This is my second week with Jenny Craig. Expensive, but I'm always more successful with something if I have to pay for it! LOL. I lost 4.6 pounds the first week. I did feel thinner, but I didn't think I had lost that much. That's the kind of surprise I like!
Vicki, stay active and keep playing sports, and you'll be young forever!
Im having so many problems with my weight. i was doing really well on weight watchers but the holidays killed me. my mom hasnt wanted to make cookies in years so guess what... the year im trying to stay on track with weight watchers she turned into Mrs. Fields anyway im having a hard time getting back on track. i love to snack and i love sugar. and it seems like im getting my period every 2 weeks. PMS is the worst for me. all i wanna do is eat and eat and eatand its so much harder to control. im petrified to go today and get weighed in b/c im so afraid of the scale. i hope i can get back on track soon.
Last Edit: Jan 11, 2006 15:21:38 GMT -5 by Pancake
Post by Looney Linn on Jan 11, 2006 15:50:44 GMT -5
Awe pancake, you just have to get centered. Don't feel stressed. Don't think about the goals, or the obstacles. Just try to think about one day at a time. Just make up your mind that you are going to weigh and then you are going to stick to your points today. And you will worry about tomorrow when it comes.
The week before my period is always the worst for me because I am always starving! What I have found works best for me is to eat lots of low point foods. For instance, I LOVE cauliflower. And I can eat 2 cups of cauliflower and its 0 points!! How cool is that. Try to find something healthy to munch on. Or if you have to eat candy, buy a small pack and count your points.
You can do it. I have no will power and I am doing it. And if you ever want to talk just pm me. We can do it together! ;D
Post by Looney Linn on Feb 2, 2006 11:27:28 GMT -5
Ok, January results: In January I lost a total of 11 pounds. That puts me at a grand total of 33 pounds!! That means that at 11 more pounds I will reach my half-way mark.
Though I don't feel like I'm that close to my half way mark. I see some difference in my body, but I don't see 33 pounds difference. I really REALLY have to find my motivation to exercise. I don't want to lose all this weight just to find my skin hanging off me. I enjoy being outside and doing things, but it's soo cold right now, it's hard to find the time. When I get my tax money I do want to invest in some kind of exercise equipment but I'm not sure what. Hopefully not too expensive though, because my guess is that I won't stick with it long.
Congrats LL that is wonderful. So far i only lost 17 pounds. but im losing inches like crazy. i work out alot though and i sweat my little booty off. thats one of the reasons i dont like excercising. although i love it i just hate sweating its so gross. I usually speed walk about a mile and a half everyday at the gym on the treadmill and i bought billy blanks tae bo bootcamp and i only did it 4 times i can already see a difference in my body. LL if u want to buy something that will make you excercise more i suggest that. its hard at first but after a week u will see a difference. and its not expensive either i think it cost me 40 dollars for 4 different dvds, billy bands (which are the closest thing to a miracle ive ever seen!), 7 days supply of energy vitamins, a one week eating plan. i mean it makes me feel like i can keep going. b/c billy blanks is so nice i just dont want to let him down anyway i thinks its great that u lost as much as u did so far. lets hope i can do the same thing. you are an inspiration girl!
It's been a while since anyone posted. Im doing ok on WW although i cant go to meetings anymore..its getting way to costly. Anyway, i was wondering if anyone has ever gone to Overeaters Anonymous. I know I am capable of losing the weight on Weight Watchers...but i definetly have some underlying issues with food. i'm seriously considering going. I just wanted to know if anyone has ever been or knows anyone who has ever been a part of OA. I think it would be good for me.
How are you guys all doing? LL still going strong?
Post by Looney Linn on Mar 2, 2006 15:45:34 GMT -5
I'm still going. ha ha. Not as strong. My body is definitely used to the WW system now and so the five pound loss weeks are gone. In the past three weeks I have lost 3 pounds. That is still a good steady pace, but I'm getting very frustrated, as the scale seems to stay the same. I am three pounds away from a huge goal for me, and it just won't change.
I went to the beach this past weekend and ate horribly, and have had a difficult time getting back on track.
On the good side, while at Target Monday night I found a new workout video I am going to try. It is cardio, but it's dancing, so that should be fun. I don't mind exercising if it's fun. I am going to try that out tonight and see how it is. Hopefully it will be something I can stick with.
When I was with LA Weight Loss and would reach plateaus, they would advise three things: increase my water intake, exercise more, and try a different diet. I was on three different plans with them throughout my time with them. Sometimes, while I was on the last plan which allowed the least amount of food/calories, I'd stop losing and they'd recommend I go back to the earlier plan - which allowed more food and calories. They explained that maybe I wasn't eating enough calories, that my body had adjusted, and that I should maybe eat a little more. I did, and it usually worked.
That was two years ago. I started with Jenny Craig in January. I was doing well but, due to finances, I had to stop going. JC was costing $100/week, an expenditure I just couldn't maintain. Too bad because I really liked their food, and it was very convenient. They do have a plan to follow for those who can't eat their food. But they warned me it requires a lot more discipline and planning, that their clients tend to be far more successful by eating JC food. I've found they're right about that, and I have fallen even further behind.
I should go back to LA Weight Loss since, for me, that was the most successful per dollar spent.
As for OA, I have some experience with them although it's been a long time. OA are not dietitians, professional diet counselors, or fitness experts. They offer no diet plans or advice, not officially. They are very good as nonjudgmental emotional supports to each other. If you're wondering about giving OA a try, I'd recommend it. There's no investment. Just because you go once, doesn't obligate you to go again. (Probably wouldn't be a bad idea for me!)
My husband and I work together and he always brings me a small pack of Maltesers when he has to go out. It lasts at least a week, for I eat, maybe, 4 each day. Also, I have banned "repeats" on my meals. One plate, regular portion. That's it!
2. Drink water
Whenever I fell like a snack, I drink a huge glass of water.
3. Don't buy food that you are not supposed to eat.
It's easier to diet, if you keep your fridge free of junk food.
4. Stay away from the scales!!!!!
As Linney said, it's great when you fit into something that's a smaller size and you couldn't wear it for ages. That's how you should measure, because it motivates you to keep on track. The scale gives you a figure that makes you run to the fridge for compensation. "Hmmm, I lost 5 pounds, so I can have a fat-full icecream". NOOOOO!
5. If it's a 'less then 5 minutes drive', walk instead.
Keep up your good work, Lin! And don't get "demotivated" with slow loss, it took me 16 weeks to loose 6 kgs, or about 3 pounds.
Post by flygirl2000 on Mar 3, 2006 13:31:04 GMT -5
Wow! I just found this thread and I'm in amazment. I could never follow or understand a diet. I just don't get them. The only time I was able to stay on a diet was when I was sharing with a room mate. She hated my cooking so she cooked and I cleaned. She insisted we do marcobiotics (unsure of correct spelling) and I felt great. Lots of Veggies, Rice, Beans and some fish, all the foods I like.
Nanabanana, your suggestions make perfect sense to me. When I feel I'm getting to heavy, I get off the couch and drink lots of water. But what are Maltesers?
Yeah, I did macrobiotics for a while too. I got fed up witht the ice thing, though. cuz I like cold drinks, 'cept for water, I drink that room temp. I have been on a vegetagian diet for one year and 2 months now, and I just love it. It makes me feel great, although I miss eating meat of kinds every now and then.
Maltesers are small chocolate balls with a filling that's very original, cuz it's very 'airy', melts in your mouth kindda stuff. Veeeery gooooood! It's originally from England, I think, but we have it in Australia too.