LA Weight Loss - Any newbies here?




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oicu812many2
06-19-2009, 01:46 PM
Hi there
I am new to the forum, and just started LAWL too, although for the 2nd time. I did well on the program 2 years ago, then all the centers in WA closed - since then I gained back the weight I lost plus 20 lbs. So I'm tackling the program again, this time on my own. I just finished my first 2 days - using takeoff - and lost 3 pounds (thank goodness)! So today is day#1 for me using the regular program, I'm using the Gold plan.
I'd love to hear from anyone else just starting on LAWL - and of course from the veterans here as well who can offer so much advice and support of us newcomers.
I'm a married stay home mom of 3 (ages 20, 14, 8) and live in Kent WA (suburb of Seattle)
I'm also a coffeeholic, scrapbooker, and enjoy hiking/walking/outdoors, but I do not love "exercise" in general which is always a struggle for me. Looking forward to the support here and to meeting everyone.
Karen:coffee2:


JLem311
06-19-2009, 02:59 PM
welcome karen! :) i'm on my 4th time around losing the weight..due to pregnancies, etc. ha! :) just had my third and final child on april 30th. i almost met my goal at the end of july last year before i got pregnant..so i'm back at it again!

i know exactly where kent, wa is...i used to work for starbucks, and that's where our orders came from! :) i'm a coffee addict too. i don't work anymore, i'm a SAHM too. my kids are almost 6yrs old and almost 4yrs old and almos 2 months old.

post on the friends and losers thread..we have a new one every week!

TERZALPAP
06-22-2009, 10:51 AM
Ive decided to get serious this time around and have decided that this 20 pounds has got to go. gotta question though-im doin Luna bars in replacement of the lites and im wondering does it matter which ones??
or can i pick any ones i like. Next being that i am now 5-3 154lbs. and want to get to 134 should i be gold or green anyone know?????? thanks


JerseyMadchen
06-22-2009, 11:32 AM
Welcome Karen!!

BarbaraB
06-23-2009, 03:12 PM
Welcome Karen! I'm near Portland OR, so not that far away. I never enjoyed exercising but I have really come to appreciate how good I feel when I do it. Just find something you can make yourself do, and get someone to do it with, so you can be guilted into continuing. I do spin classes with my husband, so he can give me a look when I want to stay in bed instead of getting up and going to class (and vice versa really).

Pugmom, I think that gold to start with. I think green is normally for the under 135 pound range (although I don't have any official chart or anthing, but based on seeing when others were switched). Plus I'd hate to start out at green, since then there is nothing lower to switch to and it is not a lot of food.

Luckybustert
06-24-2009, 11:08 AM
Hi Karen and welcome! Congrats on the 3 lb loss during TO!!

I'm also in the Portland, OR area, so we're nearly neighbors. (Ok, it's a little bit of a drive but work with me here...haha!)

I noticed on your ticker that you're currently at 200 lbs with a goal weight of 145, so looking at an ideal weight loss of 55 pounds. The following is the drop sequence I have for the category Healthy Females 18-65 years (does not include shift workers, breast feeding mothers, diabetics, activity > 5 hrs per week, cardiac patients, persons with gout):

Ideal Weight Loss 10 lbs = GREEN
Ideal Weight Loss 25 lbs = GOLD
Ideal Weight Loss 60 lbs = PURPLE
Ideal Weight Loss 80 lbs = RED
Ideal Weight Loss 100 lbs = RED

You are currently 55 lbs from goal, so you should be on the PURPLE plan until you reach 170 pounds, then switch to the GOLD plan. The reason I'm pointing this out is because if you're on the gold plan right now you may not be getting enough food and that could stall your weight loss.

