LA Weight Loss - What do you think I am doing wrong?




mamabanana
03-21-2007, 07:55 PM
Im a restarter, its been about 2 weeks and I dont have all that much to lose, but I would definitely like to lose 5 pounds. I dont think I will ever be 128, my lowest adult weight was 131 and I fought tooth and nail to get there.

When the weather is nice, I run maybe three days per week for about an hour, no weights at this time but have a very active lifestyle with 4 young kids, etc...I have very little downtime as I also do some part time computer work at home when the kids go to bed at night...so Im up till at least 12 every night. Then there are weeks like this one, where I havent run at all...I plan in the next few weeks to get back to at least 2hrs per week but my schedule has been nutty.

Now, I put myself back on Gold with Lites and my calories range from 1100-1350 per day, kind of zig-zagged each day so I keep it different. I had a CC of pizza Saturday night, that was my one bad (I feel guilty with CC's:dizzy: ) I rotate light and heavy proteins, mainly chicken, fish, egg whites, veggie burgers and low sodium roast beef 2 times per week...no peanut butter and not really red meat otherwise. Starches are usually consumed before my 2nd lite of the day and combine them with a dairy or protein each time. Fruits are typically berries, grapefruits,peaches, sometimes an apple or orange. I try and eat every 3hrs and drink all of my water and then some.

All this said, Im not really losing so much...in fact, last week I was down to 136.8 and today was back at 138. Im bummed, cos people who started at the same time as me, like Vic, have more consistent loss and I am wondering if its cos Ive already done the program, or its cos I am closer to goal (which I think is rubbish since Evette rocks the house PAST goal!) or if I am on the wrong plan. Can one of you LAWL goddesses give me your two cents??????


Repo girl
03-21-2007, 08:06 PM
Kelli- It sounds like you are doing everything right, (not positive on the plan color, but I would think that you are right) so my guess is that you are just going to be a slow loser, as you are so close to goal. Be sure to take your measurements so that you can take a look at inches lost as well and pounds. I know how frustrating it is to work so hard to be on plan, and not lose. Try to keep in mind, however, that even if you do lose slow, you are doing great things for your body and your overall health by eating right. You are also setting a great example for your kids!

bizlawchik
03-22-2007, 07:41 AM
Also, because you are so close to your goal, remember that the losses at this time will be slow. You may want to PM Evette or ask for her input, but she is only losing about 1/2lb per week maybe right now. She'll go for 2 weeks without losing before her scale moves. It's important during this time that you don't get frustrated or quit. You just have to be patient and see it through.


mamabanana
03-22-2007, 09:24 PM
Wow, thanks you two..but I thought maybe Id get a better response from my question....oh well. Im still grateful you took the time to try:)

JennAPeach
03-22-2007, 09:34 PM
Can you play with the exchanges at all? Maybe your body needs a bit more protein? I could try to add an extra protein to your plan and see what your weight does for a week.

But wow... you've made great progress.

MTdebster921
03-22-2007, 09:49 PM
Kelli- Have you tried upping your calories a bit? Women should stay above 1200 calories a day and men 1400 per day. If you go below 1200 too often you put your body in starvation mode, and you will stall out. Otherwise it sounds like you are doing all the right things. Even though you may not want to hear it, everybody is right, the smaller you get, the harder it is to come off.

mamabanana
03-22-2007, 10:24 PM
thanks Deb- im not quittin!

carols2
03-24-2007, 05:31 PM
Hi Mamabanana,

I used to work for LAWL Center. The councelors their will never tell you this, but some of us councelors used to not eat the LA Lite Bars. The councelors would drop from not eating those.

Also, do you get your cardio excercise in. Don't forget your weights. If you can get a good 40 minutes - 4 times per week, that should really help.

That is my advice since I worked their and I know the little tricks that we used, but didn't share it with the clients. We had to push the products

Someone I need your help. I need to move the ticker on my tracker, but I do not know how. Please someone tell me how to move that thing.

Thanks

sushigal
03-24-2007, 06:18 PM
Hi Mamabanana,

I used to work for LAWL Center. The councelors their will never tell you this, but some of us councelors used to not eat the LA Lite Bars. The councelors would drop from not eating those.

Also, do you get your cardio excercise in. Don't forget your weights. If you can get a good 40 minutes - 4 times per week, that should really help.

That is my advice since I worked their and I know the little tricks that we used, but didn't share it with the clients. We had to push the products

Someone I need your help. I need to move the ticker on my tracker, but I do not know how. Please someone tell me how to move that thing.

Thanks

I'm a newbie to LAWL - started the program on Tuesday. So far so good. I have a question regarding the plan colors. From reading on the forums here there seems to be several color plans. My question is - I'm on the gold plan - how do you know when you are supposed to change to a different color? BTW - I'm doing LA at Home. I'm surprised at how little information you get about the program (once you start losing weight, color plans etc).

