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#1 of 29 Old 01-23-2006, 02:14 PM - Thread Starter
 
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We've touched on this in other threads, so I thought I'd start one devoted to it. Since I'm doing the WW points thing on my own, I could use some outside support and accountability. Anyone want to join in to:

* Celebrate victories
* Find support for our missteps
* Exchange recipes (especially ones our hubbies and kids will eat)
* Offer advice on what works

Is anyone interested in tracking our weigh-ins? For example:

Weight at time of birth: 189
Weight when I started WW: 170
Current weight: 163
Weekly loss/gain: -2.1
Goal weight: 135
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I'll kick things off!

Weight at time of birth: 189
Weight when I started WW: 170
Current weight: 163
Weekly loss/gain: -2.1
Goal weight: 135

In a nutshell, I was starving this week. There were days when I wanted to eat everything in the house. And -- how horrible is this? -- I sneak off of DS' plate when I'm done with my dinner! And I don't count the points!!!

On a positive note, does anyone use the Silk french vanilla coffee creamer? I LOVE THIS STUFF! Zero points, thankyouverymuch. I jones for coffee 24/7, but I limit myself to 1 (okay, sometimes 2) cup a day because I'm bfing. Let me tell you, I make that one cup a GOOD one. My favorite is Newman's Own Organic French Roast whole bean, with 2 scoops of sugar, and a hefty shot of creamer. I like it dark, strong, sweet and creamy. Dessert in a cup.
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Weight at time of birth: 225
Weight when I started WW: 210.2
Current weight: 202.2
Weekly loss/gain: -8
Goal weight: 150

I started doing meetings 2 wks ago. I missed the 2nd week wi b/c my dad was in town. The first 2 wks I didn't really "do" ww. I just tried to pay more attention to what I was eating and not eat junk. I HATE the thought of tallying every little thing- I don't want to be that person who can't have this or that or has to count, measure, weigh, write it down, etc. HOWEVER.... i realized yesterday that I am just going to have to be that person because I don't want to be this heavy and I need to change my thinking in order to reach my goal. I guess it was what Oprah would call an "aha" moment. SO... as of yesterday i am really doing ww. counting points and all- at least as best i can. i am going to make some broccoli-cheese soup tonight, really low points in it! if it comes out good I'll post the recipe.

thanks for the creamer tip. i'll have to try it. i'm a coffee junkie, too. And I loveflavored creamer. I use it all the time and those points add up!!

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nak...i'm doing it too....started on Jan 13 and am down 8 #.

Weight at time of birth: 230
Weight when I started WW: 199
Current weight: 191
Weekly loss/gain: -8
Goal weight: 150

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i'm not doing any dieting but i am here as support and cheerleader!!!!
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not an "official" weigh in butthis morning I was 199!! YEEEHAW I broke 200 FINALLY! thats 11 lbs since starting ww. i hope it keeps coming off like this.

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yay becca!!!!!!!!!!!!! awesome!!

I hit 190 this morning....down 9 since ww.

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Way to go, mamas!!!!

Any good recipes this week? I made the curry chicken salad from one of my WW cookbooks this week, and it's yuh-huh-hummy. Here's the recipe:

* 2 6oz. packs of precooked diced chicken (I used Louis Rich, I think...)
* 1/2 cup diced celery
* 1/4 cup lowfat mayo
* 2 tbsp. lemon juice (I didn't measure, just used the juice of one whole lemon)
1 tsp. ground curry

Mix all together. It tastes better after it sits in the frige for a couple of hours, but I ate a serving right away and it was delicious.

1/2 cup serving = 3 points
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hooray for us!!!

do you guys check out the ww boards?? you can log on to their community w/o being a member. I have gone and looked around but haven't posted anywhere.

that salad sounds yummy- i don't eat meat but could make it with fake chicken. of course I would want it as a sandwich and my bread is high in points. i need to buy low point bread next time i go shopping.

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crap, I am up 1 today. I am wearing a sweater so maybe that's it. I never even use all my points so wonder whats up! LOL

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thats the thing about everyday weighing....it makes you obsess....but it keeps ya on your toes. 1 lb could be water retention or who knows what...but its definitely no big deal. BUT aren't you more likely to stick to your points! I have been eating all my regular points but not always getting through my bf'ing points.

BTW- how tall are you Desiree? Our goal weights are the same and are weight is pretty close...I was just wonderin'.

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I'm 5'7

LOL about the weighing everyday making ya stick to your points! I chucked some brownies cause of that. They were the fat free Krusteaz but are gross anyways so no need to waste my points on those (but have you tried the No Pudge ones? YUM! And only 2 pts!)

I took a shower so I weighed myself naked and it was back to normal so maybe I didnt gain a pound. LOL My one boob was engorged too cause she is taking a super long nap. HAHAHAHA Maybe that adds a few oz. LOL

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I tell myself every day that I'm not going to weigh, but then every day I weigh. I always weigh in the morning after I BF and pee, but before I eat. I'm so dopey about it... grumpy on days I'm up, and happy on days I'm down.

My "official" weigh-in days are Saturdays.

How can you all NOT eat all your BF points???? I gobble mine up like I'll never eat again.
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I'm 5'8" so we're pretty much the same.