CeCeGarrett
07-22-2009, 04:51 PM
I am a newbie as well... loved LAWL several years back... and kept off the weight (80 pounds) until I got pg. Then got pg again 2 years later and lost Eli at 5 mos along... grief and chocolate... now I am bigger than ever and starting LAWL again. And tips for getting comfy in this support community?
Blessings!

oicu812many2
07-22-2009, 05:35 PM
Thanks for all the welcoming words...I've been away from things for a couple of weeks...stressful busy time at home with both my son and my husband having unexpectednsurgery last month (son with a baseball injury and husband had a detached retina....) So, now back to ME :-)
Last time I posted when I was just starting back on LAWL I did TO and lost 3 pounds - well, with the last few weeks being what they were, I gained those 3 pounds back, plus 1 more! Yikes!
So here I go again.....back to it!
Also Suzanne - I see you recommend purple, what is the difference between that and gold? I've only done the gold plan.
Thanks again and I look forward to getting to know everyone.
Karen:coffee:

aguerin
07-27-2009, 10:53 AM
Karen:

The information that I have for purple, and someone correct me if I have it wrong as I collected this from posts on this board and not directly from the COD, are...

Purple: w/ 60 pounds to lose using Lites
Plan: 2 P, 1 D, 2 S, 4 V, 3 F, 1 Fat

Protein portions/sizes are an additional 2oz from Gold Plan which is what I have. So on Gold Beef is 3oz cooked, on purple it would be 5oz cooked.

Thats what my notes say, sorry if I have missed it. Other serving sizes should be the same.

Good Luck!

kimintexassahm
08-04-2009, 06:14 PM
I am a newbie and pretty much learning everything I can from the forum. I ordered a LAWL kit from ebay and am currently doing TO that I saw posted in the forum. I'm hoping to have my kit in the mail tomorrow.

stressrelief2008
08-16-2009, 05:07 PM
I guess you can call me a newbee. I've done LAWL before, only to be successful, lose the support of a center and gain several pounds back again. I am starting again. I'm tired of how I look and feel. I want my back, hips, knees and feet to stop hurting once and for all. I am so glad to have reconnected with this forum. Wish me luck.
Micky

RNangel
08-23-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm trying to get back into the swing of things myself. Actually I'm just in the getting things together so my DH and I can start later this week. I was initially on the Blue plan. Worked well last time so I'll try it again.

rparadi4
08-23-2009, 10:35 PM
Hi. I successfully lost 40 pounds on LAWL back in 2003 prior to becoming pregnant. I would like to get going on the plan again but am not sure where to start. I would appreciate any direction that I can get!!

I am 34 years old, female, 5'6", 230 pounds, workout 3-5 hours per week, no health issues other than being overweight, would like to get down to 140, I will be using Luna bars. Not sure what else is needed to determine what plan I should be on.

I've also read a lot about various different plans over the years. I still have all of my booklets from 2003. I've got the red and purple plans. There's also numbered plans out which I also now have. Which one should I follow??? And at what point do I drop to lower plans?

Thanks in advance!

mj2007
08-24-2009, 11:20 AM
The new menuplan introduced is Rapid Results.I think you can get that kit on ebay.

SexySagittarius
08-26-2009, 02:20 PM
[QUOTE=mj2007;2891336]The new menuplan introduced is Rapid Results.I think you can get that kit on ebay.[/QUOTe

I'm curious, what is the weight limits and the amount of food allowed for plan 3. Would like to know for my sister who is doing plan 2 but i thing thats not enough food for her.

thanks

mj2007
08-26-2009, 03:51 PM
I am on Rapid results Plan-3 without LA lites.
Protein : 3
Starch : 2
Dairy : 2
Fruit : 2
Veggies : 3
Fat : 1

This is the alternate plan for Plan-2 with LA Lites. In this plan I am following, I just eat LA-lites( 4 total) for the 2 days off Take-Off in addition to the usual Take-off food + juice.

I am not sure about the weight restriction.

SexySagittarius
08-26-2009, 06:07 PM
I am on Rapid results Plan-3 without LA lites.
Protein : 3
Starch : 2
Dairy : 2
Fruit : 2
Veggies : 3
Fat : 1

This is the alternate plan for Plan-2 with LA Lites. In this plan I am following, I just eat LA-lites( 4 total) for the 2 days off Take-Off in addition to the usual Take-off food + juice.

I am not sure about the weight restriction.

