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Thread: Bit the bullet - joined Weight Watchers yesterday

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    Senior Member Millstream Mom's Avatar
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    Just wish that bullet had been dipped in chocolate! MMMMMM-chocolate.....

    So they recommend ~5 points for breakfast and mine ended up being 7. Awww crap! 2 pieces of bread+1 egg+ 1tsp diet butter + 1tsp low cal mayo and a coffee ARGGGHH!

    Anyone else doing WW points-plus? How can I start my day without feeling like I've screwed up before I'm even out of my pyjamas? :roll:

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    Not doing it, but am supporting friends who are...Just don't beat yourself up about it and do the best you can. It will get easier and when you see results you will feel the success. Look forward to lunch and reaching your goal!!

    You made the decision and that is the start of the battle!!

    Good Luck.....Feel good about your decision to get healthy.

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    Congrats on joining! I have been thinking about it but that's as far as I go. I'm sure someone will be able to help. Good Luck!

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    I do it..There is no way I can eat just five points for breakfast because I can't do with out my coffee creamer. mine is nine points every morning by the time I eat and coffee. I have around 5 for lunch, fruit in between if I am feeling hungry and then I have the rest for supper and snack at night if I have any points left. If not I always have the fruit. Good luck..keep me posted on how your doing!

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    The first couple weeks of any diet are hard until your body and stomach adjust. The biggest part is it takes time for your stomach to shrink down and than eating less feels like more.:)

    Like some up above said stick to it and add some of your late day points to your breakfast. I too like a big breakfast but can do without a big supper/dinner. When I was loosing weight and felt hungry I went for a walk or did something to keep my hands busy. Quilt!!!

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    I just joined two weeks ago and have lost 8 pounds.......I think the Points Plus program is great as you can eat all the fruit you want, no points...A friend of mine lost 70 pounds on WW's and still maintains to this day...he's given me lots of good info......

    For breakfast, I will have one slice of toast, and I use Arnold's Health Multi-Grain Bread (4 grms of fiber in one slice..the more fiber in your food, the less points), one egg, prepared in Olive Oil....Fills me up, and isn't that many points...or I have fruit, which is no points, and a low-fat vanilla yogurt like Dannon Fit & Light....

    You just have to learn what foods to eat that gives you, shall we say, "more bang for the buck"...lolol Bottom line, stay within your daily points, and don't forget the bonus points each week, try to get your dairy, health oils, water, ect., included, and you will do fine...

    If you need a support buddy, let me know...always good to have others around you that are doing the same thing...Also, I joined online and love their program, makes keeping up with your points so easy.....

    Good Luck!

    Sandi

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    PS...Don't forget your exercise.....Very important....:)

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    I don't do WW but a good tip is to fill up on veggies. Make an omelet with one egg but fill it full of veggies like onions, tomatoes, peppers, and spinich or any others you like. It makes for a bigger meal with not a lot of points. and you get some servings of veggies in :) Good luck!!

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    The first step is the hardest. You will soon get into a rhythm with your new eating habits. Also don't forget to exercise, start slow but it really does help with losing the pounds.

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    Interesting comments. I lost 30# a few years ago and have gained back 10. So back I go but have been dreading getting started. OK, next Monday.

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    Welcome to the dark side - we have low-point cookies.

    Don't stress over the points too much. My breakfasts generally average about 7 points, but that's where I like to spend them. I try to end up with a light dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lallyann
    I don't do WW but a good tip is to fill up on veggies. Make an omelet with one egg but fill it full of veggies like onions, tomatoes, peppers, and spinich or any others you like. It makes for a bigger meal with not a lot of points. and you get some servings of veggies in :) Good luck!!
    I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only one who makes eggs like that. :)

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    What would you have had if you hadn't started on WW :wink:
    Every step you make towards losing weight is a good one :D:D:D

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    7 points for breakfast is not bad. You get a lot and if you start the day satisfied, getting through the rest of the day is easier. I'm also on WW. I eat a hearty breakfast, snack on a piece of fruit mid-morning and have salad (really large, with all sorts of veggies in it) and protein for lunch. I'm fine with that. Give it a few days and you'll develop a rhythm. plus, you get extra points for the week to spread out as you want/need. Don't worry about not using your points, use every last one. Believe it or not, you lose more weight that way (ask me how I know?)

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    I joined. Lost 54 pounds. :) I do the old Points though. Works for me. :)

    Don't worry about the "recommended" for breakfast. I eat a big breakfast, and smaller lunch and dinner.

    The first week or two are the toughest. After that it's much easier

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    We're starting back up again on Saturday.

    Diannia

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    7 pts - better than 27 pts. Keep on keepin' on!

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    Quote Originally Posted by montanajan
    7 pts - better than 27 pts. Keep on keepin' on!
    LOL! So true! I've been thinking about joining for the past 2-3 weeks. Wednesday morning I told myself that I needed help - and today was the day! I was so nervous I was shaking and nauseous when I had to step on the scale. The last time I weighed this much I was due to give birth any day! Twenty yrs later and it seems I'm still trying to lose the "baby" fat!

    I went grocery shopping tonight - it ain't cheap trying to get skinny!!!! By the time I got home & groceries away, I was ravenous. I stocked up on frozen WW Entrees..... until I get a grip on how to adjust to this new lifestyle, I don't trust my home-cooking.

    Tomorrow I'm going to try their recipe for slow cooker lasagna - no need for everyone else in the family to starve on my behalf!

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    IM DOING WW AND 7 PTS FOR BREAKFAST IS FINE REMEBER YOU GET A ADD.49 PTS YOU CAN GO INTO AND AS MY WW LEADER SAYS USE THEM YOU ALSO GET POINTS FOR EXERCISING.YOU CAN DO IT

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    Hang in there!!! WW is a wonderful program and very healthful plan... You'll be glad for the rest of your life!!!

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    I usually have a greek yogurt and 1 cup cereal mixed together. 5 points and very filling and it takes awhile to eat.

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    I also follow WW but I do better with the previous plan than the new Points Plus.
    The first few weeks are pretty hard trying to figure it all out but once you get used to it you will know what foods satify you and how to distribute them through out the day so it works for you.
    You can have a huge almost point free salad for lunch and get right back on track
    I do best when I plan meals a few days in advance so I know how to plan my days, I have less of a chance of getting off plan.
    The most important is to write down everything and track it.
    My biggest hurdle was all the tastes here and there that I was doing, once I got over that things fell into place.
    I save alot of my trackers so I can go back and reuse the meals as I plan meals and food shop.
    Good Luck, it works but it also takes alot of work to stay on plan.

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    Don't forget that fruit and veggies are FREE, including bananas. That is my saving grace.

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    Oh yes, you can do it. I have been on WW since Sept.2010 and have lost 47 pounds. My wW buddy has lost 53. It takes awhile to get the hang of it and find good foods for low points but you will soon get the hang of it. My breakfast (Usually) is Thomas original english muffin canadian bacon, 2% cheese and egg and a banana or any piece of fruit. More than 5 points,but it is filling and lasts longer. Get to walking or any exercise be dedicated and you will see pounds come off. It is not a diet, it is Lifestyle change. But benefits are awesome, have lots more energy to quilt!! Feel free to pm me for encouraging. :-D

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    I did WW back when it was just points, not points plus so here's my advice: The first couple of weeks are the worst, you will be convinced that you are starving to death. Hang in there and let you body adjust! After that, It's pretty easy. Also, get as much exercise as you can. It seems to keep you from being so hungry and ups your metabolism in the process. Good Luck!!!!

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