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March Weight Watcher -- Losing Our Shamrocks

post #1 of 662
Thread Starter 
Please feel free to introduce yourself (or keep any information private if you choose):

Name:
Starting Weight:
Current Weight:
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one):

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own?

Do you follow another special diet at the same time?

Do you have a WW goal for March?
This shouldn't be an amount of weight that you are hoping/praying/wishing to drop this month, but an action that you plan to start taking, increase, or become more consistant about. This is something that you will help you reach a healthy weight and then maintain it, and it is something that is reasonable for you at this time, and something that is completely in your control. It could be related to tracking, GHG, exercise, trying new recipes or foods, and so on.
post #2 of 662
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Name: Linda
Starting Weight: 205
Current Weight: 140.6
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 137

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? meetings

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? no

Do you have a WW goal for March?
28+ AP per week. I've been getting 24-28, and I'm going to be more consistant

Try 1 new recipe a week. I'm to explore whole grains in new ways this month
post #3 of 662
Name: Tracy
Starting Weight: 167
Current Weight: 162 (first week)
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): we'll see. between 129-132

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? on my own

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? I've cut all liquid dairy for ds. I also only eat organic, freerange meats and eggs. Organic freerange meats tend to be pretty expensive so I have to get creative for meals a majority of the time as I only have one meat dish per week. I push fiber A LOT using powder supplement in my water and meals. I've boycotted (for years now) fast food of any kind, caffine, carbonated drinks, and have NEVER allowed myself to have alcohol. I tend to be an all or nothin kind of eater so I had to eliminate certain things from my diet completely. Glad I did it! I only use daily pts 6 days out of the week. On the 7th day (day of my choosing) instead of using the weekly extra pts I allow myself the entire day of freedom from counting. I just don't allow myself to go too crazy. No eating till I feel sick in other words. It worked for me the last time and helped to keep me sane!

Do you have a WW goal for March? make headway on the deep rooted body image issues so I can better tackle my bingeing urges. I don't want to leave my internal issues untouched and have another ww crash and burn like my last go at it 2 years ago (lost 35lbs then eventually gained back 40).
post #4 of 662
Linda, we weight the same and we have the same goal weight! I'll post more later.
post #5 of 662
Name: Melissa
Starting Weight: 202.8
Current Weight: 191.2
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 175

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? meetings

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No, but we do eat pretty carefully around here as ds1 has a number of food allergies/sensitivities.

Do you have a WW goal for March?
More of a fitness goal -- I signed up for Ironman at the Y! This means that we have to finish all the various segments (two miles of swimming, etc.) in two weeks for a gold, four weeks for a silver, six weeks for a bronze. I don't know how I'm going to get it all in, as I'm also taking hi-lo cardio three times a week, and am training for a 5K in May! I haven't been a fitness buff before and I am really enjoying it -- I just have to figure out the timing and think I may have to (gasp) get up early in the morning before dh leaves for work to get the Ironman stuff done. It might be too much in which case I don't mind letting it go -- I'll still be exercising 5-6 days a week
post #6 of 662
Name: Natasha
Starting Weight: 218.2
Current Weight: 212
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 169

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? Meetings

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No

Do you have a WW goal for March?
To be better at getting in all the ghg, there are many days that I come up short. I've been playing around with my exercise routines, and while I'm quite active, it's hard to get up to 28 AP mostly due to time constraints - I can't do a really long workout, so I am going to work on increasing the intensity of my workouts to build up to 28AP a week.
post #7 of 662
Name: Rosemary
Starting Weight: 153.4 (back in June '08 starting 8 weeks pp. I got down to 145 on the plan then couldn't pay for it anymore and went off, but did manage to lose another bit of weight. I started the Feb. WW thread at 143.8.)
Current Weight: 140.8
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 137? Will reconsider.

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? IT'S HARDLY ON MY OWN WITH THIS THREAD! But I'm not enrolled.

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? I do Spark People. Points can get confusing to me and my tiny mind.

Do you have a WW goal for March? Well. I'm pretty close to my goal. But it's been really hard to get below 141, which was my pre-preg weight. I got below it at today's wi: I would like to exit the 140s this month.
post #8 of 662
Name: Nina
Starting Weight: 135
Current Weight: 123

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own?
Online

Do you follow another special diet at the same time?
No.

Do you have a WW goal for March?
To learn to maintain my weight without feeling hungry and to improve my body composition by rededicating myself to strength training.
post #9 of 662
Name: Christina
Starting Weight: 169
Current Weight: 157
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 140

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? On my own, with support of this awesome group, of course! I also have "meetings" via email with non-MDC friends/family who are following WW

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No, but I use as little processed/convenience food as possible. And I eat vegetarian probably 75% of the time.

Do you have a WW goal for March?
I was already eating pretty healthy foods, I have "just" had to change my portions and mindless snacking habits. Where I haven't done as well is increasing my activity. So, I'm aiming to earn 15 AP/week in March. Not a lot for some people, but much more than I'm currently doing!
post #10 of 662
Name: My name is Maria & I'm addicted to our WW threads
Starting Weight: 168
Current Weight: 146.5 Total lost 21.5
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): My first mini goal is almost here I'm just .5 away from reaching it!!! For now I'll say that my lifetime goal is 135. But honestly I'm not sure. I'm thinking somewhere around 125-135, but I'm open. I can't really put a number on it. It's more about how I look/feel, & I'm really interested in improving my fitness level & toning everything up.

