LA Weight Loss - New Plan- how is it working for ya?




Dairy Fairy
08-17-2007, 05:12 PM
I lost weight fairly quickly on the old plan and I am SOOOO excited about the extra dairy and starches on the new plan. I was wondering if those who are doing the new plan are liking it. I want to hear some success stories (or just the truth if you hate the plan). After doing the old plan for over a year this is a BREEZE. It's like cheating to eat (gasp) two slices of diet bread for a starch. And pudding? Don't get me started!


dawn78
08-17-2007, 06:26 PM
Hey, Mary, how’s it going? Isn’t the new plan great? I’m officially still on the old colored plan (my COD changes next month) but I’ve been using the numbered plan instead. There’s a lot more “bang for the buck”. I can’t say if I’m having better success with loosing weight but I’m definitely more satisfied food wise. Is the SF FF pudding wonderful? That just opens up all kinds of possibilities for desserts!! I never understood why that wasn’t in the old plan. What numbered plan are you doing?

6digmans
08-17-2007, 07:19 PM
well on the other side of the coin there is my situation!

I had been losing and going awesome at 2.32 lbs per week. we started this new plan and well I never lost and kept what I lost off after that. I would lose gain lose gain. I have heard I was stuck in a stall but Ihave to be totally honest , they tried EVERYTHING to break the stall after MORE THEN 4-6 WEEKS nothing happened. you named it we tried it ! The manager said, I am not sure what to do with you now other then go BACK to the old plan! I thought oh good as I was hating the plan because I was not losing weight anymore.
She put me from plan3 to plan 2 and its the same as the OLD PLAN for the most part. I started it today and I get a weigh in on Monday and measured next week Friday. I am hoping for the best !

I know ALOT of people have had great luck and think the plan is awesome , I have also seen posts of people like me who are in the ditch cause they are gaining and not losing anything anymore.
Prepare to gain at first most people did weather they found the new plan worked or not.
I hope it works for you with the new plan.

They have only 1 concern and that is my body will go into starvation mode but on the other side of that this plan2 is basiclly what I was doing before we had the numbers, so I really don't see that happening at all.


GOOD LUCK!


Angie
08-17-2007, 11:02 PM
I've just been doing it on my own for a few days, and was down 1lb initially. For me it was a welcome change because I was stalled on the old plans. On the new plan I find I have to really be planning ahead, with so many exchanges it's really easy for your calories to creep up there. I'm trying to keep things around 1600 calories a day give or take 100. I'm not sure if this plan will break my plateau, but it's not doing any worse.

living the lifestyle
08-18-2007, 09:18 PM
Well,
I love the new plan, but it does not love me. In approximately 7 weeks I have lossed a net of .6. I did the Express four weeks and that didn't help & was on the regular part for one week. My counselor put me back on Express and I still don't think it's helping.

I was on purple plan and they moved me to plan 3. I'm wondering if I should be on plan 2, but they aren't ready to move me just yet. So in the meantime I am wasting time while they try to figure out what to do....

So right now, I'm pretty frustrated with the plan in general. However, my aunt was losing great on the old plan (2+ lbs. a week) & they switched her to the new plan & skipped Express and she is still losing 2lbs. a week. Go figure!

6digmans
08-19-2007, 10:52 AM
Well,
I love the new plan, but it does not love me. In approximately 7 weeks I have lossed a net of .6. I did the Express four weeks and that didn't help & was on the regular part for one week. My counselor put me back on Express and I still don't think it's helping.

I was on purple plan and they moved me to plan 3. I'm wondering if I should be on plan 2, but they aren't ready to move me just yet. So in the meantime I am wasting time while they try to figure out what to do....

So right now, I'm pretty frustrated with the plan in general. However, my aunt was losing great on the old plan (2+ lbs. a week) & they switched her to the new plan & skipped Express and she is still losing 2lbs. a week. Go figure!

Just to let you know I was in your boat, I di dthe LA Express, we did take off, we did eat only the REALLY high fibers for a few days and add in another exercise. I lost .6 ! She meaning the manager was so fustrated she took copies of my menus and faxed them to the dietican.... who by the way after 2 days never responded to her! she said we will put you on plan 2 and see what happens! She was worried I would hit starvation mode but she said its like the purple plan mostly only a few things different-dairy and fat I think?? so she thought I would be on ok shape aside from what the dietican says in the paper work she provides.

Keep fighting the system to go back you will win at some point, I did they were at the end of the rope! I was losing 2.32 lbs a week and the change made me totally STOP! I wll let you know what happens!

living the lifestyle
08-20-2007, 07:34 PM
Thanks Steph,

I went in today and was down .2 which now puts me down what I was up last weekend. She has now convinced me to do take-off, even though I have always refused to pay 25 dollars for a bottle of juice. She wants me to do TO, then 1 week Express, then 1 week of regular. Then repeat that.

I brought up moving to plan 2, but she said I was way far from doing that.
I'll let you know if my new "plan" works. Keep me updated if plan 2 works for you.

Kathryn

Pastrey
08-21-2007, 09:09 AM
Overall I like the new plan. I think the food variety is great. I love that I can have pudding as a dairy.

At first I was put on plan 3, which caused a 5 lbs. weight gain. They switched me to plan 2 last Wednesday, and thankfully since then I have lost 3 lbs. Looks like plan 2 is going to work for me :)

Good luck, and enjoy the new plan!!

QueenLucia
08-21-2007, 11:26 AM
I love the new plan! Why wouldn't I? More food, more choices....but I hate to say it, I was losing more on the gold plan. This may be coinincidence - I have also hit my 10lb mark, so maybe I am pateau-ing? Is that possible? I thought you had to lose alot of weight before that happens.

