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Thread: How is your weight-loss going?

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    Senior Member Millstream Mom's Avatar
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    It's been almost a month since I joined Weight Watchers. I had to fight off a panic-attack to walk into the building, and shook like a leaf when I had to get on the scale. I clocked in at 207.2lbs (I'm 5' 3+3/4") After my initial week of uncertainty about what/how much I could eat, things are settling into a pretty comfortable routine!

    Week 1 - lost 3.8lb
    Week 2 - lost 3.2lb
    Week 3 - lost 0.2lb ?? This was the week of the Canada Day BBQ and family visiting from Newfoundland. I ate all my 'Extra Weekly Points' for the first time....so I guess that's why the minimal loss. The scale stuck at 200.0 lb --- Grrr!

    I'm looking forward to Wed's weigh-in --- I'm certain that I've finally cracked that 200 barrier!

    Quilting is a wonderful way to keep my hands busy and out of the pantry!

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    sending encouragement to keep you going. it is a very hard thing to do.

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    Not doing real good, down only about 2.5 lbs. It has always been a struggle for me to loose weight. I still have 12-20 to go and they don't want to leave.

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    Congratulations. It is going in the right direction. Keep up the good work; you can do it!!!

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    You can do it! I'm rootin' for you!

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    Try adding walking to your day if you haven't already. Walk away from your house for 10 or 15 minutes, then walk back. Tyr to do that at least 5 days a week. You will be amazed what a difference it will make. I lost 50 lbs on WW.
    You can do it. And it makes you feel good both physically and emotionally.

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    Weigh to Go!!!
    Great losses .... and while you would like the -.2 to be larger, you have reflected on the week and know the reason why it was so! The good news is that you did track your way thru a very "heavy" PPV week and made it.

    You brought back memories ... of my first week at WW 12 yrs ago April. I always say the hardest part is coming the first time. My first goal was to show up that day. My 2nd was to show up Week 2, then the 3rd to return Wk 3. I started losing right away, though that wasn't my goal for sometime! I had no clue what might be possible as I'd never really lost weight with any successful length of time.

    I am a Canadian WW Lifetime Member and lost 120 lbs via WW. Yea for you finding quilting a great way to stay away from the food and be a "loser"!!! :)

    I find that quilting is good for me too, though I tend to get my nose into the sewing and forget to drink my water. I have to work at remembering to drink drink drink. So keep it handy at the machine and keep on drinking.

    Plus we don't get much activity at the machine, so as BeckyL suggested, be sure you include activity. The walking is so simple and gives great results. Another way that'll fit with the sewing would be to stop every hour and do some stretches, and/or some cardio activity right next to your machine. Will help you keep from getting the aches and pains we sometimes can get when we sew for long times and help with the weigh lost!

    Keep up the great work!

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    The hardest part was getting on that scale for the first time. Add 30 minutes of exercise (4-5 days/week). Get your heart rate up and break a sweat. You will see a difference in your weight loss. Keep up the good work, I know you can do it.

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    That's wonderful news!!! Yes, you can do it! You are!!!!!!! :D:D
    I find the best way to stay on track is to not have foods in the house that are my weakness. All the others pointed out some great tips too.
    I drink tons of water- it's gotten to be a habit for me.

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    It's hard to do but I wish you luck

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    Keep going! We have a WW thread here - http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-58627-5.htm

    Today is my weigh in. Hoping to see a weight loss of any kind. I'm not too worried about it since I went thrifting this last weekend - found a couple of size 10 skirts that I can wear for the first time in (mumble, mumble) years.

    PS - that's why I have the crafting hobbies - it relieves stress/anxiety without resorting to food.

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    Yup - walked occasionally before. Now I'm trying to make it an after-supper routine! It's also a nice chance to get away from the phone/housework/ etc and have a chance to chit-chat with hubby while we get some exercise! :)

    This week I bought a nice "Moms Only!" thermal cup. I keep refilling it and have increased my fluids by about 3 x 8oz glasses a day. Hopefully my bladder will increase in size as my jelly-roll shrinks!

    QuiltE - that's fantastic! Very inspiring! I hope to be a 'Lifer' someday!
    RedKimba - I'll check out that thread now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millstream Mom
    QuiltE - that's fantastic! Very inspiring! I hope to be a 'Lifer' someday!
    Thanks! .... and you will be too, just keep at it and remember, it's all about one bite at a time, one meal at a time, one day at a time and then one week ... and then you're back to your meeting to start again! Be sure to reap the benefits of attending your meetings as you will find there is so much good in attending.

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    I'm trying. I have lost 10 pounds but at a very slow rate. I am just eating less and watching what I eat. I have added walking so I hope that helps.

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    I'm doing pretty good - down 15 with 10 more to go. I basically just reduced portion size on anything but fruit and veg. And upped the sweat factor out in the yard! Lots of weed pulling, a little digging, some mowing, clipping, etc.

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    Congrats. Keep it up. Only time lossing is celebrated!

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    Congratulations on joining weight watchers. I have tried every diet and that is where I have done the best. I eat my extra points and still loose. Sometimes the scale is just like that. I find it usually comes off the next week. If what you had was salty it can make you hold weight. I like weight watchers because they teach you how to eat and you can make anything fit if you count it. Nothing is off limits which I like. Good job.

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    My weight loss isn't what I would like it to be but I have been using my elliptical daily. I just mowed the grass early this morning because it is really hot here. I felt like a teenaged boy. My shorts were falling down and I was holding them up half the time :-)

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    Losing weight is very hard to do in my opinion. I need to lose 20 lbs. and no matter what I do, nothing comes off. I watch what I eat, eat healthy meals, and go to the gym 2 to 3 times a week and use the treadmill, but nothing seems to make the weight go away. I feel like I need to quit eating altogether and maybe that will help!!! Of course, I take quite a few meds for various conditions, and maybe that is why.

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