- 1 Post By Bevh86
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Pro points help pls????!
I joined WW online a couple of weeks ago and I've only lost 2 lbs ;-( so far.
I spread my weeklies over the days instead of a binge out, not sure if this contributes to my slow weight loss??
I'm on 33 pp a day and a typical day goes like this:
Breakfast : options hot chocolate, muller Probiotic drink and a piece of fruit
Lunch: 2 slices of WW malted Danish, 5 slices of turkey ham, tablespoon of reduced fat coleslaw and a packet of velvet crunch crisps
Mid afternoon (I'm STARVING at this point): slice of toast with butter and jam.
Dinner: jacket potato with reduced fat coleslaw (2 tablespoons) and chicken.
Desert: meringue nest, one portion of low fat custard and a pot o reduced auger jelly.
Does this meal plan seem ok? Any advice will be really appreciated as I'm online so no meetings and no one to get tips from.
Thanks in advance!! Xx
whatever you do try not to be too disheartened!! thats really important!! are you doing exercise? muscle weighs more than fat so if your toning you wont see it on the scales but your body will be changing, you probs wont see it yourself but people around you will
also are you drinking plenty of water?? i used to hate it when people were asking me that as im not a huge fan of the water drinking but believe me it helps prune just also helped me too lol i tried a 4 day detox diet before starting weight watchers and i think the likes of the grapefruit, prune juice and plenty of water helps good luck xxx
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I'm not exercising unfortunately, still abit embarrassed to go to the gym :-(. Im the complete opposite, I drink at least 1.5 liters of water a day, it's about the only thing I've got willpower to stick to!
It's hard not being a bit sad about it not working for me, I can still remember being a size 8, I look at myself in the mirror and don't recognize myself sometimes.
I wish I had an excuse, being stressed out, pregnant or anything like that. It was gluttony that made me put on 3.5 stone in 2 years(eeek) I fell in love and let myself go completely.
Does the meal plan look ok? Any tips on cutting back??
Well that's fab you drink that much water a day, I really struggle, to be honest what your eating isn't that bad, like the suggestion above maybe you should have something different for breakfast and it may work out better for you
I know what you mean about the gym, I'm 18.4 stone and I never thought I'd make it to a gym but Im lucky and I have the most amazing support team between my family and my best friend, what I found is people in the gym don't even look at you, your all there for the same reason and too be honest when your bigger people kinda look at you in a proud way that they know your doing something about yourself, iv sat and felt sorry for myself for about 3 years, I was in a relationship for 7 years and it wasnt the best one and I came out of it considerably heavier and with no confidence what so ever and I'm now in the right frame of mind to do something about it, start gentle... A walk to the shop and back, cycling anything just to kick start or if you can get a gym buddie all the better, just have that person to say "come on luvvie you can do it" makes heaps of difference!!
Im not sure by what u mean with the meal plan I'm just eating what I want but within my daily points, I'm on my first week so see how we get in from here, making big batches of the 0 point soup is a good plan and store it, seems odd but it's a good idea to have it in a cup xxx
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Hi hun. From that meal plan I'd say that you are eating a lot of "empty" calories. There's nothing substantial in that diet to really fill you up. The aim of WW is to fill you up with protein and reduce the carbs. I know it seems that carbs fill you up but they are just a quick fix, protein is what keeps you feeling fuller for longer...
Try having a more substantial breakfast - for 4pp you could have 2 weetabix with mixed berries and banana with 1/4 pint of skimmed milk. This is what I have everyday and I tell you, my breakfast bowl is HUGE with all the fruit but it leaves me full up for ages!
My typical day goes along these lines:
breakfast as above at around 7.30
10.30/11am - cup of tea/coffee, some fruit and either a low fat yogurt or pot of sugar free jelly. Occasionally i have a weight watchers choccie biscuit for 2pp.
1/1.30 - home made or weight watchers soup with a toasted pitta, or toasted pitta filled with salad, 30g of wafer thin ham or turkey, some low fat salad cream followed by a pot of 0% greek yogurt with a teaspoon of honey.
3pm (ish) -either some fruit or vegetable sticks to munch on (sometimes have some low fat hummous with it).
