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Mark Stone 02-05-12 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by rec3036 (Post 13811711)
I am in the 62-63 range and have trouble eating healthy and getting all my points in... I can only imagine trying to get an additional 10-12 points in on top of what I eat... Already pack a large "Playmate" cooler with my breakfast and lunch in it for work everyday... also remember if you get activity points for riding use them up as well as you plus points every week... it really starts to come off! I was skeptical eat more and loose more??? week one was 2 lbs , week 2 3.5 lbs, week 3 using all my points including plus points and 25 activity points 7 lbs!!!! week 4 using just my points 1 pound.... hmmm... seems like it makes a difference for me...

I'm only in my third week, but I feel a little self-conscious about the amount of food I need to eat to make my 52 points plus the 49 extra per week plus the activity points. But I thought through an average day of eating before I went on the plan, and typed in the food into the online tracker. I realized that before I was probably eating twice as much as I am on the WW plan, so thinking about it that way makes me feel better. On WW first week, lost 3 lbs; 2nd week, 3 more.

chefisaac 02-05-12 05:19 PM

rock: beef up your meals. They want you not be feel like you need to binge. And trust me it works. I have 68 points now and can eat around 55 or so but I try to also get more snacks in... protein usually. Helps me out a lot. Provides me to have a snack at night too or during the day. I dont use many of my weeklies and never my AP points.

Rock: Have you found the forum online for WW men? It is pretty darn good.

And fyi..... my wife lost 4.8 pounds this week. My WI is on Tuesday. So close to my 5%

Rock31 02-05-12 10:52 PM

I did much better during the game tonight then I though, too busy biting my nails lol.

I definitely am full and I am eating well, I just tend to reach for healthier options at each meal/snack which is leaving me in the 45ish points range. I'll have to check out the forums as well, thanks :)

chefisaac 02-06-12 11:31 AM

let me know if you need any help Rock.

rec3036 02-06-12 08:54 PM

Weighed in this evening... -2 lbs... not what I was hoping for but it is still a loss... and just to prove it to myself I went and drug the kids out to ride in our local park, and then after my sons cub scout meeting. I went out and did another ride... so my total mileage for today is 9.6.... I feel awesome and am going to show the scale who's boss next week!!

CraigB 02-07-12 12:33 PM

2 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. You'll be lucky if, after reaching goal, you can end up averaging that over the entire time of your loss.

Rock31 02-07-12 01:33 PM

I was -5 this week even with Super Bowl festivities :)

I know this will not be the norm, but it's nice to get a jump start the first few weeks.

RedC 02-07-12 02:02 PM

You guys inspired me and I joined WW last week. There are no meeting around here scheduled at a time I can be there, so I joined online. Lost 5+ lbs 1st week which is really encouraging I'm sure it's easier to get 225 lbs up the hills then 275lbs. So far I'm staying within the 49 points I'm allotted but I don't find it as easy as some of you are indicating. I lost about 40 lbs when I started riding 3 years ago but I thought that meant I could eat anything I wanted if I rode enough. Apparently I can eat faster than I can ride I've gained 20 lbs since last May. Hopefully I can continue to gain inspiration from some of you

Mark Stone 02-07-12 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by CraigB (Post 13821275)
2 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. You'll be lucky if, after reaching goal, you can end up averaging that over the entire time of your loss.

+1 on this. 2 pounds per week is a healthy weight loss and (to my mind) indicates a change in lifestyle and habits, rather than just a "diet". I think (but cannot prove) that people who lose weight too fast are the first to gain it all back.

Mark Stone 02-07-12 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by RedC (Post 13821664)
You guys inspired me and I joined WW last week. There are no meeting around here scheduled at a time I can be there, so I joined online. Lost 5+ lbs 1st week which is really encouraging I'm sure it's easier to get 225 lbs up the hills then 275lbs. So far I'm staying within the 49 points I'm allotted but I don't find it as easy as some of you are indicating. I lost about 40 lbs when I started riding 3 years ago but I thought that meant I could eat anything I wanted if I rode enough. Apparently I can eat faster than I can ride I've gained 20 lbs since last May. Hopefully I can continue to gain inspiration from some of you

Congratulations on the first 5!! I think this thread is sort of turning into a WW meeting and reading everyone else's success stories is inspiring for me.

goldfinch 02-07-12 08:05 PM

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Originally Posted by CraigB (Post 13821275)
2 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. You'll be lucky if, after reaching goal, you can end up averaging that over the entire time of your loss.

Absolutely. In one week it doesn't feel like much but it really adds up over time. I am small so I limited my loss to averaging one pound a week. Over the course of a year I lost 50 pounds. That was huge for me, bringing me from obese to well in normal weight range. No one week felt like a big success but I got where I want to be.

CraigB 02-08-12 05:25 AM

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Originally Posted by goldfinch (Post 13823270)
Absolutely. In one week it doesn't feel like much but it really adds up over time. I am small so I limited my loss to averaging one pound a week. Over the course of a year I lost 50 pounds. That was huge for me, bringing me from obese to well in normal weight range. No one week felt like a big success but I got where I want to be.