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? I do it on my own. I have material from when I have been an official member which has been a few times in the last 10 years.
Do you follow another special diet at the same time? I try to follow a mostly whole foods lifestyle. I avoid processed foods, hfcs, partially hydrogenated oils, artificial sweeteners, MSG, & caffeine. I limit white flour, sugar & alcohol. We used to be almost 100% organic but finances are not allowing that at this time. My husband has recently experienced a pay cut & hours cut : (

Do you have a WW goal for March? Not really, I would like to get a heart rate monitor so that I can more carefully track my activity points. I feel like the points booster that I use to figure my activity points is not very accurate, because it is difficult for me to say if my workout is moderate or high intensity.

About me: I have done WW several times both at meetings & at home. I really feel like this time is my time. I feel like this time after I lose my weight, I will learn how to maintain it. That is where I usually lose it. I have never learned how to maintain & every time that I have been happy with my weight loss I have returned to my old ways & regained the weight. I know that I can maintain it. I'm comfortable with having my journal live on my counter for the rest of my life. I love the program & I know it works. I look forward to learning how maintenance is done, from all of you wise ones. Last year from May-Sept I lost 20lbs, with WW at home & going to the gym. Then we took a vacation to Disney & I stopped WW & exercise, I just didn't want to get back into it. I ate whatever I wanted during the holidays & baked dozens of cookies & ate lots of them. I gained 10 lbs back. At the beginning of January 09 I started WW again. Then 3 weeks later I got my butt back to the gym. I'm 0.5 away from my weight before our trip, I've lost 8.5 lbs since I've got my act back together. I go to the gym 5-6 days a week to group fitness classes including, kick boxing, sculpting, step aerobics, zumba & butt kicking Fridays. I would like continue to do the group fitness but also go out of my comfort zone and better acquaint myself with the workout equipment at the gym. I'd also like to eventually get myself back to doing C25K. Which I never completed the last time.
post #11 of 662
Name: Amy
Starting Weight: 199 (postpartum with #3- October 21st)
Current Weight: 172.8
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 161 - possibly less, but let's start with that
Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? I go to meetings- MUST go to meetings- MUST be accountable (I know, I have no self-discipline )
Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No, this is plenty for me to worry about!
Do you have a WW goal for March? I"m hoping that the weather will turn nicer so that I can get back out and run some more. I'd like to do an "Undy 5000" at the end of March (that's a 5K race you do in your "undies" )
post #12 of 662
Name: Aimee
Starting Weight: 304 but since starting WW this month it's 295
Current Weight: 286
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 125

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? I do it on my own. My mother lost 100 lbs and still religiously goes to meetings. So she copied all her stuff for me and bought me a points calculator and answers all my questions

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? Not really, but we do try to eat all whole foods, very few refined grains or sugars, I try to make most of our stuff. I'm trying to get us closer and closer to eating a Tradtional Foods lifestyle.

Do you have a WW goal for March? my goal is to get DS to sleep, so I can sleep, so I can lose weight.
post #13 of 662
Name: Lynn
Starting Weight: 268
Current Weight: 260
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 160, but in reality, once I hit a size 16, I'll be happy. I'm just tired of shopping in the plus size sections. I just want to be able to buy XLs and have them fit. (and not 1X, which is bigger).

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? On-line. My health insurance pays for it. : I think they'll pay at least 9 months. If it's working, I'll be willing to spring for it after that.

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? Nope.

Do you have a WW goal for March?
Increase my veggie intake from 2 to 3 servings a day. Right now I get 1-2 servings, and it really should be 3. I'd like to get to a point where I have 5 servings of veggies and 3 of fruit a day. That would be much healthier. But I'll start small with 3.
post #14 of 662
*I'll post in Feb*
post #15 of 662
Name: Annette
Starting Weight:206
Current Weight: 186
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one):140 (I think)

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? online

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? nope, but we try to eat whole foods whenever possible

Do you have a WW goal for March? 5 pounds
post #16 of 662
Name: Brandi
Starting Weight:
Current Weight:
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): I don't have a set goal, I just want to feel healthy and comfortable with my body.

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? on line

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? no

Do you have a WW goal for March? keep going to the gym 3-4 days a week
post #17 of 662
I absolutely love this group. I think I've finally found my tribal HOME on MDC! :


Name: Shanna
Starting Weight: 257.4
Current Weight: 244.6
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): 179 (I'm 5'11", that's the top weight, and I'll reevaluate when I get there.)

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? Was doing it on my own, going to meetings starting today. WI day is Saturday. I've done WW 3 times before, and every time I've gotten pregnant. WW is like my anti-birth control. NOT this time!

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? No, but I need to cut out corn and wheat due to allergic reactions. I may cut out wheat in a few weeks, if I can get myself prepared physically and emotionally.

Do you have a WW goal for March? I want to lose 8 pounds in March. I also want to stick to the GHG's better than I have been, up the fruits and veggies and water, and get my 2 tsp. pourable oils in every day.
post #18 of 662
Name: Pamela
Starting Weight: this time? 200.4
Current Weight: 196.4
Lifetime Goal (if you've set one): i'd love to be 135, or even 125, but i haven't seen that in so many years i will settle for under 160 right now. even under 190.

Do you do WW through meetings, on-line, or on your own? on my own

Do you follow another special diet at the same time? no

Do you have a WW goal for March? i'd like to be under 190. i would like to up my gym attendance and challenge myself more when i do go, and get off my lazy duff and work out at home on the days i don't go to the gym. maybe even say YES next time someone asks me to go hiking with them!
post #19 of 662
I'm illin' like a villain over here. Not used up my points in two days. Maybe I'll lose weight, or maybe I'll go into the *mythical* starvation mode and not lose weight. Whatever. I feel like bung and DS has the same thing. I'm sickly and have a sickly, small child. Sigh. It's probably SARS or Bird Flu or The Plague.

Well, happy March to you. (haha)
post #20 of 662
Thread Starter 
I'm so sorry that you have The Plague!!1 Take care of yourself (and your little one) and don't worry about WW while you are sick. The plan will still be here when you get well.
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