(Closed) General Weight Watchers Gabbery

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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6661 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

Good for you!!! Speaking from experience, I’ve lost 30% of my body weight from my high point and it took a while to notice any difference. Like you, the first thing I noticed was my clothes fitting better, but it took a while for my face to thin out. Unfortunately, my hips and butt are still almost the size they were at my highest point, so even though I weigh less now than I did during college I can’t fit back into my jeans. I’ve heard this is common though.

I totally hear you on the weekend issue. During the week I’m also good, packing a healthy lunch cooking healthy dinners, but for example this past weekend we went to a Rehearsal Dinner and Wedding for our friend, so both saturday and sunday we were too hungover and busy to excersize or eat right. Luckily, I ended up this morning the same weight as last week so I didn’t go up, but I’m still trying to lose 2 lbs which are the hardest suckers ever.

I’ve made WW 0 point veggie soup which is good, but very time consuming. I try to eat lean protien and drink a lot of water, fruits and veggies whenever possible.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I just started but I totally second the “weekends are rough” thing!  And my weekend wasn’t rough because of hard choices or whatever, but trying to calculate how many points my breakfast was yesterday took longer then eating my breakfast.  No joke.  It was a nightmare.

I don’t like the ww boards…so I’m perfectly happy chatting about ww here!

The mexican meatloaf recipe that comes with your week one book is amazing btw.  Fi gobbled up half of it in like 5 seconds (“This is weight watchers food !?!?!?! ::nomnomnom::).  And it’s only 3 points per slice (and a slice is pretty decent size).

And fi seems to be intrigued by the point system…after I finally figured out how many points my breakfast was yesterday he was like “how many points do you think mine was?”  …well sweety you had 3 LARGE (not 4 inch) pancakes and 6 pieces of bacon, you’ve basically eaten a whole day’s worth of food…hahahaha

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’ll bite!

I agree that weekends are really tough, and I have little to no willpower. I went way overboard this weekend and now I am feeling pretty guilty. I know we have the 35 flex points, but I don’t want to use them, and I used 10 this weekend.

I’m trying to stay focused this week. It’s my second week. I lost 2.6 lbs in the first week, and I know that will slow down since I don’t have a huge amount to lose. 1 lb/week is my goal right now!

Send me some of these recipes you’re raving about 🙂 Not the balsamic though, I don’t like that type of dressing!

Post # 6
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1871 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Most of the time, I just blow my 35 on weekends. A lot easier than stressing over it.

 

Post # 7
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

omg i was totally going to start something like this.

Has anyone ever eaten tofu shirataki noodles?  hungry girl is totally into them, and i keep trying, but the smell is so foul when you open the bag, and the consistency is just kind of weird.  I am actually eating them as I write this though, because I think the benefits outweigh everything else! 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hermitcrab: What is a tofu shirataki noodle?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

So I woke up this morning and decided it was time to really start WW, and i figured I would be way more likely to really do it if I was paying for it, so I went online and signed up. I am pretty excited… except I have noticed that as I am tracking my food.. the more hungry I am.. it’s like thinking about what I am eating is making me more hungry then I usually am. Did anyone else experience this or am I just totally nuts?

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@sloth: When I get home I’ll post the recipe up here, it’s super easy.

And By The Way Sloth, the first thought in my mind when you brought up Wawa in your OP was “Sheetz is better than Wawa”

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@MissDonnaAnne: You are not alone. I was like that at first too. I am only in my third week, but by the second week I found that tracking my food helped prevent me from being hungry. For exmaple, I knew, as I was putting in my breakfast that I would have enough points for a snack mid-morning if I needed one. For some reason, with that assurance that I wouldn’t blow my good habits, I would wind up forgetting about eating that snack!

I am also in complete agreement that weekends are insanely difficult! I rarely get time near a computer to log my points (I have a spreadsheet that calculates points and tracks them) and sometimes, especially if we eat out at a restaurant or friend’s house spontaneously, I have no real way of knowing exactly how many points I am getting! So frustrating.

One thing i love about WW though is that I am saving so much money on our weekly grocery budget. I didn’t think that PenguinGuy and I ate out that much but cutting back and cooking more often has really saved us money!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

@MandaMack @sloth: Tofu Shirataki noodles are white noodley like products that you can get in the refridgerated section, they look like this: http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx

You can make basically any pasta dish and substitute these – the whole bag is 40 calories, and they are gluten-free, vegan, protein, etc…

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@hermitcrab: I might have to try those. Especially since I really HATE whole wheat pasta!

Post # 15
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2362 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - New York Botanical Garden

@MandaMack:they are definitely worth the try – I would start with the thinner spaghetti version

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

I’ve used the Tofu shirataki noodles to make pasta before. It was just okay, they are really bland and mushy compared to real pasta, so I prefer to just eat less of the real thing. I used to read HG all the time, but she tends to be into a lot of processed foods and sweeteners, so most of the recipes don’t appeal to me.

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