Also, if you look at the code in your signature, you should see some numbers something like /lb/230/165/0 I think if you change the numbers to reflect your weight it should change... i.e. /lb/start weight/goal weight/current weight/ I hope that makes sense!

debbieduzLAWL
03-24-2007, 06:36 PM
Mamabanana,I feel for you.I had my weigh in today and I am up 2 lbs also,I thought that I was going to cry I could feel the lump in my throat.I dont get It I am doing everything to a tee.I think I will just quit.-

mamabanana
03-24-2007, 10:44 PM
Ugh, Debbie...this happened to me the first time I did LAWL, its SO frustrating!!!!!! So hard to not compare yourself to others who are doing so well too:( Im not sure what youre suggesting, Carols...is it to stop with the bars, thats all? How would I make up the extra 300 cals? Im already low at 1250 avg per day...do you think my plan color is correct or should I do purple? This week I only ran twice, but thats still more than my recent activity before last week. I dunno....

mamabanana
03-24-2007, 10:45 PM
Mamabanana,I feel for you.I had my weigh in today and I am up 2 lbs also,I thought that I was going to cry I could feel the lump in my throat.I dont get It I am doing everything to a tee.I think I will just quit.-

DO NOT GIVE UP, PLEASE!!!!!!:hug:

carols2
03-25-2007, 06:00 AM
As far as those LA Lite Bars, they are high in sugar. Try those cold drink packets of LA Lite Products. Much lower in sugar and calories. Compare the labels on the different LA Lites.

I work out with a trainer. I am much heavier than you, but she always tell me that if I am serious about my weight loss, I should get my cardio in 5 times a week for no less than 40 minutes but no more than 60. I lift only 2 times per week. Since, I have increased my cardio and making better choices, I just lost 7 lbs in one week. I am eating NO sugar. I just hope it continues. 7lbs in one week though is a bit much.
:carrot: :^:

NCRed
03-25-2007, 01:36 PM
Hi,
I am a slow loser too. I have fluctuated up and down for three weeks. I just finished my fourth week and am down (depending on thier scales or mine) 8-10 lbs. But I got measured last Friday and I was down three inches in my waist, and inch and a half in my hips and an inch in my bust. My clothes are starting to be too big in the waist and things that were too tight are starting to feel good again. That is more important than the lbs. to me. Hang in there. I wanted to cry week before last when I was up two lbs. but I didn't quit. I had a really hard week out of town this week and was sure I would be up two or three lbs. but when I weighed I was actually down a lb. So stay with it. Hope this helps.

Dan2112
03-25-2007, 08:00 PM
I'm a newbie to LAWL - started the program on Tuesday. So far so good. I have a question regarding the plan colors. From reading on the forums here there seems to be several color plans. My question is - I'm on the gold plan - how do you know when you are supposed to change to a different color? BTW - I'm doing LA at Home. I'm surprised at how little information you get about the program (once you start losing weight, color plans etc).

Also, if you look at the code in your signature, you should see some numbers something like /lb/230/165/0 I think if you change the numbers to reflect your weight it should change... i.e. /lb/start weight/goal weight/current weight/ I hope that makes sense!

Not exactly sure how it works on line, but once you reach a certain weight, your online counselor should shift your plan to a different color..

sushigal
03-26-2007, 12:25 PM
Thanks Dan2112. :)

bizlawchik
03-26-2007, 12:34 PM
Sushigal - Welcome! Hope you are liking LA online. As far as program information, when i started (at the COD), I was given the Fast Forward program and then after that was through I went in for my "real" plan. They just gave me what I was to be on. Didn't discuss plan colors, etc. Once I had been OP for a few months they told me I would be moving down to a new plan when I got to ___ weight. So don't feel bad about not knowing it all right off the bat. Just take the time to get used to your plan and enjoy the learning process. I think part of the "need to know basis" actually helps you. If you start on one plan and learn that you still need to go through three more plans before you would reach your goal it makes it sound soooo far away and so much of a task. By focusing on your current plan and small goals, I think it makes it more attainable.

Out of curiosity, I'm guessing you started with the TO juice, the Fast Forward plan and your color plan, right? Do they give you anything else? 'Cause that's all I got when I started. Oh yeah, I got a scale and a sample box of lites. Which I didn't like. I actually like the lites that are not in the sample box much better.

sushigal
03-26-2007, 02:32 PM
Thanks for the warm welcome bizlawchik. :)

I received my "box of goodies" last Tuesday which contained: 1 bottle of Fast Forward, 4 boxes of LA Lites (Choc Crunch Bar, Caramel Crunch, Choc Peanut Butter, Choc Caramel Deluxe), 1 bag cheese curls, 1 bag LA Twists (Roasted Garlic & Herb), 1 box Lemon biscotti cookies, 1 box Apple Strudel cereal bars, 1 (4pk) LA Slim Down, 1 bottle Vitamax, 1 kitchen scale, 1 each Gold plan & diary, home brochure and a welcome letter.

So far I am keeping on track food-wise and drinking all my water, the only thing I am having problems with is getting off my booty to exercise! So far I have been exercising everyday except for missing one day. When I do, I jump rope for about 10 minutes, walk on my treadmill for 20 minutes and do some ab work and push-up using "The Bean", but I feel like I should be exercising "longer" and feel bad. I am the kind that gets bored easily though, but do not want to spend a lot of money on videos.

What sort of exercise to any LAWL members out there do? Any suggestions for someone who tends to get bored easily and needs a push to get up and do it? And last, is it really worth spending the money on the cook book? Are there really good recipes in there that even the pickiest kids will eat?

I am glad I found this forum - so much more information than on the LAWL one.

bizlawchik
03-26-2007, 02:48 PM
I'm not great at the exercise thing, so I can't speak on that, but I do love the cookbook. Use it every week, most weeks more than once. I like that it makes things for 1 and then some things for 4 or more. Do you have access to the LA recipes online? A lot of the recipes from the cookbook are on the site. I know it's expensive, but it has been my favorite purchase I think.