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I've lost 30 pounds!!

post #1 of 28
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Or, where I come from, 14 kilos!

All my life I've been this tiny thing, then I married the wrong guy and found five years of comfort in the bottom of a KFC bag or a wheel of cheese or a whole tub of dip and crackers.

Well, last year when I became vegetarian I dropped 8kg in about two months. I coasted along for a while until I saw a pic of myself and literally was like:

Surely I don't look like THAT???

So, a few weeks ago I joined WeightWatchers. For about the fourth time. But this time I was determined to do it. I've lost 6kg in five weeks, and have been a bit lazy last week so didn't lose anything (naughty!).

I have 10 to go, but I'm soooooooooo stoked. And the best part of all, people are starting to notice!! I just weighed myself and having finally dropped that last stubborn 500g from last week.

So I'm all like

I'm sorry, but I really wanted to share!
post #2 of 28
Good for you!!!

I'm busy doing the WW "No count", i think it's called something different in the USA?. It's where you don't eat any processed foods or sugary cereals, just plenty of fruit, vegetables, meat ,beans, pulses, fish, low fat cheese, milk and yoghurts. So far i'm doing ok!!
post #3 of 28
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It's called `Core Plan' here. How are you going with it? I thought about doing that one but I am not disciplined enough I don't think. I need strict rules and guidelines otherwise I know I'll just sneak that chocolate ice cream...
post #4 of 28
congratualtions both of you. I know everything there is about nutrition and dieting and how to do it, but I don't. I just keep on shoving all the goodies that people bring into work. this past week it was Irish potatoes.
I really need to lose 30 pounds, but just can't get the deternmination, or resolution. I never stick to it.
Maybe you will inspire me, my oatmeal awaits me, and I just returned from the gym.
post #5 of 28
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
It's called `Core Plan' here. How are you going with it? I thought about doing that one but I am not disciplined enough I don't think. I need strict rules and guidelines otherwise I know I'll just sneak that chocolate ice cream...
Really i'm doing ok with it. I've done the points but i like to feel full, so this is the one for me.

I bought some boring cookies to bring into work 2 weeks ago, and because i didn't care much for them i stopped having them, and i realised that i didn't miss them.

I had porridge this morning with some fruit on the top, mid morning i had some fresh pineapple, and i've just had a chicken salad for lunch with a yogurt, and tonight i've got a huge steak dinner with veggies, boiled potatoes with gravy, followed by a sliced banana with a yogurt poured over, and all of it's free!

I used to buy the WW mini ice creams, but as my leader used to say "Empty calories Susan!!"
post #6 of 28
Congrats!

I could stand to lose 30 pounds that I've managed to put on in the last 2 years, but I'm a junk food junkie and can't seem to find the discipline to exercise

Keep up the great work!
post #7 of 28
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Originally Posted by Rosiemac View Post
I used to buy the WW mini ice creams, but as my leader used to say "Empty calories Susan!!"
Ohhhh but they're so good!! I'm an ice cream addict, so they're my saving grace on this plan. I love my carbs, too, but I have to be really disciplined about those. Ice cream, though, . I just it!!
post #8 of 28
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Ohhhh but they're so good!! I'm an ice cream addict, so they're my saving grace on this plan. I love my carbs, too, but I have to be really disciplined about those.
When i did the points system when it first came out i managed it great, and to be honest i said i would never change over, but although i love sweet i'm more a savoury person.

The only thing i miss is if i'm sitting watching t.v. i can't go into the kitchen cupboard and grab a bag of crisps, it has to be either fruit, vegetables, or a smoothie. But, having said that i'm too full to eat anything else

Oh i can have popcorn though!, as long as it's plain
post #9 of 28
Thread Starter 
Yes, popcorn has been the saving element because like you, I'm more of a savoury tooth (except for ice cream!!)

What a shame savoury ice cream doesn't exist!!
post #10 of 28
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Originally Posted by KitEKats4Eva! View Post
What a shame savoury ice cream doesn't exist!!
They say in the plan you have to drink 1 pint of milk a day, so the sooner they get their thinking caps on to make a calorie free ice cream the better!
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post #12 of 28
Congratulations! I am so excited to read your news - and the positive feedback about WW from other TCS members. I need to lose about 70 pounds...I am shocked that I can even type the number! This is the first time that I have "publically" admited how much weight I should lose. How did I get to this point? I am not disciplined and I am a couch potato. I have been thinking about WW as an option and after reading Sarah's posting, I do think that I will go down the street and join. I think that I need to go to meetings though, since I am afraid I will stray without the support. Does anyone else go to the meetings? I am so gad that everyone who has posted seems to do well on WW...that certainly will motivate me. Congrats to all!
post #13 of 28
Congrats!! That is great.
post #14 of 28
That is so awesome!!

I just started last week a diet(no name for it, just a diet,lol) and began walking every day as well. I also went to the fitness center and signed back up! YAY!!! I cant wait to get started again..........

I am not going to Vegas in July looking like a whale!!
post #15 of 28
Congratulations! I've been trying to lose weight myself, and so far I've dropped about 8 or 9. But we've been eating out alot this week so I'm sure I gained half of it back!
post #16 of 28
Congratulations!

