Weight Watchers Chat -- Part III

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

  1. Jeslynb

    Jeslynb Mouseketeer

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    Thanks for the tips and support, Debbie and Bumbershoot. I do need to sit down and go through my materials. I have been using etools to track, which makes it somewhat easy to not read all the "stuff".

    I hope I am not being overly ambitious with my 5K goal for February. I figure I can surely walk part of it if I need to. I am giving myself 3-4 months of walking/elliptical/initial weight loss before I start the C25K program. If I can start it over the summer or even by the fall, I should be in shape for Feb 2014.

    Hi to all the other newbies. :wave2:
     
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  3. keahgirl8

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    I think it is totally doable. I would highly recommend the Jeff Galloway training app, especially if you are a beginning runner.
     
  4. tubachick

    tubachick DIS Veteran<br><font color=blue>Official DIS "good

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    I AGREE!!! :surfweb: I read it all, and then I read it again when I need some more "motivation" the weekly handouts, the online articles--- and then I remembered the WISH threads. All of them keep me on track to my healthy lifestyle. (its not a diet).

    I have a food scale, I need to use it more. But I have stated to weigh out meats (I think that is harder for me to estimate) but I need to get better at putting it all on the scale.

    I track everything, even if its something I probably should have said no to. :headache:

    Thanks for your encouraging words!!!
     
  5. MellieluvsDisney

    MellieluvsDisney I love Orlando

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    Welcome to all the new people! So exciting! :yay:

    I'm also looking into starting to run in April, as soon as the snow goes away (Canada here!). I have a goal set to run my first 5K on June 29 of this year.

    I so admire people who train for marathons!
     
  6. Jeslynb

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    Thank you - it will be awhile until I can run, but I have heard great things about Galloway.
     
  7. kirstie101

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    Can I join you all? I just started WW two weeks ago. I have about 30lbs I'd like to lose, though truthfull I should probably lose 50. So far I'm down 3lbs and I'm pretty pleased with the program.
    My one concern before I started was that I am a runner, and I use that term very loosely, and after long runs I tend to be starving that evening or the next day. But so far I've done ok just using the Activity Points I earn.
    I need to buy a food scale. Thats on my wish list!
    Looking forward to reading all the tips/advice on here!
     
  8. pwdebbie

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    Down 1.6 today for a total 81.2 off. Only 3.8 to reach my goal of 85 off by my next Disney trip (mid-April). I think it is doable in five weeks! My dd posted pics today of before and after on FB (she started maintenance last week) and someone asked where my pics were. I said I was going to take pics in Disney the same places I did in 2010 and then put those up for my before and in-progress-but-not-there-yet pics. :)
     
  9. keahgirl8

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    Congrats! I knew you'd make it!
     
  10. bumbershoot

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    Thanks!

    Oh yes, don't feel guilty. I mean, if you go into Weekly/Activity and you track it accurately and over a period of weeks you're not losing, you *know* where to go, what to do. If you do continue to lose even while going into the "extra" points, then yay! But don't feel guilty.



    Cereal was one of my downfalls, that's for sure.


    I dislike walking with a passion. There's something about the way my hips are built that makes walking *hurt*. But I can run (once my lungs and leg muscles catch up with me) withOUT hurting. It's the weirdest thing. So I simply couldn't walk on the treadmill for exercise, and even while doing the couch to whatever-K programs it must be funny to watch, because I'll be running running running, then go to the walk portion and I limp. So weird.

    Anyway, so when I was first losing and starting to seriously work out again, I just used the elliptical. That's what started getting my lungs and heart and muscles ready to MOVE again.


    etools does indeed make it easy to not really *know* the program. And then one day you'll be on vacation, or your internet/phone app will be out, or they are doing maintenance, and then you don't totally know what to do. :)

    I don't think you're being overly ambitious at all.


    Good for you! I read somewhere in the last year that...your body tracks it all, so we should, too. :)


    I got my OXO scale at BedBathBeyond. I hear they have coupons, but I didn't have one at the time. Wait for a coupon! :)

    There are lots of people on here that do not eat their activity points, but I personally don't know what I would do if I weren't eating them. When I'm consistently working out, especially jogging, I become ravenous. Doing WW helps with that because I know that I do not get a huge milkshake for 3 miles on a treadmill, instead I get an extra *serving* of dinner, or 3 milano cookies, or whatever the points work out to, but I still do seem to *need* that extra food when I'm jogging.

    And APs are calculated with a deficit anyway. "They" say to use 80 calories burned per AP (if using a heart rate monitor), and some use 100 (I use 80). Well if the very basic calculation for a point is 40 calories, then even with 80 you're already only eating half of what you've burned. Make sense?


    Woohoo!!!!!

    I love that picture idea.
     
  11. Disneyluvr

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    Had my 1st weigh in last night and I am down 2 lbs! Woohoo, I am on my way!
     
  12. robinb

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    I weighed in today and lost .8 lbs. I'm happy with any loss :).

    We talked about planning meals in our meeting today. Who here plans? I don't, mostly because I like to "wing it". I think I might try to plan a few meals in advance this week.
     
  13. Aburns8

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    Congrats on the loss. I don't plan, I just don't have time. Plus I never know what I will be in the mood to eat.
     
  14. keahgirl8

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    I am the same way. I don't ever know what I am going to want, so I don't plan. It works for a lot of people though!

    Congrats, Robin!
     
  15. nocomment711

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    I plan out breakfast. I eat the same thing for breakfast every morning now (partially because I'm lazy and don't want to do anything else). I have greek yogurt and Special K. It's a nice boost of protein in the mornings.

    I'll plan out lunch the night before sometimes, but usually I just grab something out of the freezer for lunch.

    Dinner is a free-for-all. If I feel like cooking, I'll cook. If I don't, it's back to the microwave.

    I'm bad at this. XD
     
  16. Jeslynb

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    Great job!
     
  17. Jeslynb

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    I like to plan the family dinners so I can shop accordingly. Since I am only a few days on plan, I am planning meals in advance so that I can see the PP value. Otherwise I would have no idea what to do and I don't have time to sit there at every meal and look up options to see the points.

    Once I have some favorite meals/staples in hand, I imagine I won't have to advance plan as much.

    Today, ladies, I am so hungry. I ate less protein than usual and breakfast and now I can't seem to get full despite a filling lunch with extra veggies and fruit. I have 3 more hours at work and I have eaten all my snacks. With dinner planned out already, I only have three extra points to play with.

    I hate feeling hungry.:(
     
  18. kirstie101

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    I try to plan our dinners the night before. Its nice to have an idea of how many points I'll be using in the evenings. I'm only successful at this about half the time though.
    Breakfast and lunch during the work week are always planned. Weekends I dont really plan as much.
     
  19. robinb

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    Are you eating your weekly and activity points. I browsed your previous posts and it looks like you are working out quite a bit on the elliptical. Do you have anything with protein in it for a snack? String cheese, almonds or yogurt? Mixing protein with your fruit and veggies can go a long way to battle hunger.
     
  20. MellieluvsDisney

    MellieluvsDisney I love Orlando

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    Congrats on your loss this week!! :cool1:
     
  21. MellieluvsDisney

    MellieluvsDisney I love Orlando

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    It's WI day! I lost 0.6 pounds for a total of 25.8 pounds. Well, better than nothing. After 2 great weeks, it slowed down this week. It's ok, I'll take any loss over a gain.

    Have a great week everyone! :goodvibes
     

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