The Big Announcement!

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

I made a status update that I had a big announcement to make, so here it is:

I have, for the foreseeable future, quit Weight Watchers.

Since they've switched to ProPoints (Points Plus in the US, I think?) I have had so much difficulty shifting ANY amount of weight, and when I went to my doctor last week, she asked me how many calories I was eating a day, and I paused for a minute or two before answering, "... I don't know."

She told me that if the plan wasn't working for me, to quit. She wanted me to count calories, watch my saturated fat intake, try to just... y'know. Eat healthily.

So that's what I'm doing. And I know the best place to count calories and watch my exercise and all is here. Tonight was my last Weight Watchers meeting, and my amazing leader, Stacey, was sad to see me go, but she said she knew I had to placate my doctor first and foremost, especially since she's one of the people who knows how much trouble I've had losing weight on ProPoints - she's looked at my Tracker one week and said, "They look great! You should be in for a good loss this week," before I stepped on the scale and gained 2lbs.

My body sometimes doesn't listen to me, so this is by no stretch of the imagination going to be perfect. I assume there are going to be gains and losses along the road, but I hope once I get it all figured out there'll be more losses than gains.

Calorie deficit SHOULD = weight loss, right?

Fingers crossed!
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    As each body is different it just makes sense that you have to tailor-make your own diet plan. What works best for you will always be a learn-as-you-go plan.

    I have a lot of weight to lose and if I tried to eat the amount of calories that SP thinks I should eat (2500 calories daily!) I would (and did when I tried it) gain a lot of weight instead of losing any. For my particular body I have to eat below 1400 calories or I just don't lose. Period.

    Track what you eat EVERY DAY on the nutrition tracker and keep a keen eye out for each week's progress.

    Don't let the scale rule you. Keep in mind that body weight fluctuates a lot from week to week. A more accurate accounting would be to look at an entire months losses. You'll be pleasantly surprised at how it all averages out over a longer time period.

    Good luck, hon. You really can do this. It just takes some time and effort. Each successful day you have will make it easier for the following successful day.
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    2906 days ago
    You have to do what works for you. It sounds like Weight Watchers wasn't working for you so it is probably a good thing to stop before you get too discouraged. Don't give up, watch what you eat and exercise.. it will come off!
    2906 days ago
    Right it should.. you can do it hang in there.. I was on weight watchers too.. i hadn't tried points plus..i grew frustrated on the old plan when i would have a great week and gain or not loose anything so i understand completely I have been off it since the beginning of the year.. and I have lost 16 pounds trying to watch what i eat and work out, and of course you have bad days here and there.. but the goal is to keep going.. and dont give up.. we can do this... just keep pushing you'll succeed emoticon
    2907 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/5/2011 6:57:16 PM
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