I've been on WW since mid-October, along with my fiance, and we're both doing really well (although sometimes I think I might smother him because he's so far surpassed me in weight loss). I'm very, very close to having lost 30 lbs and he's lost almost 80! I'm a bridesmaid in my future sister-in-law's wedding in July and then I'll be getting married in August 2008, so I want to get in shape and keep it that way!
post #17 of 28
that is great!!!
post #18 of 28
(Looks down at her belly, hips and thighs...)

I know where those 30 pounds are!
post #19 of 28
Congratulations Sarah!! Your willpower and determination is truly inspiring and I bet you look smashing now!
post #20 of 28
Congrats! You have the will power I seem to be lacking these days. I need to loose 20 pounds I put on over the winter. I hope I can get it off. It gets tougher each year.
post #21 of 28
congrats Sarah! My aunt uses WW and has lost weight, but then she stops going to meetings and gains it back, she wants my mom and I to join too, I need to lose quite a bit as well I'm of the no discipline sit on the couch ilk
post #22 of 28
Congratulations Sarah!!!!

I did WW many years ago and found the lessons very good. I saw a documentary not too long ago (sorry, can't remember the name) that did a study on all the different diet "fads" out there. Most are not healthy for you at all with one exception: Weight Watchers. They teach you how to change your lifestyle rather than just how to lose pounds.
post #23 of 28
woah! congrats! you go girl!
post #24 of 28
That's fantastic!! GREAT JOB!!!
post #25 of 28
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Thanks everyone!

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Originally Posted by lnbandcats View Post
Congratulations! I am so excited to read your news - and the positive feedback about WW from other TCS members. I need to lose about 70 pounds...I am shocked that I can even type the number! This is the first time that I have "publically" admited how much weight I should lose. How did I get to this point? I am not disciplined and I am a couch potato. I have been thinking about WW as an option and after reading Sarah's posting, I do think that I will go down the street and join. I think that I need to go to meetings though, since I am afraid I will stray without the support. Does anyone else go to the meetings? I am so gad that everyone who has posted seems to do well on WW...that certainly will motivate me. Congrats to all!
Don't let yourself get down about it. I used to feel overwhelmed by how much weight I had put on over the years, and found it hard to accept because I'd never had a weight problem in my life!

I always used to get down on myself thinking that I was just lazy and unmotivated, but that's not it. Motivation is partly it, but you've got to just think about weight loss in a different way. Because of so many diet fads and trends and ridiculous `magic bullet' cures people have it hammered into their heads that they should be able to lose 50 pounds in two weeks and if they can't, then they've somehow failed - not the diet itself.

That's not the way. I knew it was going to take me four to six months to lose this weight - at least. I knew that I couldn't realistically expect to lose more than a kilogram per week, and that I was going to have to be a little bit more disciplined on things like snacking, or just having that one biscuit with my cup of tea, etc. I knew that writing every single thing down that I put in my mouth would help, and it did. All of a sudden the idea of dieting didn't seem so hard.

A lot of it is organisation, too. I planned a lot of what I would eat at work etc, so I wasn't caught short and finding myself in a position where I had to grab `something quick'. I made sure I brought snacks, and fruit and other low-point foods and had my breakfast and lunch planned. The first week I felt like I spent every five minutes looking up my book and planning and weighing and so on, but after that it became much easier, and it got really fun to get creative with my food to try and have as much as possible, which was really yummy, and stay within my points.

The best thing about WW is that it teaches you how to view food in a different way, and it teaches you about choices and alternatives, and how you never, ever have to miss out anything you want, and you can usually find a healthier way to have it. I've had icecream, fast food, gone out for dinner, wine, chocolate - you name it. I've not missed out on a thing. I've just gone about it differently, and more carefully, and that makes it MUCH easier.

When you look at losing weight NOT in the sense of a diet, but in a sense of changing your habits, it's not an overwhelming challenge anymore.

I don't go to the meetings, I do WW At Home. It's brilliant, and you still get telephone/email support if you need it. But the meetings are also a great way to go - it just depends on the kind of way you like to manage things.

So, I say, GO FOR IT! You're not unmotivated, or lazy, or any of those things. You just haven't looked at it the right way before now.

(Sorry for the essay but I'd really like to use what I've learned to inspire people, because when everyone you run into comments on how much weight you've lost, it's a really amazing feeling!)
post #26 of 28
Congratulations Sarah! 30 pounds is a lot to have lost!
post #27 of 28
Last night i was complimented, my colleagues noticed i lost weight, well i cant blame them because now my pants are falling off! and this has only been with in the last 20 days! I have been having carbohydrate breakfast, brown bread with cheese or something adn then just have a very light meal during the day and i dont eat past 8 or 9 pm! since i go to bed at 11 or 12 most nights anyway

It is hard, especially since i love my carbohydrates, chips, potatoes, bread, pasta. But i have to limit my self because while working at the reception i put on heaps of weight!

Plus i dont want to go back to australia looking like a Hippo!
post #28 of 28
Congratulations on losing your weight
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