Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

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

  1. fairestoneofall

    fairestoneofall DIS Veteran

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    can i join in here? i started WW on January 3. my goal is to lose 20-30 pounds (i'd like to be toned as well, so i know that muscle weighs more than fat).

    so far, i've lost almost nine pounds. when i really try, i can lose that first ten pounds within 3-4 weeks and then the weight CRAWLS away. i know the last ten are going to be a struggle.

    i carry all of my extra weight in my stomach--not good and definitely not attractive. i'm tired of looking pregnant.
     
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  3. pwdebbie

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    :banana::banana::banana: 75 pounds gone! :banana::banana::banana:

    45 to go till I reach the "healthy weight" range.

    Shannon -- I am a big breakfast eater. I must start my day with protein. If I eat carbs in the morning (oatmeal, whole grain bread or bagel, whole grain cereal) I am not satisfied and will be chomping at the bit by 10:00. My typical breakfast is two eggs and a pork product plus a banana or some other fruit. That's 7 to 8 points.

    Lunch is our big meal and if we don't go out (dh likes to go out) I'll make a meal the way I was raised -- a meat, a veggie, and a starch plus salad. I don't do recipes -- dh doesn't like his food all combined any way. Lunch usually comes to about 8 - 10 points.

    For dinner, if I have seven points or more left, I do a WW frozen entree; if I have fewer left, I'll do something like popcorn, or lunchmeat rolled around a bit of WW string cheese. Plus some fruit again. Or Progresso soup -- I eat the whole can, 4 points.

    Btw, I get 26 points for the day. I've never really been in the habit of snacking between meals. But I used to eat up to six Tastycake cupcakes a day (two after each meal) and / or Oreos. Now for a sweet, I eat cookies that I like that I've already figured the points on. For example, Stauffer's dark chocolate stars (only available at Christmas -- at Easter they become bunnies, :) ) are one point each. One or two satisfies if I am craving sweet.

    I seldom eat my 49 weekly points but find that when I do a big meal once in a while and use them, I still lose weight. I think my body says, "Oh, ok, we aren't starving, it's okay to let some more weight go, since she decided to give us that big meal."
     
  4. shannon006

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    That is awesome!!:cool1:
     
  5. pwdebbie

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    As I was answering Shannon I thought that maybe we could each share what we ate today.
    So, what's on your menu?

    Breakfast was bacon (3 strips) and eggs. (Oops, forgot to eat my banana.) 8 points

    Lunch is going to be casual today. Dh wanted some buffalo turkey breast lunchmeat, so we are having sandwiches. I will have:
    Martins Potato Roll (small size) -- 2 points
    corned beef lunchmeat -- 1 point
    1/2 slice of swiss cheese -- 2 points
    mustard -- 0 points
    cole slaw -- 2 points
    potato salad -- 3 points

    That will leave me 8 points for dinner, so I'll pull out a frozen WW meal and add some broccoli. Probably 7 points, so I'll finish with one cookie.
     
  6. keahgirl8

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    Congrats, Debbie! Fantastic job! I am so proud of you!
     
  7. robinb

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    Hi guys! I'm checking in with my WI. I skipped last Friday because I wanted to change back to Wednesdays. I was too crazy over the weekends and ate too many weekly points since I figured I could "make it up" the rest of the week. That does work sometimes but other times it didn't. So, I moved back to Wednesday so I would be more in control over the weekend. We'll see how it goes.

    So, I lost 2.4 lbs over 12 days. I'm pretty happy with that. I have been working out whenever my DD swims (which is 4x per week) but there was puke in the pool on Monday so both she and I skipped. I am up to 20 minutes of elliptical and another 40-50 minutes on a treadmill at about 3.5 mph.
     
  8. robinb

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    More about our meeting today. We talked about planning meals and she had us put together a meal which is under 10 points. The woman next to me had a cookbook called "Eat More of What You Love" by Marlene Koch and she read the recipe for "Cheesy Seaside Shells" . Here is the recipe and it looks really good! I bough shells, shrimp & crab in anticipation of making it over the weekend:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=CpfD2ahsNkcC&pg=PA198&lpg=PA198#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Each 1.5 cup serving was only 8 points!

    My leader had everyone put their name tags into a basket for a free cookbook. The first woman who was selected already had both cookbooks so she said to pick someone else. I won! She recommended "Tastier than Takeout" over the one about leftovers (I don't like leftovers so I would have probably picked the Tastier one anyway). She recommended the Spicy Chana Masala (Indian spiced sweet potatoes) which sounds extra yummy!
     
  9. pwdebbie

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    We planned a meal last night too. Mine was chicken breasts cooked in fat-free sour cream with mushrooms served over quinoa with broccoli on the side. I used to make this when we first got married and hadn't thought about it until last night. I used to serve it over white rice so the quinoa will be a change. I plan to try this next week.

    I know why I quit making it -- all four kids got hit with the stomach bug that was going around just a few hours after dinner. That was one meal I saw repeatedly for 24 hours, and the kids were never able to eat it again without gagging and it didn't particularly thrill me either. But I do think I'll give it a try now that almost thirty years have passed!

    The lady in front of me won a cookbook but she didn't get a choice.
     
