Post # 1
Argh! I just need to vent (and maybe I am looking for a little support, too!). I started my weight loss plan in June…..quit smoking in July…..then re-started the weight-loss in August. For the first few weeks of August, I was steadily losing 1.5 – 2 lbs/week. Now, for some reason, I CANNOT get the scale to budge! For the 3rd damn week in a row, it is the EXACT same weight (to a decimal place)!!!
I don’t understand! I am staying within my WW points allowance, and I am working out 6 days a week (3 days hard cardio, 3 days light cardio with weights). Ugh! I know that at some point it will start to kick in….and I could understand one week of not losing, but damn, 3 weeks in a row of sweatin’ it out and no weight loss really sucks!!
Post # 4
@Rock Hugger: Sorry you’re not losing any. What is your average calorie intake?
Post # 5
**Sending love** Try drinking black or green tea after every meal (blocks carbohydrate absorption) and sprinkle cinnamon on your breakfast food or add to coffee (boosts metabolism). I’m sure some of the weight is muscle buidling, which we all know “weighs more than fat”. Try not to get discouraged and keep up the good work. I’ll bet that even though the pounds aren’t shifting, the inches are.
Post # 6
Hi! I’m doing WW too! I think I’m on week 7…anyways when I first started the plan I was allowed 29 points a day plus the 49 a week. I lost like a third of a pound a week: soooooo frustrating. I started searching online and I guess with the new points system they won’t give you under 29 points, but it was just too many for me. So, I knocked it down to 27 a day, and instead of the extra 49 points a week, I just do one splurge meal with dessert on Sunday nights. The last four weeks I’ve lost a pound a week (no excersise…I’m lazy 🙂 ) So although it’s moving slowly, it’s moving.
Some other things I’ve read from other WW members is to cut back on your fruit intake a little if you’re supplementing a lot of fruit b/c they’re no points. Try some veggies instead? I personally have been eating about three servings of fruit a day and haven’t had a problem, but some people were.
Also, the working out: could you be gaining muscle mass and losing inches? You might try doing a weekly measuring plus the weighing to see if maybe that’s what’s going on.
But don’t get discouraged! Check your measurements and if those aren’t budging maybe take off a couple of daily points a day for a week to see if that helps. Good luck! You can do it!
Post # 7
Awww – thanks for the love everyone!
@Mrs.ChubbyBunny-I do the Weight Watchers points instead of counting calories…it is just easier (for me) to assign a point value to food than the # of cals….. but I am saying within the number of points I am supposed to have based on my height and weight….
@inspiredcreationsbyhaley – I do drink green tea throughout the day, but I have not heard about the cinnamon before – thanks for the tip – I will try it!
@Meg8604 – yep – I was wondering if the “fruits = 0 points” may be one of the problems. I usually have 3 servings of fruit a day but I may substitute one of those with a veggie. I am allowed 34 points (yep, I know, I need to lose weight, hence the WW and gym) but I try to stay 30-32 pts per day.
Post # 8
Be careful with the new points system! I did WW last year and lost 15 lbs. I tried it again this year (stuck to it religiously AND added more exercise) didn’t lose a thing. I think I just eat too many fruits and veggies for it to work for me.
We do WW at work. This year compared to last is really showing how poorly the new points system works. Average loss this year was about 4% in 3 months. Last year it was more like 8%. MAJOR difference.
Post # 9
This may be super crappy advice but here it is: Try changing the exercises you’re doing. I’d alternate the days you work out, like if you’re doing really hard cardio mon, wed, fri–change it to tues, thurs, sat. What sort of hard cardio are you doing? Just straight running? or are you Cycling? Could you change those things?
I’m just thinking if you push your body differently it may react differently but I could be wrong..
Post # 10
@Rock Hugger: Do you eat your weekly points? Or your activity points?
I was having the same issue, and my leader suggested to sort of try around. Try eating all of your weeklies, or if you eat them all each week, try eating less. A good friend of mine, who works out a lot, has to eat every one of her daily points and her weeklies, or she doesn’t lose. I would NOT recommend reducing your points. They are scientifically tested.
Are you getting all of your good health guidelines in? Lots of water?
Sometimes, you just plateu, which really really sucks. The best advice I’ve heard is, “You can’t control what the scale says, only how hard you work.” Just keep at it! I have been a WW member for over a year now. Maybe if you tell me a bit more about your habits, I can give you some tips?
Post # 11
Like @BluegrassBunny: I was going to suggest make sure you are drinking enough water! I know it is a lot easier for me to lose more weight when I am drinking a lot of water.
Post # 12
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Girl I feel you! That happened to me for 5 months!!! I worked out 6 times a week, did 1200 calories a day. nada. SO frustrating. Now my Dr. is sure that its my thyroid, so we are going to start doing some testing.
I also second what the PP’s are saying, change up your cardio. Doing the same thing all the time can cause you to get in a weight-loss rut. Try some Zumba or a different maching.
Post # 13
I agree with the previous post about possibly changing up your exercise routine. I was just watching what I eat, not really counting calories or doing a program but just eating less in general. I lost 15 pounds in 6 weeks and then went for almost 4 weeks with nothing. I switched from doing yoga and tai bo to swimming and the week after I started that I lost almost 5 pounds.
Post # 14
I do think I need to switch up my cardio. I have been jogging just because it has been so nice out, and after an hour, I am nice and sweaty. But fall is here and it getting colder, so maybe I will switch it up to the gym machines (stairmaster, elliptical, or a class) for a while.
@Bluegrassbunny – I don’t eat activity points, but I usually do eats some of my extra weekly points (I usually save them up and eat them all in one day over the weekend). Ironically, when I was definitely eating all of my extra weekly points (i.e. rib night), I was losing. These past few weeks, I have not eaten all 49 extra points each week. You could be onto something.
“You can’t control what the scale says, only how hard you work.” Thank you! This is great advice!
Post # 15
Were you getting close to goal? If you don’t have much to lose, it’s harder to lose more.
It’s odd that your weight would be exactly the same – down to the decimal place – each time. Our weight fluctuates so much even within a day.
Post # 16
Have you measured yourself. You may be losing fat-and gaining (heavier) muscle. How do your clothes fit?