- Nov 8, 2014
That’s great! Congratulations!Weigh in at the end of week2: down another 1.2 pounds, for a total of 4.8.
Slow and steady, I'm happy with my progress.
You’ll probably still lose quickly for awhile! Welcome!I'm glad I found this thread! I signed up a week and a half ago. I started with about 25lbs that I'd like to lose but realistically I'd be happy with 15 or 20. I'm hoping to lose a good chunk of it before we head to Disney at the end of March but we'll see how my willpower is! I lost 5lbs in the first week but I know that was mostly water and that the weight loss will really slow down now.
Good for you! Keep going, it does get easier!Last night I figured I'm overdue to start some exercise. I'm not a huge exercise fan... I'm on my feet all day long, and have no real problems with 11 or 12 miles a day when we hit Disney World every few years. But I don't do gyms, and I pretty much never exercise for the sake of exercise.
We inherited a treadmill over the summer from some neighbors. I'm pretty sure it's haunted. I got on it last night. After a 1 minute warmup, the pace goes into an Olympic sprint. Thank goodness for the sideboards; you can get onto them while slowing down the pace to "59 year old woman."
But I did 10 minutes. (Closer to 13; I stopped and started a few minutes trying to survive the pace before I hit the 10 consecutive minute pace.) Wimpy, I know. I figure 10 minutes a few times a week can certainly increase to 15, then 20 and so on. And I'll have to choose my time better; I want to be able to blast the music, and both my husband and daughter needed the computers in the same room while I was on the treadmill.
But it's 10 minutes I wasn't sitting in front of the TV.
Eat all your points. Weekly and activity. Just do it. The honeymoon period is real, but eventually you’ll feel hungry.Any WW pros willing to share any concrete advice/tips?
See above. Eventually you’ll get hungry. Best to start high and if you cannot lose at all then start slowly lowering (it’s the opposite of what you’ll do for maintenance). I think many more can eat more than they think they can, but when you start all “diet-y” you can harm your metabolism and long term success.OK, a question.
I've been good for a week-- weigh in is today. I've only used 2 of my weekly points last Friday; most days I'm a point or two below my 23 point target. And I know I could have a snack to use them up, but I'm honestly not hungry.
Why do you say to use all the points everyday? I can see that some days I'll want them, and to even dip into the weeklies. But is it OK to be a point or two below my daily target on most days?
You’re never off the wagon unless you choose to be. We considers people like me to always be lifetime, even if we aren’t doing the program. The next meal can get us back on track.For me, that first big cheat has always been the issue-- I figure that this diet simply won't work for me and I give up.
So consider those 23 points as using your weeklies. So now you've never fallen off the wagon. Stay on track today.
That’s not slow. That’s very very fast especially since I think you said your goal is a 25 pound loss.Weigh in at the end of week2: down another 1.2 pounds, for a total of 4.8.
Slow and steady, I'm happy with my progress.
Thanks for the suggestions for better choices with my english muffin. As far as the coffee goes, I'm not a coffee drinker either only that morning cup of the coffee drink that I stumbled upon in the groccery store. It's in a milk carton already mixed up so I would not even begin to know how to concoct a lower point version. I need to walk away from it...lolAs far as the English Muffin with butter goes:
Instead of something along those lines, one of my new go-to snacks is 1 slice of Fiber One 50 calorie bread (1 pt) and 1 tsp of Smuckers No Sugar Added Raspberry Preserves (0 pts). The preserves are hearty enough that I don't even miss the butter.
What can you substitute to make the coffee fewer points? I'm not a coffee drinker, so I can't be of much help. Could you switch to lower fat milk? Could you switch to a small from a medium? Could you substitute a lower calorie version of the creamer?
Online only has a tracker, a great website, the app with a points calculator and scanner. It also has Connect, which is their social media only for WW members. I am finding some great tips and videos on there to keep me motivated. Lots of inspiring stories. I believe it is $15 per month for online-only, but they usually run an introductory discount. I have never attended a meeting. I'm currently 30 lbs below my high weight, and working back down to my original goal (lost it before and then got lazy). Meetings members get access to online with their membership, I believe. They also have a Lifetime status with meetings that gets you free meetings as long as you stay in certain criteria. I may join for that when I get closer to goal.I have been contemplating joining weight watchers. I have been heavy most of my adult life and would like to lose weight and be healthier. My sister in law did weight watchers and did amazing, she was skinny to begin with I think she did it to lose baby weight. Can you explain the free style? I see the commercials but a little confused.... is it beneficial to me to do the meetings? Or to do the online only thing?
Plan ahead for the sweets! You can even go ahead in the tracker calendar and it will let you track items and take them out of your weeklies without affecting your current day's points. It's easier to resist the temptation if you know you will get a treat on your terms.I gained.2 this week, but it's been a rough week and we ate out last night so I was expecting it. I'm back on track this week. I'm kind of dreading Valentine's Day. The sweets are hard to resist!
Sugar is high in points. So are pastries, ice cream, chocolate, fried foods, etc. BUT you can use sugar substitutes and natural fruits to get that sweet flavor. There are lots of people who do recipe hacks on you tube and elsewhere to still have their treats and have them with lower points. That doesn't work so well for me. Coming off sugar is hard at first, but when you practice it really does make you appreciate naturally sweet foods more.Oh ok. Thank you for that response that makes more sense. I like that it will hold you accountable for the food you eat and teach yuou a better way to eat and not feel deprived. I'm a sugar addict, so the sugar free stuff would be hard for me. But I know I can't have sugar and loose weight. Is it expensive?