What am I doing wrong? Not losing....

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  1. rugbykirsty87

    rugbykirsty87 Never Give Up

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    Im doing WW online, so can't go to a leader for help, but was wondering whether you lovely ladies would be able to help me.

    I have been doing WW for 3 months, and lost a total of about 7lbs. Which sounds pathetic. Im 5lbs from goal of losing 4 stone and it just wont come off. I decided to do WW as I thought mixing up my diet will help kick start my metabolisum again but it hasnt really worked.

    Im exercising dailey, I do a 1hr 15 minute itense workout DVD ( i have now added an extra workout section from the DVD into the normal routine), so its 10 minute dynamic warm up, 15 minutes weights session, then a 20 minute 'body weight blast' using my body weight as resistance, and then another 15 minutes weight session before 10 minutes cool down. I also powerwalk/jog at least twice a week for 3 miles. With one day off out of 7.

    I always stick within my points and im eating them all, I have a good hearty breakfast, dont overdo it on the treats and yet still nothing. Ive even changed from Semi skimmed to Skimmed milk, I measure and weigh everything to make sure I dont just estimate who much things are.

    Please help me... What can I do ? I do have PCOS so i know that my weight loss will be slow, but all I want is to get to goal and then Ill work on the inches more. Its driving me mad.

    Im currently on 21 points, as when doing the quiz to see how many points I have, Ive done it as Im not very active during the day, as currently as Im not at uni if Im not exercising I don't do too much moving about. I was at 23 pts for 2 weeks or so before hand and lost about 2lbs and then stayed the same weight for a few weeks again.

    Any help you can give me , I will really appreciate.

    Thankyou x
     
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    Well done on your weight loss so far - fab! Id guess that your body has just become used to the 21 points and the amount of excercise that your doing. Maybe up your excercise, or just change what you are doing at the moment. & maybe think about reassessing the points? x
     
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    Hon I think you need to shake things up a bit, why not take a look in this months ww mag and follow the food plan for a week? The body does get used to what we are doing and eating and needs change.

    If you always do what you always did you will get the same results.

    When I was a leader I would give this advice to members who were a little stuck and it seemed to work very well for the majority.

    Also are you tracking your points honestly? oops, little ones up better go make breakfast...good luck hon.

    Sam xx
     
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    i'm in the same situation and it's v annoying i know hun but what you got to think of is the weight you've already lost how far you've come and eventually the body will kick start again and you will be on your way to goal.. haven't a clue why or what causes it but has happened every time i'm trying to get into the next stone... i sts for weeks! then one week suddenly i'll lose like 3lbs.. and then next thing i know hello next stone! it's just your body thinking 'ohhh no!! i'm know what your doing ... but nope you can't have itttt i wont allow you to see that next stone! " .. but eventually it budges and you will be on your way again :)

    i've been 12st 4lbs for yonks now lmao, damn weight but i have faith that it will shift soon enough! :) good luck xxx
     
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    Hi I was doing the same exercise for 18 weeks 30 min treadmill and 30 min wii just dance fast ones 6 days a week and was losing 1/2-1lbs most weeks,then I read on here someone said our bodies get used to the same exercise even if its a 2 mile run dailky it wont effect our weight as its what your bodys got used to,so I started zumba and I had 2 weeks off as I did my neck in and my weight losses were abit higher.
    Check this list and see if you are honestly doing this as we get complacent

    1)Weighing and measuring EVERYTHING that goes in your mouth.
    2)Tracking EVERYTHING that you have.
    3)Having not too many treats ,take aways,alcohol.
    4)Not too many fizzy drink none if possible.
    5)Eating low GI foods ie wholemeal grains.
    6)Cutting out bread products.
    7)Drinking water,not lots but upping what you usually drink.
    8)checking any medication even contraceptives as some can effect our weight.

    Also some plans dont suit some people I cant do SW as I hae PCOD too if I eat too many carbs I have probelms losing weight.
    Also I think maybe your exercising too much,I dont exercise 6 days a week now and I notice when I exercise less I lose more maybe as we need more points?If your exercising lots are you having AP if so how many.
    I hope you find some help on here and your weight starts to shift,I did fast start and 3 zumba classes this week have done ww 100% since march and looks like ive gained this week so ive stopped fast start and having my 21 points a day so maybe its exercise and not eating enough??
    xx
     
  7. DopeyAngel

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    I have similar probs as said above. I find mixing things up is definitely the way forward - trying to eat different foods each week and trying different exercises. I try to see each week as a 'new start on plan' when I'm struggling. Trying new foods i.e. not the same cereal for brekkie everyday etc is a bit of a pain cos you have to keep working out points and keep going shopping, but I think it tricks the body.

    It's really difficult when you're trying hard and the weight won't move. But you will have another loss soon - you just have to keep at it chick.

    Good luck!
     
  8. rugbykirsty87

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    Thankyou everyone for your replies. it means a lot to me.

