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#21
USA
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Joined May 2000
I'm only 4 days into it but when I took the day to shop the app was mostly "how" I was shopping. I have not tried any of the other sites that have been mentioned in this thread yet.

my personal challenges are exercise and water. I have only done about 15-30 mins per day on the exercise bike. And maybe get in 2 eight oz per day. I have not really read anything on water...I know it's supposed to be 8 eight oz per day...so I'm behind in both areas there!
#22
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Originally posted by IMKTDQT810
I'm only 4 days into it but when I took the day to shop the app was mostly "how" I was shopping. I have not tried any of the other sites that have been mentioned in this thread yet.

my personal challenges are exercise and water. I have only done about 15-30 mins per day on the exercise bike. And maybe get in 2 eight oz per day. I have not really read anything on water...I know it's supposed to be 8 eight oz per day...so I'm behind in both areas there!
Water was hard for me when I started before but it starts to get more routine as you go along. I find it helps to have a water jug of some sort, mine is 24 ounces. Keep it filled and with you all day. Tip... I think the ones with a straw help me to drink more also.
WW and their always changing point system, I've learned in the last week sugar free is very important and the items with less sugar have less points. I used to always buy my fat free french vanilla coffee creamer now sugar free is less points.
Try to plan out your meals for the week and then go shopping it really helps. I did that this week and I made healthy meals and my family ate everyone of them!!! Last night I made a Buffalo chicken chili and a bowl was only 4 points. I had a vitatop corn muffin on the side for 4 points and I was totally satisfied.
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#23
Upland, CA USA
50 Posts
Joined Feb 2003
I've been on and off WW. I'm still giving it the old college try. Need to lose about 15lbs before my April 12th sailing on the Emerald Princess. I'm really trying this time so I'll hang in here with you guys. The Connect feature on the WW app is really great...check it out. LETS DO THIS!!!!!
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#24
4 Posts
Joined Sep 2016
I started in January and have lost 40 lbs so far! My goal is 75 lbs. I'm looking for breakfast recipes which do not require utensils to eat. I cannot eat at my desk at work unless utensils are not involved. If you have any, I would greatly appreciate them 😊

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#26
Gainesville
141 Posts
Joined Feb 2011
I've lost 50 lbs (twice!) and WW has the right tools - tracking is the key. For no-utensil breakfast - there lots of "cold" recipes out there - if they have some type of oatmeal or granola try putting it dry in the blender before adding the ingredients - most have to sit overnight - then see if you can sip it...

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#27
Southern Maryland
2,406 Posts
Joined May 2008
Greetings

I just started weight watchers on 10/20/16. I used a Groupon to try it out for 2 months. I would like to loose 20lbs for my upcoming Christmas/New Year cruise. I was kind of disappointed that I did good these past 3 days and have not lost a pound. I work at home and exercise about 30 minutes on my stationary bike. I also try to walk up and down the stairs at least 20 times a day. I am not good at drinking water so I keep a jug of water next to me at all times to sip on. Trying hard to do my eight glasses per day. I'm a bread lover and junk food lover and need to overcome these obstacles.

Any good advise to help me on my journey is much appreciated!

Gladys
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#28
USA
521 Posts
Joined May 2000
Hi Gladys,

I have been on WW one month and have lost 12 lbs so far. Like you, I am NOT a water drinker. I tried doing the 8 glasses a day and at this point it takes me 3 days just to get through one gallon of water. I have bought the zero calorie water flavorings and that helps me when I DO need to drink something. I was up to a gallon a week of 2 % milk and other then 2 cups of coffee in the morning I might drink some at lunch and some a dinner. SO even though everyone will stress "drink water" to the max....I really have not and I still lost.

I also like bread and junk food. I have found that Thomas makes a plain thin bagel and with 2 tsp of land o lakes (whipped) butter. I toast it so the butter will melt and it gives me a small bread fix to start my day.

I highly recommend the weight watchers snacks like the triple chocolate brownie or the mint one. Now two things...it is worth 4 points and it is about a 1 inch by 1 inch square. But they are rich and perfect in the evening for a chocolate fix. Also "Skinny Girl" popcorn (made by Orville Redenbacher) are smaller bags of microwave popcorn that only take up 5 points. These are tricks for the "snack/junk food" cravings that I have found.
I am not a "cooker" so I have been doing the "Smart ones" frozen dinner that are only about 2.99 and lately they have a "buy 5 get one free" sticker on the box. They have the points right on the box and make my like easier!
Hope it helps and good luck!
Kathy
#29
Southern Maryland
2,406 Posts
Joined May 2008
Kathy.....Thank you so much😊. With this advice I think I can do this. One thing in my favor is I have an addiction to egg beater omelets with spinach and mushrooms (2pts). Eat it almost every day including while cruising. Also tuna and spinach with light mayo (3pts). Now I will add your advice and loose before I cruise!

