This week I give myself credit for getting to an in-person WW meeting, tracking, weighing and measuring, keeping the right food in the house, keeping up with my online support groups, exercising, and meditating. I am grateful that myself and my husband are still healthy.
Credit for exercising 3/7 days, for getting my free Lifetime weigh-in for October done at my WW center, and for tracking for 3 days on itrackbites Points/Plus equivalent, which I'm restarting for a new trial.
Maintaining below WW Lifetime goal since 2010 155.8/127.4/132
bbbearsmom, Thanks, Judy. I've tried it before. I've been trying WW Green for a while now. At first I thought I could finally get it to work for me after some prior unsuccessful attempts. I started this time with it set to maintenance, and initially thought I was doing ok with it. Then I changed to weight loss because I want to get back to my personal goal weight. But I continually run up against the same problem that I've always had with smartpoints calculations - too punitive for fats, even healthy fats, and too punitive for sugars, even natural sugars as in milk. So I'm once again going to work on PointsPlus, which was how I got to goal and maintained my personal goal weight for many years.
The thing I most dislike about itrackbites is that it's only an app, no online tracking option as with WW and My Fitness Pal.
Oh well, now I sound like I'm whining. I think I just like changing up my tracking system every several months. I've been doing that for some years now, rotating through different trackers periodically.
I'm looking forward to the new WW plan, but will decide whether to stick with my challenge to myself to track every day for 30 days on itrackbites, which will bring me beyond the start of the new WW plan, or whether to try the new WW as soon as it starts.
Maintaining below WW Lifetime goal since 2010 155.8/127.4/132
Found this forum! Walking a bit more than usual -- a few days for an hour. I walk 3 times a day (dog, LOL) and the shortest walks are 15 minutes, longest used to be 30 minutes but been going longer lately... Bought a microwave popcorn popper that doesn't need oil -- so I get more popcorn than buying "Skinnypop" or some such and it is better for me (no additives). Tracking, attended a couple of virtual meetings. Plan to attend an in person meeting this week as I'm on Lifetime and have to check in for October...
I think by the time I was in my 20's I had a general idea that people should exercise for health, however it has always been hard for me to do it although and different times in my life I have done daily exercise for a while. Over the years the message to exercise has become stronger and expanded beyond cardio and I've heard them. Now that I'm 74 I know I need to do it for better aging, but again I have trouble organizing myself to do it.
What a nice maintenance thread! Sorry for intruding, but once I hit goal, I will join you! Susan, I had the same experience as you and also returned to PP after experimenting with another plan. Carry on, and congrats with maintenance everyone!
Exercise - Long story. When I was growing up, my father often bought booklets published by the Federal government printing office issued by various governmental agencies. Most of them were free and they were for the purpose of providing information to the public such as dietary and health guidelines and other educational materials. One of the booklets that he got was for exercise - it was one for girls (there was a separate one for boys). It was issued by The President's Council on Physical Fitness, and the President was Kennedy. I liked Kennedy (I was 10-11 years old), so I checked out the booklet and at some point I started doing the exercises - they were calisthenics. It probably didn't last for very long, though I do remember picking the booklet up again in high school and starting again. That was my first introduction to the idea that physical fitness was an important thing for health.
I was never an athlete - I hated team sports and was awful at them, and I hated all school gym activities, but I did think of the exercises that I had learned from my booklet as being in a different category. Over the years I also did some hiking, and I started running. I've kept that up more or less over the years, and now I'm running more than I ever did before, at the age of 69. I picked up weight lifting along the way too.
I still think of myself as an exerciser and participator in fitness activities, not an athlete. I've come to increasingly appreciate the benefits of being fit, and the more fit that I am, the more I want to keep up the activities and get better at them.
@pointsplusgal , I don't think you're intruding at all! I first started following and participating in the maintenance thread on the old WW message boards (before they were shut down and we moved here) when I first rejoined WW for the millionth time, with all of my lost weight regained plus more. I wanted to see what successful maintainers were doing well before I actually got to maintenance myself. I'd say feel free to join in any time.
When I began WW I knew I needed to up my activity a little. I went from walking half a block to maybe 3 blocks and when that wasn't overwhelming went further. Now I really enjoy walking and often find myself going farther because I'm enjoying the walk. I also discovered I have severely osteoarthritic knees (both of them) and my orthopedist suggested I walk as much as I can to keep the knees "working." If they get swollen or the pain is a lot worse then stop for a few days... I'm waiting for surgery (COVID has slowed down surgeries where I live). Attending WW meetings a lot of their recommendations make sense to me -- so I also began strength training a few months ago when they recommended it... I'm 67 so don't overdo it, but know it is good not only for my weight but for my heart, too.
My goals for the week are to attend an in-person WW meeting, track, weigh and measure, keep the right food in the house, keep up with my online support groups, exercise, and meditate. I'll spend my free time reading, being on the computer, doing puzzles, exercising, and doing meditation.