The importance of this kind of attitude can't be overstated. Initial weight loss rates will slow down, and you have to be mentally prepared to accept that. The finch's approach of taking the long view is vital. You can end a week of suffering and find only a pound lost and get pretty discouraged. But we all know how quickly a year goes by (those who are also members of the 50+ group here on BF know it even better), and who among us with large amounts to lose wouldn't love to be 50 pounds lighter after that year? Any loss is a good week. Consistency in behavior is what counts, and sometimes its results are only discernible in the rearview mirror.

Mark Stone 02-08-12 06:13 AM

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Originally Posted by CraigB (Post 13824623)
The importance of this kind of attitude can't be overstated. Initial weight loss rates will slow down, and you have to be mentally prepared to accept that. The finch's approach of taking the long view is vital. You can end a week of suffering and find only a pound lost and get pretty discouraged. But we all know how quickly a year goes by (those who are also members of the 50+ group here on BF know it even better), and who among us with large amounts to lose wouldn't love to be 50 pounds lighter after that year? Any loss is a good week. Consistency in behavior is what counts, and sometimes its results are only discernible in the rearview mirror.

+1 with the added note that the real issue here is health, not weight. For us being overweight is (or was) not the disease - it was (or is) merely the symptom of the "real" disease. WW effectively treats the unhealthy eating habits and makes us change our lifestyle. In that context, I think slower weight loss would actually be preferred!

GettinMyLanceOn 02-08-12 06:43 AM

That's awesome and good luck! My best advice is to stick with it. Results will come if you want them. Try not to change your eating habits to the point where it becomes a chore. For example, eat healthy foods until you are full (don't even buy any bad foods to have around), but if you find yourself wanting to indulge a bit, just go for a longer bike ride that day. Keep us updated on your progress?

GettinMyLanceOn 02-08-12 06:47 AM

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Originally Posted by tractorlegs (Post 13822703)
+1 on this. 2 pounds per week is a healthy weight loss and (to my mind) indicates a change in lifestyle and habits, rather than just a "diet". I think (but cannot prove) that people who lose weight too fast are the first to gain it all back.

It's said that 2 pounds a week is about the maximum amount of fat one can burn. Any more than that would just be due to water weight or from your body going into starvation mode from lack of sufficient energy and burning off muscle tissue.

rec3036 02-08-12 09:18 AM

I am very pleased with a loss, don't get me wrong, I was expecting more with all the riding I have been doing. But I did just see my Dr.yesterday and he feels I am doing very good with my weight loss and he feels my medication is possibly limiting my weight loss, which is actually good.

+1 for RedC feels good doesn't it?

one of the things I tell myself, especially when it comes to my beer, "nothing tastes as good, as thin feels!"

chefisaac 02-10-12 09:19 AM

I hit my 5% goal this last Tuesday (and actually exceeded it). I lost 5.8 pounds and broke my 5% goal! I am sooooo freaking happy. Still buzzed about it!

imacflyr3 02-10-12 09:57 AM

Awesome job, chef!!

chefisaac 02-10-12 09:59 AM

thanks. This week I feel like is going to blow. Eating has been rough yesterday and better today but still too much tasting.

imacflyr3 02-10-12 10:13 AM

just keep your attitude long-term... if you go up or maintain this week, just use the numbers as reference, learn from them, and keep going in the right direction. Don't let one week affect your resolve!

chefisaac 02-10-12 10:19 AM

It wont. I dont mind if the scale reads up or down or the same. The eating this week was more of a "you still have work to do" to find a positive working relationship with food.

Mark Stone 02-10-12 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by chefisaac (Post 13834535)
i hit my 5% goal this last tuesday (and actually exceeded it). I lost 5.8 pounds and broke my 5% goal! I am sooooo freaking happy. Still buzzed about it!

wooo hooo!!!!!! :thumb:

Mark Stone 02-11-12 07:39 AM

I'm at 3 weeks on the program, and since I posted the OP I have lost 8 pounds (275 to 267), average weight loss is 2.7 pounds per week!:winter:

rec3036 02-11-12 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by chefisaac (Post 13834535)
I hit my 5% goal this last Tuesday (and actually exceeded it). I lost 5.8 pounds and broke my 5% goal! I am sooooo freaking happy. Still buzzed about it!

way to go Chef!!!

rec3036 02-11-12 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by tractorlegs (Post 13838343)
I'm at 3 weeks on the program, and since I posted the OP I have lost 8 pounds (275 to 267), average weight loss is 2.7 pounds per week!:winter:

Awesome keep up the good work!!! I weigh in on Monday... (fingers crossed) ! kinda slacked off on tracking towards the end of the week... but am back on track now! but I was able to log over 20 miles this week... which with my schedule and 2 minor snow storms is pretty impressive, for me at least!


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