Weight Watchers - page 2

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Has anyone lost weight on weight watchers and kept it off? I seem to start out really well on the plan and then lose motivation. I have lost 20-30 lbs but then the second I go off weight watchers I gain it all back. I want... Read More


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    As long as I faithfully do my grocery shopping I am good at sticking to WW. I've got loads of veggies and fruit and I made a yummy veg soup to snack on. I feel so much better when I'm not indulging in bread, butter and french fries.

    It takes a lot of effort for me to get groceries and cook. I live within walking distance of endless restaurants, pubs and coffee shops and bakeries and ..the list goes on and on. I think the novelty has worn off for awhile.

    I keep no junk food in my apartment....all I have is Kashi bars for 3 pts. Those usually do the trick for my sweet tooth.
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    I also find I don't feel well when I'm not eating well. I'm tired and I have much less energy when I'm not consuming enough fruits and veggies. I have a major sweet tooth though....baked apples and bananas with cinnamon do the trick, and I also like those zero fat fudgecicles
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    First week weigh in and I'm down 2 lbs. Yippee!!

    I also feel better when I'm eating healthier choices.

    Revelation this week...I discovered S Pelegrino sparkling water and lime to have with my vodka.
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    Yay! That's great news.
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    I originally posted this post, I am doing Weight Watchers again, increasing my protein, and increasing fruits and vegi's. My blood sugar has been equalized and I feel really good. As for the emotional eating, I have curbed it because I am eating better so I don't feel as hungry after work. I am walking the dog after work rather then sitting in front of the tv and eating my face off! Exercising is definitely helping my anxiety and depression which is always underlying. Thanks for all the comments, I am on the right track and feeling good!
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    Emotional eating is a killer. I'm trying to address the emotional drivers with a process called "Faster EFT". They have tons of UTube videos on the process (not just for weight loss). It is quite effective but you have to be persistent. I'm planning on using it with Weight Watchers, which I start Saturday. I've done WW before and it is highly effective if you stick with it! I think grazing (6 small meals) is key for me.
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    This is how I maintain my weight: I use herbs and spices to make my food deliver a punch of flavor. Such enjoyment! In my kitchen are saffron, cinnamon, nutmeg, basil, oregano, lemons, lemongrass (to mention only a few). When I worked ICU with two patients per shift, I didn't move around very much and had to watch my weight. When I worked LTC I ran around in a facility the size of a football field and lost weight so fast I had to eat more to keep weight on.

    I went online and entered my height, gender, and age to determine my basal metabolic rate and the calories needed to maintain. So, for example, I need 1800 calories a day. It's easy to figure out the calories in foods. I prepare most of my food at home because I love spicy and savory food. I have a stationary bike in front of the TV and use it.
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    I lost a lot of weight with WW a few years ago and became a lifetime member. Gained it all back while I was in nursing school because I completely stopped exercising and started to pick up the bad habits I thought were in my past.

    The problem isn't with WW and I truly believe that. The problem is that you need to continue the healthy habits WW teaches you. Their new 360 program is designed to teach healthy habits by teaching you routines and reorganizing your spaces to put you in control. I've been back on WW since January and am down about 16 lbs so far. I think it's a great program and I plan to stick with it this time. To keep the weight off, it's important to continue the healthy food habits AND exercise! I want to be a good example for my patients
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    Prevention is the key. Just like any chronic disease, obesity sneaks up on you. When I was a kid I was fortunate enough to live adjacent to a schoolyard with sliding boards, jungle gyms, monkey bars, etc. We were always climbing and running and exploring outdoors. There was a basketball court on the schoolyard outside my house. We also played softball, endless summer nights, and came home exhausted.

    To this day, I have the physical infrastructure that was built on these athletics. My bones and muscles were forged as a child. My parents had a ritual: Dinner every night at 6 o'clock. I could hear my friends outside and I couldn't wait to finish dinner and go outside to play.


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