Ok, so what is Rapid results? Your plan 3 is alot like plan 2 just less 1/2 protein and add a starch and a fat. Wouldn't you need to eat more food if you are not taking the lites?

jillpettis
08-27-2009, 01:14 PM
I am new too. I just started on the forum last week. I've been on the diet for the Phase one and I'm on my third week of the Purple plan. During Phase one I lost 5 pounds and the first week another 4. Since then I have hovered around the same weight going up a pound or two. I'm still 45 pounds from my goal but I'm thinking I should move down to Gold. I keep track of what I eat and weigh everything, following the plan, drink the water, etc....I'm getting pretty frustrated. My husband is doing this with me. He's on the Red plan and he has lost about 3-4 lbs a week, so it's working for him. VERY frustrating!

mj2007
08-27-2009, 03:50 PM
Ok, so what is Rapid results? Your plan 3 is alot like plan 2 just less 1/2 protein and add a starch and a fat. Wouldn't you need to eat more food if you are not taking the lites?

They introduced something called Rapid results recently. I started my program this month. I am doing the purple menu-plan 3 now. They first put me on purple menu-plan 2...which had 2 la-lites - minus 1 dairy,1 veggie. So when I asked for a plan free of La-lites...they put me on plan-3 with 1 veggie+1 dairy extra as a substitute to 2 la-lites.

mj2007
08-27-2009, 04:01 PM
I am new too. I just started on the forum last week. I've been on the diet for the Phase one and I'm on my third week of the Purple plan. During Phase one I lost 5 pounds and the first week another 4. Since then I have hovered around the same weight going up a pound or two. I'm still 45 pounds from my goal but I'm thinking I should move down to Gold. I keep track of what I eat and weigh everything, following the plan, drink the water, etc....I'm getting pretty frustrated. My husband is doing this with me. He's on the Red plan and he has lost about 3-4 lbs a week, so it's working for him. VERY frustrating!

I know! I started this month too...I' started my week 4 today. I am on Rapid results(purple)...lost 4.2lb 1st week, 3lb 2nd week, just 0.8lb last week.Actually last week i lost 1 lb but on my last weigh in I gained 0.2lb. I noticed that if I eat veggie protein( burger, soy milk, legumes, beans etc) I do not lose much....that is what I did last week. Whereas, first two weeks I was on animal protein- fish, chicken,egg subs etc. Actually one of my counselor expressed doubt whether beans etc are on my plan...i showed her it is, but that gave me the idea. Animal protein has virtually no carb while veggie protein has less protein and more carb.Starting today...i am taking veggie protein out of my diet completely. You might wanna check on your food choices.

jillpettis
08-29-2009, 11:22 PM
I know! I started this month too...I' started my week 4 today. I am on Rapid results(purple)...lost 4.2lb 1st week, 3lb 2nd week, just 0.8lb last week.Actually last week i lost 1 lb but on my last weigh in I gained 0.2lb. I noticed that if I eat veggie protein( burger, soy milk, legumes, beans etc) I do not lose much....that is what I did last week. Whereas, first two weeks I was on animal protein- fish, chicken,egg subs etc. Actually one of my counselor expressed doubt whether beans etc are on my plan...i showed her it is, but that gave me the idea. Animal protein has virtually no carb while veggie protein has less protein and more carb.Starting today...i am taking veggie protein out of my diet completely. You might wanna check on your food choices.

Interesting...I have been using a lot of Veggie proteins. I decided to go ahead and drop to Gold since it's been two weeks since I've really lost anything.

mj2007
08-30-2009, 04:46 PM
Interesting...I have been using a lot of Veggie proteins. I decided to go ahead and drop to Gold since it's been two weeks since I've really lost anything.

Hi Jill

I went for a weigh in and found out that I lost 1lb in just 2 days...after completely cutting out veggie protein. I do eat soy protein like soy burger( 16 gm protein each), or soy yougurt....soy milk etc and dairy protein like cottage cheese, ricotta lite etc. But decided to stay away from garden burger( veggie), beans, legumes etc. I was also told at the center that many people complained about nuts causing weight gain. So I have decided to stay away from nuts as well.If I were you, I would give that plan another shot minus the veggie proteins.
MJ