7.30/8pm - dinner. Normally a casserole done in the slow cooker with 200g of new potatos and loads of steamed veg, or a massive stir fry with a small portion of brown rice, Gammon steak with a poached egg, small jacket potato and veg, or something cooked out of one of the weight watchers cookbooks.
Then I follow with a weight watchers yoghurt or dessert (depending on how many daily points I have left) and an options hot choc.
I rarely use my weekly points - I dip into them slightly at the weekend as I like a glass of wine or two on a saturday night!
The above has worked for me - I've lost 12.5 lbs in 5 weeks. I dont exercise much as with 2 very young children I just dont get the time!
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Thank you all so much for your kind words, and encouragement
Tonic, looking at your meal plan for the day, it looks like ALOT of food, and tasty food at that
Bevh86, what I meant by meal plan was to look at what I eat daily, and see if there's anything I'm doing wrong.
To be honest, I'd started getting disheartened with losing so little weight. I've only ever wanted to do WW as I really don't understand how people can do diets that involve restricting food groups.
Thank you all again for all your help, I can see now that I have to make better food choices so that I don't keep getting hungry.
Any more tips will be really appreciated.
Yeah I seem to be constantly eating! But it's working !!! I think you hit the nail on the head. It's about making the right choices. Weight watchers doesn't restrict any food but by giving food a point value it is helping us to understand what's healthy and what's not. You could eat mcdonalds everyday and be within your points BUT it wouldn't leave room for eating much more so you'd end up hungry all the time. If you however look at eating foods which are lower in points you get to eat them more often and in greater quantities. Being on a diet shouldn't be about going hungry. But if you seriously want to lose weight and keep it off it does mean a lifestyle change.... Ditch the empty carbs and embrace the tasty filling protein lol x
You don't have to go to the gym to exercise - just going out for a walk is exercise and it's free! Or you can do a DVD or exercise on the Wii or other game box if you have one - I have the Biggest Loser and both the EA Sports games. I hate exercise too but find I am able to get through 20-30 mins of those. I got the WW pedometer to record my activity points.
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Diet: Weight Watchers
Start Date: 3 November 2009
This is my first week of WW and get weighed in on Wednesday. Having said that, I've done it before on the old points system so even though this one is different, it hasn't been too hard to adapt to.
I'm on 35 points a day and meals can go like this (ideally I'd like to cook a lot more from scratch but time prevents this a lot - hence some 'ready meals' shown:
Breakfast: Weetabix, 1/4 pint skimmed milk - 4pp
Lunch: Tin of big soup - 5pp and 2 slices of Hovis Best of Both bread - 5pp = 10pp
Mid afternoon: Grapes, pineapple, apple
Dinner: Tesco H/L Fish Pie - 9pp, 375g Tesco HL Chips - 8, green beans and any other veg = 17pp
Leaves me with 4 and I usually have a WW choccie bar for 3pp for supper.
Today we are having Thai chicken green curry. It's a schwartz dry mix packet (think 2pp for half the pack), 1/4 pint of skimmed milk - 1pp, average size chicken breask - 4pp and Tilda Thai rice (microwave rice) - 10pp = 17 in total. Can seem quite high for a meal but I like to make sure I have a decent dinner or I do feel like I'm on a diet - this way I don't.
I think you need to make sure you are not bored, that you are actually eating enough and you are varying what you eat. You will be surprised at what you can eat, things that you might have thought were really high points - one thing I would really recommend is the WW calcualtor - I would be well and truly lost without it and by using it, it makes pointing things exact and if anything, makes sure I'm not being cheated out of any points by possibly guessing and over estimating. The calcualtors are £10 but well worth the money.
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Thank you all for your kind words, I think I've finally found my rhythm with WW.
I stocked up on Melba Toast, which is great for a snack with low fat houmous. I'm honestly not that hungry anymore. I've also made friends with fruit , which is also fab for filling me up.
I'm going to get the Tracey Anderson fitness DVD to help me get some execise in. Its my fiance's birthday at the end of March, I REALLY want to have gone dwon a dress size by then.
Fingers crossed and good luck to all you lovely ladies!!!
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