I havnt lost any weight since last Monday (8 days ago) - am going back tommorrow, and I hope to lose a least a little bit....am getting really down about this!

Help?

Angie
08-21-2007, 12:24 PM
I'm down 1 more pound since last week on the new plan...1-2 more and I'll be past my plateau.

Katy66
08-21-2007, 12:40 PM
I've been on the new plan for about a month now. Never gained but my weight loss slowed down...either because of more food or a natural plateau. So far so good for me:)

Candiflip
08-21-2007, 06:29 PM
Glad I am not the only one.. I too lose & gain on this new plan. I'm not to sure if I like it.. well I like some of the new choices.. but I am not sure how it is going to work with me. I will be SOOOOO disappointed if I go in to LAWL on Friday for my WI and I am heavier!

6digmans
08-21-2007, 06:47 PM
well I am on plan 2 and went up .2 but I really think its from the weekend. I ahd a bridal shower I went to and I ALWAYS eat before hand but this time I did not ONLY because the person who put the shower on is on WW and so is her sister ( both are my inlaws) she knew I was on a diet as well.

I did not exspect her to cater to our "life style change " don't get me wrong but we had get this~~~ chips, pickles, BBQ pulled pork on buns, cake, and some mixed fruit with punch.
I was starving so I had some fruit knew that was ok and a PREMADE sandwhich and picked some of the meat off, with punch. they had no other drinks but coffee and I HATE coffee.
I chalk up the gain to all that salt I had there my body probably went holy cow!

I think this plan will be better, I feel like I did when I started the plan. I am less and less tired. Plan 3 made me feel i think more sluggish I think and kinda blah coarse it could be that I was unhappy with my weight loss to I have no idea.

I am going to go in tommorow to see what the scale reads and hope beyond hope its dropping again!

bbuie
08-22-2007, 12:29 AM
I like the new plan alot. My counselor pointed out that at first I was mixing and matching from the old plan. My protein ounces were off and I was still doing 3 fruits/day. I started to really pay attention to what I was eating and w/m foods and I am losing again. The plans are calorie for calorie if you look them up. They also said sometimes it can take a few weeks for your body to adjust to different plans. The pudding rocks and sandwiches aren't burning up all your starches...I am happy!

zoological26
09-14-2007, 02:28 PM
Hi am also new to la weight loss I am on day 3 of purple with lites it is okay the only problem for me is the water i cant stand water and I guess i know where most of my calories were from JUICE probley 1000 omg lol but I have been doing 10 glasses of water for the past 2 days.

does anyone know how to put the weight loss ticker on

bradleys mom
09-14-2007, 03:02 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=70537

All the info you need to make and post a signature ticker is at this link! Good Luck, and Welcome!

Lynx
09-14-2007, 03:04 PM
Note: I found this on the main page of 3 fat chicks under Announcements and Forum help. This is from Suzanne 3FC

How to add the weight-tracker code to your signature
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We are frequently asked how to get the weight-tracker code into your signature. Maybe this will help


1. Open two browser windows. In the first window, go to your forums UserCP and click "edit signature" from the menu at right. In the second window, go to www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/

2. Follow the instructions on the weight-tracker page to make your tracker.

3. Now that you have made your weight-tracker, choose the code that you need to copy. There are three versions of the code, depending on where you plan to use it. You need the FIRST version for our forum.

3. Highlight then copy the code.
Click inside the box of code. With some browsers, just clicking it once will highlight it (turn it all gray). OR
Take your mouse, and place your cursor at the beginning of the text in the box, then click and hold the left mouse button, while dragging your mouse over the text. This should highlight the text. Now release the left mouse button. OR
Right click in the box so you get a small popup menu, and select "select all" from that menu
(We suggest the last method - right click and select all - because we've noticed that some people don't click and drag the full code, so their trackers don't work)

4. Now that the code is highlighted, you must copy it. Hold the mouse over the highlighted code, right click your mouse so you get the little popup menu and choose "copy" from the menu.

5 Now go to your other window where your signature box awaits. Hold your mouse over the signature box and right click your mouse. Choose "paste" from the little popup menu. If you don't see "paste" in the menu, that means you did not copy the code and must go back and try again.

Scroll down and click "save signature".


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Ok, so now you've lost weight and want to update your weight tracker. What do you do? There are two ways you can go about it.

1. Start with step one as above. Delete the old code from your signature box, and paste the new code in its place.

How do you delete the old code?
Take your mouse, and place your cursor at the beginning of the text in the box, then click and hold the left mouse button, while dragging your mouse over the text. This should highlight the text. Now click the "delete" button on your keyboard. OR
Use your delete or backspace button to delete the code one character at a time.

Now paste the new code in the signature box, and click the "save signature" button.

OR

2. Edit your signature tracker code. You can keep the same images without having to make a new code, and just update your weight.
Look at your code and you will see three numbers that represent your Starting weight, Goal weight, and Current weight. The last number is your current weight and is the only one you need to change.
Change the current weight to your NEW current weight. Make sure you don't change anything else, or you may have to go make a new tracker. Now save your signature.

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If you are new to computers and want to practice copying and pasting, we recommend this page http://www.worldstart.com/tips/shared/copypaste.htm for reference

UPDATE: We only allow signature weight tracking tickers from our own 3FC weight trackers, or from Ticker Factory. Any other tickers may be removed at moderator discretion. This includes weight trackers from other diet sites that are using them as an advertisement tool, since this is against our rule against forum advertising.

bradleys mom
09-14-2007, 03:07 PM
LOL GEES Lynn make me look lazy!!!! :)

Lynx
09-14-2007, 03:26 PM
Didn't mean to. We were just posting at the same time.

bradleys mom
09-14-2007, 03:29 PM
I was just joking :)