My "official" weigh in day is Saturday, too.

yep...that what I mean about the scale keeping you in check. Its like you really have to want to wast points on something like a brownie when you could eat something that will actually fill you up. and if you just weighed and were up a pound, well....no brownie.

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Saturdays weigh in:

Weight at time of birth: 225
Weight when I started WW: 210.2
Current weight: 200.4
Weekly loss/gain: -10
Goal weight: 150

this was yesterday's weigh in. i didn't break 200 on their scale i keep going back and forth on mine 199/200. next week. i did really good keeping track early this week but by the end of the week was having a bad time a gave up. i still ate okay though. i'll try to do better next week keeping track.

i also walked 3x this week and roller bladed 1x. this week i am going to try to do a pilates tape or weights or s/t.

and sign up for our ballroom dance class....me & dh.

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Ballroom dancing?! That sounds so fun! What a great thing for you and DH to do together. It's awesome that you all are exercising. I don't do much more than chores around the house. I figure wearing Drew helps burn calories while I do house stuff. Once the weather warms up I'll get out more and walk.

I also weigh in on Saturday. Here's my latest:

Weight at time of birth: 189
Weight when I started WW: 170
Current weight: 161.2
Weekly loss/gain: -8.8
Goal weight: 135

I totally binged last night and used up practically all my flex points. Three slices of sausage pizza, coffee AND dessert. Yikes! But I did really well on my water all week. Drank at least 2 quarts a day. I want to drink another quart, but I can't seem to get there.
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I've been making kool aid. I get a koolaid packet and add water and splenda, except that I don't use much splenda, maybe like 1/2 cup...i just add it to taste, and then I usually add way more water than what you're supposed to...so its like really watered down not super sweet kool aid but it gives a little kick to the water and makes it go down easy.

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Sounds like you guys are doing great! Those activities sound so fun Becca! I suck in the exercise department! I really need to at least get out and walk around the block.

I need to drink more water too, I like it but it's been cold so I've been drinking more tea and stuff instead. LOL

Weight at time of birth: 230
Weight when I started WW: 199
Current weight: 189
Weekly loss/gain: -10
Goal weight: 150

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I broke into the 150s today! 159.8, thankyouverymuch! I'll prolly be back up tomorrow, but I'm a-celebratin' today!
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congrats!!

how can you do WW w/o joinging? i thought i saw someone say they were doing somethign online and weren't going to meetings. do you still have to pay?
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You do if you sign up through them. But I dont. LOL I just do it myself......here are some helpful links:
http://pub121.ezboard.com/fdottiswei...icID=133.topic
http://www.dwlz.com/WWinfoTOC.html
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/kreider/Points.htm


today i got down to 187....thats 43 since shes been born......12 since starting ww

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I actually went and "signed up" at a WW meeting just one time so I could get all the stuff -- the point slider thingy and the intro book. I also purchased the updated food and dining out guides, and the daily journal, but that stuff isn't necessary. Registration was free, so I didn't have to pay that, but I did have to pay the $11 meeting fee. Since then I've just been keeping track of my points and weighing myself on my own scale. I also write down all my points each day, as well as my weight each week (my self-selected "official" weigh-in is on Saturday). My mom and I are doing this together, so we're each-other's support. Plus I have you all and some girls at work for support. I considered joining WW online, but they don't have the points set up for nursing moms. I think it would've been a ripoff anyway. What I'm doing now is great for me.

Now I just need to get off my lazy arse and exercise...
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That's a good idea Amy!

They also have lots of WW stuff (books, point calculators, etc) on ebay.

Today I was down to 186. WOO HOO! LOL 36 more to go until goal. LOL I really like this "diet" though. I like being able to have a bit of everything in moderation. I can see doing this forever and I have learned better portion control. I can have alot of things that I normally ate anyways, I just have to have a little less (or with substitutes.....like a latte with nonfant milk instead of regular milk, fine by me! LOL)

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nak and fussy, so this'll be quick...

Weight at time of birth: 189
Weight when I started WW: 170
Current weight: 159.6
Weekly loss/gain: -10.4
Goal weight: 135

Woo-hoo!!

Is caffeine an appetite suppressant? Whenever I drink coffee (mmm... coffee...) my hunger is satisfied for quite a while.
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can i join your thread even though i'm not doing weight watchers per se? i need a tribe to keep me accountable and i don't want to divide ww vs. non-ww in our beautiful little ddc.

i have been pretty good about what i eat, mostly because reed is sensitive to dairy, wheat and soy. that pretty much eliminates all the good stuff. lol i have 25 more lbs. to go to hit my first goal (150) and 35 to hit my ideal (140). i was 125-130 before ds#1 was born.
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Weight at time of birth: 230
Weight when I started WW: 199
Current weight: 186
Weekly loss/gain: -13
Goal weight: 150

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Welcome Andrea!!

Amy- I think coffee helps......it does me too. I think it just might be hot drinks though cause I get the same benefit from apple cider to lattes to hot chocolate. LOL

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Hi, Andrea! Great point about not dividing ww and non-ww. I'm going to start another thread for all of us.
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