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#30
Southern Maryland
2,406 Posts
Joined May 2008
I am not a happy camper, I followed the plan for a whole week and lost only 1.8lbs. 😩 I drank plenty of water, exercise and stayed below my points. What happened to the 3lbs I hear ppl losing the first week.
Gladys

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Harmony of the Seas - (7 days) 09/30/17 (Anniversary)
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Serenade of the Seas (12 days) -12/23/15
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#31
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
mommy4life, 1.8 is awesome!! Don't get discouraged. Keep plugging at it, before you know it 1.8 turns into 4 lbs then 6 etc.... Slow and steady wins the race. Last week I only lost .4 but that's ok it was still down and not up and it makes me more focused to do better next week. I'm not sure what you do for exercise but go up and downstairs for laundry a little more, get up on commercial breaks and prep snacks for the next day... Every lil bit helps. Six weeks ago I had a goal of 40 off by my Feb. cruise now I'm down to like 27 to go and the weeks have flown by.
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#32
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Thomas high fiber plain english muffins 3 pts with sugar free preserves 0 pts and if you want egg beaters 0 points. Very low 3 pt breakfast. I am a big lunch eater and like a glass of wine in the evening so this helps to keep my points low for breakfast and allows me my goodies later
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#33
770 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
I have been doing weight watchers online for the past 6 weeks and have lost 17 pounds so far.


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#34
New Castle, Delaware
864 Posts
Joined Jan 2014
Have any of you heard about WW Inaugural "Rejuvenation Vacation At Sea" dream cruise to the Caribbean powered by WW? Ask your leaders about it. WW is cruising 5/6/17 on MSC Divina out of Miami for 7 day Caribbean cruise. The ports are Ocho Rios, Jamaica; George Town, Cayman Islands; Cozumel, Mexico; & Nassau, Bahamas. Meals will be served with SmartPoints listed, WW meetings with weigh ins, onboard activities such as cooking demonstrations, lectures, fitness classes, social hours & more.

I am not a leader. I'm just excited about this cruise.
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#35
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Mother of trips that is awesome!!!! I have been ay it for two months now and at 15 down. I feel the more that number rises it gives you motivation to keep going.
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#36
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
PTangel, I heard about it and I think it may be good for some but for me when I go on vacation I don't want to hear the word diet lol. Hopefully I have applied some of the tools I have learned but it is what it is at that point.
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#37
GTA Canada
98 Posts
Joined Aug 2016
This will be our first cruise and frankly I am a little concerned.
How about some tips on what works for you when you are on a cruise. I suspect some weight gain is inevitable but want to have some strategies and planning ready, to keep things reasonable. Thanks.
#38
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
Originally posted by Robjame
This will be our first cruise and frankly I am a little concerned.
How about some tips on what works for you when you are on a cruise. I suspect some weight gain is inevitable but want to have some strategies and planning ready, to keep things reasonable. Thanks.

I personally try not to worry about it too much on the cruise but just don't go hog wild. Enjoy what you want but keep your portions to a minimum, Eat the fruit and vegtables they help to fill you up. I love the caesar salad! Eat that verses the bread. You do a ton of walking on the ship and shore and that does help. Be careful of the fufu cocktails they are loaded with calories. Enjoy them occasionally but try to find low cal mixers or do light beer instead. Limit your deserts, you probably don't do desert at home after every dinner.
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#39
770 Posts
Joined Jul 2008
Originally posted by Scarlett23
Mother of trips that is awesome!!!! I have been ay it for two months now and at 15 down. I feel the more that number rises it gives you motivation to keep going.

Thank you. Now I'm down @20lbs in 8 weeks. Congrats to you too! Do you do it online?


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#40
NY
42 Posts
Joined Dec 2012
[quote=MotherofTrips;51576950]Thank you. Now I'm down @20lbs in 8 weeks. Congrats to you too! Do you do it online?


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No I go to the meetings. It helps to keep me on track that way. You are rocking and rolling 20 down in 8 weeks yayy!!!. I think I could do better if I could go without wine for a week but that's another issue lol. This Feb. cruise is coming fast though. Today is the first of three thanksgiving dinners for me so it's going to be tough. We did the whole plate thing in our meeting last week that was a good visual and helped put the meal choices in perspective.
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