(Closed) Weight Watchers

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
Post # 17
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@LibraryBride2013:  Looks like we have the same timeline.  And in the same area.  Glad I am not the only crazy January midatlantic bride.  Though I have to say this past winter being so warm has scared me.

And as for the cake.  Just take small tastes.  I think your weekly points and any APs should def cover it.  If it were me I would just be super careful in all other areas.  I mean you have to taste the cake! 🙂

Post # 19
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

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@PoeticDoveInLA:  Yay Tuesday is also my weigh in day so I will be sure to check in!  Love that I found so many other WW Bee.

Oh wedding day food so going to be calculated.  I was just talking about the tasting of yummy cake.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

The program is amazing. I’ve been on it, on and off (but still stick to the principles) for 2 1/2 years. I’ve lost 70 pounds. I’m going to start going to meetings again to jumpstart the final 10 – 15 pounds I want to lose before our wedding next summer. Good luck, let me know if you need any ideas – I’ve tried a ton of different foods and recipes to keep things fresh and change up things so the diet continues to work for me.

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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@erinmarie0685:  Do you have ideas for snacks? I need portable stuff I can throw in a lunch bag and take to school. That definitely seems to be my downfall.

Post # 22
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

WW definitely works if you stick to it. I did it with Fiance (then BF) many years ago and lost around 15 pounds, which back then was all I wanted/needed to lose. 

I rejoined a couple of months ago, but honestly, I’m getting ready to quit. I think it works great if you’re just following the plan and doing light exercise, but it doesn’t work for what I do. 

I do a lot of really high intensity exercising as well as running. My exercises have me losing weight and building muscle. Muscle weighs more than fat, and so while my pant sizes are going down the number on the scale isn’t really changing. I got so sick on having to keep paying because I’m not “losing” weight, when really I am, but it’s just muscle now. 

I still follow WW plan, because it’s a healthy way to eat….it’s just the weigh in concept doesn’t work for my fitness. Everyone I know who really succeeds on WW just follows the eating and doesn’t work out. Personally, I don’t want to just lose weight I want to be toned. I work out with a very elite group of people and these women are crazy fit and actually weigh not much less than me – it’s just all muscle (not bulky, just VERY toned).

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

So I thought about these WB WW threads, because I had my second-first fitting last night – the seamstress pushed the date back as far as she could when she found out I wanted to lose a few pounds. The dress just HUNG on me – she said it’s coming in about 2 1/2 inches! It was a little loose before, because I’d bought a sample, but this was really the first thing I’ve put on where I really saw the difference between pre-WW and now.

I’ve still got a few pounds to go, but I switched over to Simply Filling as a way to save time, since things are so crazy. Anyone else tried that?

Post # 24
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I’m doing WW as well., I joined about 8 weeks ago.  I don’t have  a lot to lose, but I just needed something to keep me accountable.   If I lost 10lbs more I would be more than happy.  But I seem to have hit a plateau, and I’m struggling to get over it.  But I will get over the hump!! (I’m sure this long weekend with large family meals 3 days in a row didn’t help though!)

I recently joined the weight watchers website and they have great blog posts and challenges from everyday people.  I really suggest checking it out 🙂

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I joined WW in January and have lost 27 lbs and 12 inches (yep, a foot). I started it before we got engaged but am even more motivated now ;). I plateaued for a chunk of march, I think because I wad traveling for work a lot and the food at meetings is crappy :(. Anyway, really glad you started this thread!

Also, if you’re a foodie or emotional eater, etc., why not try hypnotherapy? I have used it and every time I think I want chocolate or whatever I suddenly get really thirst and down a ton of water instead. Just something to try, if you’re looking for alternate solutions. I did it with smoking too and have now been quit for exactly 26 weeks without a craving!

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

i have lost about 40lbs in the last 2 years of sporadic WW following. There have been large chunks of time – i.e. the whole first year i was with Fiance -i didnt really stick to WW but the principles were engrained in me, so i think that really saved me from gaining it all back (ive always managed to keep at least 20 of it off).

i am back on plan for the wedding and hoping to lose 30 more lbs. i think i might try meetings… but i’m nervous 🙁

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I lost almost 20 pounds with weight watchers at the end of last year. It definitely helped get me motivated to eat healthy.

Post # 28
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I lost about 60# in 2003 doing WW and somehow managed to gain 40# during the first 3 years I have been dating my fiance!  Now that we’re getting married in a little less than 6 months, I need to really buckle down and drop the lbs.  My first week I dropped 4.6#.  But this week only .2#.  Down is down though.  I decided not to try on dresses until I dropped at least 10#.

Post # 29
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Busy bee

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@ktf1026:  I eat a ton of fruit, so I’ll cut up some and throw them in bags and take them with me. Make sure to water on hand at all times. I’m a big fan of low point (3) snacks like Quaker Quakes, popcorn, cereal bars (Kellogs FiberPlus or Kashi), fat free or sugar free pudding, yogurt (weight watchers brand is only 2pts!), sugar free jello (0 pts!). Hope these ideas help!

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Loved reading everyone’s posts on this thread. I am looking to loose weight and am highly considering strating Weight Watchers online this week. Everyone seems to be having great results!

I just usually give up on diets too soon to see lasting results from sheerly being aggravated with being hungry all the time. Even diets which claim to be filling never are for me. I think this is due to the fact that I have always eaten 2-3 larger size meals. This has been a habit since childhood and now that I am a busy, working college student, how can I change? I know I should eat 5 small meals and incorportate healthy snacks, but just struggle with this. I do not have time to make 5 meals no matter if they are small! Does anyone else have trouble breaking this mold as well? I just feel like if I’m going to take the time to prepare a meal, I should eat until I’m full enough since I do NOT want to be hungry again in 2 hours. Also, do you feel like with the points plus system you are able to eat just 3 meals while still loosing weight? I just want to know if it’s reasonable for me to distibute my points in this way while keeping effeectiveness up.

Sorry this is long; I am just fed up with being overweight! Thanks for any advice!

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