This is a monthly thread for those of us who have a lot of weight to lose. The definition of “a lot” is something that is determined personally, so everyone who feels they have a lot of weight to lose is welcome to post here.
Please join us in offering support, checking in for accountability, help with questions, etc. We’re in this for the long haul.
We’d also love to hear from those of you who are maintaining a large loss. We need those tips to help us to keep the weight off once we lose it.
sunrose - I hope you can figure out what you want to do. I never thought I could do it on my own, but I find if I set up "rules" that I have to follow, I'm doing just as well as I would have going to meetings.
wwlurker - That's a good idea to double track for a bit and see if Momentum will work for you. I'm sure you won't lose the good eating habits you've learned with this program.
I went out to the Amish Market today. I bought a bit more food than I planned, but nothing near what I would have bought in the old days. I've been sitting here figuring out how to measure out the food over the next few days, and some of the foods I went ahead and ate today. I actually think I have enough daily and weekly points to fit in eating what I bought
I'm getting in some extra activity today since I want to use some activity points earned today for one of the foods I bought. Tomorrow will be a little challenging too since I don't know where I'll be eating while I'm out, but with seeing how many points I have to use I think I should be fine.
It's really nice to see that I can "treat" myself sometimes and deal with an unexpected day and still stay within my points and on track.
Made it to the gym this morning. This seems to make everything in my life more bearable. I really need to make exercising more of a priority in my life.
Yesterday I was OP for once! I actually ate what I had planned at my lunch out, and I did double track. I ended up using all my dailies and 5 weeklies. It's interesting to see how the two plans may work together.
cj59 - you are really working the program! Good for you!
Today I have another lunch out, but it's at a fairly healthy place. I'll have to work on my dinner, as we usually indulge on weekends at our house.
I am so happy to find this group. I have been missing the WW Message boards. I rejoined about 2 months ago and was so shocked and disappointed to see they deleted the boards. Connect is okay, but its not the same as the message boards. I have lost 23.8 pounds since March 30th. I still have over 100 more pounds to lose. While I am not discouraged at all, it is difficult knowing I have lost that much weight, but because its hard to really tell it when you see me, since I was so heavy to begin with, people don't even seem to notice. The first person that notices I lost weight is going to get a giant hug from me! LOL
Hello Everyone - this is weird, I thought for sure I posted here yesterday, but I don't see my post. Maybe I didn't
wwlurker - I will be interested to hear how Momentum stacks up to your current plan, thanks for sharing that with us. I'm also glad to hear that you are doing well this weekend.
tracyinpa - Welcome to our thread. We're always happy to have support from others. That's a really good weight loss since March, it sounds like Smart Points is working for you.
I've lost a lot of weight, over 150 pounds, and it does take awhile for anyone to really notice you've lost weight when you are heavier. I hope you get some compliments soon I'm doing the old WW Momentum plan on my own.
sunrose - Hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend.
I'm doing well today and staying on track since it's the last day of my week. I'm going to be interested to see if I gain, stay the same, or lose at my weigh-in tomorrow. Even though I'm happy to be at, and below, my goal weight it's strange dealing with all the fluctuations in my weight each week. It was almost easier when I was working at losing weight because then you always want to see a loss. I'm not complaining, it's just something I'm still adjusting to
cj59 - congratulations on staying the same! I use slices of fruit/cucumbers, etc. to flavour my water. I also use sparkling water. I used to have a big soda habit but I've successfully kicked that. I don't crave it at all anymore.
Yesterday I was mostly OP - I had a few too many snacks but all good things. I went to bed very early for me (around 9 pm) because I was just so exhausted. today I feel mildly better but still a bit off-kilter. I'm trying very hard to get back to treating my body well - cutting out junk food, excess caffeine, excess alcohol, etc. and focusing on getting my veggies, protein, water & exercise. I feel much better when I do these things.
Hi all, I also was distressed a few months ago to find the message boards gone. At first I figured ww had made it a members only benefit, so I rejoined. When I found they were really gone, I immediately cancelled and made sure they knew why. I know it won't make a difference, but at least it made me feel better. Anyway, I used to be on the 200 pounds to lose and the 100 pounds to lose boards. Whenever I get into a losing mode, I would read them daily, sometimes hourly. Man, do I miss that support. Well, after an hour search on the Internet to see if I could find anything remotely similar, I found this place. Good to meet you all! I look forward to reading some of the past messages. I live in a remote area, with no access to a gym, pool, or weight watchers meeting. But I have set up machines in the garage, and went out and exercised for over an hour today. I feel like I'm getting back into the swing!
Hello Everyone - Hope you are all doing well today
wwlurker - Isn't it interesting how foods can affect our bodies. You sound like you've made a lot of really good changes to your eating habits. Hope you continue to feel better.
Audrey - Welcome to our thread I used to lurk on the WW Message Boards because I wasn't a member anymore. I was really upset when they closed them and so grateful to find this message board. There is a lot of great support in all the threads here. Good for you getting in your exercise, I sometimes think that's half the battle of weight loss and keeping weight off.
sunrose and tracyintpa - Hope you are both doing well.
I'm staying on track today but really having to fight the urge to snack on a bunch of junk. I mostly want crunchy/salty foods, which unfortunately I have in the house. I'm doing my best to portion them out and not open one of the bags that I haven't eaten from yet.
It's funny how I can have a really strong day and feel no need to overeat, but then have a day like this where I really have to restrain myself. I know a lot of it is emotions I'm feeling and don't want to deal with. Guess I'll keep having these issues until I do deal with them.
Audrey - welcome. I was a long time lurker as well (hence my username).
cj59 - I have days where I get those urges too - I haven't been resisting them, which is a big part of my problem.
Today was WI - I was down 0.2 but I think that I'm really down more than that because I went out last night so I'm probably retaining water.
I thought that I had one more week of my plan but it turns out that I'm done this week. I still haven't decided whether I want to carry on. I feel like I was just starting to turn it around after months of being on the fence. I sometimes think that the accountability is something that I need; other times I think that I know what I'm doing wrong and the motivational meetings clearly aren't helping me.
I welcome all thoughts on whether I should stay or try something else.
Hello Everyone - Hope you are all doing well today
wwlurker - I'm not sure what advice to give you. You did seem to really get a lot out of this program, good nutrition, guidance and support and I could tell it was a positive experience for you. I guess I'd ask myself if I still felt I needed the accountability of if I felt strong enough to be accountable to myself. That could be the deciding factor for you. I hope you can make a decision that is best for you
I hope you give yourself credit for sticking with it and completing the program, that's a great achievement!
I'm doing pretty well today, still fighting urges to overeat though. I know it's pure emotional hunger, not physical at all. I did go shopping today and bought a few junk food items. I'm only going to eat a serving of them and then throw them away. I think doing that satisfies the desire I have for the junk food without eating it all. Usually after I do this, I don't have the desire to buy that food again. I just need to be realistic with myself about how much of it I eat and count it into my day.
I've decided to keep at it for now. I seem to be doing better lately and I'm hopeful that this will continue. The program is basically free to me due to my insurance coverage. It's a healthy program. I've only lost 7 pounds in 6 months on it, but I do feel much better. Onwards and Downwards!
cj59 - I like the idea of eating one serving then tossing them - let us know how it works out for you - are you continuing with your goal of not overeating?
Hope everyone else is doing well on your respective plans.