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8/23/11 3:45 P

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I couldn't agree with Tim, more! Great tips! Your average is excellent and you are not on a plateau if you have lost at least 1/2 lb. average since you began. If you wanna know for sure take a look at the last 3 - 4 weeks only and see what your average weight loss is. It may be a temporary setback but if you are doing what you are supposed to be doing, the scale will start moving again.

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8/23/11 3:42 P

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Hi there totally understand where you are at. I have been gaining weight all summer. I lost a couple of pounds and then I have three gains. Then I lose again and then gain again. Been the same cycle all summer. Hope things turn around for you soon.

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Way to go on the weight loss.

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8/23/11 10:57 A

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Tim! I emoticon you!

The weight loss has been over a longer period of time and I started WW to get it going further.

No need to apologize, I became fat out of feeling sorry for myself, laziness and really poor food choices.

The food tracking and journaling has really opened my eyes to the mental side of weight loss!

You rock! Thanks for all the advise.

~Lorie~

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8/23/11 10:39 A

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Great advice Timothy.


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8/23/11 10:33 A

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(Whew, I didn't realize how long this got, but here it is.)

As I look at you a little more closely, I see you have lost 23.2 pounds. Congratulations!!

And you did it in 16 weeks. Way to go!

(Tim whips out his handy dandy slide rule ... mumbles ... hmmmmm.)

That works out to 1.45 pounds per week. High five baby!

When we are as ... no polite word for it ... heavy (sorry) as you are (sorry) we want to see that scale move and fast. It doesn't always happen.

WW (and the US gummint) recommends 0.5 to 2 pounds average per week for any four week period (excluding the first three weeks). Using my experience, I lost a phenomenal 15.8 in the first 3 weeks. So we throw those out. over the next 75 weeks I lost 74.2 pounds.

(Tim whips out his handy dandy slide rule ... mumbles ... hmmmmm.)

That works out to 0.9893 pounds per week. Less than 1 pound a week.

Your leader should look at all those things. I don't know what your first three weeks were, but what have you lost over the last 13 weeks? What has your average been? Maybe you are doing better than you think!

The previous program said there were four main components:
** Eat smarter. It sounds like you are doing that.
** Move more. You started doing that too. Keep it up and it gets easier. I started with an exhausting 10 minute walk around the block. For my next trick I did it the next day too. And the day after that. I am now training for a marathon! From a 34 BMI to 26.2 miles in 3.5 years. Which leads ups to the next point --
** Start new habits. Moving more leads to moving more It becomes a habit. Eating right begin to taste better. I cut off fast foods fo about a year because I knew it was my downfall. Then one day there was only a bag-o-tacos from Taco Bell in the car. I loved Taco Bell. I nearly gagged. I could now actually taste waht I was eating and I found out what Taco Bell REALLY tasted like.
** Seek support. Dude! Here we are supporting each other. And you have your meeting room support too!

Remember. You are looking to lose weight, but you are also looking to develop a healthier lifestyle and that is the main thing. You didn't get to where you are overnight. It will take time to get better. Be patient.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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8/23/11 10:00 A

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Thanks!

I don't add AP, afraid of adding extra. I have 44 pts given daily and I do usually eat those. I keep track of weekly points but make an effort not to use them all. Still eating sugary fruit (ie bananas) in low frequency and covering my food points with lean protein, veggies and fruits first and then on to other things such as whole grain breads and pasta.

I do painfully track every.thing. I say painfully because this has been as much of a self awareness journey as it has been anything else. I adopted a paper journal just for that reason. I write down amounts, what I ate and what I was feeling when I ate it. I have learned just how much food is an emotional crutch as anything else could be.

I have uped my work outs so maybe just water retention. I am not quitting because I know what will happen, I will snowball back into a world of fatness!

I will keep my WP as a buffer, I have not ever consumed all of them and surely don't want to start doing so now.

I will tackle my leader Saturday, if the Hurricane doesn't get us!

Thanks again, I printed your advise out and will go over my journal on my lunch break. Have a great day!

~Lorie~

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8/23/11 9:35 A

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I wish I could tell you the scale will start moving. That is for you.

Look closely at your trackers (SparkPeople's is excellent. It's why I am here.) Are you really tracking everything? Are there little things you might think are insignificant that you are missing?

Are you eating all your DPs? Any or all of your WPs. Are you earning any APs? Are you eating any/all of those?

I ask those questions as a way of getting you to look at something you might be able to change. If you are eating all your WPs I would look at cutting them down or even out. I always kept them as a buffer zone.

The main trick is to eat to satisfaction. If you have 29 daily points, you have eaten 27, filled all your good health guidelines, and are satisfied at the end of the day, then you are done. Don't try to stuff in those last two points.

Do you attend meetings? If you do, buttonhole your leader and talk to her/him. Show her your tracker.

Good luck. I am pulling for you.

Start by doing what is necessary, then do what is possible and suddenly you will be doing the impossible -- St Francis of Assisi

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8/23/11 9:31 A

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Keep going. The scale will turn around

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8/23/11 9:21 A

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I am fighting that mental battle right now. You know, the one where you have gained a few pounds even though you are tracking and exercising? It is kind of like, what is the point? Why bother tracking if you keep getting the same results? I hate this war in my mind, I am on week 16 and should be further along but my body is very stubborn but I am more stubborn.

I can't quit, I have to keep going. Please tell me the scale will start moving again! Ugh!!

~Lorie~

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