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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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    The friend that needs to lose the most, GAINED in her first week. Due to her work schedule, breakfast is at 4:00 a.m., lunch at 10:00 and dinner at 5:00. She said that by the time she was finished lunch, all her points were used up for the day. I suggested she try what another lady in our group is doing -- her "day" starts with dinner, then breakfast, then lunch. Instead of midnight to midnight, she's doing 5:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. as a day. My friend is going to talk to her leader about that today.
     
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  3. pwdebbie

    pwdebbie DIS Veteran

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    What is it that you were looking for? Maybe one of us can help with something specific.

    But I do what Keahgirl said. Find something most like what I ate and track that. I love cheesesteak subs from our local place. Of course that's not on the tracker. But cheesesteak subs from some national chains are on there, so I go to the chain's website and read about their sub and look at pictures if possible. Once I find a sub that matches pretty much with what I ate, I use the tracker info for that sub as my points. Might not be exact, but it is close enough.
     
  4. StayCool

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    Ok, so last night I had a hamburger, fries, mac & cheese and some brie with a baguette. I ate the whole hamburger, but I only had a few bites of all the other stuff. I left a lot of stuff on my plate and didn't bring anything home because I don't want it in my house. lol

    So I broke my dinner down like this:
    Brie 1 oz. - 3
    mac n cheese 3 oz - 3
    burger - 12
    small fries - 6
    diet soda - 0

    That was the best I could come up with. What do you think?
     
  5. keahgirl8

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    Could be right! Just make sure you are tracking enough for a burger. Depending on how large, how fatty the meat, and what was on it, restaurant burgers can be pretty high in points. Also, if you ate part of the baguette, you left that off.
     
  6. pwdebbie

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    Looks good to me except I think you missed the baguette.
     
  7. KateB

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    Ok so I decided to try WW because I have 20 stubborn pounds to lose. So far I have 2.2 in about 2 weeks. I was an unbeliever but so far so good! I feel like I am eating healthier & exercising more regularly. 17.8 to go before my trip in June!
     
  8. shannon006

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    Ok, I'm getting back on board the WW way! I get 27 pp. Tomorrow is day 1. I am aiming toward running the half marathon!

    I'm sure I will be checking in here for some help and motivation:goodvibes
     
  9. lg1366

    lg1366 Earning My Ears

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    I joined last week and am down 3.2 so far. I find putting points per serving on package works for me. Looking forward to Disney oct 2013
    Good luck !!
     
  10. keahgirl8

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    It's weigh-in day! I'm down 1.8 pounds, 104.4 overall!
     
  11. christinascreative

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    Nice job!! You are such an inspiration to me--I come here to stay / get back on track and always look for your posts! I'm down 1.8 too - but 47.4 overall.
     
  12. pwdebbie

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    Yay! That was a big loss for this week!

    "But"? Did you say "But"? Our leader wouldn't settle for that. No "buts" allowed. :) You are almost to 50 lbs! That's not a "but" -- that's an Awesome, Amazing, Terrific, Wonderful . . . you get the idea. :goodvibes
     
  13. keahgirl8

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    Welcome! Good luck on your half marathon training! I am aiming for a 5K to start. I've never done any running whatsoever, so it is an experience just to train for it!

    That's great! I am glad to help!

    Thanks, Debbie!

    Yes. What she said. 47.8 is fantastic!
     
  14. bumbershoot

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    Congratulations! You are seriously in the home stretch! How are friends and family dealing with it?

    SO true. :)

    My leader lost 42 pounds (on her 10th time through WW) to get to her goal, and that 42 pounds is just as important as my 60+ so far, or as much as DH will lose to hit goal (WW goal will mean a 200 lb loss), or someone else's FIVE pound loss! WW simply requires that you are 5 or more pounds above the WW weight for you, so someone who was forward-thinking enough to catch it at 5 or 10 or 40, etc deserves kudos just as much as Keahgirl, or DH will, or the woman interviewed in People magazine who lost over 300 (and she goes to my center and teaches Zumba at my YMCA)!


