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beachavendrea Tue 07-Jan-14 05:47:17

Is there one of these already? I started WW online the day after Boxing Day which was the best or the worst idea I've ever had. I can't decide.
I have a lot of weight to loose and am finding it hard to get motivated, i have been sticking to my points, so thought I would start a support thread!

Furball Tue 07-Jan-14 07:14:23

I'm in!

Back on the serious WW wagon, had a break over December and put on 5 lb (yikes)

WI last Thursday but am changing my day, so off I go this morning. Have not gone over my allowance so am hoping for some sort of loss.

am also not doing easy start - I don't trust myself !

TimeToPassGo Tue 07-Jan-14 09:41:30

I will join even though I am doing a sort of old WW and 5:2 hybrid smile Can't believe how quiet these boards are think everyone is over at 5:2! My WI day at home is Wed morning. Going to use my own thread on this board for updates to keep me honest!

Furball Tue 07-Jan-14 12:37:27

Lost 2 1/2 lb since Thursday evening - and well happy with that.

Head down and carry on......

TimeToPassGo Tue 07-Jan-14 13:14:58

Great going Furball smile Your Christmas weight will be gone in a blink.

WW does work but I found that once I had lost a couple of stone I got bored with it all when I did it a few years ago. That's why I'm planning to combine it with 5:2 down the line, so I can still have a couple of 'eat what I like' days.

It's a pity the boards are so quiet here. Did anyone used to be on ivillage? They had a fantastic WW board with loads of recipes etc. Then they totally changed their interface, lost loads of old threads and everybody left. It was a classic case of trying to fix something that worked perfectly - and breaking it in the process. Such a shame as I am doing Discovery Plan and there were tonnes of recipes there all pre-pointed.

beachavendrea Tue 07-Jan-14 18:48:34

Cool! I'm in New Zealand but like the mumsnet boards the best. I looked at the weight watchers nz boards and they were completely inactive.
I have so much weight to loose about 23 kilos! I'm also breastfeeding so I need to do it slowly and man its hard work.
With my first the weight melted off with my second I am fighting for every kilo.
Is the 5:2 thing the book that mini spencer wrote? I used to work with mimi and she was lovely. It hasn't really hit nz yet, were a bit behind on most things.
Well done furball! I've lost a kilo a week since I started two weeks ago but still seeing that huge number on the scale is depressing.

beachavendrea Tue 07-Jan-14 18:51:08

Just did the conversion and that's 50 lbs I have to loose! Jesus I think it sounds better in kilos.

TimeToPassGo Tue 07-Jan-14 19:38:40

Beach stick to kilos for sure grin That's goid weight loss so far. If I was going for broke I would have about 50lbs to lose too. Initial plan is to lose 21 lbs and see if I can maintain.

STIDW Tue 07-Jan-14 20:26:55

Weight Watchers worked for me. I lost 150lbs (68kg) and now I weigh 140lbs (60kg). I was a size 28 and at the beginning of December I bought a size 8 jacket, although I put on a few pounds over Christmas and need to get back on the straight and narrow.

At first the thought of loosing 150lbs was overwhelming and it certainly helped me to focus on smaller goals - first two pounds a week, then 8lbs a month and 14lbs in two months.

beachavendrea Tue 07-Jan-14 20:28:55

Wow STIDW that's amazing! So good to hear a positive story it feels like I have a long road ahead.

TimeToPassGo Tue 07-Jan-14 21:17:05

STIDW thanks for that - very inspiring! I have always wondered if people maintain post WW weight loss as virtually everyone I know put all the weight back on afterwards. That's why I've assumed I'll need 5:2 down the line to help me stay the same.

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 08-Jan-14 04:34:46

I'm in Canada and I'm wondering if Simple Start is the same everywhere. We have any whole grains (not bread unless WW or crappy), fruit and veg and lean protein free I precis. Plus seven points to spend on gin indulgences. Is that the same in NZ and the UK?

LadyintheRadiator Wed 08-Jan-14 16:27:12

Hi smile I joined WW in May 2011 and lost 50lbs and I've been maintaining for two years now, I've put on a bit recently as had some crap stuff going on in my life and stopped caring for a while, back on it now though. I was happy with my goal weight but would like to be a bit under for spring/summer, I think I want to lose 10lbs. Not much I know but the last 10lbs is so much harder than the first 10lbs!

I've got my WW meeting tonight where I will get all the Simple Start stuff but I doubt it will be too different... I've been tracking this week and am enjoying being back on it actually, more than I thought I would. Not looking forward to being weighed though.

