(Closed) Weight Watchers Newbie

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

i sometimes have good results with WW. But, the fact that I can eat what I want but in moderation just does not work for me. If I have one bite of chocolate it leads to LOTS of chocolate. WW works for a lot of people though. I can usually follow it some days and some days I cannot and I cheat alot but it helps me from gaining weight. lol

My fav WW inspired recipe is diet coke cake. It is delicious! Good luck!

Post # 4
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Honey bee

@Ireland: Follow it, and you will lose! Ive had great success on it.

And following it doesn’t mean following the program for a few days and then not and then starting again. Its a commitment and a change in your lifestyle. Some days are harder than others but I am an example that if you follow the plan as it’s written, it will work for you!

Post # 5
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Helper bee

I just joined today!

I joined the online program. I’m so excited. I love the idea of the points system in terms of what you’re consuming. It’s already helped open my eyes even moreso to what a big change I need to make.

I’ve had 2 friends lose 20+ pounds following the program.

I think it’s going to be worth it, I’m hoping going to lose about 50-60 pounds.

Best of luck to you! We’ll do it together! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’ve lost about 20lbs in the past few months on WW.  The first few weeks were the hardest getting used to things, but that’s actually when I lost the most weight. It makes you a lot more concious of what you are putting into your mouth, and even if you indulge a little too much one day, you usually still end up losing weight for the week.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Increase the amount of exercise in your day and the scale will move. Good luck!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ireland: Don’t get too disheartened Ireland. I’ve lost 22 pounds so far (55 pounds at least to go, but who’s counting?) but it hasn’t been all smooth sailing. My tips?

  • Drink a tonne of water… more water than you have ever before. To the point where you feel like a fish.
  • You won’t lose if you are eating your points level but it is all carb and fat. You need to make sure you are getting significant points in you through protein and fibre. I’ve just kickstarted off my recent plateau by eating a high-fibre breakfast.
  • Exercise is also important, even if it’s just helping reduce your water weight.
  • Come up with low point alternatives to your usual craving snacks – and memorise the point values. It helps me out when I’m in a munchy mood. 1 bierstick = 2 points, 2 reeces peanut butter cups = 6 points
  • Be a conscious eater, even when you are being naughty. Own the food. Say that you are choosing to enjoy the food – there is no point in blowing daily/weekly points and then feeling bad about what you did. Go – yeah, that piece of cake put me 5 points over but it was DELICIOUS. Once you start taking the guilt away from food, it has less power over you.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’ve been on WW for three weeks and have lost 6.5 pounds.  And this is eating delicious food-wraps, sushi, sandwiches, a slice of pizza, ice cream, Kinder Happy Hippos!

The secret to WW is to not fall off the wagon. You are aloted those “weekly” points for a reason, and it’s essentially mental. Knowing that those points are flexible keeps you from beating yourself up if you have a cup of ice cream or a little bit of pasta.You know how much wiggle room you have and you should work within those guidelines.If you don’t use up all those points, all the better.

Of course, you don’t want to be constantly indulging.  It is best to eat a big breakfast (I have two slices of Ezekiel toast with two wedges of laughing cow cheese or an ommellete or basically anything you want).

This is just my prefernece, but I especially like big breakfasts that include leftovers, and I find that if you want something carb-y but have a busy day, eating that carb based food is best for breakfast.  It may sounds nuts but it works for me and since you get to eat that food you think is off limits, you don’t get cravings. It gets my “engine” going in the morning.

Lunch could be a protein and a salad with a little bit of carb. Also, I enjoy Amy’s meals now and then. Or even sushi ( a cali roll is 5, and a spicy tuna is 7 points). Snack is a piece of fruit.

I usually go for another big salad with tons of veggies, some turkey breast or 4 oz of chicken and this great salsa from Pennmaid as a dressing. It has less points and tastes so much better than Caesar dressing.

Jennifer Hudson gave a piece of great advice though. Don’t eat sushi the night before your weigh in, Lol. It reflects in the scale. Don’t get me wrong, it comes off, and you are not gaining weight, but it just doesn’t burn up as fast. I learned this the hard way my second week.

My last piece of advice is not to weigh yourself every day or you will go bat S&%^. Your weight fluctuates. As long as you are weighing yourself once a week, you can see what you are doing wrong and change accordingly.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just joined WW too!  We all can give each other moral support. 

My first full day was yesterday and I went into my weekly points bank already.  I also cheated a little and ate a snack that I didn’t count.  (Bad Lily!)  But for the first day I feel like I didn’t do TOO bad.  It’s tough getting use to not snacking whenever I want (which is a big problem for me). 

I figure giving myself a week grace period to get used to the portion control is acceptable (but I could just be deluding myself that it’ll get easier).

My Future Mother-In-Law is the one who inspired me to get on WW.  She’s on WW and says she’s never been hungry on the plan.  I hope that ends up happening for me, cuz right now it doesn’t feel like enough.

How has the first week gone for you guys?

 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I’ve been on WW for three years and managed to drop 34lb on it. I have little to add as everyone’s given awesome advice, but know that you can do it if you put your mind to it! Slowly but surely…don’t expect big drops in weight because that’s not how it should be done! One-two pounds per week, max. This is about a lifestyle change, not a fad diet. ๐Ÿ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Lily of theValley:

 

Portion control does get easier. Don’t worry! It took me a couple months to really get the hang of it, but after awhile, you can eye it/feel it.

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