  10. christinascreative

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    Would love that chicken breast recipe! Do you bake it or is it on top of the stove? Sounds delicious!
     
  11. Sandi

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    Thanks for that link Robin! I love mac n cheese and pretty much never eat it because of the calories/high points plus. I'm going to fiddle with the recipe a little (not really a peas and carrots fan), but the seafood addition is terrific.

    Congrats on your weight loss!
     
  12. pwdebbie

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    Never had a recipe. Just four chicken breasts and a container (I guess 8 oz?) of fat-free sour cream and some Season All or other seasoned salt. On top of the stove, medium heat, covered, for however long it takes to cook chicken breasts. I had a friend who was suddenly disabled and we were asked to pull recipe cards out of her box and provide a meal once a month, and this was the one I pulled. Easy as can be.
     
  13. keahgirl8

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    Yum! I wonder how it would work with Greek Yogurt! That is all I ever use for sour cream any more.
     
  14. NC State

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    Down another 1.2 lbs this week. My holiday gain is slowing melting! Hope everyone has a great week.

    -Stephanie
     
  15. StayCool

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    I've been forcing myself to track lately and it is getting easier. Plus it helps that I am starting to see results too. :) My last semester of graduate school starts next Wednesday so I'm really hoping to push through and track the whole time. Last semester I was so overloaded and stressed that I quit about halfway through. :eek: For the first time I am really realizing that this is something that I will be doing forever, not just until I reach my goal. That makes it easier to have more patience with myself and remember that I didn't gain all this over night so I can't expect it to go away over night either.
     
  16. christinascreative

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    That'll work :) Thanks!
     
  17. robinb

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    Awesome! I still have a couple holiday/WDW pounds to go but they are coming off too!

    I don't know about Greek Yogurt. I think it might separate when you cook it.

    Yay for you! Good luck with your last semester of graduate school. You must be so excited! Just think about the nice clothes you'll be able to fit into for graduation :cool1:.
     
  18. StayCool

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    I am really excited. I don't want to start this chapter of my life as the biggest person in the office anymore. :blush: My goal is to be at or under 200 by graduation in May. So I have about 35 pounds to lose until then. Not to mention the vacation we have planned to Myrtle Beach in June... :goodvibes

    Sooo... to counteract the pizza and chocolate chip cookies I ate yesterday :crazy2: I restocked my refrigerator. I made fruit salad (1pp per cup), a large tossed salad and cut up some melons. I also have apples, clementines and bananas on hand. The idea is to get things on hand that are easy to grab and go since life is about to get really crazy. Hopefully it works! :thumbsup2

    I hope everyone else is having a good Friday and has a great weekend!
     
  19. MinnieTink

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    Hi everyone! I'm subbing in to this thread.. Started WW (again!) a little over a week ago. Down 3.8 in week one, hoping to lose about 50 lbs. I did WW in 2011 and from Jan til June I lost 22 lbs. Then promptly fell off the wagon when summer arrived and the kids were out of school. Ugh. Gained it all back plus like a pound (was that for good luck? Lol) I am a 40 year old mom of three and I was asked to be matron of honor by a very dear friend. That is partially my motivation but mostly I want to feel better and lower my blood pressure etc. I have already tried a new recipe from skinny taste- the cheesy spaghetti squash with baby spinach-yum! Love the skinny taste site!

    I wish you all the best in your weight loss "journey!"
     
  20. bumbershoot

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    My hubby hit his 10% yesterday! Woohooooooo!

    He's been working at it since February. He's a very slow loser, which is very demotivating for a man, but he's just kept on going. Since August he has only lost 8 lbs, which has been really hard for him emotionally.

    In the last month he realized he had gotten a little sloppy in his tracking, so he tightened those things up...tracked AS he ate instead of at the end of the day (which helped me figure out appropriate dinners, too), made sure he was using the right information for things he eats often, etc.

    I had noticed that weighing every day at home was really hurting his feelings and making him angry, so I strongly urged that he stop. When we were on the way to the meeting he said "don't be surprised if I'm up 2 or 3 pounds", because that's how he felt. He hurt his hip this week and took some ibuprofen, and he always notices a bit of bloat when he takes those. But lo and behold, he was down 1.6 and that meant he had finally hit that 10%.

    He nearly got a standing ovation at the meeting. People know and like him, and KNOW how hard he has worked to get that weight off. He's a bigger guy, so his 10% is a LOT more than most peoples' 10%. His 10% is nearly the weight our leader lost to hit lifetime. I know that he and I were teary-eyed along with our leader (who adores him), and I think others were, too. I'm so proud of him. :love:


    We had already planned to go out clothes-shopping, and that brassy keychain made it even more fun. He's down two pants sizes (DS and I told him so!) and a shirt size as well. :banana:


    I can't remember if I shared this a month or so ago, but his endocrinologist says there is no indication that he is diabetic anymore. And more recently, the results of other bloodwork shows that his pituitary tumor called a prolactinoma is almost done, too. The cyst is still there (but breaking down), but the prolactin levels are at 19, which is just 4 units higher than the high side of normal for a man. :dance3:


    It's just all good for DH. :)
     
  21. pwdebbie

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    You tell that man of yours that I am sending him big congratulations. Awesome accomplishment! And good for you for being so supportive.
     

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