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post #21 of 26

Hi everyone, I joined WW about 3 weeks ago, and I am doing OK.   I lost 3.8 the first week but gained .4 the second.  I really think I didn't gain (I weigh at home too) but what I ate that day threw me off.  So, my question is this - does anyone here have their WI during the evening, and if so what do you eat during the day of WI?

 

I have WI tonight and again my home scale is showing a loss, but I guess we will see what WI's scale says. :/

 

I also love greek yogurt.  I mix it with dry ranch dressing and eat it with pepper strips!  I can't remember the exact point count, I think it's half a cup of dip for 2 points?  It's a nice big amount. :)

post #22 of 26


 

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Originally Posted by Attila the Honey View Post

 

 I really think I didn't gain (I weigh at home too) but what I ate that day threw me off.  So, my question is this - does anyone here have their WI during the evening, and if so what do you eat during the day of WI?

 

....I have WI tonight and again my home scale is showing a loss,


 

I've found that I have better success with Weight Watchers when I don't weigh at home. Here's why. If I eat something that I feel like I shouldn't and it doesn't immediately show up on my scale, then I feel like I got away with it and I eat more. If I eat really well and don't see a loss, then I feel like eating really well didn't pay off, and I eat more. Weighing every day was just a recipe for eating more *for me.* I ended up using it as feedback for how I was doing. I found that I stayed on plan better when I used my Tracker for day to day feedback of how I was doing, and just weighed once a week at Weight Watchers.

 

The kind of steady, long term weight lose we are aiming for isn't going to show up with a daily weigh in.

 

Plus, WW scales are more accurate and are checked regularly. It's easy to play games with my weight if I weigh myself at home, too. Making peace with just getting on the scale and accepting the number helped me get over my issues with scales in doctors office's, too.

 

I have a mid day weigh in. If I were weighing in the evening, I think I would aim to drink lots of water, eat lots of fruits and vegies, and avoid sodium on my weigh in day. I'm kinda goofy about eating the exact same breakfast every weigh in day, and I could see that extending to more meals if I weighed in later in the day!

post #23 of 26

Thanks Linda!

 

I don't weigh in every day, just occasionally and I feel it works for me.  For starters, I've learned that my weight is a range, not a number!  Also, without weighing at home and seeing a definite loss that week I would have been thrown for a loop when I gained .4 at weigh in. (It didn't matter that the scales weren't identical, I saw a downward trend.)  But, because I had weighed at home and knew my weight was going down consistently I recognized it as a fluke and didn't get upset.  I knew I had stuck to my points, drank a lot of water and done everything "right", so I was fairly chill.  Without weighing at home and knowing how I am I probably would have decided WW didn't work for me and thrown in the towel.

 

Also, I haven't had a problem with eating as a result of my WI, but I can see how that might effect some people.  I've been fairly consistent with sticking with my points.  At this point I have 47 points, though, so it's not hard to stick to them for me.

 

Thanks for the recommendations for what to eat on WI day.  I will be sure to avoid the sodium, I think that's what I did wrong that one week - I ate a lot of pop chips with lunch.  lol

 

This week I lost 2.8!  I was really glad to see the WW scale finally catch up to my home scale. :)

post #24 of 26

Good for you, Attila!  When I was losing, I liked to WI at home every so often too.  It just worked better for me.  I especially don't like surprises at a WI, so it was nice to go into it with a positive mindset and not be totally shocked that i just gained or lost a ton.  But thats me.  

 

I had a week once where I ate multiple pickles.  Just on a weird craving kick, I guess.  Overnight, the scale went up 5lbs!  Crazy what the sodium did!  I am careful not to overeat on WI day.  I WI just before dinner, but I make sure to have a normal sized lunch and not overdo anything.  

 

Regardless, I really refused to "play games" with the scale like some members did.   yes, we all have normal fluctuations, and true weight loss will show up eventually regardless of whether I am wearing pants or shorts, you know?  Some people would stop drinking water all afternoon before the WI, which I don't think is healthy.  I am in this for the long term, overall trend, not some day to day fluctuations.  

 

post #25 of 26


 

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Originally Posted by mama_y_sol View Post
 I am in this for the long term, overall trend, not some day to day fluctuations.  

 


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Are there enough emoticons to express how much I love this statement? Like I want to write it down and put it somewhere I can see it all the time? :)

 

post #26 of 26

I love that statement too! I had to laugh out loud when I read about some members wearing shorts to wi.  I've seen it!

 

I am switching to a morning meeting tomorrow.  Mostly because I am tired of worrying about what I eat the day of weigh in, but also because Sunday morning is just more convenient than rushing to a meeting after dh gets out of work.  I will let you know how that goes!

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