    I hit 26 points when I was still in the 180s. I was 42 at the time I hit 26 points, I'm 5'3", and I'm shooting for 135 (but the WW range for me can go into the 110s) so I still had around 50 to go (but if I shoot for lower then it will be even more on that #). So I'm not surprised at all.

    That said, I eat WAY more than 26 points per day average, since I love my Weeklies and live for my APs, so the 26 point thing doesn't actually change much for me, LOL.



    OK I was trying to be really specific, but, alas, when I hit 26 points was when our meeting location was being changed over to the new style, we were in an empty office space next door to our normal space, and for whatever reason no one could run a cord through the wall to have internet access, and it was all being done by hand. And no one actually calculated that out for me, so it's not written on my trackers. So I can't be specific. But I know that I hit the mark in the 180s, and probably in the higher 180s.
     
  15. keahgirl8

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    My family is amazing. My parents are both doing this with me, which is great. When I went back home for Christmas, everyone was so proud and so supportive.
     
  16. rhanditresmom

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    I just joined back up with WW. I am really inspired to be healthy and I'm so glad there is a "support group" here!
     
  17. StayCool

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    I was down .2 this week. I'm just glad that I didn't gain. Right now I'm struggling with my fast food addiction! I am tracking everything and I'm trying to make better choices but it just isn't happening like I want it to. But for now my goal is just to push through and keep tracking even if I am making bad choices. Because I can see where I'm actually at I am controlling portion sizes and not going completely crazy like I would otherwise.

    Hope everyone is having a great day and not freezing. It is a hot 10 degrees here and feels like -5! Brrrrr!
     
  18. phorsenuf

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    Went to my first weigh in last night and was down 2 pounds. I'll take it. ;) Finally found my Wii board that was packed away from our move so tomorrow morning, back on that.
    I did decide to go back to the same meeting (that I wasn't thrilled with) and it was much better. Still not a lot of oomph, but that's ok. I'll give it more time. :hourglass
     
  19. christinascreative

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    Thanks :) I'm pretty excited about it, knowing that 50 isn't too far away... BUT one day at a time ;)
     
  20. shannon006

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    Well today is day 2 for me. A bit of a struggle already. I probably haven't eaten the right amount of fruits/veggies.

    breakfast: a banana and a english muffin with egg and cheese. 5 pts

    snack, mandarin orange

    lunch: cambells natural white chicken chili and a large apple 6 pts

    dinner: will be spaghetti and salad

    I am feeling very hungry, but now that I'm typing this I am thinking, well where is my water. Haven't had any. Bingo! So glad I wrote this:thumbsup2

    But if I may ask, what are you all eating out there?
     
  21. Sandi

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    Shannon, you asked what others are eating --

    I get 26 points per day. I always have a Yoplait Greek Yogurt (the 2 points plus kind), 1/2 cup of Fiber One and 1/2 cup frozen berries (no sugar added) for breakfast. It's 4 points.

    Mid-morning, I'll have a piece of fruit or some carrots and celery as a snack.

    Lunch is typically a Lean Cuisine at my desk. Sometimes I'll bring a salad and soup -- I always make sure to get some protein at lunch. Also, I have cut up veggies or something else that crunches. A piece of fruit is a dessert. I often have to eat out at lunch and I just portion control as much as possible. (6-9 points plus.)

    Mid-afternoon, I have a 1 point cheese stick (WW brand typically) and maybe a piece of fruit. (1 point)

    Dinner varies a lot. Usually a cup of cooked vegetables, 1/2 chicken breast or 3 oz of another lean meat, some brown rice or oven roasted potatoes.

    Evening snacking is my downfall. If I can manage my evening, I'm good.

    I always have a glass of ice water or Crystal Light lemonade. As soon as the glass is empty, I go fill it up.

    The WW website has some decent suggestions for how to spread your points out. Getting a protein in the middle of the afternoon helped me stay satisfied until dinner. That took some learning!
     

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