    Ive found out theres a plan called 'The Wendi Plan'. The Wendi plan takes your whole weeks points and splits them unevenly. You have a SHD (super high day) and SLD (super low days).
    I'm on 21 points a day so the number in brackets is what I would be on. I start the week with the SHD as I WI in the morning but you can start anywhere as long as your SHD is more than 3 days from WI

    Day 1 +10 (31)
    Day 2 - 4 (17)
    Day 3 0 (21)
    Day 4 -1 (20)
    Day 5 -4 (17)
    Day 6 +1 (22)
    Day 7 -2 (19)

    i started this this morning, so far its been okay. I hope to lose somthing by the end of the week!
    I have to say, im quite scared with stopping the exercise, or lowering it. I dont eat any of the AP's that i earn extra. The exercise has done wonders for my fitness, self esteem and mood as i used to suffer from depression. It gives me somthing to focus on and give me a good grounding when getting my fitness up.
     
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    I think sometimes exercising too much can definitely damage you weight loss. if you need x amount of calories to survive and not go in to starvation mode when not exercising, surely your body feels the same if you do tons of exercise and don't eat any extra points? I would at least make sure you have the extra points for 'mostly standing' everyday when working out your initial points entitlement... As you say, the exercise has worked wonders for you so it would be best to work out a way to keep the excercise in as much as poss, and try using some of your APs and see if that works??

    with regards to the Wendie plan; it definitely worked for me, and seemed to jump start my weight loss again. I would definitely pre-plan, esp. on the higher point days to make sure you don't just end up eating junk food all day. If I ever do it I try to limit myself to one chocolate treat, such as a snickers and a couple of ciders and then use the rest of the points to enjoy more fruit, pasta, bread, potatoes etc. Keep us posted and let us know how it goes x
     
  10. rugbykirsty87

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    Thanks Hippngrvy,

    Im definatley going to look into ways to keep up the exercise without it hindering my weight loss. I had my superhigh day yesterday with The Wendi plan, and i managed 31 points ok, as I went out for lunch and met my sister and nephew for lunch. I still ended up choosing the least pointed thing on the menu though! i think its force of habit!

    I have found out one thing though, my scales have been 5lbs out. So ive been heavier all along, so i have a bit more to lose, but im hoping if the Wendi Plan works , like im hoping, by 2 weeks ill b back to where I thought i was in the first place.. So it just means i wont meet my goal by my one year anniversary, but, im hoping it wont be too far off..
     
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    does this plan actually work? as my weight hasn't shifted in about a month! maybe more, need something to get it going again :(
     
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    Do you mean ww or the wendi plan?

    Ww def works!!!! Ican't say about the wendi plan, I personally wouldn't consider doing it.
     
  13. rugbykirsty87

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    Im on Day 5 of The Wendi Plan, and im finding it alright, if i lose this week, ill do it again for another week.
     
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    Lol! the wendi plan :D ... i love ww best 'diet' .. if you can call it that lol, that i've ever been on :)

    can you feel a difference though? i may do it, like you i'm on 21 points so could just follow the plan you've got above but change the huge points day to when my WI is lol :) sounds good just don't know if it would work... suppose you have to have your low day the day before WI ?
     
  15. rugbykirsty87

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    Yep, I am feeling a difference! I don't quite know what kind of difference, apart from feeling ill, but im hoping to have a bit of a difference, if im below 12st 12 come Friday, ill definatley be doing another week. Im actually enjoying alternating the days and the points.
    Your high day can be anyday as long as its 3 clear days before weigh day and proceds with a low day.
    I had a high day on WI on Friday, then low Saturday, and then its alternated high low, by about 3 points or so either side each day.
     
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    excellent thank you, definitely going to give this a try next week, going to follow your plan as my WI is a friday also, however may swap day 5 with day 7, so i'm eating less the day before my WI i know people say it doesn't make a difference but i feel within myself it does so always like to be on the safe side! :D thanks for the help, hopefully be just what i need to kick the scales off 12st 4lbs! damn thing! :mad: :D
     
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    Oh the extra thing is, that any activity points you earn you dont eat them.
    im struggling a bit today but im plodding on through! x
     
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    ahh forgot to ask about that! thankyou!! :D eek can't wait now, see how i can manage on 17 points for two days LOL :p
     
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    my first low points on saturday was much easier compared to the one ive had today, ive already gone 2 over, so ive deducted 1 from tomorrow and 1 from thursday aswell to even it out.. im only having water now for the rest of the day, but im hoping ill be alseep by 10 tonight, I had no sleep last night at all.. So that should stop me eating.
     
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    that's probably why you've felt like you needed more points today due to not sleeping! :( hope you had a good nights sleep! sucks being unwell, damn bodies lol! can't wait to start the wendi plan :) hopefully it's going to work, if not i'll do kick start the week after! got to do something to get this weight shifting towards the 11s! lol :) xx
     
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    Thanks Smirky , I had a bit of a better nights sleep last night. I managed to get an hour and a bit. Im still sitting in bed with my PJ's on though!! I will have to get up at some point though. may have a sleep later on, and then attempt a workout.

    I end up having 21 points in the end yesterday, so im on 17 today so ive done a bit of a swap. ive planned my meals for today and tomorrow so im hoping ill be okay, and it wont effect anything. 2 days till weigh in.. fingers Crossed!
     
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