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Flossbolna

Sea days are just so relaxing!
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Sep 8, 2006
Yes, purple is appealing! I am just doing it online. I keep thinking about meetings, but I think I will try them when I start feeling less motivated and need a boost.

Good luck! I hope it works for you!!
 

piccolopat

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Apr 25, 2014
I'm on WW blue and it works very well for me. I've always loved my fruits and vegetables as well as chicken and eggs (all zero), but I've had to learn to love plain, fat free yogurt and to eat far fewer carbs than I used to. Portion control has been a major key for me. I learned that I was eating reasonably well (except for my snacking) but my portions were out of control. I used to have a big bowl of pasta and now have a 1 cup portion. I used to have a large piece of meat and now have 3-5 ounces. I had to recognize that zero point foods still have calories and so I can't load up on them and expect to lose even if my points say otherwise. It's a bit of a trial and error process, even now 2 years and 135 pounds lost into the process.
 

Flossbolna

Sea days are just so relaxing!
Joined
Sep 8, 2006
I'm on WW blue and it works very well for me. I've always loved my fruits and vegetables as well as chicken and eggs (all zero), but I've had to learn to love plain, fat free yogurt and to eat far fewer carbs than I used to. Portion control has been a major key for me. I learned that I was eating reasonably well (except for my snacking) but my portions were out of control. I used to have a big bowl of pasta and now have a 1 cup portion. I used to have a large piece of meat and now have 3-5 ounces. I had to recognize that zero point foods still have calories and so I can't load up on them and expect to lose even if my points say otherwise. It's a bit of a trial and error process, even now 2 years and 135 pounds lost into the process.
Wow! That's an amazing weight loss! Well done!

Portion control is important for me as well. I find that when I eat healthy meals within my plan, it is so much easier to feel full with smaller portions.
 

piccolopat

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Joined
Apr 25, 2014
Wow! That's an amazing weight loss! Well done! Portion control is important for me as well. I find that when I eat healthy meals within my plan, it is so much easier to feel full with smaller portions.
Thanks! It was hard work reversing many decades of bad eating habits but I am so glad I finally got my act together. Downside is all of the loose skin but I'd rather be jiggly and healthier at 62 than fat and unhealthy. Good luck on your plan!
 

HappyGrape

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Joined
Nov 1, 2013
How is everyone doing?

I finally got myself to healthier stage, 10 months of my life gone due to long covid but I am not going to give out about it!

I lost 12lbs since the begging of the year, very happy happy with that. I have been doing walk at home daily, outdoor walks, small calorie reduction and short strength workouts - like 15 minutes upper body weights today. I also stopped eating after dinner and trying to be moderate with my calories - shooting for about 2000 calorie daily with small but consistent deficit.

Hope you are all keeping healthy
 

piccolopat

DIS Veteran
Joined
Apr 25, 2014
I haven't been able to lose more in the last few months but just maintaining. It's a bit frustrating since I only have 25 pounds to go (I've lost 130). I've caught myself sliding into some bad habits recently due to some increased stress but I am nipping that in the bud now so it doesn't become a problem. I'm hoping to get things going in the right direction sometime in the next couple of weeks.
 
  • ski_mom

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    Joined
    Feb 19, 2004
    How is everyone doing?

    I finally got myself to healthier stage, 10 months of my life gone due to long covid but I am not going to give out about it!

    I lost 12lbs since the begging of the year, very happy happy with that. I have been doing walk at home daily, outdoor walks, small calorie reduction and short strength workouts - like 15 minutes upper body weights today. I also stopped eating after dinner and trying to be moderate with my calories - shooting for about 2000 calorie daily with small but consistent deficit.

    Hope you are all keeping healthy
    Thanks for checking in! Sounds like you are doing great! I'm still trying to get myself started on an at home walking routine. I figured out how to get youtube on our downstairs TV where I would do them, so now I just need to pick something out and start. On your at home walking, are you using a certain program?

    I haven't been able to lose more in the last few months but just maintaining. It's a bit frustrating since I only have 25 pounds to go (I've lost 130). I've caught myself sliding into some bad habits recently due to some increased stress but I am nipping that in the bud now so it doesn't become a problem. I'm hoping to get things going in the right direction sometime in the next couple of weeks.
    You've had a great loss! I've also been maintaining since basically the middle of December, but I'm happy with that and I think finally ready to push forward again. I lost 50 pound last year from May 3rd until I hit my low on December 16th. Today, I'm still at that exact same weight which is a little frustrating that I could have been further along, but at the same time, I'm good with it because I really haven't been tracking or making the best choices.

    I started tracking again yesterday and want to get back on track with better choices!
     

    HappyGrape

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    Nov 1, 2013

    I used this, but choose my own walks daily as I don't want any jumping or running. I can choose 10 minutes walks few times weekly if I want, I really like them. I usually put my own music. They have good few free on youtube
     

    ski_mom

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    Feb 19, 2004

    I used this, but choose my own walks daily as I don't want any jumping or running. I can choose 10 minutes walks few times weekly if I want, I really like them. I usually put my own music. They have good few free on youtube
    Thank you - I will check it out. Even having to pay the $5 a month is a good deal!
     
  • HappyGrape

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    Nov 1, 2013
    very easy to cancel if you don't want to keep paying too! The weather here have been awful, I love having the little workouts to do
     

    HappyGrape

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    Nov 1, 2013
    You've had a great loss! I've also been maintaining since basically the middle of December, but I'm happy with that and I think finally ready to push forward again. I lost 50 pound last year from May 3rd until I hit my low on December 16th. Today, I'm still at that exact same weight which is a little frustrating that I could have been further along, but at the same time, I'm good with it because I really haven't been tracking or making the best choices.
    HI, I missed this part! Well done, that's impressive loss!
     

    piccolopat

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    Apr 25, 2014
    Thanks for checking in! Sounds like you are doing great! I'm still trying to get myself started on an at home walking routine. I figured out how to get youtube on our downstairs TV where I would do them, so now I just need to pick something out and start. On your at home walking, are you using a certain program?



    You've had a great loss! I've also been maintaining since basically the middle of December, but I'm happy with that and I think finally ready to push forward again. I lost 50 pound last year from May 3rd until I hit my low on December 16th. Today, I'm still at that exact same weight which is a little frustrating that I could have been further along, but at the same time, I'm good with it because I really haven't been tracking or making the best choices.

    I started tracking again yesterday and want to get back on track with better choices!
    You've had a very good loss as well. Good luck getting back on track. I think pandemic stress has a lot to do with it and I'm just grateful I was able to lose 25 pounds in 2020 even though the last few months have been at a standstill.
     



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