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Busymomx4
09-30-2013, 09:07 AM
Hi everyone!

A few years ago, i did WW and did not lose any weight..i didn't last long before giving up.

A couple years ago i did another diet and lost 142lb and this past June was my 1 year in maintenance.

I've been wanting to lose another 10-15lbs but wanted to do weight watcher again.

And of course, same thing is happening...after following it perfectly for 2 weeks, i'm UP 0.5lb. This is very discouraging but i'm not giving up yet.

What could I be doing wrong? I drink tons of water..try not to eat too much carbs and low carbs veggies, keep it to 2 fruits a day. Don't have all my extra weekly points. Am I missing something?

I do it online so don't have a coach to ask and figured people here might know even more

Thanks for any advice!

*Update*

Well i guess my body relaxed a little finally as this morning's WI i was -4.2lbs so -3.8 since starting (since i gained 0.4 last week). Super happy.

I did add a tsp oil everyday and have 0% greek yogourt for my night snack instead of 100-calorie snacks...same amount of points but big difference in carbs.

thanks for everyone's input...was very much appreciated.


fitbyforty
09-30-2013, 10:11 AM
Are you eating all of your daily points? Do you weigh/measure everything? Are you getting in your good health guidelines everyday? Could you post a couple daily menus.... I have to go to a meeting but will check back.

Andee3112
09-30-2013, 10:18 AM
How did u lose the weight? After a very low calorie diet like shakes etc this happens to me all the time


Busymomx4
09-30-2013, 12:34 PM
Thanks for responding :)

It could be from the diet i was doing, which was a protein diet (low carb, low fat) and my body has decided to hold on to everything. But when i did WW years ago before losing any weight, the same thing happened.

Hereís a general idea of my meals...i always eat the same breakfast and drink at least 3liters of water a day.

Breakfast
2 slice sugar free bread (3pts)
1 slice light cheese (1pt)
1tbsp natural peanut butter (2pt)
3/4c fat free greek yogourt (2pt)
1/2c raspberries (0pt)
Ĺ c 1% milk (for coffee throughout the day): (1pt)
Total breakfast : 9 points

Lunch:
Multigrain with flax seed wrap (3pt)
75g maple leaf chicken (3pt)
1 portion light laughing cow cheese (1pt)
Ĺ each, red peppers, cucumber and cherry tomatoes (0pt)
Total lunch : 7pt

Also, for lunch, i try to alternate between a wrap and like tuna salads.

Dinner:
2 cups spaguetti squash (0pt)
1cup zuchinni primavera catteli sauce (3pt)
1 Ĺ service beef strips (walmart brand) (3pt)
2tbsp catalina dressing (1pt)
Lettuce and 1/2c cherry tomatoes (0pt)
Total dinner: 7

Anytime: (a combination of different things depending how many points i have left)
1 apple (0pt)
Fat free greek yogourt (2pt)
100-calorie snacks (2pt)
Puddings (2pt)

So, am I doing something wrong? thanks

PUPMOM5
09-30-2013, 01:32 PM
How many points does WW give you? Are you sure it's set to weight loss and not maintenance?

Busymomx4
09-30-2013, 02:18 PM
How many points does WW give you? Are you sure it's set to weight loss and not maintenance?

Its set at 26 points which is for weight loss.

fitbyforty
09-30-2013, 02:36 PM
That menu looks pretty good actually. You have no healthy oils though and need another dairy. So a couple ideas.....what eating plan were you following before WW? If it was a low card and you are now eating carbs your body just needs to adjust. How about exercise? If you are exercising alot and not using the activity points I would suggest using them.It is still pretty early into WW so I would not panic. You could also eat a few weekly points,that is what they are there for.

Busymomx4
09-30-2013, 02:46 PM
That menu looks pretty good actually. You have no healthy oils though and need another dairy. So a couple ideas.....what eating plan were you following before WW? If it was a low card and you are now eating carbs your body just needs to adjust. How about exercise? If you are exercising alot and not using the activity points I would suggest using them.It is still pretty early into WW so I would not panic. You could also eat a few weekly points,that is what they are there for.

Thanks for saying my menu looks good! Iím mostly disappointed as the first 2 weeks are those you lose the most, lol. I was following Ideal Protein but was having trouble with binge eating on my cheat day which led me to have to follow the strict phase 1 all week to make up what i would put on on the week-end. Iím so happy with the WW way of eating. So eventhough Iíve been maintain for a year, i was still been doing a lot of low carb days.

I DO use my extra points..usually on Friday night and use about half of them.

Iím not exercising right now (i know i should, lol).

What can I use for healthy oils? Sometimes iíll make my yummy salad dressing (2tsp EEVO, 2tsp vinegar and 1tsp splenda). But otherwise, not sure what to have.

Thanks for all the help, i really appreciate it.

fitbyforty
09-30-2013, 04:02 PM
Having trouble getting in all your healthy oils? Here's some idea's. You only need to eat 2 tsp of oil per day. (1 teaspoon is a serving), So you can get it in throughout the day. Healthy oils are: olive oil, canola, sunflower, safflower or flaxseed. FYI: Fish oils, Oil capsules, Avocados, peanut butter, nuts, etc, do NOT count towards WW healthy oils requirements. Only the pourable kind count.

1) Cook with it, Alot of recipes start off with oil in the skillet
2) Mix up a marinade for meats and/or veggies
3) Mix it with meat sauces, or most sauces
4) Sautee with it.
5) Drizzle over pasta
6) Drizzle over popcorn
7) Drizzle over veggies
8) Drizzle over pizza
9) Drizzle over corn on the cob
10) Drizzle some over fat free cheese(it helps melt better)
11) Mix up some salad dressing (like olive oil and balsamic vinegar)
12) Rub it on poultry or fish before baking it
13) Rub it on meats for the spices and/or rubs have something to stick to
14) Rub some on a baked potato
15) Grill sandwiches
16) Stir Fry veggies
17) Coat some homemade baked fries
18) Makes garlic toast, (oil and garlic on bread toast)
19) Add some to soups
20) Add some to smoothies
21) Mix 2 tsps olive oil to fat-free salad dressing
22) Add to anything that is fat-free. instead of the fat, you're replacing it with healthy oils
23) Roast veggies with oil
24) Mix canola oil to oatmeal, yogurt, smoothies, soups
25) put some in salsa
26) If you eat frozen dinners, drizzle some over it.
27) make some Herb or Spice Infused Oil, (for dipping or cooking)
28) Mix in some Butter Buds or Molly McButter, you'll have butter flavored oils.
29) mix some in the new PB2 peanut butter flour that alot are trying. (you're replacing the fat with healthy oils)
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fitbyforty
09-30-2013, 04:03 PM
I definately think it is because you are eating for carbs than before and that will balance out and you will start losing.

DrivenByAmbition
09-30-2013, 04:16 PM
Catalina dressing is 1 pt? I would just double check calculations and measuring.

Busymomx4
10-04-2013, 08:49 AM
Posted an update in my first post

fitbyforty
10-04-2013, 11:29 AM
That's great Busymomx4!

PUPMOM5
10-04-2013, 02:33 PM
Yay for losing! That's wonderful.

DrivenByAmbition
10-04-2013, 04:04 PM
Great news!