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11-19-2010, 08:53 AM
following WW for 5 weeks started 7 weeks ago. For 4 consective weeks i followed it and never lost a thing :(

I had a break from it for a week , and i lost 2lbs

Then i went back and followed it for a week and i maintained again.

And this week just gone i just forgot about any kinda plan and ate what i wanted and ive lost 1lb?

How is this............seems when im not thinking about it and going with the flow im loosing weight............and when im following WW im maintianing...............its insane lol:dizzy:

11-19-2010, 09:27 AM
I would say it's pretty random. A 1-pound difference could be due to anything. My weight goes up and down by as much as 4 pounds just from water retention and whatever.

So, don't take this result as "It's OK to just go back to eating the old way," because that wasn't successful in the long term in the past, was it?

My suggestion would be, stay with the WW plan you're on--and weigh once a week.

Good luck! :)

11-19-2010, 09:43 AM
Both weeks i wasnt following i wasnt indulging just eating normal protions prob what i would have following WW

11-19-2010, 03:10 PM
Did you get in all the 9 HGs, actually weigh and measure your portions, track every BLT, eat all your DPs, most WAPs and APs? If not, that's why you weren't losing. The other thing is what were you eating? If you don't give your body nutritious foods, you hang onto the pounds.

11-19-2010, 07:19 PM
Maybe you are eating too much or too little on WW? I'd check your food plans on those weeks and see what was different, if it was more or less food than maybe you need to add/subtract points.

11-20-2010, 12:04 AM
In all the time I've been doing this, I've learned that I have to figure out what works for me, because my body doesn't react like everyone else's.

I think WW works, although that's not what I'm doing. I think you need to figure out what works for you, because it isn't all about points or calories (I calorie count).

My body gains weight when I'm not eating "healthy" like vegetables and lean meats and whole grains. Maybe I can eat three candy bars and still be within my calories (points) but my body will most definitely GAIN weight.

11-20-2010, 12:44 AM
I would do WW for a week but also calorie count and see if you're really eating low enough to lose weight.

11-20-2010, 01:43 AM
QuilterinVA, Rana, how does that work? Why would the body gain if calories are in deficit?
I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just interested in why that would happen.

Sorry, OP, I don't know what to say. :hug: That must be really frustrating.
Could it be an issue with points, like overdoing free points or something like that?

I'm not too familiar with WW, but I'd try carefully counting calories for a few weeks like popspry said, and if nothing changed I might see a specialist to check if there's an underlying issue...

11-20-2010, 02:11 AM
Concerning the calorie deficit, I have found I can eat bad things without gaining (I have lately, actually) - however, I feel horrible, and it's almost like I'm getting more flabby.. if that makes any sense. Like I'm losing the muscle and gaining fat?

I don't mean to go off topic but I think it's interesting.

11-20-2010, 01:13 PM
QuilterinVA, Rana, how does that work? Why would the body gain if calories are in deficit?
I'm not trying to be rude, I'm just interested in why that would happen.

Because our bodies aren't machines. I mean, we can put numbers in a calculator and subtract or add whatever we want, but a calculator is a MACHINE, it's supposed to do that!

Our bodies aren't machines and it isn't black and white about calories in/calories out.

I'm an example of that. I have PCOS, with insulin resistance, and I have to eat less and exercise more than the normal woman in order to lose the same amount of weight. I used to get so frustrated that people seemed to lose 2 lbs a week and get to their goal weight in a year. I simply don't lose that much weight, regardless of what I do.

What I discovered is that my insulin resistance will turn refined carbs into fat and it won't let me lose at all. I can get thinner by eliminating all of that, eating very clean. The number of calories can stay the same, but I lose weight in one scenario and I gain weight or stay the same in the other.

So, I spend a lot of time tweaking what I'm doing and counting calories and figuring out what works. I'll spend WEEKS on a plateau and then I'll lose 0.5 lbs. Yes, that small. But it's a loss. Then, I'll spend another period of time on that plateau, maybe going up, maybe going down, and then eventually my body will drop a couple of pounds.

If you took my calories eaten (even assumed a 15% overage for bad counting) plus what I exercise, I should be losing weight faster. But my body just doesn't do it that way. Math is great in theory, but when applied to our bodies it's a little more complicated.

11-20-2010, 09:25 PM
That must be really challenging. Well done on losing so far :) I thought maybe it was PCOS related or something like it, but I'm not too familiar with what happens.

Might be worth a check up, lucky8?