I know it is a must, but my joints hurt so bad... I know that will improve with the weight coming off so I just need to take it one day at a time. :) Looking forward to getting to know ya!
     
  5. christinascreative

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    Thanks!! I have to say that your encouragement here really helps-- so THANK YOU for staying here and motivating all of us :)

    YOU are amazing!! Believe it and achieve it :) and be loud and proud about it. Your hard work got you here! Keep kicking butt!

    I agree. Track Track Track. I use the points tracker on my phone which really helps too. I can't escape tracking-- it's everywhere I go. Also, I tend to snack at night, so I try to only do fruits/veggies for snacks at that time. Processed food / carbs / bad sugars at that time are no good for me.

    Again, I agree! The leader DOES make a huge difference for me. I did not like my leader when I was at WW almost 20 years ago when I was 16. She didn't have "oomph" and was just fake and seemed like she didn't care about progress. Well, low and behold, she's not a leader anymore.

    The leader I have now is AMAZING and I truly get upset when we have a sub because she is THAT good. She is so motivating and encouraging-- and has been since day 1 for me. She points out the successes so others can be inspired, and will work with you if you need help-- even offering up her personal email / cell to members if they need her.

    She has so many success stories in the meetings I have been to-- I've never seen so many lifetimers in one spot. THAT'S a good leader.

    You can switch to a different leader / time / location if need be. I started at one location but it wasn't convenient for me and I now go to another location that she is a leader at. It's pretty flexible. Find what works for you. Keep at it and you will get there!! :)
     
  6. robinb

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    Hi guys! My WI last week was as expected, I gained 4.2 lbs on vacation at WDW and Tampa. I'm back on track and tracking again :thumbsup2.
     
  7. pwdebbie

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    The important thing is -- Did you enjoy everything you ate at WDW? Please tell me that you enjoyed every indulgent bite (because that's what I plan to do in April).
     
  8. keahgirl8

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    I am 13.6 pounds away! Yes, my mom is doing it online too.
     
  9. lovethattink

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    robinb, I hope you have a wonderful time at WDW. And I agree, I hope you enjoyed every indugence.


    I am down 1.2 pounds this week! Did alot of walking.
     
  10. pwdebbie

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    Up .2 this week. It was because of the WW leader Tom -- he kept encouraging me to try different flavors of the bars at the WW open house Saturday. I told him last night he made me eat at least nine points worth of bars in one day, so the .2 gain was all his fault, lol.
     
  11. Sandi

    Sandi <font color=red>A proud Spartans fan!

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    Isn't it nice when you can blame someone else. Especially a WW leader!

    I was down 1.2 at my WI today. Tracking works.
     
  12. catherines_mama

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    Good luck everyone. I've tried WW so many times. But it's a problem with me not the plan. I'm so excited for you all!
     
  13. NC State

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    Down 1 lb this week so I'm back to a total of 41 lbs lost. I'm hoping to be back to 46 lbs before my next Disney trip. I'm also working on my fourth 5K in April. Feels so good to be back on program! I hope everyone has a good week.

    -Stephanie
     
  14. NC State

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    WOW keahgirl8 I'm impressed....you have done so great on the program!:banana:
     
  15. StayCool

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    Well I went to the grocery store today while I was starving. As you can imagine that was not a good thing! I ended up buying a pint of Ben & Jerry's... and I ate it for lunch. BUT I still had all my weekly's and found the greatest strawberries which I had for dinner. Yum. I hope everyone else is having a great day! :goodvibes
     
  16. pwdebbie

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    I'm wondering if something was wrong with the WW database or website or whatever on Saturday. I had three friends that joined Saturday and all three of them got 26 points. That's it. Now, one (K -- late 50s) I could see getting 26, she joined to be with her sister (R -- also late 50s). K doesn't have much to lose. R, on the other hand, probably has at least 50 to lose. And R's dil M (30) also joined, she has about 20 to lose. I just don't understand why R only has 26 points. Does this seem odd to anyone else?
     
  17. Sandi

    Sandi <font color=red>A proud Spartans fan!

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    Hi Debbie,
    That seems odd to me, too. 26 is the lowest anyone ever gets. It does seem like there would be a points allowance difference for a 50 pound difference. I know they put things other than weight, height, and gender into the calculation, but that does seem off. Maybe your friends can ask a receptionist or leader about it. (Of course, if they stick with 26 points, they're going to see fantastic first week results. That's not sustainable, however.)
     
  18. NC State

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    Down 1 lb this week. Feels so good to be back on program!

    -Stephanie
     
  19. keahgirl8

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    Yay! Congrats! Welcome back!
     
  20. StayCool

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    I went out to dinner tonight with friends which happens pretty rarely. I tracked every single thing and I really think that I was honest with myself. How do you estimate points when you have no clue what the nutritional info is? I did check the website but it isn't there.
     
  21. keahgirl8

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    I take my best guess. Weight Watchers has general entries for most foods. If I ate grilled chicken breast, I track that. If I ate rice, I track rice. Any tracking is better than no tracking.
     

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