TimeToPassGo Wed 08-Jan-14 16:50:24

MrsTP honestly don't know, sorry!

Lady more inspiration smile Well done on your huge weight loss and maintaining. Staying within 10lbs of goal weight for 2 years in spite of life crap = major achievement!

LadyintheRadiator Wed 08-Jan-14 17:48:59

I think it helps that a friend is a WW leader and I sometimes help out at her meetings. It keeps me going and I feel more mindful/aware even if I'm not strictly tracking. I was 14 stone when I joined and actually never imagined I could lose that much, I only went to WW because my friend did (what a sheep!) I didn't think it would work, but something obviously clicked!

I have toyed with the idea of low carbing or 5:2 but at this stage learning something new from scratch feels quite daunting so I'd rather stick to what I know. The key with WW is that if you track accurately you WILL lose weight. Doing that is not always quite so straight forward but knowing that if I eat 26pp a day I will see a loss makes it easier to get back on it after a wobble.

And I firmly believe in the odd day or weekend where all the rules go out the window, it doesn't necessarily meaning a full-on pig out but just not worrying about it for a day or two, means I don't feel so bored of it.

I'm not perfect, I have a bit of a headache today and I think that's because I haven't eaten so much crap, that's pretty bad isn't it? But I am going to get through weigh in before dinner smile

MercuryRising Wed 08-Jan-14 21:53:38

Hi can I join you ladies please? Im back to weight watchers properly for the first time in months as life got in the way. I am looking to lose 2 stone and would like to do it before my holiday in October. I started Simple Start today and so far I have enjoyed it and not felt hungry. How is everybody else getting on with it?

KosherBacon Wed 08-Jan-14 21:57:28

Wow, some really inspirational stories. STIDW and Lady those are fab weight losses.

I started WW at the start of November and have lost 14lb (including a pound over Christmas and new year- how did that happen?!).

I don't have a final goal in mind. I could probably do with losing another two and a half stone, but I'm taking it each silver seven at a time.

I was given the simple start book today. To be honest the thought of it scares me as I've been doing well on proppints, but at the same time I'm aware that I can't spend my whole life weighing everything I eat, if I want to maintain my weight loss. I know that it won't set a good example of healthy eating for my son if he grows up with a mother who weighs everything including fat free Greek yogurt. I just need to give the simple start a go.

TimeToPassGo Wed 08-Jan-14 22:01:45

<waves at mercury and kosher>

*Kosher> that is really interesting about simple start. Is that the idea - that you don't weigh stuff? Is it more like SW where certain foods you can eat lots of?

KosherBacon Wed 08-Jan-14 22:07:21

Yep timetopassgo. It's a list of lean proteins, veg, starches etc that you eat til you are full. You can also have 2tsp of a healthy oil a day and two treats such as nuts, wine, cereal bar etc. there's no weighing involved for stuff on the free stuff. It did remind me of slimming world, but that doesn't work as well for me as it's my portions that get out of control.

TimeToPassGo Wed 08-Jan-14 22:12:45

Kosher it sounds good - if I could only stop eating when I'm full! Maybe once I have retrained my appetite a bit I could manage smile

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 08-Jan-14 23:02:59

I find myself thinking, 'do I want seconds?' 'no' when it's brown rice and chicken rather than the food I ate on the points. So, no issue with the portions getting out of control.

MercuryRising Thu 09-Jan-14 06:11:57

I have also struggled with sw so I am slightly concerned about simple start. But I have to admit even after just one day I feel better for eating properly and cutting out all the junk I was eating previously.

KosherBacon Thu 09-Jan-14 06:33:58

Interestingly I've just put the food I was planning to eat today (which is actually all in the simple start list) and in total it adds up to 20pp. Maybe it can do it and just need to trust myself.

Although DH HATES brown rice and wholemeal pasta.

TimeToPassGo Thu 09-Jan-14 09:39:38

Another one who eats better and much more healthily when doing WW! I think it's because you are a) planning meals and b) planning in veggies. Plus the zero point soups are almost entirely veggies and are mostly lovely!

Kosher I have a problem with my DH too. Tbh last time I did it we weren't living together and it was so much easier as I love Quorn, spices and curry sauces, healthy pasta sauces etc. DH is a very picky eater although he does try but there are some things I can't make unless I want to make something separate for him. Grr.

Think I need a few more points today as I've had 3 days under points and don't want my body to think I need to hold onto fat.

2014newme Thu 09-Jan-14 11:29:18

Week one minus
5 pounds

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